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Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised £1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, including at Oxford University, is backed by Seedcamp and says it plans to use the new capital to double its team to 12, and for further product development. This will include the launch [...]

Announcing the agenda for The Europas Unconference, July 3, London

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

There are only 10 more days until The Europas where the winners of this year’s startup awards will be announced at our gala dinner, in association with TechCrunch! The Europas half-day “Unconference” will have a fantastic lineup of panels taking place in the afternoon before the awards. This year, we’ve done away with mainstage lectures, and we’ve created a series of more tightly focused discussion panels that give you a [...]

Startup Battlefield is coming to the Middle East and North Africa, apply today

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition for entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North Africa! We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to the region for a long time, and now thanks to our sponsor Facebook, TechCrunch is bringing the Startup Battlefield competition to Beirut on October 3 this year, hosted at the Beirut Digital District (BDD), in the heart of the Lebanese startup scene. We’re looking for the Middle East [...]

Twitter ‘smytes’ customers

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related to online abuse, harassment, spam, and security on its platform. But it also decided to immediately shut down access to Smyte’s API without warning, leaving Smyte’s existing customers no time to transition to a new service provider. The change left Smyte’s current customer base stranded, with production issues related to [...]

Bag Week 2018: Mission Workshop’s Radian rolltop starts simple but grows piece by piece

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. I’ve always been wary of modular, rail-based bag systems. They’ve always struck me as rather [...]

China’s VIPKID, which links native English speakers with online learners, raises another $500M, reportedly at $3B+ valuation

By | June 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects native English speakers with an audience of students spanning China and 35 other countries for live language tutorials, is helping fan those flames. VIPKID, based out of Beijing, today announced that it has raised $500 million in funding — a Series D+ round that potentially values the startup at over $3 billion, based on reports [...]