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Orbion, manufacturer of in-space plasma propulsion systems, raises $20M Series B – TechCrunch

Electric propulsion developer Orbion Space Technology has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, which it says it will use to scale production capacity of its Aurora propulsion system. The...

Visa to acquire open banking platform Tink for more than $2 billion – TechCrunch

Visa has announced plans to acquire Tink for €1.8 billion, or $2.15 billion at today’s exchange rate. Tink has been a leading fintech startup in Europe focused on open banking application...

What options would allow me to start something on my own? – TechCrunch

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She...

Product design expert Scott Tong will join us at TC Early Stage in July – TechCrunch

Thoughtful and high-quality product design is no longer optional. Gone are the days that a startup could launch with a bare-bones app or website. The demand side of the design equation...

This QR code startup just raised $5 million led by Coatue to make one-click shopping ubiquitous – TechCrunch

Amazon revolutionized one-click shopping, and it has a nearly $2 trillion market cap to show for the effort. Now, a 10-person startup founded by JD Maresco, who previously cofounded the public safety...

6 strategies for running more effective startup board meetings – TechCrunch

Sylvain Kalache Contributor Sylvain Kalache is the co-founder of Holberton, an edtech company training digital talent in more than 10 countries. An entrepreneur and software engineer, he has worked in the tech industry...

Before an exit, founders must get their employment law ducks in a row – TechCrunch

Rob Hudock is an experienced litigator focusing his 20-plus years in practice on helping companies recruit the best talent available while avoiding distracting workplace issues or lawsuits. Successfully selling a business has...

PairTree speeds adoption process with an online, self-matching platform and $2.25M seed – TechCrunch

Making the choice to adopt, or to find an adopting family, is a legally complex, emotionally taxing, expensive and time-consuming process. PairTree aims to make one part at least considerably easier...

Autonomous trucking startup Embark to go public in $5.2B SPAC deal – TechCrunch

Five-year old self-driving truck startup Embark Trucks Inc. said Wednesday it would merge with special purpose acquisition company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II in a deal valued at $5.2 billion. Embark takes...

Investors’ thirst for growth could bode well for SentinelOne’s IPO – TechCrunch

Turning the page from the early-stage venture capital market to the super late-stage exit market, this morning we’re talking about endpoint security company SentinelOne’s IPO in the context of Sprinklr’s own....

8 Ways To Ensure Customer Interactions Are Memorable

As a consumer, I rarely pay attention to your marketing pitch, but I certainly always remember a exceptionally positive total experience with your team, based on a memorable set of interactions...

Vercel raises $102M Series C for its front-end development platform – TechCrunch

Vercel, the company behind the popular open-source Next.js React framework, today announced that it has raised a $102 million Series C funding round led by Bedrock Capital. Existing investors Accel, CRV,Geodesic...

In its first funding in 7 years, profitable fintech Lower raises $100M Series A led by Accel – TechCrunch

Lower, an Ohio-based home finance platform, announced today it has raised $100 million in a Series A funding round led by Accel. This round is notable for a number of reasons. First...

Aircall raises $120 million for its cloud-based phone system – TechCrunch

Aircall has raised a $120 million Series D round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Following today’s funding round, the company has reached unicorn status, which means it has a valuation...

Inspired by founder’s childhood asthma, NuvoAir raises $12M to tackle respiratory illnesses – TechCrunch

You might well have a sleep app that tracks your sleep. I use Sleep Cycle, and have found it has started to even tell me when I cough during the night....

A rewards program for your rent payments? Meet Bilt – TechCrunch

Kairos, the startup studio led by Ankur Jain, is launching a new brand today called Bilt Rewards. Bilt is a rewards program that lets renters earn each time they make a...

MAJORITY raises $19 million for its mobile banking service for migrants – TechCrunch

More than a million people migrate to the U.S. each year. Upon their arrival, they face challenges in opening a local bank account and accessing financial services at regular rates. These challenges...

Merlyn Mind emerges from stealth with $29M and a hardware and software solution to help teachers with tech – TechCrunch

We’ve chronicled, in great detail, the many layers of technology, services and solutions that have been wrapped around the world of education in recent years — and especially in the last...

Oyster, an HR platform for distributed workforces, snaps up $50M on a $475M valuation – TechCrunch

The future of work is long on long-distance, and today a startup that’s built a platform to help organizations hire global talent and build out those remote workforces is announcing a...

Dell Technologies, UserTesting, Movile, Pilot and oVice to offer mini master classes at TC Early Stage 2021 – TechCrunch

Hey, you there — early-stage founders. Yes, you. TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising, our mini master class in entrepreneurship, is right around the proverbial corner. And by mini we...

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