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Nothing negative about Positive Food’s meal expansion plan after $7M investment

Positive Food is going after the $34 billion fresh prepared foods market with its take on salads, heat-and-eat prepared meals and vegan overnight...

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Say hello to the kickass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022

TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event Disrupt back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20...

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Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent...

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SoftBank cautions startup winter may last longer if unicorn founders don’t accept lower valuations

Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank Group, which reported a quarterly loss of over $23 billion, is worried that the funding winter for...

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Amazon buys Roomba’s maker, Bolt vanishes, and YC slims down

Hello again! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly recap the top stories to cross TechCrunch dot-com over the past seven...

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Robinhood’s hangover, YC’s reduction and Uber’s return to form

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex,...

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Daily Crunch: Unknown hacker drains millions of dollars from thousands of Solana hot wallets

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Y Combinator narrows current cohort size by 40%, citing downturn and funding environment

Y Combinator says it has intentionally shrunk the number of startups within its accelerator for the Summer 2022 batch. As first reported by The...

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Mudafy raises $10M in Founders Fund-led Series A to fix LatAm’s ‘broken’ real estate process

Mudafy, which operates in Argentina and Mexico, has raised $10M for its fast-growing digital real estate brokerage.

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How the problem of hiring healthcare staff has become a fertile ground for startups

The healthcare crisis – more evident now as summer heatwaves put pressure on hospitals – is resulting in a staffing boom. But healthcare...

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Shinkei Systems’ AI-guided fish harvesting is more humane and less wasteful

Fresh fish isn’t really that fresh — even straight off the boat, the way they’re caught and killed is not only inhumane but detrimental...

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A gold-rush of NLP startups is about to arrive — here’s why

Remember Natural Language Processing? NLP arose several years ago but it was only in 2018 that AI researchers proved it was possible to train a...

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Nash raises cash to help merchants manage local deliveries

Nash, a startup developing a platform that aggregates various delivery providers for restaurants and merchants, has raised $20 million in a Series A...

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Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet outlines the accelerator’s newest program in Africa

The Nigerian tech ecosystem has grown tremendously in the past five years, with venture capital reaching over $1.8 billion in 2021

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Don’t abandon founders in times of austerity: 3 ways to support your portfolio

How you as an investor react to and treat your founders in a downturn will determine if they will want to continue working with you.

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Alloy Automation, Fiveable and Parthean founders discuss raising first dollars at TC Disrupt

When you’re building a startup and thinking about what it’s going to take to raise your first dollars in a slowing capital market, perspective...

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Sudanese fintech Bloom nabs $6.5M, backed by Y Combinator, GFC and Visa

Bloom offers fee-free accounts for users to save in dollars and buy and spend in Sudanese pounds.

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This niche cryptographic technique could transform privacy in web3

Fully homomorphic encryption can make blockchains more private and scalable, but it's still niche, Sunscreen CEO Ravital Solomon said

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Yes, it’s become harder for startups to raise funding

To better understand where the venture market stands today, we’ve pulled in a dataset from DocSend, a software service that helps founders create...

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Flush with new cash, AssemblyAI looks to grow its AI-as-a-service business

AssemblyAI, which is developing API-based services for AI-powered audio and video analysis services, has closed a $30M funding round led by Insight...

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Bobidi launches to reward developers for testing companies’ AI models

Bobidi, a new platform that rewards developers for testing companies' AI models, has raised $5.5 million in seed funding from investors

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Kindly Health makes hormonal health care more approachable

  Hormonal healthcare can be intimidating, since it touches on the most intimate parts of our lives. Kindly Health wants to make it accessible...

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Battery recycling could be the next investor darling of the EV era

Suddenly awash in interest from EV makers and venture firms, battery recycling has seen a spate of partnerships and funding deals in the past 18...

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Tiger Global to slow startup investments for two quarters, eyes new fund later this year

Tiger Global, one of the biggest winners from the technology bull market, plans to decelerate the pace of its investments in startups for two...

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Why build a tech mafia when you can just build each other?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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Peakflo’s bid to build business payments for Southeast Asia attracts capital, customers

During the most recent Y Combinator startup batch, Peakflo stood out to TechCrunch. The company’s simple pitch — Bill.com for Southeast...

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Pina Earth gets seed backing to grow sustainable forestry carbon credits

YC-backed climate tech startup, Pina Earth, has closed a $2.5 million seed round of funding a year after being founded and a few months since it...

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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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