Prime Movers Lab raises $245 million for second fund to invest in early stage science startups

After revealing its first fund just last year, a $100 million pool of investment capital dedicated to early stage startups focusing on sustainable food development, clean energy, health innovation and new space technologies, Prime Movers Lab is back with a second fund.

Justworks’ Series B pitch deck may be the most wonderfully simple deck I’ve ever seen

It may be tough to remember, but there was a time long ago when Justworks wasn’t a household name. Though its monthly revenue growth charts were up and to the right, it had not even broken the $100,000 mark. Even then, Bain Capital Venture’s Matt Harris felt confident in betting on the startup.

How investors are valuing the pandemic

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How capital-as-a-service can help you get your first check in 2021

“A lot of founders mix up raising money with making money.” This quote, which Career Karma founder Ruben Harris mentioned off-hand on a phone call with me, has been on my mind for months. In fact, raising money can cost you money, in the form of that sweet, sweet ownership and equity.

Storm Ventures promotes Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners

Storm Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on early stage B2B enterprise startups, announced this week that it has promoted Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners at the firm. The two new partners have worked their way up over the last several years.

This Week in Apps: Twitter targets creators, Clubhouse security, Spotify’s plans for paid podcasts

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020.

If you haven’t followed NFTs, here’s why you should start

Digital content has value, and crypto collectors are flocking to lay their namesake on the biggest collections of tomorrow.

6 Copenhagen investors share their outlook on investing in 2021

While Denmark and Copenhagen don’t often come up as a destination for European startups, it has a thriving local tech scene that’s home to some of the better startup conferences. After all, who doesn’t want to visit Copenhagen? A highly educated population, great universities,

DriveNets nabs $208M at a $1B+ valuation for its cloud-based alternative to network routers

People and businesses are relying on the internet to get things done more than ever before, an opportunity but also an infrastructure headache for service providers that need to scale quickly and reliably to meet that demand. Today, a startup that has built a clever,

Booksy raises $70M war chest to acquire salon appointment apps, expand internationally

Beauty and wellness appointment booking apps have proliferated of the last few years, but it appears the race is still on as today one of the leaders, Booksy, raises $70 million in a Series C round led by Cat Rock Capital, with participation from Sprints Capital. 

Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the mix

Lime is adding electric mopeds — painted in the company’s signature green — to its micromobility platform as the startup aims to own the spectrum of inner city travel from jaunts to the corner store to longer distance trips up to five miles.

Know Thy Selfie

When you're mad, or happy, or looking into the eyes of your sweetie, do you know what your face looks like? Probably not, according to Dr. James Kilner, neuroscientist at the University College London. Kilner holds that you know very little about what your face looks like most of the time,

Surface Mini to be 8-inch, ARM-based, Windows 8.1 RT device

Judging from the reaction to yesterday's news about the upcoming Microsoft event in NYC , you're all pretty excited at the prospect of the Surface Mini. It's a device that Microsoft has been pretty tight-lipped about so far, but a few details are starting to slip out here and there.

苹果承诺 iPhone 组装不再使用苯和正己烷

苹果公司终于对生产工厂的「恶劣环境」指控作出回应。8 月 13 日,苹果公司宣布,未来在组装 iPhone 和 iPad 的过程中,将不再使用苯(Benzene,C6H6)和正己烷(N-hexane,C6H14)这两种有害化学物质。

解读微信与开发者双赢的开放能力

本文摘自《程序员杂志》,针对开发者关注的问题,本刊专访了微信团队,请他们详细解读微信携手开发者打造开放生态的发展策略。

'Girls' trailer teases new hairstyles and criminal records in season 4

The girls of Girls are back with new ambitions, romances, hairstyles and additions to their rap sheets.The first official trailer for season 4 shows Hannah settled in Iowa and balancing a new graduate program on top of her tenuous relationship with Adam. Back in New York,

影到光線「慢慢行」! 可捕捉 1,000 億 fps 影像攝影

隨著超快速攝影技術越來越成熟,近年已經發展出可以捕捉到 1,000 萬 fps 一維影像的相機。不過最近有美國大學工程人員就研究出一部更強的相機,竟然可以進行 1,000 億 fps 的超高速攝影,而且拍攝出來的影像更是 2D 形式。

​Chrome for iOS 更新,更兼容于 Mac 浏览器和新 iPhone 的大萤幕

在之前谷歌对 iOS 版本的应用程序更新都是为了炫耀配合公司的 Material Design 风格。

阿里巴巴的困境:大到活该被恶意攻击?

现在看来,阿里巴巴正在陷入所有大公司都会面临的那种舆论困境:当一个公司大到一定程度之后,看上去理所应当之举,都会被用另一个逻辑诠释。

Insightpool Acquires Next Principles For Smarter Selling On Social Media

Social marketing company Insightpool has acquired a startup called Next Principles. Insightpool bills itself as a “the social relationship intelligence platform,” which basically means that it can identify social media influencers and suggest ways that a marketer might connect with them.

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