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Y Combinator

Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit – TechCrunch

For the nearly 20 percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out...

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Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff – TechCrunch

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon. A physicist who graduated from Russia’s top-ranked Novosibirsk University, Kokorich was a serial entrepreneur in who grew up in Siberia and made...

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With its goofy video loops, YC backed Splish wants to be the ‘anti-Instagram’ – TechCrunch

Is there any space on kids’ homescreens for another social sharing app to poke in? Y Combinator backed Splish wants to have a splash at it (😊) — with a super-short-form video and photo sharing app aimed at the under-25s. The SF-based startup began bootstrapping out of...

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Brief: Didi starts Japan taxi service as SoftBank’s Son slams the country’s e-hailing ban

Photo credit: SoftBank SoftBank CEO lambasts Japan’s ride-sharing ban (Japan). At the company’s annual event for customers and suppliers, CEO Masayoshi Son called Japan “stupid” for banning ride-hailing. The country doesn’t allow unlicensed private car drivers to operate as taxis. SoftBank has invested in the US’s...

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Aspire Capital offers fast finance for SMEs in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is tipped to grow more than six-fold to reach more than $200 billion per year, according to a report co-authored by Google, with e-commerce accounting for the dominant share. The emergence of e-commerce platforms like Alibaba’s Lazada and U.S.-listed Shopee have enabled...

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ExceptionAlly helps parents navigate the special needs education labyrinth – TechCrunch

The challenges faced by parents of kids with special needs are always unique, but in one way they are surely much alike: making sure the kids are getting what they need from schools is way harder than it ought to be. ExceptionAlly is a new...

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VCs like what they are hearing out of the podcasting sector – TechCrunch

Podcasts are television for the earbud generation. And podcasts have been around for a surprisingly long time. If you’re one of the folks who got hooked on podcasts around 2014, when Sarah Koenig and other producers from This American Life launched the wildly popular...

Podcasts are television...

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