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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

Building tech for worker safety, Guardhat Technologies is a company that could only come from Detroit

Saikat Dey, the founder of Detroit’s own Guardhat Technologies, got his start working in the steel industry. His last job, before founding Guardhat, was serving as the chief executive officer of

A quick peek inside Fontinalis, one of Detroit’s best-known young venture firms

Fontinalis, the 12-year-old, Detroit-based early stage venture firm, is known for being among the very first investing outfits to focus squarely on mobility as an overarching theme. It wasn’t a

Bloomscape’s Justin Mast explains how he built a thriving garden startup in Detroit

Justin Mast has a simple reason for starting his plant retail startup Bloomscape in Detroit. “This is home,” he told me. “This is where I have a really strong network and I knew I’d be able to
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