Hear CEOs from Green Li-Ion, AMP Robotics and Material Evolution discuss high-tech solutions to waste management

According to the EPA, the U.S. alone produces 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste a year. That figure works out to around 4.9 pounds per person, per day. To say the world — and the United States in particular — has a waste problem is putting it mildly. No one solution is going to […]

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Remove that ‘exit strategy’ slide from your pitch deck

A lot of pitch decks I review have a slide that really shouldn't be there: the exit strategy slide. As an early-stage startup, it's downright nonsensical, and it shouldn't be part of your deck at all.

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WeWork India exposed visitors’ personal information and selfies

Visitor names, email addresses, phone numbers, and selfies were exposed to the internet.

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Micromobility software provider Joyride raises $3.7 million seed round

Joyride, a Toronto-based company that provides white label apps, back-end analytics and multimodal fleet management for shared micromobility startups, has raised $3.7 million — seed money that it says will help it reach a greater number of small, local operators.  The company, which operates in mor…

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Bird launches shared e-bikes and opens its app to local shared operators

Bird has announced the launch of shared e-bikes to its fleet of e-scooters, which it says can be found in over 250 cities around the world. The shared micromobility provider is also launching a so-called ‘Smart Bikeshare’ platform that allows local shared bike and e-moped providers and transit apps…

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PlanetScale raises $30M Series B for its database service

PlanetScale, the company behind the open-source Vitess database clustering system for MySQL that was first developed at YouTube, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Insight Partners, with participation from a16z and SignalFire. With this, the company has n…

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TikTok’s Chinese nemesis Kuaishou hits 1 billion monthly users worldwide

It’s a big day for Kuaishou, TikTok’s largest rival in China. The Chinese short-video company, known overseas for one of its video apps Kwai, announced it has sailed past the one billion monthly active user (MAU) mark. How big is that? Facebook’s MAUs stood at 2.85 billion as of M…

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Apple to drive China revenues with search ad launch

After launching five years ago in the United States, Apple’s search advertising service finally arrived in mainland China this week. The feature, called Apple Search Ads, lets developers bid on an advertising slot based on users’ keyword search in the App Store, similar to how Google se…

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5 companies doing growth marketing right

Forward-thinking entrepreneurs and growth marketers simply must make time to study their competition, learn best practices and apply them to their own business growth.

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The early-stage venture capital market is weird and chaotic

With as much seed capital as there is in the market today, we talked to investors about startups raising later Series As than before, while Series B rounds can happen incredibly rapidly.

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Firm creates open framework to help VCs and founders address racial inequity

In 2017, Paul Hawken published a book (Drawdown) compiling a set of concrete actions people could take to combat climate change. Inspired by this, Seth Bannon, founding partner at Fifty Years, a firm that provides seed funding for companies aiming to make the world a better place, decided to do som…

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