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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.

The future of batteries needs more than venture capital

French battery maker Verkor secured more than €2 billion (around $2.1 billion) to build its Dunkirk gigafactory, which is set to be operational by 2025.

Rainbow or storm?

Some fintech companies are weathering the storm better than others and seeing an end in sight.

Making the world a better place?

Managing returns efficiently is a necessity for online sellers; to keep their customers happy to retain them, but also because reducing their environmental impact becomes no longer optional.

Yes, in my backyard

Can startups help solve the U.S. housing crisis? BuildCasa thinks so. It raised a $3.5 million round of pre-seed funding to let California homeowners build new homes in their backyards.

Nailing subscriptions in India

A look at subscriptions in India from two angles: the consumer market and B2B SaaS.

The best apps are taking a page from mobile gaming

Retaining mobile app subscribers is harder than it was last year, but paywall optimization and gamified UX can help.

In AI-enabled drug discovery, there might be more than one winner

It's encouraging to think that multiple startups will find ways to leverage AI and other fields to accelerate drug discovery and improve patient outcome.

Reining in API sprawl

Large companies with over 5,000 developers struggle with API sprawl, according to a recent Postman survey.

If cybersecurity isn’t recession-proof, what is?

If cybersecurity isn't recession-proof, generative AI and animal agriculture might be.

Vertical AI and who might build it

Some thoughts on the future of vertical SaaS, what the second half of 2023 might hold for Israeli startups, and founder well-being.

What do FinOps and parametric insurance have in common?

The rise of FinOps already fueled multiple acquisitions, including IBM's plan to acquire Apptio for a whopping $4.6 billion, but there's more to come.

Keeping tabs on dry powder and university spinouts

The start of a new season is always a good time to revisit past predictions and look for new topics to track. Today, dry powder and university spinouts.

The UK hasn’t lost its appeal for venture capital

Not dead yet: This is true both of the U.K's capacity to attract venture capital dollars, and of the promise of autonomous cars.

Can AI make older adults feel less lonely?

In the era of quick judgments, it's tempting to think we are more clever than anyone else. But from AI to Apple to senior tech, underestimating others comes at a risk: being seriously wrong.

Is AI ever too much AI?

Exploring how one VC is feeling about a big chunk of her portfolio pivot into AI, and some updates on internal developer portals.

Solving problems is better than fearmongering

From cybersecurity to SaaS for restaurants, the key to running a successful business is selling a product that solves your clients' real problems.

Improving developer experience is now a priority

Internal developer portals have emerged as a one-stop shop that lets developers in an organization access all the microservices and tools available to them.

All hail the Unicorn Kingdom?

The impact of technology is going to be so big that both France and the U.K. are right to bet on it, just like Israel did by putting itself on the map as the "Startup Nation."

The rise and changing role of chief product officers

Report predicts that 70% of chief product officers will have P&L ownership by 2028.
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