Due Cucina co-founders Filippo Fiori (left) and Davide Macchi. (Due Cucina Photo) Key Takeaways
Seattle-based fast casual pasta chain Due Cucina raised $2.5 million to expand beyond Washington state and open three restaurants in Texas. The company is led by two best friends who grew up in Italy. Its CEO is a former Amazon senior project manager. The startup uses technology and a vertically integrated supply chain to power its business.
Scrolling through the Dué Cucina menu one even
UW Medical Data Science Symposium keynote speaker Atul Butte, director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. (GeekWire Photo / Charlotte Schubert) There’s a new institute brewing at the University of Washington at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning and healthcare. The Institute for Medical Data Science launched publicly this week at the 2023 UW Medical Data Science Symposium. “The UW has very sig
TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In brief: We've heard lots of speculation and rumors about Nintendo's next console. According to a new report, fans will be waiting a while before it arrives: late 2024. Whether it will be a Switch 2, a Switch Pro, or something else remains unknown. The Nintendo Switch has been a phenomenal success since it launched in 2017. In less than six years, it has sold over 122 million units,
Former Facebook exec turned VC Chamath Palihapitiya has long been a controversial figure in the investing world. Both brilliant and combative, Palihapitiya came to be known most widely by ushering in the era of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, beginning in the fall of 2019, when he helped Virgin Galactic become a publicly traded company through a SPAC he formed.
Palihapitiya went on to take five more companies public via SPACs before the boom ended abruptly last year, and while
Austin-based venture firm 8VC, led by controversial Palantir founder Joe Lonsdale, has raised $880 million in its fifth fund.
In a blog post published today, Lonsdale — who serves as 8VC’s general partner — said that his firm’s mission is “to fix a broken world.”
While he did not specify which industries the new fund would target or average check size, Lonsdale did reveal that 8VC now manages “over $6 billion in committed capital” and that it plans to invest “at every
TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. WTF?! Long-distance relationships often fail due to the lack of intimacy between couples. But a new device from China tries to address this issue (somewhat) by allowing people to send simulated kisses to each other – or total strangers. And yes, it is very weird. Designed by a group of students from the Changzhou Vocational Institute of Mechatronic Technology in eastern China's Jian
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Koji, the link-in-bio platform that gives creators a digital storefront on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, launched a new e-book tool that lets users sell e-books and audiobooks, the company announced yesterday.
The new tool is essentially a template that creators can use to sell any e-book or audiobook from within social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Twitch, among others) and anywhere else on the web. Koji also allows creators to make custom add-ons and sha
To call ChatGPT, the free text-generating AI developed by San Francisco-based startup OpenAI, a hit is a massive understatement.
As of December, ChatGPT had an estimated more than 100 million monthly active users. It’s attracted major media attention and spawned countless memes on social media. It’s been used to write hundreds of e-books in Amazon’s Kindle store. And it’s credited with co-authoring at least one scientific paper.
But OpenAI, being a business — albeit a capped-profit o
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