Apple reportedly working on satellite technology for direct wireless iPhone data transmission

Apple is said to be working on satellite technology, having hired a number of aerospace engineers to form team along with satellite and antenna designers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report notes that this is an early-stage secret project that could still be scrapped, but that the purpose of the team and…

Applying big data analytics to patient records, OM1 offers insights to hospitals and pharma

OM1, a big-data analytics company for the healthcare industry, has raised $50 million in its latest round of financing to expand its sales and marketing and product development activities as it brings clinical insights to hospitals and big pharma companies alike. The new financing highlights just how important access to data is in the fight…

Is Facebook dead to Gen Z?

Olivia Moore Contributor More posts by this contributor What VidCon means for the future of social media platforms Justine Moore Contributor Justine Moore is a venture investor at CRV and co-founded Cardinal Ventures alongside her sister, Olivia. More posts by this contributor What VidCon means for the future of social media platforms The writing is…

Eaze and Wayv founder explains how to raise money for cannabis startups

Keith McCarty could have retired after Microsoft bought Yammer. Instead, he founded Eaze to address cannabis delivery. He lead the company through its B round and then stepped back, but last year, he founded Wayv, a new cannabis startup to address an even more significant challenge for the industry: supply chain logistics. So far, it’s…

$125 million for Inscripta may usher in the next wave of genetic engineering

In these waning days of the second decade of the twenty-first century, technologists and investors are beginning to lay the foundations for new, truly transformational technologies that have the potential to reshape entire industries and rewrite the rules of human understanding. It may sound lofty, but new achievements from businesses and research institutions in areas…

Amazon Robotics head Tye Brady will be speaking at TC Sessions Robotics+AI 2020 at UC Berkeley

We’re gearing up for another great TC Sessions Robotics+AI March 3 at UC Berkeley, and we’ve got some big names to announce. Last week, it was AI expert Stuart Russell and today we’re pleased to note that we’ll be joined by Amazon Robotics Chief Technologist, Tye Brady. A co-founder of MassRobotics, Brady has held a…

Anti-bot startup Kasada raises $7M in Series A from CIA’s venture fund In-Q-Tel

Kasada, an anti-bot startup we profiled earlier this year, has raised $7 million in its Series A led by In-Q-Tel, the non-profit venture arm of the intelligence community. The Sydney and Chicago-based company helps to fight online bots using its proprietary anti-bot platform Polyform. Bots don’t just pummel websites with junk traffic to try to…

China Roundup: Y Combinator’s short-lived China dream

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Last week, we looked at how Alibaba and Tencent fared in the last quarter; the talk in Silicon Valley and Beijing this week is on…

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests

A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical facilities. Unlike Theranos, Truvian Sciences is not claiming that most of its blood tests do not need…

Make a personal plan for your exit or IPO

Peyton Carr Contributor Peyton Carr is a Financial Adviser to founders, entrepreneurs and their families, helping them with planning and investing. He is a Managing Director of Keystone Global Partners. Whether you’re a founder, an early employee or an executive, the possibility of an exit offers extraordinary financial possibilities. However, I see plenty of founders…