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Solar Foods wants to replace industrial animal farming with a high-tech protein harvest

Fermentation has a long, rich history in food production, from beer and wine, to yogurt and cheese, leavened bread and coffee, miso and tempeh,...

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The weakest link: Charting supply chain risk in an era of globalization

It’s not just a feeling: geopolitical risk has been higher than usual in recent years, and for businesses with supply chain operations spanning the...

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Nigerian digital bank Kuda is the latest African startup to lay off employees

Kuda, the challenger bank based in Nigeria and the U.K., has joined the ranks of tech companies in Africa that are pruning its workforce.

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Planted gets $72M to put whole cuts of vegan chicken on Europe’s menu

Planted, a Swiss startup that’s cooking up alternative proteins using biostructuring and fermentation to serve “clean” cuts of...

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JBL’s new earbuds have a case with touchscreen, because we don’t have enough displays

Tired: JBL announced the Tour PRO 2 earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). Wired: The case has a touchscreen. That’s right. In the...

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Duplo digitizes payment flows for African B2B enterprises, gets $4.3M seed funding

Duplo enables African enterprises to collect payments from their clients and partners and make payments to their suppliers and vendors, has raised...

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A huge Chinese database of faces and vehicle license plates spilled online

Another mass data lapse exposes new weaknesses in China's sprawling surveillance state.

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Key issues you should consider before signing an international merger deal

By understanding the key issues in cross-border tech M&A, an international acquirer can close a successful transaction and achieve its commercial...

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Walmart+ adds a new cashback feature for members, Walmart Rewards

Walmart is introducing another perk designed to sweeten the deal for its Walmart+ membership program — the retailer’s answer to Amazon...

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As our populations age, this startup is turning live-in care into a gig-economy platform

As developed-world populations increasingly get older, healthcare is being rapidly digitized and ‘platformized’ in order to meet the huge scale...

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Oracle’s ‘surveillance machine’ targeted in US privacy class action

Enterprise giant Oracle is facing a fresh privacy class action claim in the US. The suit, which was filed Friday as a 66-page complaint in the...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: How VC really works, longevity investor survey, choosing your angel

“Venture capital” is semantically equivalent to “dangerous money,” which is part of its mystique.

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This new $100M fund plans to focus on startups accelerating the science around longevity

Longevity-focused startups have been proliferating in recent years as we become more focused on our health. However, it’s not just about apps to...

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Aero raises $65M for its semi-private airline

Aero Technologies, which describes itself as a “next-generation air travel company” which currently operates on a limited number of...

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Dear Sophie: How do I get an O-1 visa to freelance on web3 projects?

I'm a UX/UI designer in Europe working at a web3 company in the United States. I want to move to the U.S. to pursue work that allows me to have...

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Web3 giant Parity Technologies teams up with Watr over platform to track ethical commodities

As the US and Europe bakes in abnormal summer heat, the climate continues to climb up the world’s agenda. With everyone now talking about energy,...

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DriveNets connects with $262M as demand booms for its cloud-based alternative to network routers

Internet usage continues to skyrocket, with 29.3 billion networked devices projected to be in use by 2023 and the growth rate currently at around...

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Guesty books $170M to double down on property management tools for Airbnb and other rental platforms

Platforms like Airbnb have boomed with more consumers (and business users) than ever before keen stay in private properties when traveling or working...

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A new ‘Institutional Angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture

The UK’s Enterprise Investment Scheme has been a power-house for startups out of the UK because it allowed Angel investors to invest in a very...

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Miferia wants to expand its wholesale inventory marketplace across Latin America

The Mexico-based company enables retailers to bring their inventory relationships online, expand their product selection and get more favorable...

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Bluechip, an African systems integrator with partners like Microsoft and Oracle, is expanding to Europe

It’s not often you hear about African tech companies expanding into Europe. Some examples include fintechs Lidya and Korapay in Eastern Europe...

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Adtech giant Criteo faces $65M fine in France for GDPR consent breaches

In the latest blow to the creepy ‘tracking-ads’ complex, French adtech giant Criteo has been found in breach of European Union data...

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Armed with $19.5M, LiveEO plots a big data course between satellite geospatial information and industry

When it comes to geospatial and mapping data and how they are leveraged by organizations, satellites continue to play a critical role when it comes...

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Glambook recently raised $2.5 million at a $12 million valuation, and I managed to talk it into letting me share its full pitch deck with you to see...

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Sensitive data ruling by Europe’s top court could force broad privacy reboot

A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking...

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Getting acquired is a legitimate strategy for building your business

While the IPO is characterized as the pinnacle for venture-backed startups, far more companies see successful exits via an M&A process than by...

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Ottonomy.IO raises $3.3 million to expand network of autonomous robots for deliveries

Ottonomy.IO, a startup working on solving delivery problems using autonomous robots, has raised $3.3 million in a seed funding round as it looks to...

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How the problem of hiring healthcare staff has become a fertile ground for startups

The healthcare crisis – more evident now as summer heatwaves put pressure on hospitals – is resulting in a staffing boom. But healthcare...

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