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YC’s latest batch cuts African startup presence by more than half

Nov 26, 2022

While the accelerator reduces batch size in Africa, it isn't straying away from ambitious food delivery bets Last month, Y Combinator said that it had intentionally reduced its summer cohort by 40%. According to the accelerator, the decision to downsize the S22 batch — significantly smaller than its most recent batches — was a result of the economic downturn and changes to the venture funding environment this year. It was the latest in a series of down round, layoff and hiring free ...read more

Daily Deal: The Essential Risk And Information Systems Control Training Bundle

Nov 26, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept The Essential Risk and Information Systems Control Training Bundle has 5 courses to help improve your risk and info system skills. You’ll gain a high-level understanding of the risk management process by learning about risk identification, risk prioritization, risk response strategies, and more. It’s on sale for $30. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is powered and curated by StackCommerce. A portion of all sales from Techdirt Deals helps suppo ...read more

Why this Californian founder moved to Minneapolis to build a B2B fintech

Nov 26, 2022

Minneapolis-based Branch was founded in 2015, and it’s now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Midwest. Its founder, Atif Siddiqi, is a Southern California transplant who first relocated to the Twin Cities to participate in the Target Techstars accelerator program. He hasn’t looked back since. Siddiqi has spent the past seven years building up Branch from its roots as a Midwestern upstart focused on earned-wage access into a formidable Series C-stage business with $75 million ...read more

Redfin CEO gets into real estate reality TV with spot on new Netflix show ‘Buy My House’

Nov 26, 2022

The “Buy My House” real estate pros, from left: Financial property specialist Danisha Wrighster, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, Corcoran Group President and CEO Pamela Liebman and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brandon Copeland. (Netflix Photo) As CEO of Seattle-based real estate company Redfin, Glenn Kelman knows plenty about the realities of the housing market in the United States. Now he knows the reality TV version. Kelman is one of the buyers on “Buy My House,” a show designed to tap in ...read more

Celebrate 25 Years Of Techdirt With Some New Gear!

Nov 26, 2022

from the birthday-presents dept Get your Old Logo and Retro Logo gear on Threadless » As we continue our celebration of Techdirt’s 25th anniversary and gear up for our anniversary party this Friday, it’s time to launch some new gear in our Threadless store! First, it’s the return of something we offered for a limited time on our 20th anniversary five years ago: the Old Logo gear. Yes, once upon a time that was the official logo of Techdirt! The first logo in fact, used until it w ...read more

A Four-Year Program to Tackle a Fundamental Antenna Challenge

Nov 26, 2022

For 80 years, a class of antenna called electrically small antennas has been stymied by a seemingly insurmountable barrier. These antennas, which can receive signals with wavelengths that are much longer than the antennas themselves, are seemingly stuck with designs in which there is a trade-off between high bandwidth and efficiency.Now, a new program by the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) agency seeks ways to finally circumvent or overcome these historical limitat ...read more

GM targets the masses with its $30,000 all-electric Chevrolet Equinox SUV

Nov 26, 2022

GM’s latest bid to ramp up U.S. EV sales and surpass rival Tesla is a $30,000 all-electric SUV aimed squarely at the mass market.  The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, which will come in LT and RS models and has an estimated range of 300 miles, will test GM’s ability to make an affordable EV that appeals to a broad swath of U.S. consumers. The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV is scheduled to go on sale next year. GM has started with what appears to be a winning combination. Compact SUVs are one ...read more

Can We Save A Truly Global Internet?

Nov 26, 2022

from the one-would-hope... dept As we’ve been noting for years now, the global internet is at risk. China walled off its part of the internet early on, and other authoritarian regimes followed suit, with Russia and Iran taking the lead. But, at the same time, we’ve seen other regimes start to layer on their own regulatory regimes that effectively cut off other parts of the world, including the EU, which seems to believe its writing rules for the global internet, but may only be hastening ...read more

Watch the TechCrunch Live Minneapolis Pitch-Off right here

Nov 26, 2022

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 7, TechCrunch Live hosted a special, extended event focusing on Minneapolis, Minnesota. The area is quickly becoming a major hotbed of startups in the Midwest, and the event featured some of the best founders and investors from the region. Following the panels and interviews, three Minneapolis startups competed for free tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt. Startups Axon Athletics, a mental health platform for student athletes Kyros Care, a digital platform f ...read more

Want to survive the crypto winter? Start by inspiring regulatory confidence

Nov 26, 2022

Stephen Aschettino Contributor Stephen Aschettino is head of fintech, United States, at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP. Only the strong will survive the avalanche of bankruptcies, layoffs and volatility now cascading through the crypto sector. Investors burned by flimsy promises or forced to panic-sell digital assets will want evidence that companies have undergone proper licensing and due diligence. Customers who buy, sell, borrow or loan crypto will want to rest easy k ...read more