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  • Chamath Palihapitiya isn’t backing down. Following 48 hours of media attention for his contentious comments about social media “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” the Social Capital co-founder and former Facebook exec discussed his take on stage …

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  • Waze CEO Noam Bardin believes we have too many cars. “We’ve reached a threshold,” he told Aditi Roy of CNBC at the CB Insights A-ha! conference. That’s why Israeli-born GPS navigation app Waze has developed platforms to reduce roadway congestion. And with its …

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  • Head of Cruise Automation Kyle Vogt is confident about his company’s prospects to take a leading role in the “race” to deploy an autonomous vehicle (AVs) ride-hailing service. At the CB Insights A-Ha! Conference, Vogt told Sarah Frier of Bloomberg that the …

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  • When Austin McChord received its first acquisition offer for his Norwalk, CT-based data protection company Datto, he owned 100% of the company. “I ended up turning down the offer because the company loved our technology, but didn’t actually really love …

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  • Blockchain tech has primarily been associated with financial services — but increasingly it’s making an impact across industries, and the food supply chain is no exception. In August 2017, ten of the world’s biggest CPG and food companies partnered with IBM to integrate …

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  • Matt Mullenweg would like to think of the software he created WordPress as the “Switzerland” of the online world — a neutral service for web publishers and developers built on the principles of open source. “The web needs an independent …

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  • Often perceived as very traditional, the millennia-old wine industry may finally be getting a tech upgrade. From wine subscription services to rating apps, startups in the space are innovating more than ever before. Connected corks and bottles are starting to emerge, as …

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  • Today, CB Insights unveiled the second annual AI 100 —  a list of 100 of the most promising private companies applying artificial intelligence algorithms across 25+ industries, from healthcare to cybersecurity — at the A-Ha! conference in San Francisco. The companies were …

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  • By the end of 2017, nearly $1.8T worth of mortgages will have been originated in the United States this year, according to government-backed mortgage lender Freddie Mac. Yet, despite the size of the mortgage industry, the space still hasn’t digitized. Originating, …

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  • The fitness economy is growing globally, as investors capitalize on opportunities to invest not just in fitness services but also in associated products and services, like apparel and nutrition. International (non-US) disclosed equity deals to fitness tech startups accounted for approximately …

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  • “Brain hacking” has been a major tech topic recently, with neurotech pioneers Elon Musk of Neuralink and Bryan Johnson of Kernel‘s ambitious plans to augment human brain function with computing and artificial intelligence. But advancements in the field have also raised major …

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  • The holiday season is here again, the time when we deck the halls, light the candles, and stress about what to get our loved ones. For our 2017 Startup Gift Guide – produced in partnership with BuzzFeed – we scoured our platform …

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  • FaceID, the new technology that allows users to unlock a phone just by looking at it, is arguably the most important new feature Apple unveiled with its new iPhone X model. The innovation comes directly out of Apple’s M&A moves in chips and computer …

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  • Pasta giant Barilla is the latest major food company to launch a venture fund. In November 2017, the company unveiled Blu1877, a new fund which will invest in sustainable pasta and condiment startups. Since 2015, we’ve seen a domino effect of …

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