Collegiate entrepreneur hubs look to provide first support for would-be startups
It seems like many startups are born from an idea someone had while in college. Here's how four universities are fostering those companies.
Boulevard books $70M to help beauty and wellness salons with their bookings
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to getting ahold of an appointment for your hair or another treatment…that’s a different story: The bespoke nature of a lot of t
TechCrunch+ roundup: The Kindbody TC-1, Glossier’s mistakes, calculating startup runway
With a focus on education that addresses the fragmentation associated with infertility care, Kindbody is growing at a remarkable pace, but it's also helping many patients feel seen and heard for the f
Stonly, a customer onboarding platform, raises $22M series A led by Northzone and Accel
In the age of COVID — or rather, the age of massive digitization of services, post-COVID — online customers want to onboard themselves to products and platforms. After all, isn’t it fast
Sylvera grabs seed backing from Index to help close the accountability gap around carbon offsetting
U.K.-based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility
Popl tops $2.7M in sales for its technology that replaces business cards
If you’ve spent any time on TikTok lately, then you’ve probably seen a number of Popl’s ads. The startup has been successfully leveraging social media to get its modern-day business
From dorm rooms to board rooms: How universities are promoting entrepreneurship
An increasing number of higher education institutions are investing in entrepreneurial pipelines that help students launch startups after graduation.
UCLA is building a digital archive of mass incarceration with a new $3.6M grant
UCLA researchers have been awarded a $3.65 million grant to collect, contextualize, and digitally preserve a huge archive of materials relating to policing and mass incarceration. It should help histo
COVID-19 made our tech addiction worse: It’s time to do something about it
Governments are no more likely to help manage unhealthy tech consumption than consumption of sugar or illegal drugs. We need to take control.
JAWS architect Glen Gordon is joining Sight Tech Global, a virtual event Dec. 2-3
For people who are blind or visually impaired, JAWS is synonymous with freedom to operate Windows PCs with a remarkable degree of control and precision with output in speech and Braille. The keyboard
Freedom launches Pilot to simplify teleoperation on third-party robots
We knew remotely operated robotics were going to have their moment soon enough — but few predicted how much the category would be forced to accelerate in 2020. It’s true that many of the pieces we
Curative received FDA emergency use authorization for its novel COVID-19 tests
The diagnostics startup Curative has received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its novel test to determine COVID-19 infection. The company says that its tests h
UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech
After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advo
HackerRank acquires Mimir, an online platform for computer science courses
HackerRank, a popular platform for practicing and hosting online coding interviews, today announced that it has acquired Mimir, a cloud-based service that provides tools for teaching computer science
UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab
Electrification in the automotive industry isn’t just about consumer cars: There are plenty of commercial and specialist vehicles that are prime candidates for EVs, including in the healthcare i
‘Behind the Screen’ illuminates the invisible, indispensable content moderation industry
The moderators who sift through the toxic detritus of social media have gained the spotlight recently, but they've been important for far longer — longer than internet giants would like you to know.
Virtual reality shows new promise for some kinds of surgical training
A recent validation study conducted by the David Geffen School of Medicine indicates that virtual reality could provide significant benefits to surgical training. The study, which was financed by the
Hello Heart raises $12 million for at-home monitoring and behavioral treatment for hypertension
Leveraging new remote sensing and monitoring technologies and the willingness of corporate insurance programs to provide more preventative treatment to reduce long-term costs, Hello Heart has raised $
Which public US universities graduate the most funded founders?
When it comes to public universities, the old adage “you get what you pay for” clearly does not apply. Leading public research universities have a track record of turning out successful graduates.
On the Internet of Women with Moira Weigel
“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appea