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Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell

Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week I wrote about the startups we lost in 2019. Before that, I noted […]

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In the shadow of Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle startups are having a moment

In the shadow of Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle startups are having a moment Venture capital investment exploded across a number of geographies in 2019 despite the constant threat of an economic downturn. San Francisco, of course, remains the startup epicenter of the world, shutting out all other geographies when it comes to […]

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After IPOs and acquisitions, a look at Utah’s biggest venture rounds of 2019

After IPOs and acquisitions, a look at Utah’s biggest venture rounds of 2019 Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This morning we’re dialing into some late-stage venture activity in Utah. Why? Because Utah has become a hotbed of […]

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St. Louis-based Summersalt raises $17.3 million for its direct-to-consumer clothing line

St. Louis-based Summersalt raises .3 million for its direct-to-consumer clothing line The midwest may not be known as the fashion capital of the world (or even the U.S.), but its place in the consumer retail firmament is secure through L Brands and its Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works subsidiaries. Now, […]

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Meet Utah’s next unicorn

Meet Utah’s next unicorn Weave, a developer of patient communications software focused on the dental and optometry market, was the first Utah-headquartered company to graduate from Y Combinator in 2014. Now, it’s poised to enter a small but growing class startups in the ‘Silicon Slopes’ to garner ‘unicorn’ status. The business announced […]

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Patch Homes locks in $5m Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt

Patch Homes locks in m Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt Homeownership has long been touted as the American dream. But rising rates of mortgage debt, student loan debt, or otherwise are making the pursuit of homeownership a nightmare. Debt burdened individuals or those with inconsistent or tight cash […]

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Energy Vault raises $110 million from SoftBank Vision Fund as energy storage grabs headlines

Energy Vault raises 0 million from SoftBank Vision Fund as energy storage grabs headlines Imagine a moving tower made of huge cement bricks weighing 35 metric tons. The movement of these massive blocks is powered by wind or solar power plants and is a way to store the energy those plants generate. […]

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ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition

ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using facial recognition software to trawl through millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states to search and find suspects. News broke over the weekend that the FBI and immigration officials access images — often without obtaining […]

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Check out the breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Mobility

Check out the breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Mobility TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10 in San Jose is fast approaching. Get ready for a superb lineup of speakers like Dmitri Dolgov (Waymo), Eric Allison (Uber) and Summer Craze Fowler (Argo AI). See the full agenda here. In addition to the outstanding […]

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Fifty years of the internet

Fifty years of the internet Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, […]

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