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Urban Innovation Fund, VMG Catalyst raising new funds – TechCrunch

Venture capital firms continue to raise new funds, at what seems like lightning speed, and two firms stuck out in recent days.

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Orange EV raises a truckload of cash to make yard trucks less dinosaur-y – TechCrunch

Sure, they aren’t as sexy as a Tesla, and they don’t get the press columns of long-haul trucking, but so-called yard trucks are an interesting subset of vehicles that benefit disproportionally from being electric. Orange EV just raised a truck-load of cash to electrify one of the easies…

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Satellite ‘frenemies’ OneWeb and Intelsat partner to bring multi-orbit internet to airlines – TechCrunch

Satellite communication rivals Intelsat and OneWeb have announced an unlikely alliance to deliver multi-orbit, in-flight internet connectivity to commercial airlines around the world. The deal will see Intelsat, which specializes in higher altitude geostationary (GEO) orbit satellites, leverage One…

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Dropbase can help turn your messy spreadsheet into queryable SQL database – TechCrunch

It’s not unusual for a tech company to be born by accident. Famously, Slack was created as a byproduct of a now defunct gaming company. Similarly, when Dropbase founders Jimmy Chan and Ayazhan Zhakhan were in the Y Combinator Winter 20 batch, they were testing the product they had built at the time…

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Parsing Coinbase’s regulatory risk – TechCrunch

While Coinbase is clear that it believes it is not in material danger due to the regulatory scrutiny, as a public company, it has to talk about what could go wrong. Let's discuss.

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Xiaomi’s new foldable is thinner than Samsung’s and only available in China – TechCrunch

A day after Samsung announced a pair of foldable devices, Xiaomi launched its second-gen foldable, Mix Fold 2, in China. The new phone sports a 6.56-inch outer display, 8.02-inch inner display and a Leica-powered camera system. The phone is China-only for now for the base price of RMB 8,999 (~$1,33…

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Arrival slashes production targets to just 20 EV vans as part of restructuring – TechCrunch

Arrival, the U.K.-based commercial EV startup turned publicly traded company, has lowered its delivery plans from 400 vehicles to 20 as it postpones development of its battery-electric buses and shifts gears to focus on vans. The company, which reported Thursday widening losses for the second quart…

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SaaS startup Stimulus closes oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round – TechCrunch

Her product is a hit with investors, the most notable of which include Morgan Stanley, The BFM Fund, and Northwestern Mutual Futures Ventures.

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LPs are abandoning the US Midwest this year (and it doesn’t make sense) – TechCrunch

While LPs are shying away from the U.S. Midwest, VCs are not.

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Superblocks secures $37M to help companies build and maintain internal apps – TechCrunch

Superblocks, a startup building a platform to help companies maintain internal apps and tools, has raised $37 million in venture funding.