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Startups Weekly: This year in startups

Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last-place week, I wrote about U.S. VC activity in Europe. Before that, I noted Chinese investor the actions of Africa. …

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The siphon and the forge

The tech industry has won at capitalism. From America to China, from Amazon to Alibaba, from Alphabet to Tencent, the most valuable and most dynamic companies in the world are engineering corporations. But what kind of capitalism? Because there are really two different modes, two ways to get rich. One …

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Week in Review: Tech’s trashiest merger

Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. Last week, I talked about Juul’s unraveling mission statement and the highly-valued startup’s new Big Tobacco CEO. I got some great email responses and plenty of a pro-Juul DMs. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you …

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All 84 startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1

It’s that time of year, Silicon Valley’s investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge the latest summer batch of Y Combinator startups. TechCrunch was there, as well, and we were tapping away feverishly as co-founders pitched to woo investors. There are 197 …

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around’ yarns’ which it says are available to embed in human psyches with much less potential impact to the surrounding psyche tissue vs. what’s currently used for today’s brain-computer interfaces.” Most people don’t …

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