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1 week ago

US venture capital funds have raised a combined $69.1 billion in 2020, edging past a 2018 record and defying the odds amid a pandemic-rattled economy. The high-water mark was set after Andreessen ... See more

US venture capital funds have raised a combined $69.1 billion in 2020, edging past a 2018 record and defying the odds amid a pandemic-rattled economy.

2 weeks ago

Bitcoin is quickly approaching the record highs that spurred a mania among investors almost three years ago that ended in a violent crash.

The controversial digital asset, which was originally ... See more

Bitcoin is quickly approaching the record highs that spurred a mania among investors almost three years ago that ended in a violent crash.

3 weeks ago

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial - The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech has shown to be effective ... See more

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech has shown to be effective blocking infection in 90 percent of participants in its Phase 3 clinical trial, the companies ... See more

3 weeks ago

Hyundai reportedly in talks to buy SoftBank-owned Boston Dynamics - Boston Dynamics could be set to change hands once again, according to a new report from Bloomberg that cited “people familiar ... See more

Boston Dynamics could be set to change hands once again, according to a new report from Bloomberg that cited “people familiar with the matter.” The deal would make Korean automaker Hyundai the ... See more

3 weeks ago

Weed stocks are hitting new highs after Biden win : Cannabis was a big winner from the results of the United States’ election, and industry stocks are soaring on both the voting results and recent ... See more

Cannabis was a big winner from the results of the United States’ election, and industry stocks are soaring on both the voting results and recent earnings. Companies such as Canopy Growth ... See more

3 weeks ago

Sony prepares to enter the drone game with Airpeak – Sony has announced that it is entering the drone market with a new brand called Airpeak, though the specifics of the drone itself are left ... See more

Sony has announced that it is entering the drone market with a new brand called Airpeak, though the specifics of the drone itself are left something of a mystery. It plans to launch the project next ... See more

4 weeks ago

3 experts on how COVID-19 changed manufacturing and supply chains around the world - From Pillsbury dough to semiconductors, things suddenly had to be made differently and fast. Leaders at General ... See more

From Pillsbury dough to semiconductors, things suddenly had to be made differently—and fast. Leaders at General Mills, Boll & Branch, and Nanotronics explain how, and what they’ve learned.

4 weeks ago

4 experts reveal how COVID-19 has changed the advertising business - Client relationships, production, and hiring may never be the same, according to top executives at McCann Worldgroup, BBDO New ... See more

Client relationships, production, and hiring may never be the same, according to top executives at McCann Worldgroup, BBDO New York, the Martin Agency, and Johannes Leonardo.

4 weeks ago

4 fashion insiders reveal how COVID-19 is altering the industry
- Designer Prabal Gurung, Farfetch CEO José Neves, CFDA’s Steven Kolb, and Vestiaire Collective’s Clara Chappaz offer a preview of ... See more

Designer Prabal Gurung, Farfetch CEO José Neves, CFDA’s Steven Kolb, and Vestiaire Collective’s Clara Chappaz offer a preview of upcoming seasons.

4 weeks ago

US online holiday sales to reach $189B this year, up 33% from 2019 - The accelerated shift to e-commerce due to the pandemic will have a significant impact on U.S. online holiday sales, according to ... See more

The accelerated shift to e-commerce due to the pandemic will have a significant impact on U.S. online holiday sales, according to a new forecast from Adobe Analytics. Adobe Analytics predicts that ... See more

4 weeks ago

Brazil’s Black Silicon Valley could be an epicenter of innovation in Latin America – Over the last five years, Brazil has witnessed a startup boom. The main startups hubs in the country have ... See more

There is no doubt that the new wave of innovation will come from the emerging markets, and the African Diaspora can play an important role.

4 weeks ago

Nabis raises $5m Series A to grow its cannabis distribution platform – The cannabis industry is quickly growing up, and companies like Nabis play a critical role. Today, the company is announcing ... See more

The cannabis industry is quickly growing up, and companies like Nabis play a critical role. Today, the company is announcing it raised $5 million in Series A funding, which will help it grow and ... See more

1 month ago

It seems Extended Reality or XR is going to be the high tech that will make us feel like we are living in the future. XR encompasses a conglomeration of VR - virtual reality, AR - Augmented Reality ... See more

It seems Extended Reality or XR is going to be the high tech that will make us feel like we are living in the future. XR encompasses a conglomeration of VR -...

