Startups Weekly: The scooter cash desert

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital spates, funds and vogues. Before I dive into this week’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last-place week, I noted…

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Startups Weekly: All these startups are raising big rounds

TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos published some interesting stats on seed and Series A financings the coming week, kindnes of data collected by Wing Venture Capital. In short-lived, seed is the new Series A and Series A is the new Series B….

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VCs bet on cannabis vaping, ED meds and mobile fertility clinics

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit of a reunion with Kate and Alex on as usual, with the add-on of Extra Crunch denizen…

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Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

Facebook usage has rejected for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media. Registering this redefined athletic field comes Firework, a fast-growing social video app whose canny prank…

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The Day I Found Out My Life Was Hanging by a Thread

It started while I was on a Hawaiian trip in May. I speculated I’d just tweaked my back elevating a poolside easy chair. Back home, my back sorenes became severe, and I started showing gut sorenes in my legs. For…

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Modern Fertility wants to revolutionize fertility testing with $149 at-home tests

A game-changer . Image: modern fertility Fertility experimenting is a region of medicine that isn’t really covered by insuranceand hasn’t yet investigated much invention from the tech world. Modern Fertility is trying to change that. The startup wants to be…

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Frank simplifies the FAFSA so you can get every last dollar of financial aid

Frank will make sure you get every dollar probable for college . Image: Shutterstock/ Visual3Dfocus Applying to college is hard enough without the even trickier minefield of financial assistance. The basic authority figure, the dreaded FAFSA, asks for information high-school…

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LeBron James invested $1 million in a pizza startupand now he’s even richer

Image: W. SMITH/ EPA/ REX/ Shutterstock It’s good to be the king. NBA superstar LeBron James have so far been proven himself a savvy merchant. One of his most recent speculations is just the pepperoni on his pizza. James’s$ 1…

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