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Speechmatics raises $62M for its inclusive approach to speech-to-text AI

Last week I wrote about an AI startup that’s building technology that can alter, in real time, the accent of someone’s speech. But what...

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Proptech still has fundamental problems for entrepreneurs to solve

Proptech has made our lives easier with innovations like smart homes, AirBnB, and the ability to shop for and secure a mortgage from our phones. But...

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The Station: Cruise turns on the meter, Bird fails to take flight, layoffs come for micromobility

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Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices

An older, cheaper and safer battery technology is poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in the U.S. — if the global...

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Want an EV? You may have to wait

Surging demand for this year’s most hotly anticipated EVs is smashing order books and lengthening waitlists. The $60,000 Cadillac Lyriq SUV is the...

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It’s time for LPs to take more responsibility in the fight for economic equality

It's ironic that LPs retreat to familiar networks because most capital goes to white men and most VCs are not profitable in risk-adjusted terms....

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Ford chooses Spain factory to build ‘profitable’ EVs

Ford said Wednesday it will build its next-generation of electric vehicles for Europe at its plant in Valencia, Spain. The automaker said it chose...

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LocalGlobe becomes Phoenix Court Group, hits $500M first close for new funds, adds an Impact twist

Saul Klein is a busy man. As co-founder, with his father Robin, of LocalGlobe, one of the longest-running VCs in Europe, he has overseen a wide range...

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Amid recalls, Ford says costs to build Mustang Mach-E are skyrocketing

Even though Ford has seen record profits and strong demand for EVs, rising battery material costs and inflation are erasing any potential profits

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TestGorilla scores $70M for skills tests aiming to replace the recruitment resume dump

Sending in a resume is the main way a person hope to get noticed for a job. But a startup out of Amsterdam called TestGorilla is today announcing $70...

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This is the first look at the Chevrolet Blazer EV

GM’s CEO Mary Barra just revealed the upcoming Blazer EV, and it’s a looker. I love the styling, though I still wish General Motors made...

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Here’s the complete agenda for next week’s TC Sessions: Climate 2022

The complete agenda for TC Sessions: Climate 2022

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Gander closes $4.2M seed round to ‘humanize’ online shopping

The product was a hit with investors, and it took less than three months to raise $4.2 million.

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Lucid partners with Bank of America to launch Lucid Financial Services

Lucid Group, which makes long-range, fast-charging luxury EVs, said on Tuesday it is joining with Bank of America to provide customer financing as...

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The Station: Ford’s vision for dealerships and Rimac’s big raise

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Ford wants to sell EVs online only and at a set price

Ford said that it wants to restructure its dealership model to sell its EVs online only and at a non-negotiable price to match Tesla’s profit...

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Ford to invest $3.7B in U.S. factories, add 6,200 union jobs in push to build more EVs

Ford said Thursday it will invest $3.7 billion and add more than 6,200 new union manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri as part of the...

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Yummy’s super-sized round helps grow its delivery, ride-sharing super app in LatAm

Yummy is working with over 8,000 merchants, processing 800,000 monthly transactions across its markets and growing over 40% quarter over quarter.

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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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Luminar hires execs from Apple, NVIDIA, and Tesla

Luminar, the U.S. lidar company, is the latest to poach executives from Apple, Nvidia and Tesla in the continuing talent war in automated driving and...

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Chrysler’s first EV draws inspiration from the Pacifica minivan

Based on the Chrysler Airflow crossover concept, this inaugural EV is tasked with setting the design direction for parent company Stellantis’ $35...

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Salty, subterranean water could relieve world’s lithium shortage

Today’s lithium mines can't hope to meet skyrocketing demand. Startups like Lilac Solutions and Vulcan Energy Resources have leaped into...

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Argo AI launches driverless autonomous vehicle testing in Miami, Austin

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, is launching driverless operations in Miami and Austin, a...

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Rivian founder RJ Scaringe snaps up $1M worth of EV maker’s stock

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe bought 41,000 shares of company stock worth about $1 million, a securities filing shows.

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This startup hopes photonics to will get us to AI systems faster

The problem with waiting for quantum computing to bring in the next wave of AI is that it’s likely to arrive a lot slower than people would like....

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Rivian shares pop even as Q1 losses widen amid EV production ramp up

Rivian saw its first-quarter losses widen nearly fourfold as the EV maker burned through cash battling supply chain constraints and production...

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Fanhouse was built by creators, for creators (and they mean it)

Rosie Nguyen (@jasminericegirl) talks about how her experiences as a creator have shaped the way she's building Fanhouse, a new creator...

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3 predictions for Rivian’s Q1 earnings

Rivian, the Irvine, Calif.-based electric vehicle startup, has faced mounting production pressures since launching late last year in one of the...

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