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Stay up-to-date on the amount of venture dollars going to underrepresented founders

Stay up-to-date on the latest funding news for Black and women founders.

MWC 2024: Everything announced so far, including Swayy’s app to tell friends where you’ll be next

The TechCrunch team is in Barcelona this week to bring you all the action going on at Mobile World Congress 2024.

Is there anything AI can’t do?

The current-generation AI technology is the tech equivalent of a toddler, and all the mediocre reviews various GenAI software is getting is tantamount to judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree.

Ultraleap is bringing haptic touch to cars and VR headsets

In May 2019, Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion became Ultraleap (not to be confused with Magic Leap, which operates in the same space). It’s a name change representing the marriage of two different, yet

Rants, AI and other notes from Upfront Summit

Venture capitalists were in Los Angeles this week for the Upfront Summit, an invite-only conference with celebrity sightings and plenty of talk on the future of the VC industry.

Threads says it will make its API broadly available by June

Meta-owned social network Threads said today that it will make its API broadly available to developers by June. Engineer Jesse Chen posted that the company has been building the API for the past few m

Compete or cooperate? Five deep tech investors opt for shared gain over sharp elbows

The collaborative, known as Venx, allows Boston VCs to share offices, pitch meetings, and insights.

Spotify, Epic Games and others pen letter to EC, claiming Apple has made a ‘mockery’ of the DMA

Epic Games, Spotify, Proton, 37signals and other developers had already signaled their displeasure with how Apple has chosen to adapt its rules to meet the requirements of the new EU regulation, the D

AgZen’s RealCoverage wants to keep pesticides only where they are needed

A 2021 study found that if farmers didn’t use pesticides, they would lose 78% of fruit production, 54% of vegetable production, and 32% of cereal production. At the same time, the way pesticides are

MyHeritage debuts OldNews.com, offering access to millions of historical newspaper pages

MyHeritage announced today that it’s launching OldNews.com, a new website that offers access to thousands of historical newspapers, mainly from the 1800s and 1900s. The website includes articles

Fohm rebrands to Saintly, for a heavenly clean bottom

When it comes to doing business — not startups but that other kind of business for which you have a whole separate room in your house — we need to talk about wipes. Wet wipes are great for

AI chip startup Groq forms new business unit, acquires Definitive Intelligence

Groq, a startup developing chips to run generative AI models faster than conventional hardware, has an eye toward the enterprise — and public sector. Today, Groq announced that it’s formin

MWC: Swayy app lets you share your future location with close friends, or groups you curate

Given that this week Instagram revealed that it was developing a “Friend Map” feature, it was interesting and timely to run into a startup during Mobile World Congress that plans to go beyond even

Apple reverses decision about blocking web apps on iPhones in the EU

Apple has reversed its decision about blocking web apps, also known as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), on iPhones in the EU. The company updated its developer page saying that after receiving many reques

Now the EU is asking questions about Meta’s ‘pay or be tracked’ consent model

Meta’s controversial pay or be tracked ‘consent’ choice for users the European Union is facing questions from the European Commission. Today the bloc said it’s sent Facebook an

Pitch Deck Teardown: CommandBar’s $4.8M seed deck

In the midst of CommandBar's pretty slim pitch deck, there are some innovations that are worth shining a light on.

NSA says it’s tracking Ivanti cyberattacks as hackers hit US defense sector

The U.S. National Security Agency has confirmed that hackers exploiting flaws in Ivanti’s widely used enterprise VPN appliance have targeted organizations across the U.S. defense sector. NSA spokesp

Backed by $10M Series A, TravelJoy is riding the post-COVID demand for expert travel planning

A travel-focused startup that the COVID pandemic could have killed has instead thrived. TravelJoy, a company providing a suite of tools for travel entrepreneurs and travel business operators, is now f

Thoma Bravo takes critical event management software company Everbridge private in $1.8B deal

Everbridge, a critical event management (CEM) software company, is going private in a $1.8 billion all-cash deal that will see it taken over by private equity giant Thoma Bravo — 20% more than w

Will we reach AGI before Stripe goes public?

Welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Join us as we dig through the most critical stories from the week.
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