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How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch Back in 2008, as the global financial crisis was only just beginning to tear at the fabric of the U.S. economy, entrepreneurs in San Francisco were already hard at work on potential patches. This was the beginning of what’s now …

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Toast launches a new handheld device and kitchen display system for restaurants – TechCrunch

Toast launches a new handheld device and kitchen display system for restaurants – TechCrunch Toast, the Boston-based technology developer for the restaurant industry, has launched a new handheld point-of-sale device and a kitchen display system to integrate the front and back of any restaurant. Using the devices any waiter can …

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Gingko Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion

Boston biotech startup Gingko Bioworks has announced the raise of $275 million in Series D funding to build out its Bioworks3 production facility. The funding comes from previous investors Viking Global, Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Cascade Investment, Bill Gates, as well as new investor, General Atlantic. The company previously raised over …

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Where and why venture capitalists invest close to home

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Public market investors have the luxury of being able to make, invest and move their money anywhere they’d like. But the same isn’t true for startup investors, who, if conventional wisdom is to …

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