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Stealthy search startup Searchable.ai snags $2M seed
Searchable.ai wants to solve an old problem around search in the enterprise. The stealthy startup announced a $2 million seed round. Defy Partners led the round with a slew of other participants, incl
‘People fix things. Tech doesn’t fix things.’
Veena Dubal is an unlikely star in the tech world. A scholar of labor practices regarding the taxi and ride-hailing industries and an Associate Professor at San Francisco’s U.C. Hastings College of
Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends
Hardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active
Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50
In this week's newsletter: Uber buys Cornershop and two startups named Revel raised VC dollars.
Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments
Across the political, social and economic stage, women’s issues are finally receiving heightened attention and priority. What’s driving so much positive change?
Package Free picks up $4.5 million to scale sustainable CPG products
The climate crisis continues to be just that… a crisis. And it’s spurring people across the country (and globe) to take action, particularly when it comes to their own lifestyle. Lauren Si
ClimateTech is the new hot space for investors in a warming planet
How do you attract the attention of a prince? Aside from being Meghan Markle, of course. One answer came recently in the form of Prince Harry’s backing of a new initiative designed to make offsettin
Startups Weekly: Part & Parcel plans plus-sized fashion empire
In this week's newsletter: Part & Parcel is bringing plus-sized clothing out of the dark corners of department stores.
Startups Weekly: Peloton’s 29 secret weapons
In this week's newsletter: Peloton's going public, Boll & Branch raised another $100M and more.
Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun is coming to Disrupt SF
Sebastian Thrun can’t be described easily. He’s a serial entrepreneur and educator, a computer scientist and inventor. He helped bring self-driving cars out of academia through X, the Alph
The risks of amoral AI
Artificial intelligence is now being used to make decisions about lives, livelihoods and interactions in the real world in ways that pose real risks to people.
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Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and nowhere is that more true than on college campuses. Students are ditching boring office jobs to seek out their own opportunities, whether that is launching a boots
MIT develops a sensor that can work underwater without a battery and send back data
MIT researchers have created a new underwater sensor and communication system that doesn’t require batteries, and barely uses any power at all. This could help set up an underwater Internet of T
‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching
There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of services.
Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries
For a long, long time, renewable energy proponents have considered advancements in battery technology to be the Holy Grail of the industry. Advancements in energy storage has been among the hardest to
What security pros need to know from Black Hat & Def Con 2019
Black Hat and Def Con came and went as quickly as it ever does. The week-long pair of back-to-back conferences, referred to as “hacker summer camp,” draws in the security crowd from across
Artificial intelligence can contribute to a safer world
Whether primitive or cutting-edge, in the wrong hands, technology can empower bad actors and put our society at risk, creating a sense of helplessness and frustration.
With $40 million in funding and a $200 million valuation, will the only museums be Museums of Ice Cream?
Call the rollers of big rounds, The well-capitalized ones, and have them back makers of rooms themed like concupiscent curds. Let the influencers gather in the styles they love to wear, and let other