Can Wildtype’s Cell-Grown ‘Sushi-Grade’ Salmon Get Out In The Wild With $100 Million? – TechCrunch

Wildtype, a six-year-old San Francisco-based company developing farmed salmon from cells outside the animal, has just raised $100 million in Series B funding to make its product ubiquitous, from top restaurants to supermarkets. Whether it can realize this plan is a question mark, but it’s easy to see what gets its new investors — L […]

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Neosapience gets $21.5 million to use AI-powered avatars for creators TechCrunch

Artificial intelligence powered speech and video technologies have been steadily gaining popularity in recent years. A Korean startup Neosapience has developed a synthetic speech and video platform, Typecast, that allows users to convert text into a video without recording and editing in a studio. Neosapience announced today that it has raised $21.5 million in a […]

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Voximplant’s service to embed voice and video communications into apps comes out of beta – TechCrunch

Companies that help businesses integrate voice and video communications into their apps and services have grown tremendously in recent years, with services such as Twilio and Diagflow, an NLP platform developed by Google, growing rapidly. Voximplant has raised $10.1 million to do similar things so far and is now launching the beta version of its […]

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EWA, which leverages popular media to learn languages, hits 51 million downloads, 3.5 million MAUs, and raises its first outside funding – TechCrunch

Online language learning continues to be a huge opportunity for startups, with the most engaging experiences sparking a wave of interest from consumers seeking greater productivity beyond the hours they spend on their smartphones. In one of the more recent developments, a language learning app called EWA has developed a media-based approach to language learning, […]

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Minded, a telehealth platform specializing in the management of mental health medications, raises $25 million – TechCrunch

Minded, a psychiatry-focused telehealth company specializing in the management of mental health medications for consumers, has raised $25 million in seed funding. Minded, launched in New York in 2021, provides consumers with access to online psychiatry. Minded is currently available in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and California. The company says the […]

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How to remove common consumer-grade spyware from your Android phone – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Tuesday, February 22, 2022! We are back! Yes, after a wonderful long weekend, your entire TechCrunch team is back in the saddle. And that’s a good thing, because everything seems to be happening at once. So it was perfect that Slack decided it was actually a fourday weekend […]

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How these mother and daughter became co-founders and make professional coaching personal – TechCrunch

Listen to the very first episode of Found Live. We were joined by mother-daughter duo Jordan Taylor and Edith Cooper, who co-founded Medley – a group coaching platform focused on personal and professional growth. They spoke to the Found hosts about navigating a co-founder relationship with your mother or daughter. They discuss the importance of […]

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Alloy Automation raises $20 million to scale its ecommerce automation technology – TechCrunch

Alloy Automation, a graduate of Y Combinator, focused on connecting various ecommerce tools, announced this morning that it has closed a $20 million Series A led by a16z. The startup characterized the financing event as lively, as opposed to the capital event in 2021, when it was more difficult for the company to secure financing. […]

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Clearco co-founder Andrew D’Souza steps back as Michele Romanow takes on CEO role TechCrunch

Clearco co-founder Andrew D’Souza tells TechCrunch he has stepped down from his role as chief executive at the fintech company. Michele Romanow, the co-founder and president of Clearco, is now chief executive of Clearco. D’Souza, meanwhile, has assumed the role of executive chairman and remains the company’s largest shareholder, he tells TechCrunch. The move comes […]

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Advice and strategy for early stage sex technology startup founders – TechCrunch

Fundraising is still ‘a paradoxical issue’ from this month, personal care and beauty retailer Sephora sells vibrators on its US website. It’s an important milestone not only for Dame and Maude, the startups it worked with, but also for the sexual wellness product category. These startups operate in a different environment than the founders encountered […]

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