Microsoft announces Windows 11, generally available by the holidays

After weeks of leaks and hype, Microsoft today officially announced Windows 11, the next version of its desktop operating system. While the company may have once said that Windows 10 was the last version of Windows, forgoing major point launches for a regular cadence of bi-annual upgrades, but it c…

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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

Having a great "ask" slide can reassure investors: It shows a founder wants to raise an amount of money that unlocks the next stage of growth and knows what milestones they need to hit to get there.

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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Accept.inc secures $90M in debt and equity to scale its digital mortgage lending platform

A lot of startups were built to help people make all-cash offers on homes with the purpose of gaining an edge against other buyers, especially in ultra-competitive markets.  Accepti.inc is a Denver-based company that is attempting to create a new category in real estate technology. To help scale it…

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You can share tweets directly to Instagram Stories now

It’s a little thing, but one worth savoring. If you’re tired of your Instagram feed mostly being a chaotic mashup of screencapped tweets and reshared TikToks, well, those things probably aren’t going away but one is about to look a lot better. Twitter just added the capability to …

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Deliveroo defeats another workers’ rights challenge in UK courts

Deliveroo has had another win in the U.K. courts, beating back an appeal by the IWGB union which has sought for years to challenge the gig platform over couriers’ rights but has continued to fail to overturn the company’s classification of riders as self-employed. The latest appeals cou…

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BMW i Ventures invests in autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics

BMW’s Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm is investing in Kodiak Robotics, a company that develops autonomous trucking technology.  Kodiak will use the funds to build out a safety case for its self-driving tech stack so it can more quickly commercialize. It will also work on hiring fresh talen…

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6 strategies for running more effective startup board meetings

While many entrepreneurs see board meetings as a chore, they can be a powerful tool if used well.

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Paid time off startup Sorbet reels in another $15M inside three months

U.S./Israeli startup Sorbet — which helps companies de-risk themselves against accrued paid time off (PTO) by employees — has raised another $15 million, in a round led By Dovi Frances’ Group 11, not long after a $6 million seed round only last April. Sorbet says it removes the burden of PTO from e…

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Investors’ thirst for growth could bode well for SentinelOne’s IPO

SentinelOne's IPO is a fascinating debut because the company sports a combination of rapid growth and expanding losses that make it a good heat check for the IPO market.

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Iceland’s Frumtak Ventures raises its third, $57M, fund focusing on post-seed and Series A

Frumtak Ventures, one of the few VCs in Iceland, has raised its third fund, Frumtak III. The $57 million (ISK 7b, €48m) fund will focus on post-seed and Series A startups. The firm says its typical ticket size will range from $1-5 million (€850k-4.2m). Frumtak was a somewhat lesser-known European V…

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