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SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites, while Starship moves closer to being able to launch up to 400 at a time - techcrunch

SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites, while Starship moves closer to being able to launch up to 400 at a time

SpaceX has launched another batch of its Starlink satellites – the usual complement of 60 of the low Earth orbit spacecraft, which will join the more than 1,000 already making up the existing constellation. This is the fifth launch of Starlink satellites for SpaceX this year, and the 20th overall. Earlier this year, SpaceX opened up […]
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Hopin confirms $400M raise at $5.65B valuation - techcrunch

Hopin confirms $400M raise at $5.65B valuation

This morning Hopin, a virtual events platform and video-focused software service, announced that it has closed a $400 million Series C. The new capital values Hopin at $5.65 billion. Both numbers match prior TechCrunch reporting that the company was targeting a $400 million raise at a valuation of between $5 billion and $6 billion. Andreessen […]
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Wipro to buy London’s tech consultancy firm Capco for $1.45 billion - techcrunch

Wipro to buy London’s tech consultancy firm Capco for $1.45 billion

Wipro said on Thursday it has reached an agreement to buy 20-year-old British tech consultancy firm Capco for $1.45 billion as the Indian consultancy giant looks to win customers in Europe and Asia. The Indian firm, which identifies U.S. as its biggest market, said it expects to close the deal — pending regulatory approvals — […]
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Boss of Chinese gaming titan NetEase calls for shared parental leave - techcrunch

Boss of Chinese gaming titan NetEase calls for shared parental leave

China’s relaxation of its one-child restriction has not delivered the population targets set by its policy planners. In 2019, the birth rate in China slumped to a seven-decade low, which experts attribute to changes in social attitudes, skyrocketing living costs as well as a demanding work culture. One way to fix China’s demographic crisis is […]
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GAannotations automates contextual data for Google Analytics annotations - venture beat

GAannotations automates contextual data for Google Analytics annotations

Despite many pretenders to its throne, Google Analytics continues to dominate the web and marketing analytics sphere for small and enterprise-grade businesses alike. But popularity or omnipresence doesn’t mean that it’s the perfect tool for the job in hand — there is always room for improvement. Over the years, many Google Analytics users have requested […]
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Deliveroo confirms anticipated £8bn floatation in London, will be among first to use ‘dual shares’ structure - techcrunch

Deliveroo confirms anticipated £8bn floatation in London, will be among first to use ‘dual shares’ structure

Food delivery start-up Deliveroo has today confirmed its £8bn ($11bn) stock market floatation in London, something which was on the cards previously. The eight-year-old company will use the “dual-class” innovation which has been introduced to the London Stock Exchange by the UK government in a bid to keep UK companies from being lured over to […]
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IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets - techcrunch

IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

Bolt, an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding its business in emerging markets. The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, is […]
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Countingup closes £9.1M for its business current account with built-in accounting features - techcrunch

Countingup closes £9.1M for its business current account with built-in accounting features

Countingup, the U.K. fintech offering a business current account with built-in accounting features, has closed £9.1 million in Series A investment. Leading the round is Framework Venture Partners, with participation from Gresham House Ventures, Sage and existing investors. It’s noteworthy that Countingup has previously taken investment from ING, and the addition of Sage as a […]
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WhatsApp rolls out voice and video calls to desktop app - techcrunch

WhatsApp rolls out voice and video calls to desktop app

WhatsApp is rolling out support for voice and video calling to its desktop app, the Facebook-owned messaging service said Thursday, providing relief to countless people sitting in front of computers who have had to reach for their phone every time their WhatsApp rang. For now, WhatsApp said its nearly five-year-old desktop app for Mac and Windows […]
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Payfazz invests $30M in Xfers as the two Southeast Asian fintechs form Fazz Financial Group - techcrunch

Payfazz invests $30M in Xfers as the two Southeast Asian fintechs form Fazz Financial Group

Payfazz and Xfers, two startups that want to increase financial inclusion in Southeast Asia, announced today they have joined forces to create a new holding entity called Fazz Financial Group. As part of the deal, Payfazz, an agent-based financial services network in Indonesia, invested $30 million into payments infrastructure provider Xfers. Based in Singapore, Xfers […]
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Indian state government website exposed COVID-19 lab test results - techcrunch

Indian state government website exposed COVID-19 lab test results

A security flaw in a website run by the government of West Bengal in India exposed the lab results of at least hundreds of thousands of residents, though likely millions, who took a COVID-19 test. The website is part of the West Bengal government’s mass coronavirus testing program. Once a COVID-19 test result is ready, […]
techcrunch - 9 hours ago
Gillmor Gang: Off The Record - techcrunch

Gillmor Gang: Off The Record

Of all the gin joints etc. etc. Clubhouse continues to confound those who don’t believe in the restorative powers of the Next Big Thing. It doesn’t make sense, they say, that an audio service based on live podcasts will change the course of human history, And they are right. Social computing is in the doghouse […]
techcrunch - 11 hours ago
Mary Meeker’s Bond is closing on $2 billion for its second fund, per a new filing - techcrunch

