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a look at M&A deals – TechCrunch

a look at M&A deals – TechCrunch In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of …

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The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack – TechCrunch

The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack – TechCrunch At some point in the future, while riding along in a car, a kid may ask their parent about a distant time in the past when people used steering wheels and pedals to control an automobile. Of course, …

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Former Medicare chief Andy Slavitt formally launches Town Hall Ventures to invest in healthcare – TechCrunch

Former Medicare chief Andy Slavitt formally launches Town Hall Ventures to invest in healthcare – TechCrunch Town Hall Ventures launches today as the latest venture investment firm to take a stab at transforming the woefully broken U.S. health care market through technology. What Town Hall has that many other firms …

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Making policing more responsive, Spidr Tech raises $2.5 million – TechCrunch

Across the country, police brutality and the series of fatal shootings of mostly black men have soured many on the role that police officers play in the community. To combat those negative assessments police forces are turning to an array of new technologies from body cameras, new communications technologies, and …

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Oscar Health raises $165 million at reported $3B valuation – TechCrunch

Oscar Health, the startup run by Josh Kushner (yes, brother of Jared), has raised $165 million at a reported valuation of $3.2 billion, CNBC’s Christina Farr reports. The funding comes from Alphabet’s Capital G investment company and Verily life sciences corporation, Founders Fund, and others. Oscar’s goal is to outpace …

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