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Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy. Here, the examples of the 19th and 20th century inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are instructive. Even as aspiring entrepreneurs …

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KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets – TechCrunch

KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets – TechCrunch KZen, a company run by former TC editor Ouriel Ohayon, has raised $4 million in seed to build a “better wallet,” obviously the elusive Holy Grail in the crypto world. Benson Oak Ventures, Samsung Next, Elron Ventures invested. …

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Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA – TechCrunch

Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA – TechCrunch Today in lovely Beirut, Lebanon TechCrunch held its first Startup Battlefield in the country. Over 700 people watched the show on site, which featured speakers from throughout the Middle East and 15 startups competing in Startup Battlefield. A …

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We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch

We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA here in Beirut, where 15 startups will be taking the stage, along with speakers from Facebook (our partner on the event through its FB Start program), Instabug, Eventus, Wuzzuf, Careem …

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SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US – TechCrunch

SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US – TechCrunch Investment firm SparkLabs has run accelerator programs across APAC, now it has announced its first that’ll be based on U.S. soil and it’s a cybersecurity and blockchain program that’ll be located in Washington, D.C. from next …

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Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins – TechCrunch

Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins – TechCrunch Mary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins to build a new fund and she’s taking the firm’s growth team with her. The news, first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch, is the latest high-level departure at …

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Verizon declines to comment on WSJ report saying Tim Armstrong is in talks to leave Oath – TechCrunch

Verizon declines to comment on WSJ report saying Tim Armstrong is in talks to leave Oath – TechCrunch The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Tim Armstrong is in talks to leave Verizon as soon as next month. Armstrong heads up the carrier giant’s digital and advertising division, Oath (formerly …

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Yahoo still scans your emails for ads — even if its rivals won’t – TechCrunch

Yahoo still scans your emails for ads — even if its rivals won’t – TechCrunch You’re not the only one reading your emails. A deep dive in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday dug out new details on a massive email scanning operation by Oath, the Verizon-owned subsidiary that’s the …

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One Medical raises $350 million from Carlyle Group to help double up offices and offerings – TechCrunch

One Medical raises $350 million from Carlyle Group to help double up offices and offerings – TechCrunch One Medical has confirmed to TechCrunch it has closed on funding from the Carlyle Group for a new cash infusion worth $350 million. This announcement follows an earlier report this week One Medical …

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