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Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology – TechCrunch

Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology – TechCrunch Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is currently, and correctly, under fire for the failure of leading platforms such as Facebook, …

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Domio just raised $12 million in Series A funding to build “apart hotels” across the U.S. – TechCrunch

Domio just raised $12 million in Series A funding to build “apart hotels” across the U.S. – TechCrunch Hotels can be pricey, and and travelers are often forced to leave their rooms for basic things, like food that doesn’t come from the minibar. Yet Airbnb accommodations, which have become the …

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Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch

Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch Alumni Ventures Group’s (AVG) limited partners aren’t endowment or pension funds. Its typical LP is a heart surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm has both an unorthodox model of fundraising and dealmaking. Across 25 micro …

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Sick of managing your Airbnb? Vacasa raises $64M to do it for you – TechCrunch

Sick of managing your Airbnb? Vacasa raises $64M to do it for you – TechCrunch Airbnbing can be a ton of work. Between key pickups, tidying, and maintenance emergencies, renting out your place isn’t such a passive revenue source. But Vacasa equips owners with full-service vacation home management, including listings …

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These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator – TechCrunch

These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator – TechCrunch Earlier this month, Brex, a credit card provider to startups, announced it had raised $125 million at a $1.1 billion valuation. The round was impressive for a couple of reasons. 1. The founders are a pair of …

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TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global – TechCrunch

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global – TechCrunch Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative tedium of arranging …

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Origin launches protocol for building cheaper decentralized Ubers & Airbnbs – TechCrunch

Origin launches protocol for building cheaper decentralized Ubers & Airbnbs – TechCrunch The sharing economy ends up sharing a ton of labor’s earnings with middlemen like Uber and Airbnb . $38 million-funded Origin wants the next great two-sided marketplace to be decentralized on the blockchain so drivers and riders or …

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Meet the woman leading Accel’s consumer growth investments – TechCrunch

Meet the woman leading Accel’s consumer growth investments – TechCrunch As it approaches its 35th year in the venture capital business, Accel is staying true to its promise to continue passing the torch to the younger generation of investors. This week, the firm brought on Maya Noeth as a principal leading its …

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