Solve the ‘dead equity’ problem with a longer founder vesting schedule

The four-year vesting schedule that the typical startup uses today is a problem waiting to happen. Here's how you can fix it forever.

Robotic kitchen startup YPC raises a $1.8M seed round

Montreal-based YPC Technologies today announced that it has raised a $1.8 million seed round. Led by Hike Ventures and Real Ventures, the funding includes participation from Toyota AI Ventures and Uphill Capital, among others, designed to help the company pilot its kitchen robotics technology.

As Blizzard sunsets StarCraft II, some of its key creators raise cash for a new gaming studio

Even as Blizzard pulls the plug on new updates for its StarCraft II game, nearly a decade after its launch, gaming investors are financing the next new thing coming from key members of the game’s early development team. Blizzard vets Tim Morten,

As startups accelerate in record Q3, Europe and Asia rack up huge VC results

Venture capital activity in Europe and Asia saw a strong return to form in Q3, data indicates. The two continents enjoyed more venture capital investment into their local startups than in some time, underscoring that strong VC results the United States saw in the third quarter were not a fluke,

Leading a $15 million round, Prosus Ventures makes the challenger bank Klar its first bet in Mexico

Klar, a new online bank based in Mexico City, has become the first big bet that Prosus Ventures (the firm formerly known as Naspers Ventures) is taking in Latin America outside of Brazil. Founded by Stefan Moller, a former consultant at Bain & Co. who advised large banks,

Sym raises $9M Series A for its security workflow platform

Sym, a new platform that makes it easier for developers to integrate security and privacy workflows into their process, today announced that it has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Amplify Partners. Earlier this year,

Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary and John Vrionis join Extra Crunch Live today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary and John Vrionis are joining us over at the Extra Crunch Live stage! The Unusual Ventures team has investments spanning the consumer and enterprise space, including Robinhood, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, Winnie and more.

Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns

As the coming of winter combined with the coronavirus continues to put new restrictions on peoples’ movements, location-based apps are on the rise again. People are looking to find out who is close to them. Who is in their community.

This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019.

Original Content podcast: It’s hard to resist the silliness of ‘Emily in Paris’

“Emily in Paris,” a new series on Netflix, has provoked skeptical responses from actual Parisians who are happy to point out the abundant clichés in its story of a young American (played by Lily Collins) who takes a last-minute transfer to a marketing agency in Paris.

Three views on the future of media startups

The Equity crew this week chewed through a trio of media stories, each dealing with private companies and their successes. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Axios was growing rapidly and near profitability.

想减肥,从细嚼慢咽做起!

多项研究证实,吃饭时细嚼慢咽有助于减少热量摄入。想做一个“慢食族”?只需7个简单步骤就可以轻松做到!

【一些事晚报】iPhone关机也能被监听 互联网金融改变世界

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UK broadband "unambitious and inadequate"

The Federation of Small Businesses, or FSB, has criticised the government for an unambitious and inadequate broadband policy. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/14/uk-broadband-unambitious-and-inadequate/

名人微博评论区各种欢喜、各种萌,让我们一句话总结

微博欢乐多,微博评论区的欢乐更多!如果你有心浏览一下名人们的微博评论区,你会惊讶地发现,其实很多网友的意见还是挺统一的!   不信,看看九哥如何用一句话总结名人微博评论区。   

13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees

An anonymous reader writes Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on trees. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl,

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Sides Weigh Gains

JERUSALEM — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

新iPhone开售一个月热度不减排队人更多了

威锋网讯,库克在昨天的发布会上称新 iPhone 是苹果历史上销售速度最快的智能手机,该手机在发布的第一个月就迎来了高潮,如果你不相信的话,看看在纽约第五大道 Apple Store 目前排队购物新 iPhone 的人群就可以知道了。  

【论文故事】违反规则的人,被冷落多于被指责

研究发现,当面对违反社会规范的行为时,人们更愿意在稍后对违反者的帮助请求置之不理,而不是对其违反行为本身提出指责。

英语流利说:技术基因如何扎进在线口语学习的土壤

针对联想预装Superfish 美律师行或准备发起集体诉讼

上周IT界最沸沸扬扬的事件莫过于,联想在其硬件中预装Superfish广告软件这一事被媒体曝光。Superfish会在用户电脑上安装自签名证书,劫持用户浏览的HTTPS/HTTP网页,插入广告。

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