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We just kept getting more excited about Disrupt, but it turns out there’s still other stuff going on in the world. Actually, a lot of other things; It was one of those days where keeping this newsletter to a manageable length was extremely difficult. Here’s what we came up with. Interesting! – Christine and Haje
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- You, just holograms: Never mind the metaverse, Google is planning to test its 3D video calling booths in the real world, Sarah write. Called Project Starline, the booths use an array of cameras, sensors, and 3D imaging to create a lifelike calling experience without that pesky headset.
- Can I get a scoop?: Spanish received confirmation that decentralized exchange Uniswap Labs has raised $165 million in funding to value the company at $1.66 billion. This is his sequel breaking news from last month.
- Tweet, tweet: Catherine reported on Redbird’s $7.6 million raise that gave the analytics operating system a boost, now it can continue to make data more accessible to ordinary users.
Start-ups and VC
Any robotic system worth its salt is capable of influencing change, but some systems Exciting robotics breakthroughs are happening in exoskeleton space right away, Brian report. A team from Stanford’s Biomechanical Laboratory has just published the results of a multi-year study. So far, the scope of real-world testing of robotic starters has been limited to treadmills. However, the researchers behind it are getting ready for it to exist outside the lab doors.
There’s a new VC fund in town – at least if you live in Paris, Romain Fleer. Meet Resonance, a new $150 million single LP fund backed by Otium Capital, is the Pierre-Edouard Stérin family office.
There’s a lot of great news on the site today, but here are 5 that caught our attention:
6 tips to launch a blockchain startup
It will take more than a public market downturn, record inflation, and global turmoil to get between blockchain founders and their dreams.
Unfortunately, “having a solid roadmap, real-world use cases, and war warehouses are only a small part of a blockchain startup’s survival strategy,” said Wolfgang Rückerl, co-founder. and CEO of Istari Vision and Entity, advises.
While it is true that many of the skills needed to launch an early-stage startup also apply to web3 companies, “the path to success in the blockchain industry is paved the other way, ‘ he wrote.
Three others from the TC+ team:
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Big Tech Inc.
Apple Card holders will receive one side of Goldman Sachs when both are paired with announced a high yield savings account, Sarah reported. It’s “a huge step forward” for both the consumer tech giant and the investment bank, she writes, to offer more traditional banking-like services to customers.
What do you want? I have five for you: