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Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team – TechCrunch

Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team – TechCrunch Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will …

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President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in …

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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in – TechCrunch

A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in – TechCrunch Yoav Leitersdorf Contributor More posts by this contributor Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead Ofer Schreiber Contributor More posts by this contributor Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments …

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Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies – TechCrunch

Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies – TechCrunch The up to $818 million deal between Locus Biosciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) that was announced yesterday points toward a new path for CRISPR gene …

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Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant – TechCrunch

Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant – TechCrunch The founder of Korea’s Nexon, one of the biggest gaming companies on the planet, today appeared to acknowledge his intention to sell his controlling interest for around $9 billion. The divestment has been a hot …

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Alibaba-backed Hellobike bags new funds as it marches into ride-hailing – TechCrunch

Alibaba-backed Hellobike bags new funds as it marches into ride-hailing – TechCrunch 2018 has been a rough year for China’s bike-sharing giants. Alibaba-backed Ofo pulled out of dozens of international cities as it fought with a severe cash crunch. Tencent-backed Mobike puts a brake on expansion after it was sold to …

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Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company – TechCrunch

Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company – TechCrunch I’ve been fortunate to have been part of half a dozen exits this year, and have seen the process work smoothly, and other times, like a roller coaster with only the most tenuous connection …

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LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M – TechCrunch

LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M – TechCrunch LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the US, has raised $2 million to develop its business. The company graduated from Y Combinator’s most recent program in the U.S. and, fuelled by the …

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Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO – TechCrunch

Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO – TechCrunch Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder — stepped down to be replaced by Lazada executive president Pierre Poignant. Alibaba owns more than 90 percent …

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