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JusticeText raises $2.2M to increase transparency in criminal evidence-gathering

The company currently works with 50 public defender agencies and has around 60 clients who are private criminal defense attorneys.

Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown will discuss plant-based meats at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

You can’t tackle climate change without taking a hard look at the environmental impact of the global meat and dairy industries. Combined, they emit 7.1 gigatons of greenhouse gasses every year and a

Wagestream, a financial super app for waged workers, raises $175M, passes 1M users and doubles down on the U.S.

Front-line workers and those paid in hourly wages rather than salaries have become a prime target in the world of business IT, with a wave of apps helping them find jobs, do their jobs, communicate wi

Spain’s Rosita Longevity, an app that helps seniors be more active, is headed to Florida

Hearts Radiant, a Spanish startup that’s building a “longevity coach” for seniors — with the goal of extending quality of life through app-based personalized coaching designed

Why former Alibaba scientist wants to back founders outside the Ivory Tower

Min Wanli had a career path much coveted by those pursuing a career in computer science. A prodigy, Min was accepted to a top research university in China at the age of 14. He subsequently obtained Ph

Here’s how to start a venture fund if you’re not rich

For years — decades, even — there was little question about whether you could become a venture capitalist if you weren’t comfortable financially. You couldn’t. The people and i

When the ‘dry powder’ disappears

Venture capitalists have raised record-breaking funds in recent years, but that doesn’t always mean the money is there for them when they want it. In extreme downturns, the people and institutio

NASA’s planet-hunting satellite found another potentially habitable Earth-sized planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered another Earth-sized, potentially habitable planet orbiting around a star in the range of distances where conditions could allow

Government is a technology, so fix it like one

The Roman Empire, the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States of America are human inventions as surely as airplanes, computers, and contraception. Technology is how we do things, and political ins

Why AI needs more social workers, with Columbia University’s Desmond Patton

Sometimes it does seem the entire tech industry could use someone to talk to, like a good therapist or social worker. That might sound like an insult, but I mean it mostly earnestly: I am a chaplain w

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Romero Rodrigues Contributor Romero Rodrigues is a managing partner at Redpoint eVentures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor Preside

China’s Infervision is helping 280 hospitals worldwide detect cancers from images

Until recently, humans have relied on the trained eyes of doctors to diagnose diseases from medical images. Beijing-based Infervision is among a handful of artificial intelligence startups around the

Where did venture capitalists go to college?

The educational backgrounds of VC investment professionals are in some ways surprisingly diverse, even if the population of investors generally isn’t. Still, there are some definite trends to suss o

Monkeys controlling robot arms with their minds show how brains can be reprogrammed

New research out of the University of Chicago shows a trio of rhesus monkeys controlling robotic arms with their mind. Each of the three primates are amputees, having had limbs removed after suffering