Volkswagen has entered into three new partnerships related to electric vehicle batteries, as the German automaker looks to transition its entire portfolio of cars, trucks and SUVs to zero-emission veh
Digital identity startup Passbase, which offers SDKs for running remote identity checks, has raised $10 million in Series A funding as it dials up attention on crypto compliance — touting tools
Synthesia, a startup using AI to create synthetic videos, is walking a fine, but thus far prosperous, line between being creepy and being pretty freakin’ cool. Today, it announced the close of a
Polestar has released an over-the-air update that boosts the Polestar 2’s torque and horsepower. It bumps up the EV’s oomph to 469 horsepower (an increase of 67hp) and 502 lb. ft of torque
After months of nasty contract disputes, Roku this morning announced it’s come to an agreement with Google which will allow it to continue to carry both YouTube and YouTube TV on its platform. R
NewtonX developed search engine technology to match questions to only those who would know the answer among an open network of over 1 billion professionals.
In a field that ranges from text therapy and AI chat bots, to guided meditation, some mental health startups are pursuing a different niche: therapy for kids. And kids only. HelloHero, a company foc
You will be excused if you haven’t heard of Wiz, an 18-month-old Israeli security startup from Microsoft Azure vets, but it has already been turning heads by raising $550 million on a $6 billion
Meta (formerly Facebook) today is introducing a new “Professional” mode for user profiles, designed to be used by creators looking to monetize their followings on the social network. The n
During the good number of hours I’ve spent researching and writing about vertical farming in recent months, one key word keeps popping up: proximity. So many of the resources spent on modern farming
With the Samsara IPO heading toward pricing, it’s a good moment to spend a little more time digging into the IoT market. There’s a lot more going on than merely the liquidity point of one
Twilio is a company that works directly with developers, so having an in-house investment arm that helps these developers who are building companies on top of Twilio makes a lot of sense. Today the co
Tipalti, once a fintech unicorn, is now nearing decacorn status. The company, which automates accounts payables for mid-market companies, announced today that it has raised $270 million in a Series F
Bird, the shared micromobility company that recently went public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, has launched two new kick scooters for sale. The Bird Flex, a foldable personal
Asset management is a highly unusual and somewhat baffling industry. Here are six main examples of just how peculiar this industry is.
More capital has been raised in the private markets than the public markets for over a decade, and this staggering growth has shown no signs of slowing. As private investment booms, companies are deve
Reddit is launching a new personalized Spotify Wrapped-like recap feature for all users tomorrow. The new recaps will include a variety of stats, including a summary of the time you spent on the platf
Founded in 2009, Intellihot has been on a mission to make commercial buildings more efficient, by improving the cost and physical footprint of keeping building H2O nice and toasty. The company just an
The aggregator model has proved to be very successful in Latin America as the e-commerce market explodes in the region.
E-commerce roll-up play Opontia launched in June, raising $20 million in debt and equity to acquire older, small e-commerce brands in the Middle East and Africa. Today, the company confirmed to TechCr