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KODIAK ROBOTICS' FOUNDER SAYS TIGHT FOCUS ON AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS IS WORKING

Kodiak Robotics is one of the last private autonomous vehicles companies focused on trucking that is still standing. Nearly all the...

GROWTH ROUNDUP: INVESTING IN COMMUNITY, TARGETING DEVELOPERS, NEW MARKETER RECS

“The best thing a startup can do, and I'm seeing it happen more and more, is investing in community early on,” growth marketing expert...

 
 
 
Extra Crunch roundup: Livestream e-commerce, growth marketing interviews, CEO for a day

EXTRA CRUNCH ROUNDUP: LIVESTREAM E-COMMERCE, GROWTH MARKETING INTERVIEWS, CEO FOR A DAY

This year, livestream viewers in China are projected to spend more than $60 billion on digital shopping experiences that let them interact...

The DL on CockroachDB

THE DL ON COCKROACHDB

As college students at Berkeley, Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis created a successful open-source graphics program, GIMP, which got...

 
 
 
Check out the all-star speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in August

CHECK OUT THE ALL-STAR SPEAKERS JOINING US ON EXTRA CRUNCH LIVE IN AUGUST

Extra Crunch Live has taught us a lot. From how Retail Zipline's Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital to how...

Lenskart valued at $2.5 billion following $220 million investment from Temasek and Falcon Edge Capital

LENSKART VALUED AT $2.5 BILLION FOLLOWING $220 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM TEMASEK AND FALCON EDGE CAPITAL

Temasek and Falcon Edge Capital have led a $220 million investment in Indian omni-channel eyewear retailer Lenskart , valuing the Bangalore-based...

 
 
 
Kamereo gets $4.6M to connect farmers and F&B businesses in Vietnam

KAMEREO GETS $4.6M TO CONNECT FARMERS AND F&B BUSINESSES IN VIETNAM

While working as the chief operating officer of a pizza chain in Vietnam, Taku Tanaka saw how difficult it is for restaurants to connect...

How F1 got the data crunched for its new race car

HOW F1 GOT THE DATA CRUNCHED FOR ITS NEW RACE CAR

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It's inspired by what the weekday Exchange column...

 
 
 
Abodu raises $20M to build prefabricated backyard homes

ABODU RAISES $20M TO BUILD PREFABRICATED BACKYARD HOMES

The need for more affordable housing has never been more urgent as a shortage in the U.S. housing market persists. Startups attempting...

Egyptian social e-commerce platform Taager raises $6.4M led by 4DX Ventures

EGYPTIAN SOCIAL E-COMMERCE PLATFORM TAAGER RAISES $6.4M LED BY 4DX VENTURES

The global social market is rapidly growing. With over 1.25 million online social sellers in Egypt alone, the Egyptian social e-commerce...

 
 
 
YC-backed Deskimo, an on-demand coworking space app, launches in Singapore and Hong Kong

YC-BACKED DESKIMO, AN ON-DEMAND COWORKING SPACE APP, LAUNCHES IN SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG

Arcc, a coworking space in Singapore available for bookings on Deskimo Part of Y Combinator's current batch, Deskimo wants to make...

Toyota's Woven Planet acquires HD mapping startup Carmera

TOYOTA'S WOVEN PLANET ACQUIRES HD MAPPING STARTUP CARMERA

Woven Planet Holdings - an entity created by Toyota to invest in, develop and eventually bring future of transportation technologies...

 
 
 
Massachusetts startup OPT Industries is perfecting a 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 tests

MASSACHUSETTS STARTUP OPT INDUSTRIES IS PERFECTING A 3D-PRINTED NASAL SWAB FOR COVID-19 TESTS

In 2020 and 2021, we all became well-acquainted with nasal swabs. But small sticks we stuck up our noses, it turns out, were harder...

Investment app Syfe raises $29.6M Series B led by returning investor Valar Ventures

INVESTMENT APP SYFE RAISES $29.6M SERIES B LED BY RETURNING INVESTOR VALAR VENTURES

Syfe founder Dhruv Arora Investment apps in Southeast Asia are attracting a lot of funding, and now some are raising fast follow-on...

 
 
 
Extra Crunch roundup: Crucial API metrics, US startup funding, advanced SEO tactics

EXTRA CRUNCH ROUNDUP: CRUCIAL API METRICS, US STARTUP FUNDING, ADVANCED SEO TACTICS

On a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live , Retail Zipline founder Melissa Wong and Emergence Capital investor Lotti Siniscalco joined...

CARSOME GROUP WILL ACQUIRE ICAR ASIA IN A DEAL WORTH $200M

Southeast Asia's car marketplace wars are going into high drive. Today Carsome Group , one of the region's largest online used car...

 
 
 
Whisper Aero emerges from stealth to quiet drones and air taxis

WHISPER AERO EMERGES FROM STEALTH TO QUIET DRONES AND AIR TAXIS

The skies are on the cusp of getting busier - and louder - as drone delivery and electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft...

Dovetail, the venture studio that has worked with startups like Afterpay, is raising a new fund

DOVETAIL, THE VENTURE STUDIO THAT HAS WORKED WITH STARTUPS LIKE AFTERPAY, IS RAISING A NEW FUND

Dovetail co-founders Ash Fogelberg and Nick Frandsen Based in Sydney and Auckland, Dovetail is a full-service venture studio that works...

 
 
 
Virgin Galactic and Richard Branson celebrate launch of first passengers into space

VIRGIN GALACTIC AND RICHARD BRANSON CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF FIRST PASSENGERS INTO SPACE

Virgin Galactic has successfully taken its first passengers to space, including its billionaire founder Richard Branson. The event,...

TikTok wants you to send video resumes directly to brands to land your next gig

TIKTOK WANTS YOU TO SEND VIDEO RESUMES DIRECTLY TO BRANDS TO LAND YOUR NEXT GIG

A new pilot program from TikTok would inject a little LinkedIn into the youthful video-based social network. TikTok announced that...