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Overnight, Russia’s invasion puts Ukrainian tech industry on a war footing – TechCrunch

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To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Thursday, February 24, 2022. No peppy intro from me today;...

SEC opens investigation into Elon Musk over possible insider trading – TechCrunch

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Elon Musk isn’t about to catch a hoped-for break from the SEC any time soon. Sources for The Wall Street Journal claim the SEC is investigating whether Musk and his brother Kimbal violated insider trading regulations with recent share...

Clubhouse adds text-based chat rooms for the mic shy – TechCrunch

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The voice-first social network has finally introduced a way for longtime lurkers to get in on the action. Clubhouse announced in-room chat Thursday, adding a text chat feature into its voice rooms that’s akin to what people might see...

Healthcare unicorn Ro parts ways with top execs after fresh round of funding –...

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A week after healthcare unicorn Ro landed capital from existing investors at a higher valuation, two top executives have parted ways with the company, per an internal email obtained by TechCrunch from multiple employees. In the e-mail, CEO and co-founder...

A short note about the ongoing situation in Ukraine – TechCrunch

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Hello friends, and welcome back to Equity, your podcast about the business of startups where we try our best to unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines with you. Today we gathered to do our live show, something that...

How to strategically manage your startup advisor’s compensation – TechCrunch

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The best founders often attribute their success to a deep bench of mentors and advisors, but how do founders compensate these core parts of their network? I see tons of founders being asked to compensate advisors with hard cash, and...

VCs weigh in on Europe’s future in the critical deep tech market – TechCrunch

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Writing about Europe is hard today. Russia is invading Ukraine as we write, and global markets are in freefall. This is the continent’s political and military backdrop. Last week, this column took a look at the European technology market’s deep...

Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live this March – TechCrunch

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TechCrunch Live has an exciting slate of episodes scheduled for March. The speakers come from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and locations. Like always, each episode features an entrepreneur presenting their early pitch deck along with the investor who...

Immune to irony, Nori puts a carbon market on the blockchain – TechCrunch

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The Ethereum blockchain isn’t exactly the first thing that springs to mind when you’re thinking of solutions to climate problems, but that’s what Nori has built as an engine to encourage farmers to use carbon-negative farming methods to pull...

Promise’s flexible payment platform for government debts grows fast, raises $25M to keep growing...

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Paying bills is never easy, but the last couple years of hardship have made it even tougher. Promise works with utilities and government agencies to provide flexibility in payments for people who can’t cover their whole water or electricity...

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