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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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German startups could use more venture capital, but Germany’s government has a plan

Germany's €30 billion plan for its startups has a national goal -- making sure that profits from homegrown successes stay home.

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Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?

With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also...

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Wire grabs fresh funding for secure messaging tech that’s big with G7 governments

More funding for European end-to-end encrypted messaging app, Wire: The enterprise-focused messaging platform told TechCrunch it’s closed a...

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This startup just raised $320M to make long-term care inside hospitals obsolete

Cera, a UK provider of healthcare inside people’s homes augmented by a platform that allows carers to monitor a patient’s health and potentially...

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Mobile users now spend 4-5 hours per day in apps, report says

Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new...

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German semiconductor giant Semikron says hackers encrypted its network

The German manufacturer produces semiconductors for electric vehicles and industrial automation systems.

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Babbel brings its B2B language learning service to the U.S.

Babbel, the popular subscription-based online language learning service, today announced a couple of updates about its U.S. businesses — the...

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Exceptional Ventures joins Europe’s health and wellness goldrush with a new $24M fund

With the after-effect of the pandemic set to play out for years, VCs specializing in health, wellness, and general ‘joy’ would appear to have...

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Every startup wants an extension round, but there aren’t enough to go around

As venture funding slows, founders are scrambling to extend their runways, regardless of how much cash they already have. But the startups that need...

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Google Cloud announces its first region in Mexico

Google Cloud today announced plans for its first cloud region in Mexico, its third in Latin America after Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil. The...

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Where should US-based startups file their patent applications?

One way to curb competition in other countries is to file a patent in each of those countries. However, the cost of filing a patent in every country...

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Did no one tell Europe the party is over?

Did no one tell European venture capitalists and startup founders that we’re supposed to be on the cusp of a global recession?

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Look out Putin – Ukrainian woman invents ‘solar for balconies’ to wean Europe off Russian gas

Much has been made of how European countries are, on the one hand, supporting Ukraine in its fight against the heinous and illegal invasion by...

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Can everdrop scale it’s plastic-bottle-free cleaning products, as well as build a global brand?

Household cleaning chemicals in the form of a tablet that can be dissolved in water appear to have given rise to a number of startups. As well as...

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Despite creaky markets, European edtech is showing its resilience

The European edtech ecosystem has managed to maintain most of its momentum, with the sector securing $1.4 billion so far in 2022, 40% more than a...

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As Coinbase falters, Binance.US is waiting in the wings

The US retail crypto market is up for grabs. Binance.US CEO and ex-Uber exec Brian Shroder thinks his exchange can win the race

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Volkswagen breaks ground on first of six battery factories

Volkswagen Group broke ground Thursday at the first of six battery factories it expects to build in Europe, the official kickoff of a new battery...

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Headline VC closes $950M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia

Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since – get this – 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps...

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Headline VC closes $968M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia

Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since – get this – 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps...

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Amazon faces more antitrust scrutiny in UK and Germany

More antitrust scrutiny for Amazon in Europe: The UK’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Amazon’s marketplace on the...

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Pina Earth gets seed backing to grow sustainable forestry carbon credits

YC-backed climate tech startup, Pina Earth, has closed a $2.5 million seed round of funding a year after being founded and a few months since it...

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Supreme Court’s EPA ruling all but ensures the US won’t be competitive with China or Europe

The United States still has a shot at turning things around, but it's a long one.

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UK’s Magical Mushroom Company uses Mycelium to replace plastic packaging

Global plastic waste has more than doubled, and 40 percent of that waste comes from packaging. Luckily there are no shortage of sustainable packaging...

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Uh oh! European carriers are trying to get into ‘personalized’ ad targeting

As Google works on reconfiguring its adtech stack to move away from cookie-based ad targeting to something else that’s not yet fixed but which...

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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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Personio nabs $200M at a $8.5B valuation as its HR for small businesses hits the big time

Personio — a startup out of Munich, Germany that styles itself as a Workday and ServiceNow focused on the small and medium businesses of the...

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Google Maps restrictions trigger competition scrutiny in Germany

Germany’s competition regulator is looking into possible abuses related to how Google operates its Maps product. It’s the latest...

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