A look at the top trends exciting NYC’s consumer VCs

To learn more about the next wave of consumer startup investment outside Silicon Valley, I’m speaking to leading B2C-focused investors in various hubs about the trends they’re excited about right now.  Recently, I shared the responses from several London-based investors; today,

Securing A Huge Growth Round

Pitching VCs is a serious challenge at any stage, but asking for a $30-60 million check is usually the sale of a founder’s life. Convincing an investor to accept a valuation that most normal people think you’d deserve in a year’s time (at best) piles on the challenge.

Idinvest shares some trends on European consumer tech

French VC firm Idinvest has compiled some data about the European tech ecosystem. The firm has decided to focus on consumer tech in general, and there are some interesting trends that I’m going to break out here. You can read the full report here. The team has analyzed and surveyed 1,

LanzaJet launches to make renewable jet fuel a reality

Over a fifteen year stretch, LanzaTech has developed technologies that can turn carbon emissions into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Today, the company announced the spinout of LanzaJet alongside its corporate partners Mitsui, Suncor, and All Nippon Airways,

Facebook strikes global licensing deal with Indian music label Saregama

Facebook said on Wednesday it has entered into a global deal with Saregama, one of India’s oldest music labels, to license its music for video and other social experiences across its eponymous service and Instagram. This partnership,

Workforce training app developer Poka adds strategic investor Schneider Electric

Poka, a workforce training app and software service for industrial companies, has added SE Ventures, the venture capital arm of the European energy and automation conglomerate Schneider Electric to its roster of backers.

Facebook and PayPal invest in Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant GoJek

Facebook and PayPal have made investments in GoJek, joining Google and Tencent among other high-profile technology companies that have backed the five-year-old Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm that has expanded to food delivery and mobile payments in recent years. Facebook,

Google pulls ‘Remove China Apps’ from Play Store

Remove China Apps, an app that gained popularity in India in recent weeks and did exactly what its name suggests, has been pulled from the Play Store. The top trending app in India,

Bird shuts down Circ operations in Middle East, scraps as many as 10,000 scooters

Bird has shut down scooter sharing in several cities in the Middle East, an operation that was managed by Circ, the micromobility startup it acquired in January. About 100 Circ employees have been laid off and as many as 10,

Andreessen Horowitz launches free crypto startup school

Last month, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) general partner Chris Dixon announced at TechCrunch Disrupt that the VC firm would run a free crypto startup school. And the company is officially launching its school today. Applications are now open and you have four weeks to apply. With this initiative,

Every startup is a bank–or wants to be

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test faci

Lyft has another year of building out its autonomous driving program under its belt, and the ride-hailing company has been expanding its testing steadily throughout 2019. The company says that it’s now driving four times more miles on a quarterly basis than it was just six months ago,

Xbox Live有望支持Android和iOS游戏

微软Xbox Live主要被用在Windows 和 Windows Phone 系统之中,以此获得游戏成就、朋友列表和游戏配对。不过微软的野心不止于此,近日Xbox Live正在测试新的服务,有望实现对Android和iOS游戏服务的支持,成为真正的跨平台服务。

QClub大连站:思维导图专场现场回顾

3月22日下午一点钟,QClub大连站2014年的第二次活动如期举行。这一期活动的主题是思维导图,是一个比较有趣的话题,不仅吸引了众多程序员朋友前来参加,而且还有不少并非从事软件开发的朋友也和朋友一起前来。 By 侯伯薇

New Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri plots acquisitions, patent deals and big, fat growth

Following the sale of its devices and services unit to Microsoft for €5.4 billion (£4.6 billion), the company is in a position where it can strengthen by making acquisitions of its own. Read more: http://www.itproportal.

在家自建光伏发电站 每年可赚数千元

5月4日,上海地方光伏补贴政策终于正式对外公布。根据新版《上海市可再生能源和新能源发展专项资金扶持办法》,分布式光伏的“度电补贴”金额为工商业用户0.25元/千瓦时,个人用户0.

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

An anonymous reader points out that UK authorities have warned that sharing the video of the James Foley murder could lead to prosecution under anti-terror laws.

索尼遭袭事件调查:这是一次前所未有的黑客袭击

据路透社的报道,索尼影视娱乐公司(下称“索尼影业”)在前不久遭到黑客袭击之后聘请网络安全公司FireEye进行了调查,负责此次调查的专家团队负责人凯文•曼地亚(Kevin Mandia)在发送给索尼影业总裁迈克尔·林顿(Michael Lynton)的邮件中表示,此次针对索尼影业的袭击是一个“有组织的团体”发动的一次精心策划、前所未有的大规模网络袭击。

11 Christmas confessions from people who can't wait for Dec. 26

On Dec. 25, when you are four glasses deep on spiked eggnog and contemplating your life choices up to this point, remember that you're not aloneOther people just like you will also be soaked in holiday-induced ennui, and the best thing to do is embrace it.See also:

跑步、听歌二合一,Sony Smart B-Trainer 动手玩

虽然我们不停把「追求健康身体」挂在口边,但大多都是三分钟热度,毕竟做运动,尤其是跑步会比较容易感到沉闷。所以不少人都会选择听着喜爱歌曲一同跑步,如果耳边还有一个虚拟教练陪伴,会不会更有趣呢?

[视频]在微软工作是什么样子?充分自由的弹性时间

在纳德拉上台以来微软迎来了数次重大内部机构调整和裁员,使臃肿且低效的机构重新焕发出强劲的动力,但同时也需要注入更多的新鲜血液。今天更新的商业宣传视频中微软向人才发出邀请,不仅能够使用我们熟知和深爱的先进技术,而且能够享受弹性时间并通过某些全新方式来完成工作。微软在视频中想让我们知道一起工作是多么的和谐融洽。

On-demand staffing startup HourlyNerd lands $22 million Series C

HourlyNerd, a Boston-based, startup aspires to be more than an on-demand staffing service for skilled employees. It wants to be a full-service platform for large companies to change the way they think about employees. “If you think about a company today,

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