Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak

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Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch. Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008 as the editor of its sister site,MobileCrunch.Greg’s coverage primarily focuses on consumer companies,particularly those involving gadgets, robotics, or augmented reality. Disclosures: Greg holds shares in ETFs/mutual funds and owns a small amount of cryptocurrency (ETH, ADA)

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Open source backend-as-a-service startup Supabase raises $30M

Supabase, the backend-as-a-service startup, announced this week that it raised a $30 million Series A. Supabase is often described as an open source alternative to Google’s Firebase … whic

Daily Crunch: Google rolls out new Workspace features for all users

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Daily Crunch: Hyundai to provide hydrogen fuel cell versions of all commercial vehicles by 2028

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Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 2

From beaming actors into the class room to plucking things out of space, the second day of Y Combinator’s S21 Demo Day was a fresh snapshot of what nearly 200 startup teams believe is the future of

Here are all the companies from Day 2 of Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 Demo Day

Welcome back to TechCrunch’s continuing coverage of Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 Demo Day! This is Day Two. If you haven’t caught up yet on what happened during the first day, you can read our rec

Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 1

These startups made us do a double take, be it due to the size of the market opportunity, the ambition exhibited by the founding team or an idea that was just too clever to pass up.

Here are all the companies from Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 Demo Day, Part 1

Today Y Combinator kicked off the Demo Day cycle for its Summer 2021 cohort. The collection of early-stage startups on day one-of-two alone numbered in the hundreds, meaning that we had to assemble a

Fig raises $2.2M to supercharge the terminal

Can an old Terminal learn new tricks? Fig, a company out of Y Combinator’s S20 class, has raised a $2.2M seed round to prove that it can. Their goal: augment (but don’t try to replace) the command

Deed pulls your employer’s charity and volunteer program into Slack to keep it front of mind

If your employer does any sort of charity donation matching, the system powering it might be… not great. Maybe it’s got an ancient interface; maybe it’s stuffed behind the VPN at some weird URL

Takeovers and Twitter headaches

Whether or not you've ever dabbled with Unity, you've almost certainly interacted with something built with Unity. It's the 2D/3D engine that powers so, so many of the video games out there, regardles

Here’s everything Samsung announced this morning

While it was one of the less-hyped gadget debuts in recent memory, Samsung blasted out a series of announcements at an Unpacked event bright and early this morning. Too busy to tune in? Still asleep w

Unity to acquire Parsec in its biggest acquisition to date

Unity, the company behind the super popular 2D/3D engine of the same name, is today announcing plans to make its biggest acquisition to date. Unity says it will acquire Parsec, a remote desktop tool f

Niantic acquires 3D scanning app Scaniverse

Niantic continues to push forward in its quest to build a 3D map of the world. This morning the company announced that it has acquired Scaniverse, an iPhone/iPad app for scanning objects and environme

Pixels, Palm readers and Pokémon problems

Hello friends! That’s what Lucas always starts off with, right? Lucas is out for a few weeks, so I’ll be handling Week In Review until he’s back. TL;DR on me: I’m Greg, and I&#

SenpAI.GG wants to be your AI-powered video game coach

With most popular online video games, there’s a huge gap between being a good player and a great one. A casual player might be able to hold their own against other casual players, only for a ran

Google gives the world its first official glimpse of the Pixel 6

While the company isn’t revealing everything about it just yet, this morning Google gave the world its first official peek at its next flagship phone: the Pixel 6. Here’s what we know so f

Horizon Blockchain Games raises $4.5M for its NFT trading card game and wallet

Horizon Blockchain Games is — as the name implies — a company building games on the blockchain, along with tools to help others do the same. The company announced today that it has raised another

Panic sells 20,000+ Playdate handhelds in under 20 minutes

As we’ve known for about a week, today was the day Panic’s charming/whacky/curious/all-of-the-above Playdate gaming device (and its crank!) went up for pre-order. The buzz around the littl

Preorders for Panic’s Playdate handheld open July 29

Playdate, the adorable whimsy-and-nostalgia-box/handheld game system built by Panic (with some help from Teenage Engineering), has taken one more big step toward reality: it has an official preorder d

Litnerd streams live actors into the classroom to help kids better connect with reading

Our kids can’t read. As of 2019, roughly a third of U.S. fourth graders were unable to read at the level expected of them. The scores have barely changed in decades. Something isn’t workin
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