Category: startup

Rocket startup Skyrora shifts production to hand sanitizer and face masks for coronavirus response
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Rocket startup Skyrora shifts production to hand sanitizer and face masks for coronavirus response

One of the newer companies attempting to join the rarified group of private space launch startups actually flying payloads to orbit has redirected its entire UK-based manufacturing capacity towards COVID-19 response. Skyrora, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is answering the call of the UK government and the NHS to manufacturers to do what they…

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$75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100
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$75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100

Justin Kan’s hybrid legal software and law firm startup Atrium is shutting down today after failing to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm, the CEO tells TechCrunch exclusively. The startup has now laid off all its employees, which totaled just over 100. It will return some of its $75.5…

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How much should a startup spend on security?
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How much should a startup spend on security?

New companies have to be security-savvy, but also scrappy One of the questions I frequently ask startup founders is how much they’re spending on security. Unsurprisingly, everyone has a different answer. Startups and small companies are invariably faced with the prospect that they’re either not spending enough or are spending too much on something that’s…

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Peru’s startup scene is ready for more
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Peru’s startup scene is ready for more

Greg Mitchell Contributor Greg Mitchell is regional director of Angel Ventures, a startup investor and advisor and is the creator of the blog Ruta Startup. Funding of Latin American startups has doubled each year over the past two years. And while most of this capital has been directed toward Brazil and Mexico, this surge is…

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Ride-share startup HopSkipDrive raises $22 million to focus on school transportation
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Ride-share startup HopSkipDrive raises $22 million to focus on school transportation

It’s no secret that it’s hard to make the economics work at drive-share companies. That may explain the success to date of HopSkipDrive, a six-year-old, L.A.-based company that pairs drivers with both families but also, crucially, school districts. Specifically, the now 100-plus person company has deals in place with school districts in 13 markets across…

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Is your startup using AI responsibly?
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Is your startup using AI responsibly?

Ganes Kesari is a co-founder and head of analytics at Gramener. He helps transform organizations through advisory in building data science teams and adopting insights as data stories. More posts by this contributor Since they started leveraging the technology, tech companies have received numerous accusations regarding the unethical use of artificial intelligence. One example comes…

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