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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 if the AI goal instead is to make it possible for people speaking in whatever way they do, to be understood just as they are, and to remove some of the…

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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. That means it's time to try something new.

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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 million in funding for a very different kind of approach: it has built an assessment platform that can be used to screen for a wide range […]

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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 monetization platform.

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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 million.

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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 ongoing democratization of AI: a wave of startups building tech to make AI technologies more accessible overall by a wider range of users and organizations.…

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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 increasingly the VC firms who are investing heavily in research to sweeten their sell to early teams with plenty of offers on the table. On Thursday, venture f…

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As the NFT boom fades, major gaming companies slow their crypto plans

When there’s money to be made, feedback can, and often does, go unheard. Still, a few major gaming companies did backtrack on their plans to add NFTs to games. So what happened?

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What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency

The rapid expansion of the growth marketing industry has created a significant problem for startups looking to hire.

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