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  • Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

    Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

    EVERFI Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Everfi range from “Harassment Prevention Training” for the workforce, to “Alcohol EDU” for college students and “Vault Understanding Money” for fourth-, fifth- and… Read More

  • More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality

    More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality

    Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the broad strokes of his plan to abandon consumer protections to the benefit of large corporate players in the telecommunications industry. While major telecom companies are looking forward to Pai’s FCC makeover, the same can’t be said for everyone else in tech. After Pai’s announcement, a group of more than 800 names in tech sent Pai… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

    Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital
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  • Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

    Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

    Healthy financial milestones sugarcoat the conversation temporarily, but eventually Drew Houston is going to have to step into the public markets. At that point nobody will care how fast Dropbox grew its revenue back in the day. The question will be whether Dropbox is a company that can eventually sustain $10 billion in yearly revenue. Read More

  • Nvidia adds 6 AI startups to its venture investment portfolio

    Nvidia adds 6 AI startups to its venture investment portfolio

    When Nvidia makes investments in AI startups, it’s probably a good idea to sit up and take note: The GPU maker has essentially enabled modern AI in many ways, and so it’s probably seen the gamut of potential applications of its technology over the years, and should know better than most what’s likely to work out and what isn’t. Six new companies have garnered not… Read More

  • Synthego co-founder Paul Dabrowski is coming to Disrupt New York 2017

    Synthego co-founder Paul Dabrowski is coming to Disrupt New York 2017

    Genetic engineering startup Synthego makes synthetic ribonucleic acid (RNA), an important genetic component found in all living cells and also used in CRISPR Cas9, a technology enabling scientists to rip out unwanted genetic code with scissor-like precision. The company was founded four years ago by brothers Paul and Michael Dabrowski. Read More

  • Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels

    Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels

    As industries go, agriculture represents one of the worst environmental offenders. Besides all the fertilizers, pesticides and water they use, farms also burn a lot of fossil fuels and money to keep the lights on, tractors rolling and refrigerators humming. Taylor Farms is making an effort to make food without fossil fuels, and shrink its environmental footprint. Read More

  • Token, with $2.5 million in funding, wants to help you find the perfect gift

    Token, with $2.5 million in funding, wants to help you find the perfect gift

    There is nothing better than giving someone the perfect gift. So it’s only natural that giving the wrong gift, for which you searched tirelessly and still came up short, is one of the worst feelings in the world. That’s where Token comes in. The startup, launching publicly today from the Human Ventures startup studio, wants to take on the challenge of gift-giving with a little… Read More

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