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Sequoia’s Mike Vernal outlines how to design feedback loops in the search for product-market fit - techcrunch

Sequoia’s Mike Vernal outlines how to design feedback loops in the search for product-market fit

"Finding product-market fit is not a deterministic process. Most of the time, it requires iteration. It requires constant adaptation."
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Working at Blizzard sounds like a challenge for women and minorities, and in some instances, it sounds like a nightmare. At least, those are the allegations in California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s Blizzard lawsuit. The crew discusses that on this episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. GamesBeat editors Mike Minotti and Jeff Grubb […]
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Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges on the next episode of Extra Crunch Live - techcrunch

Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges on the next episode of Extra Crunch Live

We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Who doesn’t? It combines the thrill of live, high-stakes entertainment with learning about the hottest new thing. Plus, you get to hear feedback from some of the smartest folks in the industry, thus learning how to absolutely crush it at your next pitch meeting with […]
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Automakers have battery anxiety, so they’re taking control of the supply - techcrunch

Automakers have battery anxiety, so they’re taking control of the supply

Battery joint ventures have become the hot must-have deal for automakers that have set ambitious targets to deliver millions of electric vehicles in the next few years.
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Peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround fined nearly $1M by DC’s Attorney General - techcrunch

Peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround fined nearly $1M by DC’s Attorney General

Getaround was fined nearly $1 million by the Washington D.C. Office of the Attorney General for operating without a license and other violations, part of a settlement of what the peer-to-peer car rental startup calls “politically motivated allegations.” The AG’s office started investigating the company early last year, after it received reports of vehicle thefts […]
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Pro tips from the team behind Kickstarter’s most funded app

We're sharing our approach and secrets to building a successful crowdfunding campaign because we know just how tough it can be to launch your own product.
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Rivian raises another $2.5B, pushing its EV war chest up to $10.5B - techcrunch

Rivian raises another $2.5B, pushing its EV war chest up to $10.5B

Rivian announced Friday that it has closed a $2.5 billion private funding round led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. Third Point, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Coatue also participated in the round. “As we near […]
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Growth marketing roundup: TechCrunch Experts, creative testing and how to nail your narrative

Growth marketer Maya Moufarek: "It’s all about simplifying your strategy into something that is digestible, memorable and applicable.”
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SOSV partners explain how deep tech startups can fundraise successfully

'In deep tech, it's essential to think about founder-investor fit. And what we mean by this is understanding why an investor is even in VC in the first place.'
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Judge denies Wisk Aero’s request for preliminary injunction against Archer Aviation - techcrunch

Judge denies Wisk Aero’s request for preliminary injunction against Archer Aviation

Electric aviation startup Wisk Aero’s request for a preliminary injunction against rival Archer Aviation was denied by a federal judge Thursday, the latest in an ongoing legal battle over whether Archer stole trade secrets in developing its flagship Maker aircraft. A full written opinion has not yet been published. In a tentative ruling filed earlier […]
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GM recalls Bolt EVs once again over fire risks - techcrunch

GM recalls Bolt EVs once again over fire risks

Devindra Hardawar Contributor Devindra Hardawar is a Senior Editor at Engadget. GM is issuing a second recall for 2017 to 2019 Bolt EVs over potential fire issues. The company says it plans to replace defective batteries, but until it can do so it’s advising Bolt customers to limit their charging up to 90 percent, and […]
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Snap had its best quarter in four years - techcrunch

Snap had its best quarter in four years

If you’ve started using Snapchat more regularly this year, you’re not alone. At yesterday’s Q2 earnings call, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced that the platform grew both revenue and daily active users at the highest rates it has achieved in the last four years. Snapchat now has 293 million daily active users, growing 23% since […]
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Mint’s first PM raises millions for Monarch, an Accel-backed money management platform - techcrunch

Mint’s first PM raises millions for Monarch, an Accel-backed money management platform

Monarch, a subscription-based platform that aims to help consumers “plan and manage” their financial lives, has raised $4.8 million in seed funding. Accel led the round, which also included participation from SignalFire, and brings the Mountain View-based yet fully distributed startup’s total funding since its 2019 inception to $5.5 million. Co-founder and CEO Val Agostino […]
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China’s expected edtech clampdown may chill a key startup sector - techcrunch

