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ReturnLogic bags new capital to make returning items less of a nightmare

New online shopping habits have made returns a big expense for retailers. ReturnLogic says the problem is operational deficiencies in the returns...

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UAE aims to convert oil wealth into tech prowess

H.E. Al Olama recently spoke about the burgeoning Emerati startup and venture capital ecosystem, and the country’s approaches to attracting U.S. VC...

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The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance

Intel's choice to build a $20 billion chip fabrication facility in Columbus, Ohio, along with the passage of the CHIPS Act, could set the stage...

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Senate passes CHIPS Act to subsidize domestic semiconductor production

The United States Senate today approved the CHIPS Act, with a 64-33 vote, following yesterday’s cloture passage. The bill, which includes $52...

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Peloton outsources production of its bikes and treadmills amid struggles

In spite of its struggles, Peloton recently teased plans to introduce a rowing machine, which joins the also recently announced Guide.

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Pivoting from tobacco waste to textiles, Circ puts a fresh spin on clothing recycling

Recycling startup Circ announced a $30 million Series B round led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

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Pix Moving brings robovans to Japan, eyes DAO-based EV making

A company from China is ready to capture Japan’s demand for autonomous service vehicles as robots play an increasingly important role to...

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The art of the pivot: Work closely with investors to improve your odds

Since early-stage companies have limited time and money, it's essential to work closely with investors and other stakeholders early when...

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Raising capital for robotics startups with Bee Partners and Rapid Robotics

Raising capital for robotics startups with Bee Partners and Rapid Robotics on TechCrunch Live

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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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Nautical Commerce sails away with new funding to bring marketplace tech to the masses

The company is boiling down the time it takes for businesses to create an e-commerce marketplace from two to three years to about 90 days.

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Tesla veterans’ Industrial Next picks up $12M to automate EV production

Elon Musk is unabashed about his obsession with manufacturing. Over the years, Tesla has gradually gained recognition in the manufacturing world...

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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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Attack surface management platform RapidFort raises $8.5M seed round

RapidFort, a startup that helps developers reduce the potential attack surface of their applications by automatically removing unused software...

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Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation

The tech is not "new," but sector followers are excited for the potential of better-quality, more-cost-effective proteins versus...

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US battery production enters new era as Solid Power’s pilot production line debuts

By Solid Power’s very realistic timeline, we might have the opportunity to buy a solid-state battery EV as soon as 2028.

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Why Intel chose Columbus, Ohio to build chips

Intel’s new facilities will be transformative for our state, creating thousands of good-paying jobs in Ohio manufacturing strategically vital...

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US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will speak at TC Sessions: Climate

It’s hard to believe that, despite a scientific consensus and mountains of verified evidence, climate change has become a global political...

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Berlin-based B2B BNPL platform Mondu raises $43M Series A led by Valar in the US

Given the likely global recession, small businesses are reaching for new kinds of financing. Thus, the Buy Now Pay Later business model is now...

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Zeitworks wants to help businesses measure and improve their productivity

Seattle-based Zeitworks, which is launching its private beta today after raising a $4.5 million seed round in 2020, wants to give enterprises...

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Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)

While R&D work continues on its lithium-metal technology, an increasing amount of SES' cash is going toward building facilities in the ramp...

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Synergies raises $12M to give factory managers an AI analytics assistant

There’s no lack of startups around the world trying to make industrial activities more efficient with artificial intelligence. Some invent...

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European micromobility startup Reby acquired by PE player House of Lithium for $100M

Founded in 2018, European micromobility startup Reby took an interesting path. It deployed e-scooters in the city of Zaragoza (Spain), during the...

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Musk talks Tesla demand, EV startups, and scooters in expansive interview

Elon Musk weighed in on Tesla, SpaceX and his multitude of other companies — including that social media business he’s trying to purchase —...

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Rodney Brooks and Clara Vu will discuss human-robot interaction at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

Robots have transformed automation across industries such as agtech, automotive, logistics, manufacturing and warehousing. Yet even the most advanced...

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Lordstown reports $90 million loss and no progress on Foxconn deal

Lordstown Motors said in a filing with the SEC that it has not yet closed a $230 million deal with Foxconn ahead of a May 14 deadline that would...

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Batteries have become VC and PE’s most electric investment opportunity

Five years ago, battery startups attracted important but not transformative investments. But money began pouring in toward the end of 2020. What...

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As supply chain issues mount, Fictiv helps companies get from prototype to manufacturing

Fictiv's Digital Manufacturing Ecoystem addresses some of the biggest pain points of bringing products to market.

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