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What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?

Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it...

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Pitch Deck Teardown: WayRay’s $80M Series C deck

WayRay's deck consists of a whopping 75 slides — around 50 more than I would typically recommend — and it's clear that the founders...

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Why Convoy’s Dan Lewis expects digital freight to go mainstream within the year

"I guess I'm glad that our plan was not to go public right now. I think it's a good thing for our business eventually to fully realize...

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The costs of driver incentives are weighing on Lyft, Uber

To understand the driver incentive issue in the wake of Q1 earnings, we’ll first explore Lyft’s situation, and then compare it to what Uber said.

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Will the corporate venture boom lead to an M&A frenzy?

Why recent CVC activity combined with the current climate for startups could result in a more active M&A market.

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Exclusive look at patent filings reveals Our Next Energy’s plans for a no-compromise EV battery pack

TechCrunch reviewed ONE’s patent applications and has an exclusive look at how the company plans to merge different battery types into a pack...

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Why Latin America’s freight-forwarding opportunity is still attracting capital

Amid a pandemic and unrest over gasoline prices, investors are still pouring money into Latin America's logistics and shipping businesses.

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Steer’s Anuja Sonalker explains the benefits of chasing the less glitzy side of autonomy

"We are revenue positive and we are cash-flow positive. We have a strong balance sheet and good reserves. All of our operations today are...

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Intel’s plan to free Mobileye brings welcome IPO heat check

The Mobileye IPO really does matter for the startup market’s largest players, and a host of smaller, less well-known tech startups that would also...

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What’s driving China’s autonomous vehicle frenzy?

China's autonomous vehicle industry saw a period of unprecedented acceleration in 2021, with over $8.5 billion invested in robotaxi startups,...

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Turo’s S-1 filing shows that unicorns can slingshot out of the pandemic

The Turo income statement, once we beat back some non-cash costs muddying its bottom line, has me impressed.

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Via’s Tiffany Chu on the importance of govtech for planning mobility ecosystems

We sat down with Chu to discuss govtech, why cities must be proactive about new forms of mobility, and how the private and public sectors can come...

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Advanced rider assistance systems: Tech spawned by the politics of micromobility

Operators like Spin, Voi, Zipp, Bird and Superpedestrian are investing in tech that can detect and correct poor rider behavior, sometimes going as...

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Plentywaka founder Onyeka Akumah on African startups and global expansion

Plentywaka, a combination of English and Nigerian that means “plenty movement," has big plans to ameliorate the public transport...

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May Mobility’s Edwin Olson and Nina Grooms Lee and Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler on validating your startup idea

Read on for highlights from our chat with Olson, Grooms Lee and Adler, or watch a recording of the full session, including our live pitch-off.

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The battle for voice recognition inside vehicles is heating up

Once a feature only for luxury vehicles, voice recognition has moved into the mainstream as manufacturers promise a seamless connection between...

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Startups and investors are turning to micromobility subscriptions

Micromobility vendors are keen to follow other industries into the subscription model for a few reasons: ease of scaling, return on investment and...

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Ride-hailing’s profitability promise is in its final countdown

Last month was Uber's best in history in terms of gross sales on its platform. That's good, but not as good as you might think.

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Micromobility’s next big business is software, not vehicles

It's the software that can determine if a micromobility company breaks out of the rideshare model and into the sales or subscription model, or...

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Automakers, suppliers and startups see growing market for in-vehicle AR/VR applications

While it's not likely that we'll be driving around wearing VR headsets anytime soon, in-car AR is already changing the way we travel, and...

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MaaS transit: The business of mobility as a service

Whether it's bundling bookings, payments or just trip planning, startups are offering new mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) products intended to make...

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10 investors predict MaaS, on-demand delivery and EVs will dominate mobility’s post-pandemic future

"Transportation is important to basically all people and is a real mess, so it will likely continue to be a hot topic and a source of investor...

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Zūm CEO Ritu Narayan explains why equity and accessibility works for mobility services

Getting children to school safely is a challenge nearly as old as public education. But rarely have entrepreneurs tackled the problem of updating and...

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Outdoorsy co-founders detail how they expanded the sharing economy to RVs

Jen Young and Jeff Cavins decided to craft a business around their passion for being in nature. They saw an opportunity in the 20 million RVs in the...

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Chinese cybersecurity probe validates Didi’s pre-IPO warning to investors

To see Didi get taken to task mere days after its U.S. debut puts a bad taste in our mouths.

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Why is Didi worth so much less than Uber?

The Chinese ride-hailing giant appears set to be valued at a discount to its U.S. counterpart. By several tens of billions of dollars, it turns out....

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