April 18, 2024

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Startups and VC

  • Imitating the actual knowledge: Singapore-based Betterdata took in $1.55 million to take a distinct method to conventional knowledge sharing strategies through the use of artificial knowledge to maintain actual knowledge secure, Catherine stories.
  • Driving towards one thing new: Autotech Ventures is venturing into new territory with a $230 million mobility fund that may add fintech and the round financial system to its funding technique, writes Kirsten.
  • Taking the plunge: Founders Pledge, a charitable initiative in London, launched a enterprise capital arm referred to as Pledge Ventures in what Mike writes is to “create a brand new ‘flywheel’ in philanthropy.”
  • Hearken to this: Brian shares all of the feels about first studying of headphone startup Nura, which he stories received acqui-hired by Masimo, the dad or mum firm of electrics firm Denon.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Honeycomb’s $50M Sequence D deck

Startups that increase Sequence D rounds might need lots of of workers, tens of tens of millions in ARR and different proof factors that show they’ve decreased danger, however they nonetheless want pitch decks.

Honeycomb, which describes itself as a “debugger for stay manufacturing programs,” shared its profitable $50 million Sequence D pitch deck with TechCrunch:

  1. Cowl slide
  2. Information abstract snapshot slide
  3. Drawback slide
  4. Resolution slide
  5. Aggressive panorama slide
  6. Product class overview slide
  7. Buyer panorama slide half 1 (largely redacted)
  8. Buyer panorama slide half 2 (largely redacted)
  9. Market positioning slide
  10.   Worth proposition slide
  11.   Historical past/product timeline slide
  12.   Go-to-market interstitial slide
  13.   GTM: Land-and-expand method slide
  14.   GTM: Gaming vertical slide
  15.   Going Ahead interstitial slide
  16.   Staff slide
  17.   The Ask slide
  18.   Closing slide

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Large Tech Inc.

  • Lyft layoffs: Journey-hailing firm Lyft confirmed it’s chopping its workforce by 1,200 as a part of a restructuring effort meant to “higher meet the wants of riders and drivers,” Kirsten stories. The layoffs will have an effect on company workers, of which there are about 4,000, as a result of Lyft doesn’t make use of its drivers.
  • We be taught one thing new each day: The Linux Basis launched a brand new group to keep up TLA+, Kyle writes. In case you’re doing a type of “be taught one new time period a day,” right here’s your schooling for the day: TLA+ is a proper “spec” language, developed by laptop scientist and mathematician Leslie Lamport, for designing, modeling, documenting and verifying software program packages.
  • Strike that: Sarah stories that in an effort to discover a sooner decision to its antitrust authorized battle with Fortnite maker Epic Video games, Match Group and state attorneys basic, Google is asking the courtroom to dismiss a number of claims, 5 to be precise, that “would seemingly be pivotal to the plaintiffs’ capacity to show anticompetitive conduct.”
  • 4 corners of the globe, actually: The Inside Income Service is sending 4 investigators internationally to combat cybercrime, Lorenzo stories. Earlier than you go, “Simply 4?” I’ll throw in there that the IRS beforehand solely had one.
  • Denied: Meta was attempting to have its content material moderator case dismissed in Kenya, however now has to muddle by way of it. A courtroom dominated that Meta will be sued over alleged illegal sacking and blacklisting of moderators. Annie has extra.