Startup Battlefield

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Lightspeed Ventures: Use generative AI to supercharge efficiency

Raviraj Jain, partner at Lightspeed Ventures, explains how early-stage startups will be impacted by GenAI, and what to look out for.

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Blumberg Capital: Make the most of your investors’ expertise

David Blumberg, founder and managing partner at Blumberg Ventures, explains how early-stage startups can look to their investors for help with solving problems, scaling, hiring, and strategic planning

Accessercise’s app makes it easier for people with disabilities to exercise

Accessercise, which developed a fitness app for people who want to exercise despite their disabilities, was one of the Startup Battlefield 200 finalists at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023.

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Flourish Ventures: Defining early-stage product-market fit

Flourish Ventures' Emmalyn Shaw explains how early-stage startups can define, test, pivot and successfully figure out their product-market fit.

Beams helps product teams shine a light on the work that matters most

Beams’ co-founders Jana Schellong and Mihri Minaz see a fundamental problem with how product teams work. While they have productivity tools that are supposed to help them work smarter, too often the

Pilot is a social travel hub that uses AI to help you plan, book and share trips

Pilot, a Vancouver-based startup, wants to become “the hub of global travel experience” and connect people via travel.

Being is an app that wants to help users map out and address mental health concerns

Being, a Delaware-based startup, is on a mission to scale its mental health app, which aims to help users create a map of their concerns to better navigate their everyday issues. The company, which ex

Blend uses generative AI to give you a personalized clothing guide

Shopping for clothing online has liberated us from the need to brave the endless aisles, fluorescent lights and sale-hungry crowds of the brick-and-mortar retail inferno. But anyone who has found them

KSOC says it’s tackling cloud-native security in a way that is Kubernetes-first

The take-up of Kubernetes, a tool for managing containerized workloads, is only expected to increase as demand for cloud-native architectures and containerization continues. In terms of security, this

This startup wants to verify your ID without storing your personal data

As government and banking services move away from verifying identities in the real world, moving toward online ID verification, several companies have entered the market to solve this problem. A new s

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Canvas Ventures: Creating strategic defensibility as an early-stage startup

Canvas Ventures' Mike Ghaffary outlines the important components of defensibility, the key strategic advantage buckets, and how startups can stay competitive.

Travel wheelchair Revolve Air launches on Kickstarter

Revolve Air, a travel wheelchair that can fold to cabin luggage size, is now available for pre-orders on Kickstarter at a cost of $4,999.

Disability tech startups kill the cynic in me

"Accessibility is a human right," reads a sticker from the Howe Innovation Center. And for sure, it is great to see startups help companies make this a reality.

LimeLoop’s sleek reusable mailers seek to replace cardboard boxes

The startup’s smart mailers are reusable dozens of times, reducing the carbon footprint by 90% compared with cardboard boxes.

AquaLith might have an answer to the US battery material shortage problem

AquaLith looks to make new types of battery cell components that don't rely on the scarce metals normally used in lithium-ion battery packs.

Akowe wants to fix Africa’s broken certificate system with blockchain

The crypto industry has long been criticized for its disconnection with the real world, but there are players who try to show that the underlying blockchain technology can solve some of our most press

Power amplifier startup Falcomm to close $4M, taking on Qualcomm and Broadcom

Smartphones are equipped with a range of chips that perform various functions. Among them, there’s a semiconductor chip called the power amplifier that is responsible for conditioning and amplif

Niura’s EEG-implemented earbuds scan your brain health and recommend music to your mood

Niura has developed a pair of earbuds that monitor brain activity and, it claims, can both watch for potential health issues and match music to a user’s mood. The founders, Ryan Ahmed, Shahriar

South Africa’s FinanceGPT simplifies financial analysis, set to interface in local languages

FinanceGPT is a generative AI startup built to help companies in their financial analysis tasks. Initially built for startups without in-house finance teams, and VCs looking to run financial health ch

Plantiga Technologies’ AI-powered footwear sensor pod aims to reduce injury risks

Plantiga Technologies, a Vancouver-based movement analytics company, wants to help people improve rehabilitation and reduce injury risks through an artificial intelligence-powered monitoring sensor po
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