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Knotel acquires 42Floors in order to build the blockchain of property – TechCrunch

Another day, another blockchain project. This time sources are reporting that Knotel – an office space rental service in Manhattan – has acquired 42Floors, a commercial real estate...

Streaks – AVC

My son told me he wanted to learn Japanese. I told him to check out our portfolio company Duolingo‘s awesome language learning product of the same name. He told me that he...

marketing tension in product-first companies

One of the lures when I joined Intercom in 2014 was that it sold itself as a product-first company. We continue to repeat that mantra to ourselves today, and we...

Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader – TechCrunch

Kairos, the face recognition technology used for brand marketing, has announced the acquisition of EmotionReader. EmotionReader is a Limerick, Ireland-based startup that uses algorithms to analyze facial expressions around video content....

Email security startup Tessian raises $13M led by Balderton and Accel – TechCrunch

Tessian (formerly called CheckRecipient), the London-based startup that is deploying machine learning to improve email security, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Balderton Capital,...

Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation at andrewchen

(📷 lime) The scooter startups are way more important than you think, or in emoji-speak: 🛴+📱=🤖🚗🚁. Let me explain. Right now, scooters are a lot of things – fun, cute, adventurous – but...

Revolut announces a Robinhood-like trading product – TechCrunch

Fintech startup Revolut likes to announce new things all the time. Even though nothing is going live today, it’s interesting to see where the startup is heading. The company is...

Monzo partners with TransferWise for international payments – TechCrunch

“So what’s going on here then?” I ask. “Two good friends just got even better ,” replies TransferWise co-founder Kristo Käärmann laughing, while Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield, who is also...

Dropbox’s viral growth, Uber’s tricky funnels, and future growth channels at andrewchen

tldr; Here’s 5 quick takeaways Collaborative tools like Dropbox and Slack benefit from built-in virality, where teams adopt them together – and they represent a tidal wave of software products that truly...

Sexual harassment suit filed against Pilot AI co-founders and investor NEA – TechCrunch

Rachel Moore, the former director of Product at computer vision startup Pilot AI, is suing its co-founders CTO Robert Elliot English and CEO Jonathan Su for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation...

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