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Coinbase acqui-hires San Francisco startup Blockspring

Coinbase is continuing its push to suck up talent after the $8 billion-valued crypto business snapped up Blockspring, a San Francisco-based startup that enables developers to collect and process data

Techstars will build and launch startups with new venture studio

Techstars is announcing Techstars Studio, its latest attempt to bring corporations closer to the startup ecosystem.

Tencent AI Lab loses key executive

Chinese internet giant Tencent just lost a leading artificial intelligence figure. Zhang Tong, who previously worked at Yahoo, IBM and Baidu, has stepped down after directing Tencent’s AI Lab fo

LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M

LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the U.S., has raised $2 million to develop its business. The company graduated from Y Combinator’s most rece

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

Companies tracking mutations in cancer cells can provide a key to unlocking better therapies

Investors and entrepreneurs are beginning to bring new diagnostic tools to market that promise better results for cancer patients through the identification of mutations in cancer cells that can creat

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa

Nigerian trucking logistics startup Kobo360 has raised $6 million to upgrade its platform and expand operations to Ghana, Togo and Cote D’Ivoire.

Farmstead is an ambitious grocery delivery startup with plans to defeat Instacart

The Y Combinator graduate has raised $2.2 million for its AI-powered Bay Area grocery delivery service.

India’s Drivezy raises $20M for its on-demand vehicle rental service

It’s been a year for on-demand services in India. Drivezy today became the latest to refuel after it raised a $20 million Series B. The round was led by existing investor Das Capital, with pa

Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

Augmented reality is a very buzzy space, but the fundamental technologies underpinning it are pushing boundaries across a lot of other verticals. Machine learning, object recognition and visual mappin

New US report says that climate change could cost nearly $500B per year by 2090

A new report from the U.S. government on the impacts of climate change on society indicates that unless action is taken, climatological events could cost the country nearly half a trillion dollars an

All I want for Christmas are these kitschy VC trading cards

TouchBase is selling a line of VC trading cards, featuring Paul Graham, Marc Andreessen, Mary Meeker and Bill Gurley.

India’s Meesho, which enables social commerce via WhatsApp, raises $50M

Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, has closed a $50 million investment to grow its business in its Indian homeland ahead of future international expansion. This Series C round means th

Coinbase is now valued at $8B after closing new $300M round

Even in a bear market, investors see money in crypto. Crypto exchange Coinbase says it is now valued at over $8 billion after it closed a new $300 million round of funding to “accelerate the a

Investors say HeadSpin, valued at $500M, is ‘one of the fastest-scaling software companies’ ever

HeadSpin has raised $20 million from GV, ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures and more.

YC-backed Observant uses the iPhone’s infrared depth sensors to analyze user emotions

Observant has found a new way to use the fancy infrared depth sensors included on the iPhone X, XS and XR: analyzing people’s facial expression in order to understand how they’re respondin

Electric scooter startup Grin merges with Brazil-based Ride

Grin, the Mexico City-based electric scooter company backed by Y Combinator, is merging with São Paulo-based Ride to further the company’s expansion across Latin America. This comes shortly aft

Voting is a social experience

Vote.org and Y Combinator graduate Outvote have co-launched a social app to encourage people to hit the polls this election season.

Y Combinator issues a request for geo-engineering startups because climate change is real and we’re all going to die

Y Combinator, the wildly successful San Francisco-based startup accelerator, is issuing a request for startups that will focus on different kinds of geo-engineering technologies in a bid to mitigate t

Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup

When I think about my experience as an immigrant and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I remember growing up in Brazil and how we saw tech founders and CEOs as kings. We imagined what it would be like t
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