Accelerator

EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation

A new space imaging startup called EarthNow aims to provide not just pictures of the planet on demand, but real-time video anywhere a client desires. Its ambition is matched only by its pedigree: Bill

Here’s what you’ll learn at Atrium’s fundraising workshop

Justin Kan is qualified to teach you how to pitch, and isn’t shy about it. Having raised about $90 million for a few companies and sold his startup Twitch to Amazon for almost a billion dollars,

Watch IndieBio’s Demo Day today

Today, April 17th at 2:00 PT, TechCrunch is bringing you IndieBio‘s Demo Day. IndieBio is a four-month accelerator focusing on biotech companies. Early-stage companies are given mentorship, 24/7

DFS Lab is helping the developing world bootstrap itself with fintech

Entrepreneurs have it rough in Africa, India, Pakistan — places where VC cash doesn't fall from the sky and necessary infrastructure like reliable banking and broadband can be hard to come by. But c

Higher Ground Labs backs 13 startups to help Democrats win in 2018 and beyond

With 2018 midterms around the corner, the Democrats are looking for their answer to Cambridge Analytica, the Robert Mercer-backed political data firm that either won the 2016 election or tricked every

betaworks VisionCamp introduces seven new AR/computer vision companies

More than ten years ago, betaworks launched to foster an ecosystem of startups focused on the intersection of media and consumer behavior. While the mission hasn’t changed, the structure has see

AngelPad, the accelerator, is raising a $50 million fund

AngelPad, an accelerator program that has launched more than 140 companies across 11 different “classes,” has raised $35 million in capital commitments for a new, $50 million venture fund,

Going against the grain, AngelPad kills its demo day

Earlier this week, at the expansive Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., Y Combinator introduced an exhaustive (and exhausting) 141 startups to investors who gathered to hear quick pitche

Jeff Vinik invests $12 million into Dreamit Ventures, joins board

Real estate investor and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has expanded his relationship with Dreamit Ventures through a new $12 million investment into the early stage fund and accelerator, announ

One of the youngest fund managers in the U.S. just launched her own accelerator, too

Last August, we told you about Laura Deming, a New Zealand native who was home schooled before moving halfway around the world as a 12-year-old to work alongside Cynthia Kenyon, a renowned molecular

Village Global raises $100M seed scout fund from Zuck, Bezos…

It takes a village to grow a startup, so Village Global is offering access to a deep network of top tech execs to lure founders to its seed fund. Today, Village Global announced it’s raised $100

Rodolfo Rosini enters VC, joins AI and machine learning accelerator Zeroth.ai as partner

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Rodolfo Rosini, a genuine serial entrepreneur and well-connected figure in the U.K. startup scene, is giving up startup life to move over to the &#82

Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publishers

Facebook is trying to play extra nice with local news publishers by putting $3 million behind the launch of the Local News Subscriptions Accelerator. The three-month pilot program will help 10 to 15

This is the tech that NFL players are excited about in 2018

With the NFL season now over, players finally have time to focus on their passions and side projects, which can be anything from an externship on Capital Hill to angel investing in startups. Some of t

Amazon expands its Techstars Alexa Accelerator to London, starts search for second cohort

Amazon continues to tap into the developer community to expand the ubiquity of its Alexa voice-based assistant, and it's taking the strategy international. Today the company opened applications for th

betaworks Studios is a membership club for builders

betaworks, the 10-year-old startup studio out of NYC, is today introducing a brand new business in the form of betaworks Studios. Think of betaworks Studios as a membership club for builders, offering

Pineapple Fund drops $1M on the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and its new accelerator

Less than a month ago I was happy to be able to write about a new accelerator focused narrowly on technological solutions to problems faced by our oceans — and today the organization behind that acc

Microsoft revamps its startup programs with $500M commitment and new co-selling program

Microsoft has launched a number of programs for startups. These programs never quite told a cohesive story about Microsoft's commitment to startups, though. Now, the company is launching Microsoft for

Bilingual? Tarjimly lets you help a refugee or aid worker right now

All over the world, language barriers are limiting the ability of refugees and immigrants to seek help, and aid workers to provide it. Tarjimly is a new service that connects people who speak one lang

Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain

Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers, an innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming supply chains th
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