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Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million – TechCrunch

Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million – TechCrunch Acorn Biolabs wants consumers to pay them to store genetic material in a bet that the increasing advances in targeted genetic therapies will yield better healthcare results down the line. The company’s pitch is to “Save …

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Apple losses trigger a plunge in U.S. markets – TechCrunch

Apple losses trigger a plunge in U.S. markets – TechCrunch Bad news from Apple and signs of slowing international and domestic growth sent stocks tumbling in Thursday trading on all of the major markets. Investors erased some $75 billion in value from Apple alone… an amount known technically as a shit …

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Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day – TechCrunch

Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day – TechCrunch Twas the last trading day before Christmas, and on the trading floorMost stocks were falling, and then falling some more;Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin all the banks had called,In hopes that full coffers were still in their vaults; The analysts …

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Moglix raises $23M to digitize India’s manufacturing supply chain – TechCrunch

Moglix raises $23M to digitize India’s manufacturing supply chain – TechCrunch We hear a lot about India’s e-commerce battle between Walmart, which bought Flipkart for $17 billion, and Amazon. But over in the B2B space, Moglix — an e-commerce service for buying manufacturing products that’s been making strides — today …

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Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the …

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Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for …

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Tesla picks telco executive Robyn Denholm to replace Elon Musk as chairman – TechCrunch

Tesla picks telco executive Robyn Denholm to replace Elon Musk as chairman – TechCrunch Elon Musk’s replacement as the chair of Tesla has been named and it is Robyn Denholm, an Australian executive who has been a director with the electric vehicle firm since 2014. Denholm is currently CFO of …

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A long and winding road to new copyright legislation – TechCrunch

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation – TechCrunch Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European …

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Investors like Walmart and Microsoft back Team8’s cybersecurity venture studio with $85 million – TechCrunch

Investors like Walmart and Microsoft back Team8’s cybersecurity venture studio with $85 million – TechCrunch The Israeli cybersecurity venture studio Team8 has raised $85 million in new financing from a clutch of new and returning strategic investors including Walmart, Airbus, SoftBank, and Microsoft’s investment arm, M-12. The studio’s plans to raise a …

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Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV – TechCrunch

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV – TechCrunch Backed with nearly $87 million in venture capital funding from GV, Oak HC/FT and F-Prime Capital, Quartet Health was founded in 2014 by Arun Gupta, Steve Shulman and David Wennberg to improve access …

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