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The robot revolution is just beginning

A new generation of exponentially more intelligent and capable robots is on the way. In fact, they’re already everywhere we look: over our heads, in our cars and operating rooms, next to us on the a

Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto

Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interes

Andreessen Horowitz is planning to launch a dedicated crypto fund

The SEC may be firing off subpoenas to crypto investment funds and ICO projects left, right and center — apparently over 80 — but that isn’t stopping Andreessen Horowitz, the influ

Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet

Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that’s developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet, has raised a bunch of funding, according to a newly processed SEC filing that sh

Basis, a year-old startup that’s building a price-stable cryptocurrency, just raised $133 million from top investors

If you own any Bitcoin, you’re probably in the habit of watching its price fluctuate wildly. What you aren’t doing is using your Bitcoin to buy things. It’s too valuable, not to ment

A16Z and Founders Fund sink $28M into IRL asset blockchain Harbor

Harbor helps businesses legally issue cryptocurrency tokens that represent ownership of real-world assets like real estate, fine art, company equity, and investment funds. This “tokenization&#82

Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO

Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy Earn.com, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-ema

Energy-saving Bitcoin rival Chia raises from A16Z, plans mini-IPO

Bram Cohen invented torrenting. Now he’s building a cryptocurrency called Chia that doesn’t waste electricity like Bitcoin, and top investors are lining up. Chia has just raised a $3.395 m

CryptoKitties raises $12M from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures

CryptoKitties, the virtual collectible kitten game that turned into a viral sensation has raised $12M in funding and will be spun out from Axiom Zen, the Vancouver and San Francisco-based design stud

Netlify wants to make it easier for web developers to use AWS Lambda event triggers

Netlify has a vision of changing the way we develop websites, making it simpler to connect the front-end design to backend services execution. Today, the company announced another step in that vision

RapidAPI, an API marketplace that processes 400B API calls each month, raises $9M led by A16Z

APIs — lightweight application interfaces that developers use both to integrate third-party services into their own apps, and to let their apps get used more easily by other developers — h

A tale of two startups with ‘superstore’ ambitions: Robinhood and Cadre

The buzzy startups Robinhood and Cadre are known for different things. Yet both have developed similar ambitions to become financial "superstores," using the Amazon playbook of starting in one place,

Astranis emerges from stealth with a new satellite technology for connecting the world

There’s a new entrant in the race to provide internet connectivity to the roughly four billion humans on the wrong side of the world’s digital divide. Launching from stealth today with a f

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Even the Most Interesting Man in the World couldn’t make Luma work as standalone company

Luma, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based maker of smart Wi-Fi routers, has been acquired by First Alert, a maker of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that is itself a subsidiary of Newell Brands,

Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.7M from Andreessen Horowitz

Biotech is one of today's many hot tech frontiers, but one thing holding it back is that it's significantly less amenable to traditional computing techniques than other areas. A new startup is working

Andreessen Horowitz has a new, $450 million bio fund

Almost exactly two years ago, the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz took the wraps off a $200 million “biofund” that aimed to invest at the intersection of biology and engineering and was b

AltSchool wants to change how kids learn, but fears have surfaced that it’s failing students

Business Insider recently reported that numerous families have grown frustrated with the education their children are receiving at AltSchool, an ambitious San Francisco-based edtech company that four

Health IQ raises $34.6 million for life insurance for healthy people

People who work out and eat healthily shouldn’t have to pay as much for life insurance. That’s the concept behind Health IQ, a startup that’s been making headway in the “insure

Meal kit startup Gobble has raised $15 million in Series B financing from Khosla

Gobble, a 15-minute meal kit delivery service, has raised $15 million in Series B growth financing from Khosla Ventures, TechCrunch has confirmed. Khosla Ventures led the round, along with participati
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