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MSCHF’s Push Party raises an unconventional seed round at a $200 million valuation

MSCHF’s Push Party raises an unconventional seed round at a 0 million valuation As part of its latest stunt, MSCHF, a venture-backed creative studio that’s smarter and more audacious than most, is poking a little fun on the venture industry itself and perhaps publications like TechCrunch too. The startup has spun out a rather simplistic […]

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Funded by Connect Ventures, Purple Dot plans to take on Klarna-style purchase debt

Funded by Connect Ventures, Purple Dot plans to take on Klarna-style purchase debt In recent times startups have appeared offering credit at an e-commerce basket checkout so that a customer can buy a product without needing to pay right away. Klarna or Clearpay are the two most notable in this field. But what if you […]

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WeWork employees used an alarmingly insecure printer password

WeWork employees used an alarmingly insecure printer password A shared user account used by WeWork employees to access printer settings and print jobs had an incredibly simple password — so simple that a customer guessed it. Jake Elsley, who works at a WeWork in London, said he found the user account after a WeWork employee […]

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MachEye raises $4.6M for its business intelligence platform

MachEye raises .6M for its business intelligence platform We’ve seen our fair share of business intelligence (BI) platforms that aim to make data analysis accessible to everybody in a company. Most of them are still fairly complicated, no matter what their marketing copy says. MachEye, which is launching its AI-powered BI platform today, is offering […]

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Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises $2M to build a sustainable creator economy

Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises M to build a sustainable creator economy Dee Goens and Jacob Horne have both the exact and precisely opposite background that you’d expect to see from two people building a way for creators to build a sustainable economy for their followers to participate in. Coinbase, crypto hack projects at university, KPMG, […]

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If data is labor, can collective bargaining limit big tech?

If data is labor, can collective bargaining limit big tech? Erik Rind Contributor Erik Rind is the CEO of ImagineBC and an expert in understanding the largely untapped potential that blockchain and AI technologies bring forward in order to help secure user’s data. Matt Prewitt Contributor Share on Twitter Matt Prewitt is president of RadicalxChange […]

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Businesses reducing trash and plastic consumption are beginning to look like treasure to some VCs

Businesses reducing trash and plastic consumption are beginning to look like treasure to some VCs Zuleyka Strasner didn’t set out to become an advocate for zero-waste consumption. The former manager of partner operations at Felicis Ventures had initially pursued a career in politics in the UK before a move to San Francisco with her husband. […]

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Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our <a href=”https://forms.gle/k4Ji2Ch7zdrn7o2p6”>survey of VCs in Helsinki will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by […]

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Atlanta gets a billion dollar startup business as Greenlight’s family-focused fintech nabs $215 million

Atlanta gets a billion dollar startup business as Greenlight’s family-focused fintech nabs 5 million Greenlight Financial Technology, the fintech company that pitches parents on kid-friendly bank accounts, has raised $215 million in a new round of funding. The round gives the Atlanta-based startup a $1.2 billion valuation thanks to backing from Canapi Ventures, TTV  Capital, […]

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Caroline Brochado and Sophia Bendz on the boom in Europe’s early- and growth-stage startups

Caroline Brochado and Sophia Bendz on the boom in Europe’s early- and growth-stage startups As part of Disrupt 2020 we wanted to look at the contrasting positions of both early and later-stage investing in Europe. Who better to unpack this subject than two highly experienced operators in these fields? After a career at Spotify and […]

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