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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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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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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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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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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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Lumos wants to build an app store for the enterprise

Lumos wants to build the equivalent of Apple's AppStore for the enterprise. The company today announced that it has raised a total of over $30...

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Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications

As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the...

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Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown will discuss plant-based meats at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

You can’t tackle climate change without taking a hard look at the environmental impact of the global meat and dairy industries. Combined, they emit...

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Obama says social media is ‘well designed’ to destroy democracies

In a speech at Stanford, the former president outlined concerns around misinformation and proposed some possible paths forward.

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a16z debuts new crypto research team led by Columbia, Stanford researchers

In the world of crypto, where vast amounts of investment are pouring into young and scrappy teams building uncharted technology, it’s...

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Sika lets patients ‘hack’ their health savings accounts to buy wellness products tax-free

Sika's healthcare fintech can help customers buy skincare products or a Peloton using pre-tax HSA or FSA dollars.

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8 open source companies from YC Demo Day Winter ’22

Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 open source founders have interesting ideas up their sleeves, and some of them will let you join in on the fun of...

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The Web Foundation is taking on deceptive design

The Web Foundation's Tech Policy Design Lab is working on an interesting-looking project to counter deceptive design

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Muni gives Latin American communities buying power through shopping app

CEO believes community buying is a way to introduce e-commerce while also giving people an extra income source.

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Clockwork raises $21M to keep server clocks in sync

Clockwork makes it easier to keep server clocks in sync. The company today announced that it has raised $21 million.

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Dive deep into Snorkel.AI’s pitch technique that raised $135m

Snorkel.AI's co-founder, and CEO, Alex Ratner, and Greylock partner Saam Motamedi talk about the importance of storytelling when fundraising.

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Pareto thinks it shouldn’t be so hard to collect lead-generation data

Pareto’s team of data experts offer actionable insights on everything from TikTok influencers to qualifying B2B sales leads.

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Topsort, an auction-based advertising startup, now valued at $110M after seed round

When Regina Ye was in college, she was a Shopify seller and recalls being so fed up with advertising solutions that she spent finals week staying up...

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Stanford cryptography researchers are building Espresso, a privacy-focused blockchain

Greylock led an investment in Espresso, a privacy and scalability-focused blockchain being built by Stanford researchers.

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Hulu’s Theranos docu-series ‘The Dropout’ is like watching a car crash in slow motion

Featuring Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes, Hulu's "The Dropout" is the first fictional re-telling of Holmes' story, which we...

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The idea that university degrees don’t matter is a Silicon Valley fantasy

Unless you are born into a privileged, well-connected family with substantial capital, your undergraduate degree from a top university is the most...

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The US must harness the power of Silicon Valley to spur military innovation

Harnessing the extraordinary potential of the U.S. private sector and bringing its vastly superior resources to bear more effectively is the key to...

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ACME Capital, run by Scott Stanford and Hany Nada, has $300 million more to invest in early startups

ACME Capital, an early-stage venture firm that’s run by industry insiders Scott Stanford and Hany Nada, has just closed two funds totalling...

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Deepnote raises $20M for its collaborative data science notebooks

Deepnote, a startup that is building a data science platform on top of Jupyter-compatible notebooks, today announced that it has raised a $20 million...

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FanDuel founder and Sequoia bet on Spanish-language fantasy sports app Draftea

Founder Alán Jaime Misrahi grew up devoted to soccer, eventually playing in Mexico’s third division. While he didn’t necessarily make it to...

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Elizabeth Holmes convicted of 4 of 11 fraud counts in Theranos trial

Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of defrauding investors as founder and CEO of Theranos. After four months of court proceedings and seven days...

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Treat every day like Boxing Day

Oh, hey, before we get started this week, I’m excited to finally be able to tell you that TC Sessions: Robotics has been announced for next year,...

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