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PingPong is a video chat app for product teams working across multiple time zones

From the earliest days of the pandemic, it was no secret that video chat was about to become a very hot space. Over the past several months investors have bankrolled a handful of video startups with specific niches, ranging from always-on office surveillance to platforms that encouraged …

Strength-training startup Tonal crosses unicorn status after raising $250M

When the pandemic unfolded last year, demand for at-home fitness equipment skyrocketed, and Tonal was no exception. The maker of a smart home fitness trainer experienced an explosive increase in sales, and now the six-year-old San Francisco-based startup is gearing up for its next stage o…

Here’s what’s you don’t want to miss tomorrow at TC Early Stage 2021

In less than 24 hours, thousands of new startup founders from around the world will tune in to day one of TC Early Stage 2021: Operations & Fundraising . They’ll choose from a wide range of presentations that span the startup ecosystem and actively engage with top experts ready to hel…

5 machine learning essentials non-technical leaders need to understand

Snehal Kundalkar Contributor Share on Twitter Snehal Kundalkar is the chief technology officer at Valence . She has been leading Silicon Valley firms for the last two decades, including work at Apple and Reddit. We’re living in a phenomenal moment for machine learning (ML), …

Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

Fast-growing fintech Pipe has raised another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, just weeks after raising $50M in growth funding , according to sources familiar with the deal. Although the round is still ongoing, Pipe has reportedly raised $150 million in a “massively oversubsc…

Cryptocurrency wallet and blockchain tech startup imToken raises $30 million Series B

ImToken , the blockchain tech startup and crypto wallet developer, announced today it has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Qiming Venture Partners. Participants included returning investor IDG Capital, and new backers Breyer Capital, HashKey, Signum Capital, Longling Capital,…

Dear Sophie: What should I know about prenups and getting a green card through marriage?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter 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 connects people with the businesses and oppor…

India’s HealthPlix raises $13.5 million to help doctors treat patients more efficiently

There are fewer than 300,000 doctors in India actively practicing medicine. They serve hundreds of millions of patients who suffer from chronic illness in the world’s second-most populous nation. A doctor only has a few minutes to spend on a patient, remember the past diagnosis by glanci…

Chef Drives 6 Hours to Vermont to Cook Her Favorite Meal—Soothing a Customer In Her Final Days

During the COVID-19 pandemic, takeout food has come to feel like an essential rather than a luxury. Of course, if your best-loved dining spot isn’t close to where you live, that generally puts the kibosh on a delivery… Unless there happens to be a generous chef who’s willing to go the ext…

Stunning Lava Show Captured by Drone as Icelandic Volcano Erupts for First Time in 6,000 Years

Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland began its much-anticipated eruption a couple of weeks ago—marking the first eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula in over 800 years. Luckily, drone videographer Vilius Petrikas was there to capture history in the making by flying his camera over the site. T…

Leeway is a contract workflow service for your legal team

Meet Leeway , a French startup that is building an end-to-end software-as-a-service solution for your contracts. Leeway lets you centralize all your contracts in a single repository, go through multiple negotiation steps and trigger a DocuSign event for the signature. The company raised …

#2065 Getting paid top dollar for podcast ads

Joining me is a long-time listener and I’m excited to have him on here. He’s created a solution that helps podcasters get top dollar for their ads. If you are a content creator, you’ll want to hear this interview. If you’re a company trying to figure out where to place your ad spend, you’…

Hex lands $5.5M seed to help data scientists share data across the company

As companies embrace the use of data, hiring more data scientists, a roadblock persists around sharing that data. It requires too much copying and pasting and manual work. Hex , a new startup, wants to change that by providing a way to dispense data across the company in a streamlined and…

Ensemble raises $3M to help divorced parents avoid arguing about money

At the age of 14, Jacklyn Rome saw firsthand how divorce can impact families, and how arguing about finances both during and after the process can impact children. The experience stuck with her. As an adult, after leading new product launches at Uber and Blue Apron,  Rome came up with th…

Zapp, the on-demand delivery and ‘dark’ store operator, picks up backing from Lightspeed and Atomico

Zapp , one of a number of startups currently battling it out in London and beyond by promising to let you order everyday items on-demand from its own delivery-only stores, has quietly raised a new round of funding from leading VCs, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, S…

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Episode 4 Why Entrepreneurship? Why I love it..here are just a few reasons: Freedom: What is entrepreneurship without freedom? Just merely existing. Why? As an entrepreneur, you can write your own paycheck! You are the one that at times has the sole responsibility to see your …

Business credit scores: 6 things every entrepreneur should know

(BPT) - Do you have a side hustle you're looking to grow? Are you a small-business owner wondering if you should use your personal credit for your business? Before you do, consider your business credit score. Whether it's a modest side gig or you're looking to expand your sm…

Nested, the UK-based ‘modern’ estate agent, raises additional £5M to improve the home-selling experience

Nested , the London-based startup that is using technology to build a “modern” estate agency and improve the home-selling experience, has raised an additional £5 million. Backing comes from Axel Springer, alongside previous backers Balderton Capital and Northzone. Described as a “strateg…

Sequoia Capital India on its early investment in Appier, the fund’s latest exit

Chih-Han Yu, chief executive officer and co-founder of Appier Group Inc., right, holds a hammer next to a bell during an event marking the listing of the company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, at the company’s office in Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Photographer: Billy H.C. K…