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Extra Crunch roundup: How Duolingo became an edtech leader


The pandemic has just pushed edtech mainstream, but language-learning startup Duolingo had already spent the past decade figuring out how to build a successful edtech app. In our latest installment of the EC-1 series, Natasha Mascarenhas goes deep with the co… more

Sennheiser sells off its consumer brand


Long-running German audio company Sennheiser today announced that it has found a buyer for its consumer brand. Swiss holding company Sonova — a giant in the hearing aid business — will be acquiring the brand in a deal expected to close by end of year. The dea… more

Longevity startup Gero AI has a mobile API for quantifying health changes


Sensor data from smartphones and wearables can meaningfully predict an individual’s ‘biological age’ and resilience to stress, according to Gero AI. The ‘longevity’ startup — which condenses its mission to the pithy goal of “hacking complex diseases and agi… more

Autonomous vehicle pioneers Karl Iagnemma and Chris Urmson are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021


Long before the multi-million-dollar acquisitions and funding rounds pushed autonomous vehicles to the top of the hype cycle, Karl Iagnemma and Chris Urmson were researching and, later, developing the foundations of the technology. These pioneers, Iagnemma co… more

Walmart’s Flipkart to cover insurance for all sellers in India and waive additional fees


Walmart-owned Flipkart is exempting storage and cancellation fees for sellers on its marketplace and also providing them with insurance coverage as the top e-commerce platform in India looks to maintain cordial relationships with more than 300,000 sellers who… more

What Square's smashing earnings tell us about consumer bitcoin demand


Today we're talking Square earnings and its bitcoin base, especially in how it relates to the results of other entities that offer bitcoin sales. more

Toyota AI Ventures and May Mobility will talk the future of the transportation industry on Extra Crunch Live


Besides a passion for progress in the mobility space, what do Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler, May Mobility’s Nina Grooms Lee and May’s Edwin Olson have in common? All three of them are joining us on an upcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live. The show goes down … more

TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 early bird price extended for one more day


“I feel the need — the need for speed.” That could be the official mobility startup founder credo, amirite? Speed and agility are important, but don’t move so quickly that you miss the chance to save $100 on a pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9. We’… more

Credit Karma reinvents cash back rewards with instant payback


Credit Karma Money, a new checking and savings account from the company best known for its credit monitoring service, recently launched a significant new feature. Called Instant Karma, the program rewards users by randomly refunding purchases or adding money … more

To buy time for a failing startup, recreate the engineering process


The drastic approach I took to recovering our company is often referred to as a “full reset" -- the old company is essentially annihilated and a new company is formed from the remaining pieces. more

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