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TechCrunch Top 3
- Here is a customized CRM. No, really, it’s: eFounders today launched its Folk customer relationship management platform. His strategy of making it easy to customize the product for your needs is aimed at making you forget the name of another really big CRM company. His waiting list is 10,000 people, but Novel accelerates you to the head of the line with an inside look.
- Stripe just launched a competitor to Plaid?: While it’s happening discussed on twitter the news for now is that Stripe has launched Financial Connections, a product that allows its customers to connect to their customers’ bank accounts. This, in turn, will provide access to financial data to speed up or complete certain types of transactions, which is essentially a faster way to get this information. However, to the extent that customers are required to enter their bank account information when prompted, ingrid notes, “It will be interesting to see if US consumers are happy to share this information in situations where it hasn’t been before.”
- Wordle turned out to be a good buy for The New York Times.: The newspaper giant told the NYT website about “tens of millions” of people in the first quarter. I hope they lingered to get the news, but we think it was just for the sake of the game.
Startups and VK
Eric Rees has made a big contribution to the startup world by being a pioneer in the lean startup movement, but he also has a few things to answer for. Last but not least, the term minimum viable product. In his work, Hadje delighted in how MVPs are not viable, are not products, and are not necessarily minimal.. We really love this story, and Haijé (who is writing this section) is a little confused playing his own vuvuzela (it’s a real instrument, not a sexual joke) while referring to himself in the third person singular. and first person plural in the same paragraph. So we are struggling with the language, we are doing everything possible.
Everyone seems to want to crawl further upstream and invest in companies at earlier and earlier stages. We are very happy to see Before the capital raises a $150 million fund to start nibbling Y Combinator lunchwith a completely new “standard deal” model for upfront investment.
On our TC+ subscription site, Alex sink into the heaviness a sharp drop in startup value in the first quarter.
- Untapped market: Flexy unfolds offering tools to help developers build custom keyboards for your applications.
- web3 needs tax3: You may not know this, but the IRS is not known for its sense of humor or its cutting edge technology. Tactic Raised $2.6 Million to try and help the people of web3 process and account for the brave new financial world.
- This credit card is offline: Well, sort of the other way around; This on the chain. Masa Finance raises $3.5 million create a decentralized lending protocol for the web3 era.
- I bless the supply chains in Africa: Norebase creates a platform that will allow it is much easier for companies to startscale and work in African countries.
- Let’s face it: We like this story from Kyle about how, in the midst of fading interest mask detection companies potentially continue to thrive.
Psychedelic startups are on a long journey to consumer markets, but these 5 venture capitalists are taking over
For years, users have used substances such as cannabis and microdoses of LSD and psilocybin mushrooms to elevate their mood and sharpen their mental focus. Now that regulators and clinicians are re-evaluating these drugs, investors are exploring what this mind-expanding market has to offer.
In the US, more than 400 clinics offer ketamine therapy, and MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, is on track for FDA approval in 2023. In Oakland and Denver, “magic mushrooms” have already been decriminalized for adult consumption.
To learn more about the applications that are attracting VCs to psychedelics, reporter Anna Heim interviewed five people active in the sector:
- Tim Schlidt, co-founder and partner of Palo Santo
- Ryan Zurrer, founder of Vine Ventures
- Dina Burkitbaeva, founder of PsyMed Ventures
- Clara Bertenshaw, Partner at Neo Kuma Ventures
- Saad Shah, Managing Partner of Noetic Fund
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Big Tech Inc.
Amazon doubles profits in Indiastating today that it will export $20 billion worth of locally produced Indian goods by 2025, up from $10 billion worth of goods it previously committed to export.
Soon you will be able to get Caffeine Free Cappuccino NFTs (if you know, then you know). Starbucks enters web3 world with NFT collectionand we report that the idea behind this is not only to “help Starbucks better engage with young people”, but also to “provide a way to generate additional traffic and revenue, not only in terms of retail, but and additional income as a result of own business.
Google is rolling out additional Workspace controls for its users in Europe. by the end of the year to “control, restrict and track the transfer of data to and from the EU”, we report. This appears to be an ongoing effort by Google to better comply with regulatory privacy laws.
Here are some more stories we think you’ll enjoy:
- Chinese tech giants use NFT FOMO: We think it covers it..
- In the world of vroom: Fisker unveils all-electric luxury sports carwhile the car rental giant Sixt faced some delays after cyberattack.
- Elon Musk may go to Parliament: Eccentric CEO invited to UK. talk to Brits about their plans for Twitter.
- TikTok moves to revenue sharing: This is new advertising product is aimed at attracting advertisers with the idea of placing their ads near the top 4% of content.
- Meanwhile, Robinhood is diversifying its own revenues.: Later this month, Robinhood Launches Equity Lending Feature so that users can borrow their shares and get some regular income from borrowers while Robinhood borrows some of the loans. The company seems to already be doing this, but the difference here is that the earning potential is higher.
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