Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Prox helps influencers and experts make money by connecting with fans – TechCrunch

If you’ve got a large online following, as well as knowledge that might be valuable to that audience, Prox is a startup currently in beta testing that’s building tools to...

Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million...

Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, California-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D-generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm...

Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more – TechCrunch

I live in San Francisco, but I work an East Coast schedule to get a jump on the news day. So I’d already been at my desk for a couple...

Announcing the Startup Battlefield companies at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 – TechCrunch

TechCrunch is thrilled to announce the 20 companies pitching in Startup Battlefield. Founders from around the world will be connecting in remotely to pitch live on the virtual TechCrunch Disrupt...

Interswitch CEO Mitchell Elegbe to discuss African fintech at TechCrunch Disrupt – TechCrunch

The CEO of Pan-African fintech unicorn Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, is set to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 on September 16. He founded the company in Lagos in 2002 to...

Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders? – TechCrunch

A few days ago I wrote down a few notes making a bullish case for Palantir, searching to find good news amidst the company’s huge historical deficits. Heading into the next...

Cyber threat startup Cygilant hit by ransomware – TechCrunch

Cygilant, a threat detection cybersecurity company, has confirmed a ransomware attack. Christina Lattuca, Cygilant’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the company was “aware of a ransomware attack impacting a...

As it awaits its US fate, TikTok rolls out new marketing tools and Stitch...

There’s a big question mark hanging over the future of TikTok right now, in the form of what exactly will happen to its U.S. business come September 20, when...

Peer Medical allows lung cancer patients to anonymously share treatments with each other –...

Peer Medical has a big mission. After his father died of lung cancer, serial entrepreneur Ed Spiegel vowed to create a better way for lung cancer patients to deal with...

Student-led accelerator Envision reaches demo week for class one, looks to class two –...

Back in early July, TechCrunch covered the Envision Accelerator. The program was put together by a group of students and recent graduates, often with some early venture capital experience, to...

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