China’s expected edtech clampdown may chill a key startup sector

When it comes to control, the Chinese government doesn't mind wiping out a few dozen billion dollars in market cap here and there. That's not a great system.
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How an AI entrepreneur deals with dirty real-world data - venture beat

How an AI entrepreneur deals with dirty real-world data

Women in the AI field are making research breakthroughs, spearheading vital ethical discussions, and inspiring the next generation of AI professionals. We created the VentureBeat Women in AI Awards to emphasize the importance of their voices, work, and experience, and to shine a light on some of these leaders. In this series, publishing Fridays, we’re […]
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Checkout is the key to frictionless B2B e-commerce - techcrunch

Checkout is the key to frictionless B2B e-commerce

Checkout is a platform play, not a payments play, and now is the time to build the category in B2B. Business buyer behavior is changing, and the stars are aligning on the fintech infrastructure front.
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Lucid Motors’ SPAC merger approved after executives issue plea to shareholders to vote - techcrunch

Lucid Motors’ SPAC merger approved after executives issue plea to shareholders to vote

Shareholders approved Friday EV startup Lucid Motors’ merger with special purpose acquisition company Churchill Capital IV, after the companies extended the deadline by one day because not enough retail investors showed up to cast their vote. The issue is an unusual but could become more common as more companies eschew the traditional IPO path to […]
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Alphabet’s Intrinsic aims to make industrial robots more capable - techcrunch

Alphabet’s Intrinsic aims to make industrial robots more capable

Alphabet’s public-facing history with robotics has, thus far, been a spotty one. Most notably, Google X’s big acquisition push culminated in its selling Boston Dynamics to Softbank (who eventually flipped it to Hyundai). Alphabet/Google’s subsequent approach has been less flashy and focused on more immediate robotic tasks. Unveiled today through the X blog, Intrinsic certainly […]
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Duolingo’s bellwether IPO - techcrunch

Duolingo’s bellwether IPO

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We were smaller team this week, with Natasha and Alex together with Chris to sort through yet another summer frenzy of a week. This time around we actually recorded live on Twitter Spaces, which was a first for the podcast. […]
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Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers - techcrunch

Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers

Paystone provides electronic payments and customer engagement technology to businesses, particularly those that provide services.
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Tune in today to watch Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals

Tune in today to watch Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals

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Its not too late to enjoy an epic pitch-off of global proportion. The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals start today, July 22 at 9:00 am (PT). Register here for free, get instant access and tune in to see seven phenomenal startups each one tackling some of the worlds most daunting social and environmental challenges.

The day also includes a keynote address from Beth Bechdol, the deputy director-general, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and five panel discussions ranging from powering clean energy startups to going green. Here are just two examples, and be sure to check out the event agenda so you dont miss a minute.

Powering the Future Through Transformative Tech: XTCs co-founders Young Sohn, Chairman of the Board at HARMAN International, and founding Managing Partner at Walden Catalyst, and Bill Tai, Partner Emeritus at Charles River Ventures jump into the breakthrough tech innovations that are transforming industries to build a radically better world. How can business, government, philanthropy, and the startup community come together to create a better tomorrow? Hear from these industry veterans and thought leaders about how technology can not only shape the future, but also where the biggest opportunities lie, including some exciting news about XTC and the FAO of the United Nations.

Cutting Out Carbon Emitters with Bioengineering: Bioengineering may soon provide compelling, low-carbon alternatives in industries where even the best methods produce significant emissions. By utilizing natural and engineered biological processes, we may soon have low-carbon textiles from Algiknit, lab-grown premium meats from Orbillion and fuels captured from waste emissions via LanzaTech. Leaders from these companies will join our panel to talk about how bioengineering can do its part in the fight against climate change.

The main event is, of course, the pitch competition. More than 3,700 startups applied, and these are the seven finalists who will compete one last time for the title of XTC 2021 champion.

In addition to choosing the winner of XTC 2021, the esteemed judges will announce the winners of the COVID-19 Innovation award, the Female Founder award, the Ethical AI award and the Peoples Choice award.

The Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals start today at 9:00 am (PT). Register for free and gain instant access to this global pitch competition focused on saving the globe.

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