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Gett inks deal with Curb Mobility to bring yellow cabs to its enterprise-focused on-demand ride-hailing app Gett, the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1,500 cities leveraging a number of third-party fleets, is adding another partner today as it continues to double down on its […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/2IGopceEdLc/

India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/6-a0cDLSN40/

Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it? If you accept that VMware is in play, the prospective price tag means that the number of firms that could afford such a purchase are few and far between. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/QqDSYYjqLOU/

Consumer agency warns against Peloton Tread+ use, as company pushes back Almost exactly a month ago, Peloton CEO John Foley wrote an open letter about the the company’s treadmill. “I’m reaching out to you today because I recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, resulting in, unthinkably, a death,” it begins. “While we are aware of only a small handful of […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/QREAoF0etWk/

Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds  This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/GOjEsXitigQ/

What does it take to create a startup ecosystem? Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/QECTdItFtjI/

How one founder build a startup around compassion and care facilitated by AI In the second episode of our new podcast Found, our guest is Brie Code. Code is the founder and CEO of TRU LUV, a startup based out of Toronto that has its roots in the game industry, but that is taking a radically different approach to designing interactive experiences based on a historically-overlooked motivating paradigm […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/jJj1yNMIoP8/

Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particular company. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception, we took the chance to dig into our reporting in front of […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/WBRjO-dj9E4/

Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/h57kUaZOiZw/

Daily Crunch: Squarespace files to go public Squarespace is going public, Apple shares some music payment details and Twitter bans the founder of the right-wing media organization Project Veritas. This is your Daily Crunch for April 16, 2021. The big story: Squarespace files to go public Squarespace has filed to go public via direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, under […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/nAPPAPCfKIc/

Peloton responds to concerns over Apple GymKit integration Third-party hardware integration can be a tricky thing. Peloton this week raised some eyebrows by dropping Apple GymKit compatibility for its Bike Bootcamp program. Users were, naturally, quick to react. The situation left some wondering whether the move was a direct response to Apple’s recent entry into the home exercise market with Fitness+. A Peloton […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/YWN_KwVZ164/

Business continuity planning is a necessity for your fund and portfolio A business continuity plan does not have to be complicated or long, but it needs to tell you or your senior team how to keep big things moving forward and what's needed to get things done. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/bLbBLcxOX50/

Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is largely placing its bets now Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, and among those things, seemingly, was inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/uX5IsCXyea8/

AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot You’ll need to prick up your ears up for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio recordings of the famous scientist’s actual voice.   The startup behind the […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/xVUdpLZJAg0/

Data scientists: Bring the narrative to the forefront Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/xVoM1aMlpns/

Squarespace files for a direct listing on the NYSE Today Squarespace, a well-known software-and-hosting provider for SMB websites, released its S-1 filing. The company is pursuing a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE. It will trade under the ticker symbol “SQSP.” The company’s financial results paint the picture of a rapidly-growing company that has a history of profitability. Squarespace also […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/XDEEfC7uySU/

Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/qyaJvZvF44o/

Apple Music streaming revenue detailed in letter to artists Streaming revenue has been a longtime concern for musicians, especially those scraping by in the wake of an industry-wide implosion of record labels. Of course, a year that has made touring an impossibility has only brought those issues into starker relief as the primary revenue source for many has completely dried up. Apple is hoping […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/VIg8jA63-f0/

Enterprise security attackers are one password away from your worst day IT organizations must shift their enterprise security strategy to detect credential-based attacks before they become a problem. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/w1GSlXAU994/

BrandProject expands beyond the studio model with a new $43M fund BrandProject —a firm that’s backed successful direct-to-consumer commerce startups like Freshly (acquired by Nestlé), Persona (also acquired by Nestlé) and Chef’s Plate (acquired by Hello Fresh) — is announcing that it has raised $43 million for what it says is its first traditional venture fund. Founded Andrew Black, who previously co-founded Virgin Mobile Canada and served […] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/nbSTD4TDC5s/

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