1 month ago

Sony reveals Spatial Reality Display, a 4K screen with glasses-free 3D

https://venturebeat.com/2020/10/15/sony-reveals-spatial-reality-display-a-4k-screen-with-glasses-free-3d/

Glasses-free 3D screens are becoming considerably more powerful in resolution and speed, enabling creators to display realistic holographic content.

1 month ago

Sometimes, it’s obvious from the get-go that a moment in tech history is . . . well, historic. Other times, it’s clear only in the fullness of time. Yet another type of historic moment flies ... See more

From the obvious (Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone) to the obscure (AT&T stops charging an hourly rate for internet access), these events were landmarks.

1 month ago

This Bluetooth stethoscope could end unnecessary doctors visits

StethoMe can detect respiratory problems in young children – and then recommend medical intervention

StethoMe can detect respiratory problems in young children – and then recommend medical intervention

1 month ago

7 tips for raising capital in the pandemic

The CEO of Copado, a DevOps solution for Salesforce, survived colon cancer and the disruption of COVID-19 to fortify his company. Here’s how he did it.

The CEO of Copado, a DevOps solution for Salesforce, survived colon cancer and the disruption of COVID-19 to fortify his company. Here’s how he did it.

1 month ago

Real estate prices are about to drop 10%

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the real estate market, with hospitality and retail taking the biggest hit, but the news isn’t universally negative, ... See more

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the real estate market, with hospitality and retail taking the biggest hit, but the news isn’t universally negative, according to a new forecast from the Urban Land ... See more

1 month ago

DroneDeploy, a cloud software company that uses drone footage to help industries like agriculture, oil and gas and construction get a bird’s-eye view of a site to build a 3D picture, announced a ... See more

DroneDeploy, a cloud software company that uses drone footage to help industries like agriculture, oil and gas and construction get a bird’s-eye view of a site to build a 3D picture, announced a ... See more

1 month ago

Businesses reducing trash and plastic consumption are beginning to look like treasure to some VCs

Zuleyka Strasner didn’t set out to become an advocate for zero-waste consumption. The former manager of partner operations at Felicis Ventures had initially pursued a career in politics in the U.K. ... See more

2 months ago

WHEN AMAZON RELEASED the Echo smart speaker in 2014, people marveled at the convenience of voice-controlled computing. But the novelty has worn off, and today they are more likely to grumble about ... See more

A new feature from Amazon allows the intelligent assistant to ask for clarification on your requests.

2 months ago

French startup Exotec has raised a $90 million Series C round led by 83North, with existing investors Iris Capital and Breega also participating. Other existing investors include 360 Capital. The ... See more

French startup Exotec has raised a $90 million Series C round led by 83North, with existing investors Iris Capital and Breega also participating. Other existing investors include 360 Capital. The ... See more

2 months ago

New report finds VC investment into climate tech growing five times faster than overall VC.

VC and corporate investment into climate tech grew at a faster rate than overall VC investment as a whole ... See more

VC and corporate investment into climate tech grew at a faster rate than overall VC investment as a whole between 2013-2019, according to a major new report — to the tune of $60 billion of ... See more

2 months ago

Sree Kolli is co-founder of Conduit, a premium investment platform that connects founders with successful operators, family offices and select VCs worldwide.

2020 has been a year of social upheaval. ... See more

Democratized access to startups yields more opportunity for investors to find ventures that align with their values while diversifying their profiles can provide tremendous results.

2 months ago

Amazon's new Ring camera is actually a flying drone -- for inside your house.

Ring on Thursday introduced a new product to its growing lineup of smart home devices -- the Ring Always Home Cam. ... See more

Ring announces the $250 Always Home Cam and plans for end-to-end encryption.

2 months ago

Why this drive-through restaurant could be the future of fine dining

Ten Los Angeles chefs are serving up a 10-course meal—in your car

2 months ago

Steven Yang and Sonny Vu discuss COVID-19’s impact on tech manufacturing

Like most of the rest of the world, COVID-19 hit the manufacturing sector by surprise. That China — which continues to comprise the vast majority of electronics manufacturing — was the first ... See more