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All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

 Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinator‘s 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school’s twice-yearly graduation event compose YC’s largest batch from its 12.5 years running. YC partner Michael Seibel kicked off the event by reiterating the accelerator’s commitment to advancing diversity in… Read…

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May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

 May Mobility is a startup making its official debut at Y Combinator’s demo day on Monday, focused on offering autonomous driving technology that companies with commercial fleets will be able to use in the near-term, not a decade from now. But the startup, while young, actually has a decade of experience, thanks to a team…

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In-memory database provider Redis Labs raises $44M

 Redis Labs, a database company that specializes in in-memory databases, said today it has raised $44 million in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs. Redis Labs is like other typical open-source based database companies, where it offers the technology for free while charging for an enterprise tier. It’s a bet that while anyone can…

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GoodTime nabs $2M to match job applicants with interviewers to save time and build rapport

 Despite countless attempts and millions in venture capital, the calendar, one of the most ubiquitous work tools, has remained largely unchanged for as long as I can remember. Rather than overwrite the calendar in an effort to make it obsolete, Ahryun Moon and Jasper Sone, co-founders of GoodTime, are putting the calendar front and center —…

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Entocycle uses larvae to fuel a more sustainable food chain

 No matter how many tears are shed watching “Okja,” people are still going to eat meat—and the raising of meat is hard on the planet. Even feeding livestock and fish has an ecological cost. Soybean farming can lead to soil erosion and farmed fish still contributes to overfishing if their food is caught from the…

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ClassPass CEO Fritz Lanman will discuss making difficult decisions at Disrupt SF

 There are plenty of CEOs-turned-investors, but few investors get quite as involved in their portfolio companies as Fritz Lanman. Lanman is currently the executive chairman and cofounder Verst, Doppler Labs, and recently took over the CEO position at ClassPass, where he was an investor and executive chairman. Lucky for all of us, Lanman will be…

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Why design is too important to be left to designers

 Andréa Mallard is the former CMO of Omada Health. In this episode, she explains how design should be looked at as a connective tissue that extends throughout an entire company. A verb, not a department. Everyone is a designer, regardless of their position in the business. Andréa explains how even the decisions that seem completely…

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Online real estate agent eMoov picks up £9M backing

 eMoov, one of a number of online real estate agents fighting it out in the U.K., has picked up £9 million in new backing. The round was led by consumer investment group JXC Ventures, with participation from existing investors Episode 1 VC, Maxfield Capital, Spire and Startive Ventures. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com