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David Blake started Degreed in 2012 to give individuals a platform to turn to for open access educational content.

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What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Just as one company’s success shouldn’t cast a halo on its vertical’s brethren, one company’s layoffs don’t quite mean that its competitors are equally screwed. In…

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MasterClass cuts 20% of 600-person staff to ‘get to self sustainability faster’

MasterClass, an education platform that sells subscriptions to celebrity-taught classes, has cut 20% of its team to “adapt to the worsening macro environment and get to self sustainability faster,” CEO David Rogier tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. The layoff impacts roughly 120 people across all tea…

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Child care startup Winnie launches job marketplace to help carers find better paying positions

Winnie, the startup that helps families find child care, is now tackling the other side of the equation—helping caregivers find jobs that pay an equitable wage. Today Winnie announced it is launching a new child care job marketplace that will make it easier for child care providers to hire staff. T…

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KQED launches free media literacy training course

San Francisco public radio station KQED this week announced it is launching a free workshop and self-paced online course to help increase media literacy.

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Carbon Health lays off 8% of staff

The company noted the layoffs were the result of winding down certain business lines related to the pandemic and a shift to focus on profitability.

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Post-acquisition, Misty Robotics pivots to education

Furhat is looking to expand Misty’s presence in the U.S. and its native Sweden, while targeting researchers in healthcare.

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Lightspeed’s Mercedes Bent on why the metaverse isn’t overhyped

Bent, a consumer-focused investor, explained why backing early-stage crypto companies can often involve a "leap of faith"

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Investors discuss how labor shortage is shaking up the construction tech stack

The pandemic wasn’t the only challenge to hit the construction industry. The rising cost of raw materials coupled with labor shortage has left the industry scrambling for solutions to bridge gaps.

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Venture studio Adanian Labs fuels startup growth in Africa

The venture studio targets to help build 300 next-generation startups over the next five years.

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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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