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techcrunch.com - Natasha Mascarenhas - What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
TechCrunch

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…

techcrunch.com - Natasha Lomas - AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot
AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot
TechCrunch

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…

techcrunch.com - Jesse Klein - Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era
Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era
TechCrunch

After years of sustained growth, the pandemic supercharged the outdoor recreation industry. Startups that provide services like camper vans, private campsites and trail-finding apps became relevant to millions of new users when COVID-19 shut down…

techcrunch.com - Darrell Etherington - How one founder build a startup around compassion facilitated by AI
How one founder build a startup around compassion facilitated by AI
TechCrunch

Image Credits: Richard Lam (source photo) 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…

forbes.com - Abdo Riani - How To Cultivate A Productive Startup Culture Since Day One
How To Cultivate A Productive Startup Culture Since Day One
Forbes

Culture is an implicit hierarchy of values that informs team members and employees how to behave. Good, productive behavior supports a great business in the long run, and bad, destructive behavior can easily ruin a company. It might seem like a…

businessinsider.com - Michael Cogley - Grocery giant Ocado dismisses threat of 10-minute delivery startups as it pours $13.8 million into autonomous driving company
Grocery giant Ocado dismisses threat of 10-minute delivery startups as it pours $13.8 million into autonomous driving company
Business Insider

Ocado's head of advanced technology Alex Harvey has played down the threat of rapid delivery startups. The grocery logistics firm has poured £10 million into autonomous driving firm Oxbotica. The tech will be used in everything from…

nikkei.com - Staff Writer - Chinese startup leads soccer's digital transformation
Chinese startup leads soccer's digital transformation
日本経済新聞

BEIJING -- MicroTeam, a Chinese startup that uses artificial intelligence to enhance the digitization of soccer, has raised tens of millions of yuan in a series A1 funding round, 36Kr has learned. The funding was led by three investment companies…

techcrunch.com - Walter Thompson - Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath's IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath's IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
TechCrunch

This is not a boast, but a warning: I could write a how-to article on almost any topic. Give me enough time to do some research, and I can put together a reliable step-by-step for building a custom gaming PC, installing a hot water heater or…

techcrunch.com - Sarah Perez - This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
TechCrunch

Image Credits: Bryce Durbin / TechCrunch Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record…

techcrunch.com - Alex Wilhelm - Why it's not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds
Why it's not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds
TechCrunch

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It's broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. If you want it in your inbox every Saturday…

businessinsider.com - Martin Coulter - A former WeWork exec raised $1.2 million for his new flexible work startup InfinitSpace using this pitch deck
A former WeWork exec raised $1.2 million for his new flexible work startup InfinitSpace using this pitch deck
Business Insider

Flexible work startup InfinitSpace has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The firm was founded in 2020 by WeWork's former Europe lead Wybo Wijnbergen. Insider got an exclusive look at the pitch deck it used to bring investors on board. See more…

vice.com - Grocery Delivery Workers at Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize - VICE
Grocery Delivery Workers at Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize - VICE
Vice Media

The victory at Imperfect Foods was a narrow one, with 28 workers voting yes and 23 voting no. In a statement to Bloomberg, the startup said it 'believes that the results were materially impacted by the inability of certain drivers to timely obtain…

theguardian.com - Jasper Jolly - Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe's electric car market
Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe's electric car market
The Guardian

Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations. It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through…

hackernoon.com - Gate.io - Gate.io Reveals How Its Startup Projects Recorded 45,900% ROI | Hacker Noon
Gate.io Reveals How Its Startup Projects Recorded 45,900% ROI | Hacker Noon
HackerNoon.com

Now, during the ongoing bullish dominance in the market, the dynamics of interest in young crypto projects continue to increase. First, the DeFi boom in the summer of 2020, then the crypto rally, and the heyday of NFT tokens have brought back…

businessinsider.com - Paayal Zaveri - Here are the 22 companies that could be next on Microsoft's shopping list, including Twitter, Twilio, and Okta
Here are the 22 companies that could be next on Microsoft's shopping list, including Twitter, Twilio, and Okta
Business Insider

Microsoft is said to be in exclusive talks to acquire online group chat platform Discord for $10 billion or more. The voice chat and messaging app, often used by gamers, has seen a big boost in the pandemic. Phil Spencer, Microsoft's gaming chief…

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