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Activist investor Starboard Value makes official bid for Box board seats in letter

Last week activist investor Starboard delivered a public letter rebuking Box for what it perceives as underperformance. Today the firm, which owns 8% of Box stock, making it the company’s larges

Axiom Space and NASA detail first fully private human launch to the Space Station, set for January 2022

Houston-based startup Axiom Space and NASA unveiled more details Monday about the forthcoming Axiom Mission 1 (AX-1), the first fully private human mission to the International Space Station. The Axio

As Procore looks to nearly double its private valuation, the IPO market shows signs of life

With Procore's range feeling bullish thus far and Kaltura back in the mix, it's hard to not be at least modestly bullish on today's IPO market.

Take your shot and apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021

Startup Battlefield, the world’s preeminent pitch competition, has launched hundreds of startups over the years — 922 if you want to be a stickler about it. The next Battlefield takes place at Tec

Ford reveals three new details about its officially named F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

Ford confirmed Monday that its all-electric pickup truck will be named the F-150 Lightning, resurrecting a name that once donned the SVT F-150 in the 1990s. The company hasn’t said much about th

Spotify adds timestamped podcast sharing and other social features

On the heels of its expanded partnership with Facebook, Spotify this morning announced new sharing features that broaden the way Spotify content, including both music and podcasts, can be shared acros

Hustle Fund wants to help spawn a new generation of angel investors

Kara Penn is the mother of four daughters and owner of Mission Spark, a management and strategy consulting company. And now, thanks to Hustle Fund, she is also an angel investor. Hustle Fund is coming

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It’s the final homestretch to score a $99 pass to TC Disrupt 2021

We believe in rewarding early action with super savings. That’s exactly what you’ll get if you hit the brakes just long enough to buy a pass to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 before our super early-bird

Equity Monday: Dogecoin is passé, but student notes are big business

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

Indy VC firm Sixty8 Capital launches $20M fund aimed at underrepresented founders

It is clear that Black, women, Latinx and LGBTQ+ startup founders face an uphill battle when it comes to getting a share of the VC investment pie in Silicon Valley. Perhaps that’s why Sixty8 Cap

Snack, a ‘Tinder meets TikTok’ dating app, opens to Gen Z investors

Snack, a video-first mobile dating app designed with a younger generation in mind, is opening itself up to Gen Z investors. The startup today announced the launch of its own Gen Z Syndicate on AngelLi

The Expensify EC-1

Let’s make it clear from the outset that this story is about an expense management SaaS business called Expensify. As you’d expect, yes, this is about the expense management market and how

How a band of P2P hackers planted the seeds of a unique expense management giant

It’s natural to think an expense report management business would play it by the book. But one look at Expensify is enough to tell you that this is a company that never even looked for the book.

This founder raised millions to build Fair, a neobank for immigrants

Fair, a multilingual digital bank and financial services platform, is launching to the public after raising $20 million in 40 days earlier this year. Founder Khalid Parekh raised the capital primarily

Crypto asset manager Babel raises $40M from Tiger Global, Bertelsmann and others

Three years after its inception, crypto financial service provider Babel Finance is racking up fundings and partnerships from major institutional investors. The startup said Monday that it has closed

4 lessons I learned about getting into Y Combinator (after 13 applications)

Going through Y Combinator's rigorous vetting gives founders a sense-check of what they’re missing, and who they're missing. Take it from someone who applied to the program 13 times before getting i

Blind raises $37M to double down on workplace gossip and career advice

Blind has carved out a unique niche in the social-networking world. It’s an app of verified, pseudonymous employees talking to each other about what’s going on at their employers, trading notes on

The Station: Einride preps for a US expansion, Argo AI reveals its lidar specs and a Tesla Autopilot reality check

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station

Signaling that privacy is coming to DeFi, Sienna Network raises $11.2M for its platform

Last week we saw some major backing of the Secret Network blockchain, as significant blockchain players Arrington Capital and Blocktower Capital invested in the privacy-first smart contract platform.
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