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YC-backed LemonBox raises $2.5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials

By |December 4th, 2020|

Like many overseas Chinese, Derek Weng gets shopping requests from his family and friends whenever he returns to China. Some of the most wanted imported products are maternity items, cosmetics, and vitamin supplements. Many in China still uphold the belief that “imported products are better.” The demand gave Weng a business idea. In 2018, he --> READ MORE

Health tech venture firm OTV closes new $170 million fund and expands into Asia

By |December 4th, 2020|

OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses on digital health tech, announced it has closed a new fund totaling $170 million. The firm also launched a new office in Shanghai, China to spearhead its growth in the Asia Pacific region. OTV currently has a total of 11 companies --> READ MORE

WH’s AI EO is BS

By |December 4th, 2020|

An executive order was just issued from the White House regarding “the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in Government.” Leaving aside the meritless presumption of the government’s own trustworthiness and that it is the software that has trust issues, the order is almost entirely hot air. The EO is like others in that it is --> READ MORE

Joe White MBE appointed new UK Consul-General in SF, with new Technology Envoy role

By |December 4th, 2020|

Joe White MBE — a general partner of Entrepreneur First, a Greylock-backed early-stage deep tech fund — is leaving after being appointed as Her Majesty’s Consul-General, San Francisco, and Technology Envoy to the United States in a new, combined and powerful, role for the U.K. government. One of the key figures from the last two --> READ MORE

Daily Crunch: Google fires co-lead of its Ethical AI team

By |December 3rd, 2020|

Google fires a leading researcher, Stripe launches a new banking service and WarnerMedia shakes up the theatrical business model. This is your Daily Crunch for December 3, 2020. The big story: Google fires co-lead of its Ethical AI team Timnit Gebru, a leading researcher in the field of ethics and artificial intelligence, tweeted last night --> READ MORE

Gift Guide: Games on every platform to get you through the long, COVID winter

By |December 3rd, 2020|

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. It’s a great time to be a gamer — I mean, what else is there to do? And --> READ MORE

What about $30 billion under 30

By |December 3rd, 2020|

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back with not an Equity Shot or Dive of Monday, this is just the regular show! So, we got back to our roots by looking at a huge number of early-stage rounds. And a --> READ MORE

Henry picks up cash to be a Lambda School for Latin America

By |December 3rd, 2020|

Latin America’s startup scene has attracted troves of venture investment, lifting highly-valued companies such as Rappi and NuBank into behemoth businesses. Now that the spotlight has arrived, those same startups need more talent than ever before to meet demand. That’s where one seed-stage Buenos Aires startup wants to help. Henry has created an online computer --> READ MORE

Fantasy startup Esports One raises $4M more

By |December 3rd, 2020|

Esports One, a startup bringing the fantasy approach to esports, is announcing that it has raised an additional $4 million in funding. When I first wrote about Esports One in April, co-founder and COO Sharon Winter described it as the first “all-in-one fantasy platform” in the esports world, allowing you to research players, create fantasy --> READ MORE

This is a good time to start a proptech company

By |December 3rd, 2020|

Colton Pace Contributor Colton Pace is an investor at Fika Ventures. He previously held roles investing at Vulcan Capital and Madrona Venture Labs. More posts by this contributor A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies Like many things in life, building great businesses is all about timing. We’ve seen multibillion dollar failures from the dot-com --> READ MORE