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How VCs and founders see 2021 differently

HOW VCS AND FOUNDERS SEE 2021 DIFFERENTLY

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It's broadly based on the daily column that appears...

Instacart to eliminate about 2,000 jobs and GitHub head of HR resigns

INSTACART TO ELIMINATE ABOUT 2,000 JOBS AND GITHUB HEAD OF HR RESIGNS

Hey y'all. You've just landed on Human Capital, the weekly newsletter that details the latest in labor, and diversity and inclusion...

 
 
 

AUGMENTED REALITY AND THE NEXT CENTURY OF THE WEB

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it's here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox...

Work trips are making a $5 billion comeback

WORK TRIPS ARE MAKING A $5 BILLION COMEBACK

Would you bet millions of dollars on a corporate travel comeback? Doesn't matter. Andreessen Horowitz, Addition and Elad Gil are anyways. This...

 
 
 

ORIGINAL CONTENT PODCAST: ‘BRIDGERTON' IS AN ADDICTIVE REIMAGINING OF JANE AUSTEN-STYLE ROMANCE

“Bridgerton,” the Shondaland drama that launched last month on Netflix, offers a few key updates to the standard formula of Regency-era...

 
 
 

WATCH SPACEX LAUNCH ITS FIRST DEDICATED RIDESHARE MISSION LIVE, CARRYING A RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF SATELLITES

SpaceX is set to launch the very first of its dedicated rideshare missions - an offering it introduced in 2019 that allows small satellite...

HOW FINTECH AND SERIAL FOUNDERS DROVE AFRICAN PRE-SEED INVESTING TO NEW HEIGHTS IN 2020

When Stripe-subsidiary Paystack raised its seed round of $1.3 million in 2016, it was one of the largest disclosed rounds at that stage...

 
 
 

IS ANYTHING TOO BIG TO BE SPAC'D?

While many deemed 2020 the year of SPAC , short for special purpose acquisition company, 2021 may well make last year look quaint in...

Daily Crunch: Alphabet shuts down Loon

DAILY CRUNCH: ALPHABET SHUTS DOWN LOON

Alphabet pulls the plug on its internet balloon company, Apple is reportedly developing a new MacBook Air and Google threatens to pull...

 
 
 

THE FAR RIGHT'S FAVORITE REGISTRAR IS BUILDING ‘CENSORSHIP-RESISTANT' SERVERS

“The digital divide is now a matter of life and death for people who are unable to access essential healthcare information,” said UN...

End-to-end operators are the next generation of consumer business

END-TO-END OPERATORS ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSUMER BUSINESS

Roger Lee Contributor Share on Twitter Roger Lee is a general partner at Battery Ventures, based in Menlo Park, CA, who focuses on...

 
 
 
Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

EXTRA CRUNCH ROUNDUP: DIGITAL HEALTH VC SURVEY, EDTECH M&A, DEEP TECH MARKETING, MORE

I had my first telehealth consultation last year, and there's a high probability that you did, too. Since the pandemic began, consumer...

BACKED BY VINT CERF, EMORTAL WANTS TO PROTECT YOUR DIGITAL LEGACY FROM ‘BIT-ROT'

We are all pumping out data into the cloud. Some of it we'd like to keep forever. Emortal is a startup that wants to help you organize,...

 
 
 

DRUPAL'S JOURNEY FROM DORM-ROOM PROJECT TO BILLION-DOLLAR EXIT

Twenty years ago Drupal and Acquia founder Dries Buytaert was a college student at the University of Antwerp. He wanted to put his...

XBOX LIVE GOLD IS GETTING A BIG PRICE HIKE

In what feels like an attempt at kicking some bad news under the rug on a Friday, Microsoft announced this morning that the price of...

 
 
 

BOSTON GLOBE WILL CONSIDER PEOPLE'S REQUESTS TO HAVE ARTICLES ABOUT THEM ANONYMIZED

The Boston Globe is starting a new program by which people who feel an article at the newspaper is harmful to their reputation can...

EVGO TO GO PUBLIC VIA SPAC IN BID TO POWER EV CHARGING EXPANSION

EVgo, the wholly owned subsidiary of LS Power that owns and operates public fast chargers for electric vehicles, has reached a deal...

 
 
 

SOUNDING BOARD RAISES CASH AS STARTUPS WAKE UP TO EXECUTIVE COACHING

In an unprecedented work environment defined by distributed teams and virtual-only communication, two co-founders think their 2018...

Google refreshes its mobile search experience

GOOGLE REFRESHES ITS MOBILE SEARCH EXPERIENCE

Google today announced a subtle but welcome refresh of its mobile search experience. The idea here is to provide easier to read search...

 
 
 



January 23 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations

January 23 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations

Note: Bloomberg has great data on vaccinations. "Vaccinations in the U.S. began Dec. 14 with health-care workers, and so far 21.1 million shots have been given, according to a... Read more ...

Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on...

Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

Summary List Placement Moral convictions may not be the only reason that GOP lawmakers are turning their back on former President Donald Trump. Lawmakers who voted against... Read more ...

The Latest: Spain military commander out for jumping line

The Latest: Spain military commander out for jumping line

MADRID - Spain's top military commander has been forced to resign after he and other high-ranking officers violated established protocols and received the COVID-19 vaccine... Read more ...

The wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is arrested as mass...

The wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is arrested as mass protests defy Putin and call for his release from prison

Summary List Placement Russian opposition leader Alex Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has become one of more than 1,600 arrested during protests for his release from... Read more ...

Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan...

Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan will make the stock market bubble even worse

Summary List Placement Jeremy Grantham reiterated his stock market bubble concerns in a recent Bloomberg interview. He said Biden's $1.9 stimulus package will make the bubble... Read more ...

Mine OK'd in Trump's last days may boost Biden energy plan

Mine OK'd in Trump's last days may boost Biden energy plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. - One of the keys to President Joe Biden's $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies in a salt flat above a prehistoric volcano just south of... Read more ...

Larry King was known for interviewing celebrities and politicians, but he...

Larry King was known for interviewing celebrities and politicians, but he also had some unforgettable interviews with business leaders. Here's a roundup

Summary List Placement Emmy-winning broadcaster Larry King may be known for his interviews with major celebrities and politicians, but the television legend also interviewed... Read more ...

Schedule for Week of January 24, 2021

Schedule for Week of January 24, 2021

The key reports scheduled for this week are the advance estimate of Q4 GDP and December New Home sales. Other key indicators include December Personal Income and Outlays and... Read more ...

SpaceX scrubs Saturday's launch of 143 satellites, saying it would try again...

SpaceX scrubs Saturday's launch of 143 satellites, saying it would try again Sunday

Summary List Placement Elon Musk's SpaceX on Saturday said it had scrubbed its plan to launch a rocket with 143 satellites and other payload, adding that it would try again... Read more ...

This day trader just made the biggest trade of his career exploiting the...

This day trader just made the biggest trade of his career exploiting the momentum around bitcoin. Here's how he did it - and his 4-step strategy for identifying speculative themes to trade

Summary List Placement Ryan Hasson, a senior trader at Kershner Trading Group/SMB Capital, just made the biggest trade of his career on an over-the-counter bitcoin stock. Five... Read more ...