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12 years in, TechStars doubles down on corporate relationships – TechCrunch

12 years in, TechStars doubles down on corporate relationships – TechCrunch The goal of any accelerator is to back startups that are reaching exponential growth. Sometimes, though, the accelerator itself hits that inflection point. TechStars, which was founded in 2006, has expanded aggressively over the past twelve years. Once a …

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Ready, Set, Raise is a new accelerator built for women by women – TechCrunch

Ready, Set, Raise is a new accelerator built for women by women – TechCrunch Women in tech are not only significantly under-funded by venture capitalists, but they also often lack access to the early-stage support granted to their male counterparts. To enroll in a startup accelerator like Y Combinator, for …

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Spearhead is transforming founders into angel investors – TechCrunch

Spearhead is transforming founders into angel investors – TechCrunch Becoming an angel investor is simple in principle: have money and invest. Unfortunately for many of the smartest founders in the startup ecosystem, that requirement can prove a complete block on investing in the companies they see day after day, since …

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Google’s Launchpad Studio accelerator welcomes a cohort of blockchain and finance startups – TechCrunch

Google’s Launchpad Studio accelerator welcomes a cohort of blockchain and finance startups – TechCrunch Google has inducted a new class of startups into the Launchpad Studio accelerator it inaugurated last year; the first group was focused on gleaning new insights from medical data, and this one is about shaking up …

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Amazon’s newest Alexa Fund recipients are less consumer-focused – TechCrunch

Amazon’s newest Alexa Fund recipients are less consumer-focused – TechCrunch Amazon is today announcing the new batch of startups joining its Alexa Accelerator program, powered by Techstars. Members of last year’s Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator program, which backs companies developing new experiences using voice-based technologies, went on to raise over $10 …

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Ocean Solutions Accelerator names its first wave of conservation startups – TechCrunch

Ocean Solutions Accelerator names its first wave of conservation startups – TechCrunch Early this year the Sustainable Oceans Alliance announced that it would be starting its own accelerator with a focus on conservation. The nonprofit has just announced the Ocean Solutions Accelerator’s first wave of startups: a particularly varied and …

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Joseph Lubin, Amanda Gutterman and Sam Cassatt from Consensys to speak at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

Joseph Lubin, Amanda Gutterman and Sam Cassatt from Consensys to speak at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch There is perhaps no firm that has done as much to promote the adoption of Ethereum as the dominant cryptocurrency platform for actual product development as Consensys. Founded by Ethereum Foundation co-founder Joe Lubin, …

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