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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation – TechCrunch

On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation – TechCrunch CapitalG, the growth equity arm of Alphabet, has led the $185 million round in Convoy, its first investment in the Seattle-based tech-enabled trucking network. The round brings Convoy’s total raised to $265 million and values the company at $1 …

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uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing – TechCrunch

uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing – TechCrunch 23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market. The company started out with a consumer gut health test to check whether your …

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Lime is pissed at San Francisco for denying it an e-scooter permit, claims ‘unlawful bias’ – TechCrunch

Lime is pissed at San Francisco for denying it an e-scooter permit, claims ‘unlawful bias’ – TechCrunch Lime is waging a war against the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency (SFMTA), claiming that the organization acted with “unlawful bias” and “sought to punish Lime” when it chose not to award the e-scooter and dockless …

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Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer – TechCrunch

Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer – TechCrunch Coinbase has made yet another addition to its c-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae, as its chief legal officer. The hiring …

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‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners – TechCrunch

‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners – TechCrunch It’s never particularly easy to raise a round of venture capital — but I think most experienced founders will tell you its not quite as bad the second or third time around, when …

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TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion – TechCrunch

TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion – TechCrunch TaskRabbit officially launched in Canada today. The on-demand network that connects people with “taskers,” or others willing to do their household chores or errands for a fee, is kicking off its Canadian expansion in the greater Toronto area before rolling out in Vancouver …

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Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch

Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs is nothing new, sadly the current crop …

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Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups – TechCrunch

Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups – TechCrunch Symantec is the latest private security company to offer its expertise to vulnerable political targets on the house. Today the company announced that it would extend its “Project Dolphin” service (dolphins eat phish, get it) to …

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Not to be overshadowed by the Apple Watch, AliveCor announces a new 6-lead ECG reader – TechCrunch

Not to be overshadowed by the Apple Watch, AliveCor announces a new 6-lead ECG reader – TechCrunch Apple’s announcement last week of a Watch with an FDA-approved ECG reader to track heart health looked to be the undoing of original ECG reader company AliveCor. But, to prove it still has …

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