The lowdown on the slowdown – TechCrunch

Kicking things off this week with some data culled by the folks over at Crunchbase that’s very much in line with what we’ve been saying on Actuator all along. The past couple of years have been genuinely transformational for robotics. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the conversations I’ve been having with startups and VCs … Read more

Developing Team Efficiency in the Post-Pandemic IT Landscape

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When Covid-19 struck in 2020, it affected every sphere of our daily lives and worldwide economy in ways most people could not have imagined. As the lockdowns forced everyone to work remotely, and most brick-and-mortar businesses went online, thousands of companies were about to face unanticipated changes. … Read more

The Shortage of Lab Space in the United States Is Stifling Innovation

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The life sciences sector reported a record $ 70 billion of private and public capital investments in North America for 2020, a 93% increase from 2018, which held the previous record of $ 36 billion. During just the first three months of 2021, life science corporations had … Read more

How to Scale an Early-Stage Company Beyond the MVP Development Phase

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I find that time and time again, when I speak to early-stage founders, they struggle to understand the key to scaling a business beyond their Minimum Viable Product (MVP). For those who are new to the term “MVP,” let me explain what that is. An MVP is … Read more

Data intelligence startup Near, with 1.6B anonymized user IDs, lists on Nasdaq via SPAC at a $ 1B market cap; raises $ 100M – TechCrunch

The IPO window has all but closed for technology companies in the wake of a massive downturn in the market, but an opening still remains for some, in the form of SPACs. Near – a data intelligence company that has amassed 1.6 billion anonymized user profiles attached to 70 million locations in 44 countries – … Read more

Top three takeaways from Nuro’s session at TC Sessions: Mobility – TechCrunch

Jiajun Zhu, co-founder and CEO of autonomous robot company Nuro, joined TechCrunch onstage during TC Sessions: Mobility on Wednesday to discuss how the startup aims to revolutionize commercial autonomous delivery. The company is most well-known for its cute self-driving delivery vehicles, which operate on roads, not sidewalks, and are purpose-built to carry pizzas and packages … Read more