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EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation – TechCrunch

EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation – TechCrunch A new space imaging startup called EarthNow aims to provide not just pictures of the planet on demand, but real-time video anywhere a client desires. Its ambition is matched only by its pedigree: Bill Gates, …

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Here’s what you’ll learn at Atrium’s fundraising workshop – TechCrunch

Here’s what you’ll learn at Atrium’s fundraising workshop – TechCrunch Justin Kan is qualified to teach you how to pitch, and isn’t shy about it. Having raised about $90 million for a few companies and sold his startup Twitch to Amazon for almost a billion dollars, not being shy is …

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DFS Lab is helping the developing world bootstrap itself with fintech – TechCrunch

Entrepreneurs have it rough in Africa, India, Pakistan — places where VC cash doesn’t fall from the sky and necessary infrastructure like reliable banking and broadband can be hard to come by. But companies grow and thrive nevertheless in these rugged environments, and DFS Lab is an incubator focused on …

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Higher Ground Labs backs 13 startups to help Democrats win in 2018 and beyond – TechCrunch

With 2018 midterms around the corner, the Democrats are looking for their answer to Cambridge Analytica, the Robert Mercer-backed political data firm that either won the 2016 election or tricked everyone into believing that it did, depending on who’s talking. To that end, a prominent left-leaning accelerator is out with …

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betaworks VisionCamp introduces seven new AR/computer vision companies – TechCrunch

More than ten years ago, betaworks launched to foster an ecosystem of startups focused on the intersection of media and consumer behavior. While the mission hasn’t changed, the structure has seen some tweaks. The company has introduced its own venture arm, led by Matt Hartman, as well as the more …

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One of the youngest fund managers in the U.S. just launched her own accelerator, too – TechCrunch

Last August, we told you about Laura Deming, a New Zealand native who was home schooled before moving halfway around the world as a 12-year-old to work alongside Cynthia Kenyon, a renowned molecular biologist who specializes in the genetics of aging. At age 14, she began studying at M.I.T. When she turned …

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JD.com’s new accelerator focuses on blockchain startups

JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, is launching a new Beijing-based accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups. Called AI Catapult, its first batch includes six companies: Bankorus, CanYa, Bluezelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol and Devery. In an announcement, JD.com said startups will work with its operational teams to …

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