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8 investors weigh in on the state of insurtech in Q3 2022

Seeing significant M&A activity and repricing in the public insurtech cohort left us wondering about their private peers: Are the same trends at play and to what extent?

Despite its many troubles, the insurtech market is ‘far from dead,’ investors say

The insurtech market has had a rough time this past year, so we reached out to eight investors to find out where insurtech is headed in Q4.

It’s a sprint, not a marathon

Here’s a question for you: How seriously should we take Amazon’s home robotics play? Perhaps a better way of framing it is: When do we take Amazon’s home robotics play seriously? I realize these

Tokenization is key to linking TradFi to the blockchain

As traditional financial institutions get into crypto, some market players think cross-chain interoperability and tokenization are key.

TikTok breaks records as top grossing app in Q3, as overall app store revenue declines

Consumers reduced their mobile app spending in the third quarter of 2022 by roughly 5%, but the social video app TikTok just delivered another record-breaking quarter on this front. For the fourth str

New York follows California mandating zero-emissions vehicles by 2035

All new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York state must be zero emissions by 2035, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday. “By revving up our clean transportation transition

Pitch Deck Teardown: Rokoko’s $3M strategic extension deck

For this week's pitch deck teardown, I've got something slightly unusual: Rokoko's $3 million strategic extension deck that valued the company at $80 million.

VCs at Index Ventures, Serena Ventures, NEA and Volition Capital join Startup Battlefield judges

We’re stoked for what’s shaping up to be a glorious Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco. Twenty of the most promising and creative early s

Now with VC backing, Ride1Up is producing affordable mid-drive e-bikes, like the Prodigy

Since e-bike manufacturer Ride1Up closed a $6.5 million Series A led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund, the 2018-founded San Diego-based company has seen steady sales growth, especially as consumers switche

Tesla’s mythical Cybertruck will also be a temporary boat because why not

The Tesla Cybertruck is not yet in existence thanks to multiple delays. But when it does come, Elon Musk promises it will also have the ability to “briefly” act as a boat — if the need a

Google pulls the plug on Stadia

Two and a half years after unveiling Stadia onstage at GDC, the game streaming service is officially done. Subscribers will have access to the games library through January 18 of next year, after whic

Finally. Lordstown Motors, Foxconn begin Endurance EV production

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has begun production of Lordstown Motors’s electric pickup truck. The news, which Bloomberg grabbed first, is a milestone for both companies: Foxconn a

Reflect brings data visualization to HR teams

Meet Reflect, a new analytics tool that has been specifically designed for HR teams. While many teams now rely on sophisticated data visualization and business planning tools, HR teams can’t easily

All Facebook and Instagram users in the US can now share NFTs, cross-post between both apps

Meta announced today that all Facebook and Instagram users in the U.S. can now connect their wallets and share their NFTs. All users in the U.S. also have the ability to cross-post the NFTs that they

The upcoming TripActions IPO has us hype

The IPO market is still frozen like a Nordic lake dotted with fishing huts, but Instacart and TripActions offer signs that a thaw is now in sight.

Dating app Inner Circle adds a suite of anti-ghosting features

Online daters everywhere fear “ghosting.” Inner Circle, a global dating app, is hoping to address this ongoing problem with the launch of five new features that aim to put a stop to the hurtful on

Why build a fintech any more when you can just raise €20M and white-label it to banks?

Financial institutions have struggled to develop their own technologies, hence the rise of neo-banks which used Open Banking regulations to build their own fintech stacks. That has led to a wave of in

Treepz founder Onyeka Akumah on how to succeed in transportation tech

We caught up with Treepz co-founder and CEO Onyeka Akumah, whom we first interviewed a year ago, to check in on the African startup's progress.

Hustle Fund’s side hustle just helped it close a third fund

Hustle Fund, an early-stage-focused venture firm built by former 500 Startups partners Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn, is growing into its name. The firm has steadily grown its assets under management si

The Startup Battlefield 200: SaaS, Enterprise, Retail and FinTech edition

We’re beyond amazed at the collective creativity, ingenuity and technical prowess of the Startup Battlefield 200. Out of thousands of applications, only 200 early-stage startups made the final cut,
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