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Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty

Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty Sila Technologies, the battery materials company that has partnered with BMW and Daimler, landed $45 million in new funding and hired two high-profile executives, including Kurt Kelty, who led the battery cell team at Tesla for more than a decade. […]

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Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator

Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators will join forces. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub has acquired Nairobi based iHub — CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani confirmed to TechCrunch. The purchase amount is undisclosed, but Tijani said CcHub will finance the deal out […]

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CRV hires Anna Khan as a general partner focused on enterprise

CRV hires Anna Khan as a general partner focused on enterprise CRV, formerly known as Charles River Ventures, has hired Anna Khan as its 10th general partner. Khan joins from Bessemer Venture Partners where she’s served as a vice president since 2016. CRV invests across industries, with a portfolio that includes Bird […]

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Ford acquires software company Journey Holding

Ford acquires software company Journey Holding Ford has agreed to acquire Journey Holding Corporation, a company that has developed vehicle tracking software and app-based technology designed for public transportation, as the automaker seeks to scale up its new mobility business. Journey Holding will be housed under Ford Smart Mobility, a Ford subsidiary […]

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The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

The Knight Foundation launches 0,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of […]

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Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in China

Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in China Salesforce, the 20-year-old leader in customer relationship management (CRM) tools, is making a foray into Asia by working with one of the country’s largest tech firms, Alibaba. Alibaba will be the exclusive provider of Salesforce to enterprise customers in mainland China, Hong Kong, […]

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Amazon expands Transparency anti-counterfeit codes to Europe, India and Canada

Amazon expands Transparency anti-counterfeit codes to Europe, India and Canada Amazon is no stranger to the nefarious forces of e-commerce: fake reviews, counterfeit goods and scams have all reared their heads on its marketplace in one place or another, with some even accusing it of turning a blind eye to them since, […]

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Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control

Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control In an all-hands meeting this afternoon, the scooter and bike-sharing phenom Lime announced co-founder and chief executive officer Toby Sun would transition out of the C-suite to focus on company culture and R&D. Brad Bao, a Lime co-founder and long-time Tencent executive, […]

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China’s Source Code Capital raises $570M as it builds a powerful investor network

China’s Source Code Capital raises 0M as it builds a powerful investor network Source Code Capital, the venture capital firm that’s backed some of China’s most prominent tech unicorns and boasts a network of high-profile investors and founders, announced Monday it has closed a new $570 million fund as it continues to […]

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The Wing poaches Snap’s comms director

The Wing poaches Snap’s comms director Women-focused co-working space The Wing has hired Rachel Racusen as vice president of communications. Racusen has been the director of communications at Snap, the developer of Snapchat, since late 2016. Racusen’s exit represents the latest in a series of departures at the “camera company.” Earlier this […]

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