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How to get into Y Combinator, according to YC’s Dalton Caldwell

At TechCrunch Early Stage, Y Combinator's Dalton Caldwell shared insights on the application process — what works on an application, what doesn't, and the right ways to stand out.

Enveil, a provider of encrypted, privacy-focused search and analytics tools, raises $25M

Collectively, as we mature as a digital society, many of us are getting more aware, and more wary, of how our profiles and information exist and are used (and misused) online. A similar theme has also

Google donates the Istio service mesh to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

This has been a long time coming: Google today announced that it is submitting its Istio service mesh project for consideration as an incubating project within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (C

Daily Crunch: ‘For a limited time,’ Coinbase’s new NFT marketplace will waive transaction fees

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

IBM’s rebound continues with faster growth in Q1

There were a lot of lean years for IBM when it posted 22 straight quarters of declining revenues from 2012 to 2017. But for the second straight quarter, Big Blue posted revenue growth.

Austin’s Will Hurley on the city’s incredible tech rise

In Austin’s tech world, there’s an entrepreneur everyone knows by one name: Whurley.

The venerable mainframe rolls on at IBM with the release of the z16

When you think of mainframes, you probably have a mental picture from an old movie, with punch cards and a computer that takes up an entire large room. But the mainframe still lives, and is a viable p

8 open source companies from YC Demo Day Winter ’22

Wicked fast VPNs, data organization tools, auto-generated videos to spice up your company’s Instagram stories … Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 open source founders have some interesting ideas up the

Twitter leads call for EU lawmakers to ‘think beyond Big Tech’

In a formalization of an earlier Twitter-led push to try to exert influence over fast-forming European digital regulations, the social media firm has used its Twitter Spaces platform to host the offic

Maybell Quantum’s Icebox is a small fridge for large quantum computers

Maybell Quantum, a Denver-based startup that plans to build hardware for the budding quantum computing ecosystem, is coming out of stealth today and launching Icebox. As the name implies, Icebox is a

Amazon, Microsoft and Google have suspended cloud sales in Russia

As the war in Ukraine continues, companies as varied as Exxon, Visa, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola have suspended sales in Russia. Tech companies like Adobe, Apple and PayPal have joined in over the

Alice&Bob, a quantum computing startup, raises $30M to launch its first fault-tolerant ‘cat qubit’ computers in 2023

Quantum computing has been something of a holy grail in the world of technology: In theory, it promises an unprecedented amount of processing power that could be used to solve the most complicated pro

Sudan’s first YC-backed startup is helping consumers protect and grow their wealth

Anglophone East Africa is home to over 400 million people, with half under 25. The region happens to be one of the fastest-growing globally; nevertheless, over 200 million people in East Africa do not

Knative becomes a CNCF project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is home to many of the most important modern open source projects, including Kubernetes. Today, the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee announced th

Stronghold launches $100M venture arm to invest in underrepresented founders and fintech

Payments infrastructure company Stronghold has launched a venture capital arm to deploy $100 million of its balance sheet capital in startups and funds in three core strategies — underrepresente

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2021 edtech report, UBS-Wealthfront deal, falling startup revenue

I could spend hours discussing early-stage startup operations and community-based marketing, but deal flow is my blind spot.

PQShield raises $20M for its quantum-ready, future-proof cryptographic security solutions

Quantum computing promises to unlock a new wave of processing power for the most complex calculations, but that could prove to be just as harmful as it is helpful: security specialists warn that malic

Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.

IBM shrugs off investor EPS concerns, sells growth story

Investors love a good EPS number. But for a company that is working to rebound, having a tight set of goals is hardly a sin.

What Kai-Fu Lee-backed AInnovation tells us about China’s smart manufacturing

The enthusiasm to find paying customers for artificial intelligence continues in China. AInnovation, a Chinese computer vision and machine learning startup backed by Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Vent
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