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You can’t afford a house, but you can probably afford Nada

Rents are going up in cities across the U.S., but the national homeownership rate has been steadily declining as prospective buyers grapple with low supply, weakening purchasing power and record-high

Tesla Cybertruck on track to launch summer 2023, Elon Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed Wednesday that the automaker aims to launch its long-awaited Cybertruck mid-2023. “We are still expecting to be in production with the Cybertruck in middle of next year

Roe reversal weighs heavily on emerging tech cities in red states

The recent increase in conservative legislation and political division could affect the tech landscape, deterring workers from migrating to these hubs and causing an exodus of talent from red states.

Things get messy for Elon Musk with report about new twins he shares with Neuralink exec

Last month, Insider published an explosive report about a former SpaceX flight attendant who accused SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk of propositioning her for sex in 2016 and to whom the company paid

Austin-based True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups

Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp of Austin, Texas-based True Wealth Ventures defy many trends in the venture capital world. The investors, who raised $19.1 million for their first fund in 2018, have just clo

Tesla sued by former workers for allegedly violating federal law during ‘mass layoffs’

Two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against the EV maker Sunday alleging that the company did not provide the 60 days of advance notice required by federal law during a recent round of layoffs.

Down bad

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about layoffs and the Winklevoss rock gods. This week, we’re looking at a new layer of crypto doom and gloom. Get this newsletter in your inb

Sana, which offers health insurance plans to SMBs, raises $60M and doubles valuation since October

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have for decades struggled with being able to offer their employees health insurance. Sana, a startup that wants to make offering health insurance plans more a

The Winklevoss twins rock on

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about an arrest in the crypto world that had investors sweating. This week, we’re talking about rocking through the general malaise of a cryp

The first US crypto rewards credit card on the American Express network is here

Credit card companies are trying to sweeten the perks they offer their customers, and American Express is doing just that through a new partnership with crypto wealth management platform and wallet pr

Chick-fil-A taps Refraction AI for autonomous delivery pilot

When Refraction AI was founded in 2019, its goal was to use robotics to bring down the cost of last-mile delivery. Over the past couple of years, the startup has worked directly with restaurants in it

Onramp Funds accelerates e-commerce financing platform with $42M in equity, credit

The company provides working capital based on sales forecast data to resolve the shipping, fulfillment, advertising and inventory cost of goods for e-commerce sellers.

Workrise fixes API that spilled users’ personal information

Workforce management unicorn Workrise has fixed an exposed API that was spilling some users’ personal information. The Austin, Texas-based startup, which previously went by RigUp, was founded in

China’s gaming giant NetEase opens first US studio in Austin

NetEase, the second-largest gaming company in China and the sixth-largest in the world, has opened its first U.S.-based studio in Austin as China’s gaming industry slows. The company’s arc

Clerk bags new capital to improve in-store grocery shopping experience

The company's Grocery TV provides a way for brands and retailers to leverage digital advertising at checkout.

TechCrunch Live speaks with Silverton Partners and The Zebra on hiring external leadership

TechCrunch Live took a virtual trip to Austin, Texas, and we had a great time, even if the tacos were missing. Called TC City Spotlight: Austin, the show featured an extended lineup of guests, includi

5 predictions for Tesla Q1 earnings

As usual, it’s been a dramatic quarter for Tesla. Tesla, which will announce its first-quarter financial results Wednesday, has benefited from a global surge in consumer demand for electric vehicles

Startups in 2022 are indeed ‘harder, Better, Faster, stronger’

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was our live show week! Yes, Mary Ann and Natasha and Ale

Daily Crunch: Tata Group releases ‘super app’ that bundles 11 consumer services

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Daily Crunch: Citing ‘uncertain mortgage market,’ Better.com rolls out employee buyout plan

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