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At TechCrunch, we like to be the conduit for everything that happens in the startup ecosystem. This year, with a lot of layoffs, we started thinking, how can we help those who are struggling get back in the saddle? Our events team has a great idea: If you’re fired, we’re giving TechCrunch Disrupt a free Expo Pass, no strings attached. Come on, stay on the pulse of what’s going on in the startup world and say hi to a bunch of TechCrunch folks. See you there! — Christine and Hager
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- Arma-gettin out of here: NASA successfully rammed a satellite into an asteroid, Darrell Report. cool, cool. Don’t worry, it’s just in case real life tries to mimic Doomsday or Deep Shock.
- other things you have to clean: Flatfile estimates that data scientists spend most of their time cleaning data, ie preparing it for predictive analytics. The way to automate this dirty task cost $50 million, Kyle Report.
- Here is my recruitment link: Ingrid Scheduling startup Calendly, with a market cap of more than $3 billion, is reportedly getting into the recruiting game with the acquisition of Prelude, a startup that automates job scheduling.
Startups and VCs
If you’re reading this, you almost certainly have a complicated relationship with the screen. With each passing year, they get bigger and bigger and appear more and more in our lives, Brian wrote. At the same time, we continue to embrace the technology while complaining about its impact on our lives. Freewrite Alpha boldly asks: will the small screen be too small?
We last featured Cake in April, when its line of lubricants, condoms, toys and sexual hygiene products debuted at Target. The company now has five products in stores as well as on Amazon, Thrive Marketplace and UrbanOutfitters.com. Christine report says The company continued its good expansion momentum this weekat some major retailers, including new spaces at CVS stores, as it announced a new $8 million Series A round.
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What can the dot-com bubble of 2000 tell us about the tech recession in 2022?
Many entrepreneurs are encouraged to believe that smooth storytelling and good social skills are enough to convince investors that things are going according to plan. They were wrong.
Instead of instinctively going into survival mode, founders should ask themselves existential questions, such as, “Why did you start this company? What are the fundamentals? Who are your customers? What do you want,” says Anna Barber, a partner at M13. solve what problem?”
“In times like these, trust is more important than ever,” she said, adding that she told entrepreneurs to stay close, “especially when bad news comes along.”
Entrepreneurs should get used to asking for help and advice before a problem arises and between regular meetings. Reaching out to share an update or ask a question sends a strong signal that you’re not waiting for someone to show you the way.
“Tell them what you need. That’s what we’re here for: roll up our sleeves and help you solve your problems. No one expects this to be smooth sailing,” Barber said.
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People are not happy with Instagram status these days, OG app is coming soon Bringing Instagram back to its glory days With features like re-adjusting the feed based on the user’s choice and being ad-free, Ivan Report.
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