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BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

From Tech Crunch news: Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap are neither precise nor modern. Israeli startup BeeHero aims to change that by treating hives both as living things and IoT devices, tracking health and pollination progress practically[…]

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Silicon Valley Invents “The Free Lunch” – The Doordash-Pizza Arbitrage

Authored by Ranjan Roy via The Margins substack, If capitalism is driven by a search for profit, the food delivery business confuses the hell out of me. Every platform loses money. Restaurants feel like they’re getting screwed. Delivery drivers are poster children for gig economy problems. Customers get annoyed about delivery fees. Isn’t business supposed to[…]

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Once rivals, secondary market player Forge is acquiring SharesPost in a $160 million cash-and-stock deal

From TechCrunch 5/12/2020: Even amid a pandemic, there’s a race on to create a powerful, global private securities marketplace where private shares are traded as freely as public company shares on the Nasdaq . In one lane is Carta, an eight-year-old maker of cap table management software with big ambitions to create a kind of private company[…]

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SaaS data protection provider Druva nabs $130M, now at a $1B+ valuation, acquiring CloudLanes

From Tech Crunch June 2019: As businesses continue to move more of their computing and data to the cloud, one of the startups that has made a name for itself as a provider of cloud-based solutions to protect and manage those IT assets has raised a big round of funding to build its business. Druva,[…]

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Impossible Foods – Not just burgers?

When you look into the deeper potential for Impossible Foods, a bigger story emerges.  For example are you aware of the UN’s 2030 plan to eradicate world hunger and end our reliance on meat based diets?  Read the full document  Here:N1529189 There’s only one way that’s going to happen, Food Science. And now they have[…]

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From fragile to resilient: Building a connected company

From Palantir @ Medium: The global disruption caused by COVID-19 has revealed fundamental weaknesses in how our institutions operate, even beyond public health. Sudden changes in the social and economic landscapes have created operational stressors and blockages that many organizations are not equipped to handle — demand fluctuates drastically just as supply chains unravel. Circumstances[…]

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SpaceX plans to spin off its Starlink satellite internet business

From Engadget : SpaceX chief Elon Musk declared years ago that the company won’t go public until its Mars vehicle is regularly flying people to the red planet. You might get the chance to own a piece of the company earlier than that, though: According to Bloomberg, SpaceX is thinking of spinning out Starlink, its space internet business, and[…]

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Hospital-Disinfecting Robots: Xenex Sees Surge In Orders As COVID-19 Pandemic Escalates

From Crunchbase News: As COVID-19 spreads across the world, hospitals have become ground zero for the virus. It can be challenging for all the surfaces in a hospital room to be thoroughly disinfected when that room is being cleaned and prepared for the next patient. This poses obvious health risks, especially during a pandemic. One company has[…]

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Sequoia Capital Warns Of “Black Swan” As Covid-19 Outbreak Persists

From Zero Hedge: Sequoia Capital, a top Silicon Valley venture capital firm, issued a “black swan” warning on Thursday about the Covid-19 outbreak. In a memo to Sequoia founders, employees, and CEOs of its portfolio companies, it provided “guidance on how to ensure the health of their business while dealing with potential business consequences of the[…]

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The Distribution Of Series A Deal Size In The US

From Crunchbase News February, 2020: You wouldn’t be wrong for believing that venture capital is just a big bowl of alphabet soup. GPs invest the money of LPs. Performance is measured by metrics like TVPI, DPI and IRR. In pitches, founders and their funders may talk up low CACs and high LTVs. And with the[…]

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