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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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Alibaba goes big on Russia with joint venture focused on gaming, shopping and more – TechCrunch

Alibaba goes big on Russia with joint venture focused on gaming, shopping and more – TechCrunch Alibaba is doubling down on Russia after the Chinese e-commerce giant launched a joint venture with one of the country’s leading internet companies. Russia is said to have over 70 million internet users, around …

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Jack Ma says he isn’t about to retire from Alibaba but is planning a gradual succession – TechCrunch

Jack Ma says he isn’t about to retire from Alibaba but is planning a gradual succession – TechCrunch Reports of Jack Ma’s impending retirement are greatly exaggerated, it seems. Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, has pushed back on claims that he is on the cusp of leaving the $420 billion …

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Security tokens will be coming soon to an exchange near you – TechCrunch

Security tokens will be coming soon to an exchange near you – TechCrunch Sunny Dhillon Contributor More posts by this contributor The rise of experiential commerce Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazon While cryptocurrencies have generated the lion’s share of investment and attention to date, I’m more excited …

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Golden Gate Ventures hits first close on new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Golden Gate Ventures hits first close on new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch One of the fascinating things about watching an emerging startup ecosystem is that it isn’t just companies that are scaling, the very VC firms that feed them are growing themselves, too. That’s perhaps best embodied …

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Malta paves the way for a decentralized stock exchange – TechCrunch

Malta paves the way for a decentralized stock exchange – TechCrunch Malta AKA “Blockchain Island” has been making waves lately in the world of cryptocurrency and governance. Their latest move involves the crypto exchange Binance and the ICO builders at Neufund. The plan is simple: Neufund will help MSX, the …

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Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm – TechCrunch

Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm – TechCrunch Alibaba is investing big bucks into offline distribution. The Chinese e-commerce giant has forked out $2.23 billion in exchange for a sizeable piece of Focus Media, a Shanghai-based company that operates outdoor digital advertising screens across China, …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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Saga is the thinking person’s cryptocurrency – TechCrunch

As we enter the third age of crypto – the first being Satoshi’s White Paper phase and the second being the exchange phase – we find ourselves in a maze of twisty tokens, all different. Enter Saga. Created by Israeli VC Ido Sadeh Man and investor Moshe Hogeg, Saga a …

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