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3 things to watch for on Rivian’s Q2 earnings day

Urban Innovation Fund, VMG Catalyst among female-led firms raising new funds

Venture capital firms continue to raise new funds, at what seems like lightning speed, and two firms stuck out in recent days.

Orange EV raises a truckload of cash to make yard trucks less dinosaur-y

Sure, they aren’t as sexy as a Tesla, and they don’t get the press columns of long-haul trucking, but so-called yard trucks are an interesting subset of vehicles that benefit disproportion

Satellite ‘frenemies’ OneWeb and Intelsat partner to bring multiorbit internet to airlines

Satellite communication rivals Intelsat and OneWeb have announced an unlikely alliance to deliver multiorbit, in-flight internet connectivity to commercial airlines around the world. The deal will see

Dropbase can help turn your messy spreadsheet into queryable SQL database

It’s not unusual for a tech company to be born by accident. Famously, Slack was created as a byproduct of a now defunct gaming company. Similarly, when Dropbase founders Jimmy Chan and Ayazhan Zhakh

Parsing Coinbase’s regulatory risk

While Coinbase is clear that it believes it is not in material danger due to the regulatory scrutiny, as a public company, it has to talk about what could go wrong. Let's discuss.

Xiaomi’s new foldable is thinner than Samsung’s and only available in China

A day after Samsung announced a pair of foldable devices, Xiaomi launched its second-gen foldable, Mix Fold 2, in China. The new phone sports a 6.56-inch outer display, 8.02-inch inner display and a L

Arrival slashes production targets to just 20 EV vans as part of restructuring

Arrival, the U.K.-based commercial EV startup turned publicly traded company, has lowered its delivery plans from 400 vehicles to 20 as it postpones development of its battery-electric buses and shift

SaaS startup Stimulus closes oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round

Her product is a hit with investors, the most notable of which include Morgan Stanley, The BFM Fund and Northwestern Mutual Futures Ventures.

Superblocks secures $37M to help companies build and maintain internal apps

The economic downturn prompted a hiring slowdown across the tech industry, forcing CTOs — and the teams that they manage — to do more with less. It’s particularly put the microscope

LPs are abandoning the US Midwest this year (and it doesn’t make sense)

While LPs are shying away from the U.S. Midwest, VCs are not.

Instagram faces big EU privacy decision on kids’ data within weeks

A final decision on a complaint against Instagram’s handling of children’s data in the European Union is set to land within weeks, TechCrunch has learned, following the completion of a pro

Meta starts testing end-to-end encryption for individual Messenger chats

Meta said today it is expanding its end-to-end encryption test to individual Messenger chats. The social media giant said that starting this week, people included in the test will have their most freq

Facebook avoids a service shutdown in Europe for now

Facebook has avoided the risk of being forced to shut down its service in Europe this summer as a result of the latest twist in a long-running data protection complaint saga that relates to a clash be

Google Meet’s new feature lets users consume YouTube and Spotify together

As Google continues the great merger between its Duo and Meet video communications apps, the company today announced that it’s introducing new Apple SharePlay-like live-sharing features to Meet,

A new ‘institutional angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture

The U.K.’s Enterprise Investment Scheme has been a powerhouse for startups out of the U.K. because it allowed angel investors to invest in a very tax-efficient manner. Launched in 1994, it was desig

Kenyan B2B e-commerce platform Marketforce cut about 9% of staff in reorganization strategy

Kenyan retail B2B and end-to-end distribution platform Marketforce laid off a chunk of its workforce in July, according to sources familiar with the matter.  In an email sent from Marketforce CEO Tes

Farther, a wealth tech firm, banks $15M Series A as valuation hits $50M

Farther provides two sets of tools, one for advisors to expand their businesses and one for clients to invest in ways that align with their goals.

Conversational intelligence company Jiminny nabs $16.5M to unlock sales team insights

Jiminny, a U.K.-based conversational intelligence platform that companies use to record, transcribe and analyze communications from across sales and other customer-facing teams, today announced it has

Medical simulation platform FundamentalVR raises $20M to help surgeons learn through VR

FundamentalVR, an immersive simulation platform for medical and healthcare professions, has raised $20 million in a round of funding to “accelerate skill-transfer and surgical proficiency”
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