Kode Labs raises $8M to advance its smart building platform
RiverSouth is called the smartest building in North America and features a wild array of technology for tenants, business owners and real estate managers. Kode OS underpins the building’s system
Ford, Lincoln to offer hands-free highway driving
Ford is beefing up its suite of highway safety features with the ability to change lanes, stay within lane markings and adjust speed around curves — sans driver input. The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach
Jeep unveils the first three EVs coming to market, starting in 2023
Jeep revealed Wednesday the first steps in a plan to reshape its portfolio, starting with the launch of two EVs in North America by 2025 and one in Europe next year. The Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S will
Delta and Misapplied Sciences launch a personalized flight information board in Detroit
Flight information boards, especially the old electromechanical ones with their clacking letters, are often an iconic part of an airport. But just like flying today is quite different from 30 years ag
To succeed in the mass market, EV makers must focus on cost, not speed
As the global EV industry ramps up and crosses into the mass market, automakers must switch their focus from speed to cost, according to the AlixPartners 2022 Global Automotive Outlook released Wednes
Black Gen Z VCs are here and swinging for the fences
Black Gen Zers are already starting their paths toward becoming top industry leaders.
Fearless Fund’s Arian Simone on why a downturn is business as usual for minority founders
"Women of color are the most founded, entrepreneurial demographic. They are just the least funded."
Dual-chemistry battery tech could push BMW’s iX EV to 600-mile range
BMW’s iX was introduced late last year with a maximum range of 324 miles. With the prototype, ONE is hoping to nearly double that to 600 miles.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Less VC for SV, 2022 marketing predictions, GTM research strategies
The fact that the Bay Area's share of startup funding is shrinking shouldn't be cause for alarm — it's good news for the entire country.
Inpathy aims to be a social network that mirrors real human experience
There have been countless studies about the damaging effects of social media on mental health, particularly on teens. And yet, most of us just can’t quit social networking. Even if it makes us feel
Delta Air Lines partners with TSA PreCheck to launch biometrics-based bag drops
Delta Air Lines, in partnership with TSA PreCheck, today announced an expansion of how it uses biometrics to let passengers drop their bags, go through security and board their plane by simply showing
Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 6 more US cities
Amazon announced this morning it’s expanding its faster, same-day delivery service to half a dozen more U.S. cities. The service, which the retailer has been working to make same-day delivery ev
In its first funding in 7 years, profitable fintech Lower raises $100M Series A led by Accel
Lower, an Ohio-based home finance platform, announced today it has raised $100 million in a Series A funding round led by Accel. This round is notable for a number of reasons. First off, it’s a larg
SpotOn raises $125M in a16z-led Series D, triples valuation to $1.875B
Certain industries were hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than others, especially in its early days. Small businesses, including retailers and restaurants, were negatively impacted by lockdowns and
Detroit-based Signal Advisors raises $10M Series A led by General Catalyst
Signal Advisors is building a specialized financial platform for financial advisors, and the company is announcing it raised a $10 million Series A led by Brian Ru and Hemant Taneja at General Catalys
Detroit VCs weigh in on fundraising and building startups in Michigan and the Midwest
TechCrunch just hosted a small virtual meetup with Detroit startups and venture capitals. Like the one we held last month in Miami, the event was a blast and featured a talk with two local VCs on whic
What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon
Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit
At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particu
Hear from Detroit VCs on how to raise cash in the Motor City today at TechCrunch’s free Detroit meetup
We hope you can make our virtual meetup in Detroit today. The event is free, and features a pitch-off with Detroit startups, a talk regarding StockX and a panel with Detroit VCs on best practices when
Detroit’s native son, billionaire Dan Gilbert, makes the case for his town
Dan Gilbert loves his hometown of Detroit. He loves it so much that the billionaire founder of what would eventually become the mortgage lender Quicken Loans has poured at least $2.5 billion into reha