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As the new year beckons European investors start moving into new roles

As the new year beckons European investors start moving into new roles As the Holiday Season approaches, new jobs for players in the tech ecosystem beckon. And this is no less true for investors. Two notable moves have recently happened that are worthy of note in the European scene. The first is […]

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Vinted, the second-hand clothes marketplace, raises $141M at a $1B+ valuation

Vinted, the second-hand clothes marketplace, raises 1M at a B+ valuation The market for second-hand clothes — the “circular economy” as it’s sometimes called — has been on the rise in the last several years, fuelled by economic crunches, a desire to make more responsible and less wasteful fashion choices, and a […]

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Virgin Galactic begins ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ for first paying customers

Virgin Galactic begins ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ for first paying customers Virgin Galactic has begun its ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ this week, which is being run out of Under Armour Global HQ to start. Under Armour is Virgin Galactic’s partner on its official astronaut uniforms, which its first paying space tourists will don on […]

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Signal AI taps $25M for public data-based market intelligence that spots trends and risks

Signal AI taps M for public data-based market intelligence that spots trends and risks Media monitoring — where news sources and other public information outlets are scanned regularly for mentions of specific organizations — is a well established service used by companies for market intelligence and to measure sentiment around their businesses. […]

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PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association

PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association PayPal is the first company to walk away from Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. PayPal’s decision to take its ball and go home was first reported by The Wall Street Journal . “PayPal has made the decision to forgo further participation […]

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Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe

Lookiero closes M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and […]

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NASA’s new HPE-built supercomputer will prepare for landing Artemis astronauts on the Moon

NASA’s new HPE-built supercomputer will prepare for landing Artemis astronauts on the Moon NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have teamed up to build a new supercomputer, which will serve NASA’s Ames Research Center in California and develop models and simulations of the landing process for Artemis Moon missions. The new supercomputer […]

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The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF

The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF The vast enterprise tech category is Silicon Valley’s richest, and today it’s poised to change faster than ever before. That’s probably the biggest reason to come to TechCrunch’s first-ever show focused entirely on enterprise. But here are five more […]

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Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries

Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries For a long, long time, renewable energy proponents have considered advancements in battery technology to be the holy grail of the industry. Advancements in energy storage has been among the hardest to achieve economically thanks to the incredibly tricky chemistry […]

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Peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter raises $10M as it looks to grow globally

Peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter raises M as it looks to grow globally Obviously, not everyone owns their boat, and boat ownership is far more unique than car ownership – which makes it maybe an ideal category for peer-to-peer marketplace rentals. P2P boat rental startup Boatsetter recognized this opportunity, and is now […]

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