Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias
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Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Founded by former Google engineers, Brief is a newly launched news app that aggregates and summarizes the news in hopes of tackling a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so many places …

BlueOcean founders Grant McDougall and Liza Nebel
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BlueOcean uses automation to deliver affordable brand audits in seven days

BlueOcean is a new startup offering companies a relatively fast and affordable way to see how their brands are performing and what they can do to improve. CEO Grant McDougall and COO/President Liza Nebel (the pair founded BLueOcean with Chief Data Scientist Matthew Gross) told me they’ve been developing the …

Chrome competitor, The Browser Company, quietly raises $5M
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Chrome competitor, The Browser Company, quietly raises $5M

A handful of Silicon Valley’s notable figures are backing a software startup looking to challenge Google Chrome’s dominance. The startup, called The Browser Company, is led by Joshua Miller, who previously served as the Obama White House’s director of Product and is currently an investor at Thrive Capital, an investment …

Identity platform Auth0 raises $120M Series F funding round at $1.92B valuation
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Identity platform Auth0 raises $120M Series F funding round at $1.92B valuation

Developer-centric identity platform Auth0 today announced that it has raised a $120 million Series F round led by Salesforce Ventures. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Meritech Capital, World Innovation Lab, Trinity Ventures, Telstra Ventures and K9 Ventures also participated in this round, as well as new investor DTCP. …

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias
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Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Brief, a newly launched news aggregator founded by former Google engineers, aims to tackle a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so many places to read the news and many aggregators on …

COVID-19 fails to stop the march of the unicorns
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COVID-19 fails to stop the march of the unicorns

We’re digging into Q2 2020 venture capital results this week. Today we are exploring U.S.-specific results after taking a broader perspective yesterday. As with every quarter, our goal is to understand how strong, or not, the domestic and global VC markets are so that we can better follow the pace …

Recurrency is taking on giants like SAP with a modern twist on ERP
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Recurrency is taking on giants like SAP with a modern twist on ERP

Recurrency, a member of the Summer 2020 Y Combinator cohort, was started by a 21 year old just out of college. He decided to take on a highly established market that is led by giants like SAP, Infor, Oracle and Microsoft, but instead of taking a highly complex area of …

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias
Apps

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Brief, a newly launched news aggregator founded by former Google engineers, aims to tackle a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so many places to read the news and many aggregators on …

Recurrency is taking on giants like SAP with a modern twist on ERP
Cloud

Recurrency is taking on giants like SAP with a modern twist on ERP

Recurrency, a member of the Summer 2020 Y Combinator cohort, was started by a 21 year old just out of college. He decided to take on a highly established market that is led by giants like SAP, Infor, Oracle and Microsoft, but instead of taking a highly complex area of …

Everything you could possibly want to learn about fundraising will be covered at TC Early Stage
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Everything you could possibly want to learn about fundraising will be covered at TC Early Stage

TechCrunch’s first Early Stage event goes down in exactly one week, and we’re pretty freakin’ amped about it! Early Stage is unique in that it’s more of an entrepreneurial bootcamp, smashed into a two-day virtual format, than a traditional conference. Experts from across the industry will give presentations on a …