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4 sustainable industries where founders and VCs can see green by going green

4 sustainable industries where founders and VCs can see green by going green Now’s the time for sustainable investments to shine. There are billions of dollars in funding in both public and private markets dedicated to new sustainable investing and demand for consumers for a more conscious capitalism has never been stronger. […]

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Embedded finance might represent fintech’s future

Embedded finance might represent fintech’s future The fintech industry is on a tear. Popular consumer services like Robinhood to Coinbase and Revolut have managed to attract millions of customers, but the most interesting trend right now is embedded finance. Tech companies that don’t necessarily provide financial services can embed services from fintech […]

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How 3 remote-friendly tech companies plan to return to the office

How 3 remote-friendly tech companies plan to return to the office Six months ago, millions of workers left their offices for the last time without realizing it. Many would be laid off because of the pandemic, but for those fortunate to keep their jobs, some of their employers still haven’t determined whether […]

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CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal

CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, I got the chance to speak to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist who is a Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Feigl-Ding […]

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Ride-hailing was hit hard by COVID-19. Grab’s Russell Cohen on how the company adapted.

Ride-hailing was hit hard by COVID-19. Grab’s Russell Cohen on how the company adapted. A contactless Grab delivery Ride-hailing services around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Grab was no exception. The company is one of the most highly-valued tech startups in Southeast Asia, where it operates […]

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Meet the five startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt 2020

Meet the five startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt 2020 TechCrunch hosted an unusual Startup Battlefield this week — the founders, judges, audience and moderator (me) were all in different locations, doing our best to interact over WebEx. But the 20 startups still demonstrated their products and explained their visions, then were grilled […]

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Finance and the digital divide: a conversation with Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

Finance and the digital divide: a conversation with Tunde Kehinde of Lidya Small and medium businesses have been some of the hardest hit in the Covid-19 pandemic. And all that has been as true in emerging markets as it has been for SMBs in the developed world. Tunde Kehinde has had a front-row […]

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SmartNews’ Kaisei Hamamoto on how the app deals with media polarization

SmartNews’ Kaisei Hamamoto on how the app deals with media polarization Six years ago, SmartNews took on a major challenge. After launching in Japan in 2012, the news discovery app decided that its first international market would be the United States. During Disrupt, co-founder Kaisei Hamamoto talked about how SmartNews adapts its […]

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Blume Ventures’ Karthik Reddy on Indian startup ecosystem, geo-political tension with China and coronavirus

Blume Ventures’ Karthik Reddy on Indian startup ecosystem, geo-political tension with China and coronavirus Despite the coronavirus outbreak, which has slowed down deal-making across the world, dozens of startups in India have raised considerable amounts in recent months. Unacademy, which raised $110 million in February, closed a new round of $150 million […]

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SmartNews’ U.S. app unveils new features for the elections, COVID-19 and local weather

SmartNews’ U.S. app unveils new features for the elections, COVID-19 and local weather News discovery app SmartNews’ new election features for U.S. users At TechCrunch Disrupt today, SmartNews announced the release of major new features for the American version of its news discovery app, designed to make it easier for users to […]

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