Mary Meeker’s Bond is closing on $2 billion for its second fund, per a new filing

Bond, the growth-stage firm that spun out of the Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund in late 2018, is closing a second fund with $2 billion, suggests a new SEC filing that says the amount has not yet been raised, though investment firms sometimes file their paperwork at the final stages of their fundraising and even […]
techcrunch - 11 hours ago
Revolut lets customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries - techcrunch

Revolut lets customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries

Fintech startup Revolut has its own banking license in the European Union since late 2018. It lets the company offer some additional financial services without partnering with third-party companies. And the company is going to let customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries. The Bank of Lithuania has granted a specialized license — […]
techcrunch - 13 hours ago
SpaceX’s Starship prototype flies to 32,000 feet and sticks the landing in third flight test - techcrunch

SpaceX’s Starship prototype flies to 32,000 feet and sticks the landing in third flight test

SpaceX has launched SN10 – the tenth iteration of its current prototype series of Starship, the heavy-lift reusable spacecraft it’s developing. Starship SN10 took off from Boca Chica, Texas, where SpaceX is developing the vehicle. It flew to a height of roughly 10 km or 32,000 feet, before performing a maneuver to re-orient itself for […]
techcrunch - 13 hours ago
Daily Crunch: Google swears off ad-tracking - techcrunch

Daily Crunch: Google swears off ad-tracking

Google says it’s focusing on privacy-friendly approaches to ad targeting, Okta acquires Auth0 and a flying taxi startup raises $241 million. This is your Daily Crunch for March 3, 2021. The big story: Google swears off ad-tracking While Google had already announced it would be phasing out support for third-party cookies in Chrome, it went […]
techcrunch - 14 hours ago
Bank of America is bringing VR instruction to its 4,000 banks - techcrunch

Bank of America is bringing VR instruction to its 4,000 banks

As consumer VR begins to have a moment following years of heavy investment from Facebook and other tech giants, corporate America is similarly beginning to find more utility in the technology, as well. Bank of America announced today that they’ll be working with Bay Area-based VR startup Strivr to bring more of their workplace training […]
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Twitter tests new e-commerce features for tweets - techcrunch

Twitter tests new e-commerce features for tweets

Twitter confirmed it’s testing a new way to display tweets that link out to e-commerce product pages — like products on a Shopify store, for example. With a new Twitter card format, the company is experimenting with tweets that include a big “Shop” button and integrate product details directly into the tweet itself, including the […]
techcrunch - 15 hours ago
Okta acquires cloud identity startup Auth0 for $6.5B - techcrunch

Okta acquires cloud identity startup Auth0 for $6.5B

As Okta announced earnings today after the bell, it revealed that it’s buying cloud identity startup Auth0 for a hefty $6.5 billion. With Auth0, Okta gets a cloud identity company that helps developers embed identity management into applications, adding an entirely new dimension to its identity platform. “Today, we’re taking a significant step forward — […]
techcrunch - 15 hours ago
Amazon launches reinforcement learning tools to manage robots’ workflows - venture beat

Amazon launches reinforcement learning tools to manage robots’ workflows

Amazon today launched SageMaker Reinforcement Learning (RL) Kubeflow Components, a toolkit supporting the company’s AWS RoboMaker service for orchestrating robotics workflows. Amazon says that the goal is to make it faster to experiment and manage robotics workloads from perception to controls and optimization, and to create end-to-end solutions without having to rebuild them each time. […]
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Calling Danish VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

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

techcrunch - 2 weeks ago

TechCrunch is embarking on a major project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities.

Our <a href=”https://forms.gle/k4Ji2Ch7zdrn7o2p6>survey of VCs in Copenhagen and Denmark will capture how the country is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wed like to know how Denmark’s startup scene is evolving, how the tech sector is being impacted by COVID-19, and, generally, how your thinking will evolve from here.

Our survey will only be about investors, and only the contributions of VC investors will be included. More than one partner is welcome to fill out the survey. (Please note, if you have filled the survey out already, there is no need to do it again).

The shortlist of questions will require only brief responses, but the more you can add, the better.

You can fill out the survey here.

Obviously, investors who contribute will be featured in the final surveys, with links to their companies and profiles.

What kinds of things do we want to know? Questions include: Which trends are you most excited by? What startup do you wish someone would create? Where are the overlooked opportunities? What are you looking for in your next investment, in general? How is your local ecosystem going? And how has COVID-19 impacted your investment strategy?

This survey is part of a broader series of surveys were doing to help founders find the right investors.

https://techcrunch.com/extra-crunch/investor-surveys/

For example, here is the recent survey of London.

You are not in Denmark, but would like to take part? That’s fine! Any European VC investor can STILL fill out the survey, as we probably will be putting a call out to your country next anyway! And we will use the data for future surveys on vertical topics.

The survey is covering almost every country on in the Union for the Mediterranean, so just look for your country and city on the survey and please participate (if you’re a venture capital investor).

Thank you for participating. If you have questions you can email mike@techcrunch.com

(Please note: Filling out the survey is not a guarantee of inclusion in the final published piece).

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