Tune in today to watch Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s not too late to enjoy an epic pitch-off of global proportion. The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals start today, July 22 at 9:00 am (PT). Register here for free, get instant access and tune in to see seven phenomenal startups — each one tackling some of the world’s most daunting social and environmental … Read more

Magic lands $27M Series A for its ‘plug and play’ passwordless tech – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Magic, a San Francisco-based startup that builds “plug and play” passwordless authentication technology, has raised $27 million in Series A funding. The round, led by Northzone and with participation from Tiger Global, Volt Capital, Digital Currency Group and CoinFund, comes just over a year after Magic launched from stealth, rebranding from its previous name Formatic.  … Read more

The Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals 2021 starts tomorrow – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Get ready for a startup throwdown of global proportions (literally). We’re the proud hosts of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals, and the pitch competition action starts tomorrow, July 22 at 9:00 am (PT). Pro housekeeping tip: Attending this virtual pitch fest is 100 percent free, but you need to register here first. Not … Read more

UCLA Anderson MBA | STEM Certified Haven for Tech Applicants

Reading Time: 21 minutes Almost without exception, the UCLA Anderson MBA program is bound to on top tech applicants’ lists. Well, now it is even better! The UCLA MBA is now STEM certified, and the staff and faculty are making sure that the UCLA experience continues to be best-in-class (and outside class!) even in these tough COVID times. Located … Read more

From Tech to Human: Three Post Pandemic B2B Marketing Trends

Reading Time: 11 minutes For many, the past few months have opened up giving us a taste of “return to normal” but what does that mean? When most people say normal, what they often mean is comfortable. In the business world pre-pandemic comfortable is a dangerous place to be. Any company that did not adjust, adapt or pivot over … Read more

Biden nominates another Big Tech enemy, this time to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his … Read more

NewCampus wants to train the first-time managers within Southeast Asia’s tech giants – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 11 minutes The tech boom in Southeast Asia isn’t just seeding a wave of new entrepreneurs building the next generation of unicorns, it’s also ushering young talent into the roles of first-time managers. And NewCampus, a Singapore-based startup co-founded by Will Fan and Fei Yao, announced today that it has raised millions of dollars to help coming … Read more

RxAll grabs $3.15M to scale its drug checking and counterfeiting tech across Africa – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 12 minutes Research says that counterfeit medication is the cause of 1 million deaths per year. One-tenth of this number comes from Africa. Counterfeiting is hard to detect, investigate, quantify or stop. It is a global problem, with annual earnings from substandard drugs standing at over $100 billion. Some technologies have helped deal with this menace; for … Read more

Bielefeld survey highlights an emerging B2B, crypto, deep tech ecosystem – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes Welcome to the city survey of Bielefeld, Germany, part of our ongoing survey into European cities. If you’d like your city featured, just fill in this form and add your city name. Once we have enough entries from a city, we will put your city on TechCrunch! According to local media reports, Bielefeld’s has experienced … Read more

Meet the startups competing in the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals on July 22 – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s not much that thrills us more than a startup competition — and we mean deep down in our bones thrilled. That’s why we’re beyond excited to host the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals on July 22 starting at 9:00 am (PT). This event is virtual and free to attend — but you need … Read more