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Floww Raises $6.7M

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Floww — a data-driven marketplace designed to allow founders to pitch investors, with the whole investment relationship managed online — says it has raised $6.7 million (£5 million) to date in seed funding from angels and family offices. Investors include Ramon Mendes De Leon, Duncan Simpson-Craib, Angus Davidson, Stephane Delacote …

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Cost Of Being A Founder

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  If I were to pick one thing that unites the global tech scene in terms of culture I would point to the respect and reverence accorded to startup founders. After all, creating your own company is an ambition many of us harbor. It can bring with it unparalleled freedom, …

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Google Maps News Feed

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  People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls its new feature the “Community Feed,” as it includes …

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Hard Tech Problems

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  Chris Kim and Nate Williams formed Union Labs with the conviction that investors and companies aren’t collaborating closely enough to ensure the success of the startups they back. Kim is the former co-founder and chief technology officer at the automatic lock company August. He first met Williams when the …

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Sales Increase 20%-30%

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  Strong e-commerce sales are predicted to help lift overall holiday retail spending in the U.S., according to forecasts released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and eMarketer. Both firms expect to see overall retail sales growth during November and December, though the market may be impacted by slowing …

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Tesla Worth Half A Trillion Dollars

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Surging Tesla shares have pushed the company’s market capitalization to more than $515 billion, a fivefold increase since the start of the year. The traditionally volatile stock has continued to experience price swings. But since reaching a low for the year in March, Tesla’s share price has been on an …

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Boulevard Raises $27 million

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Boulevard, a spa management and payment platform, has raised $27 million in a new round of funding despite a business slowdown caused by the COVID0-19 pandemic. Founded four years ago by Matt Danna and Sean Stavropoulos, Boulevard was inspired by Stavropoulos’ inability to book a haircut and Danna’s hunch that …

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Job Ads for AI Are You Ready?

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  Wanted: Human Assistant to the Artificial Intelligence We are seeking junior and mid-level human applicants to serve as data science assistants to our departmental artificial intelligence (AI) in charge of data analytics. Responsibilities include reviewing, interpreting, and providing feedback about analytics results to the AI, and writing summary reports …

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Huawei Sells Honor Brand

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    (Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)Huawei has been battered by US trade restrictions in the last few years, and it’s taking a toll on the company’s long-term stability. Experts don’t expect a radical change when the new US administration comes to power next year, so Huawei is beginning to take …

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Tesla Model 3 Ramp Up

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  Before Tesla, electric cars were more like golf carts than the high-performance vehicles gaining popularity today. But Musk’s EV startup was always a longshot. We’ve heard numerous stories about how the company almost went belly-up in its early days, but CEO and founder Elon Musk just revealed that the …

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