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The 20 best startups from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day

With world events overtaking the tech world’s preferences to meet for coffees and convene at events, Y Combinator skipped its famous two-day live Demo event and went for a radical experiment: no demos at all, but instead a long...

Can investors invoke so-called force majeure clauses to get out of deals? Expect some to start trying

Event organizers were the first to be hit hard. As fear of the spread of COVID-19 began to sweep cities and countries around the world last month, one by one, large conferences with long uninterrupted histories —  Mobile World...

Startups developing tech to combat COVID-19 urged to apply for fast-track EU funding

The European Commission put out a call Friday for startups and small businesses which are developing technologies that could help combat the COVID-19 outbreak to apply for fast-track EU funding. The push is related to a €164M pot of...

Startups Weekly: Investors are excited to write checks during the pandemic

  Some startup investors are so uncertain about the current economic environment that they are hesitating to give us their forecasts on the record (this never happens). But others tell us they see the huge market gyrations and all the...

Handle.com helps independent construction workers get paid on time

From long payment cycles to antiquated processes on how to bill workers, the hefty inefficiencies of the construction industry are long overdue for innovation.  Enter startups such as the large venture-backed Katerra and recently public companies such as Procore. Still,...

Why so many robotic startups fail, and what can be done about it

At last week’s TC Sessions: Robotics+AI, I felt it was important to focus at least one panel on companies that are working to foster robotics startups. NVIDIA’s VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay and Freedom Robotics co-founder and CEO Joshua...

How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups

Eli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a master’s in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessey Scholar. His research addresses the effectiveness, economics, and ethics of (digital) health innovation. More...

Turbulent trading leads to market gains as stocks recover, SaaS lags

Sometimes, it takes only the promise of a massive government bailout to put that rose-colored filter on the effluent sandwich of today’s economic realities. After yesterday’s terrifying sell-off, American equities recovered today, with the major domestic indices rising to close...

Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’

As Stanford, Princeton, Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online.  At the same time, tech companies that enable remote learning are finding a surge in...

US stocks tank after global equities retreat, oil collapses, bond yields fall, and cryptos drop

Welcome to the bloodbath. This morning the major US indices opened sharply lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 872.42 (or 3.37%) to 24,9992.36, the S&P 500 slipping 193.41 (6.51%) to 2,778.96, and the Nasdaq off 90.16 or 6.96% at...
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In England they are upset with Dávinson Sánchez for not respecting the quarantine

The Tottenham defender was seen jogging in a London park. The club already caught his attention, as did coach...
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Germany performs a million tests of the Covid-19 and 90% is negative

Germany performs a million tests of the Covid-19 and 90% is negative <img src = "https://intallaght.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1586374980.jpg" alt="Berliners enjoyed fine weather...

Hussein of Jordan, a prince at the service of his people for the coronavirus

The heir to the throne of Jordan put on his military uniform to join the tasks of helping the population confined by the pandemic....

From the talisman pilot of Seville to the person in charge of the repatriation of Spaniards around the world

Alejandro Díaz Sánchez de Movellán is one of the talismans of Seville, as commander of the planes that transferred the squad in his nine...

The European Chamber gives up its facilities to combat the coronavirus

The European Chamber gives up its facilities to combat the coronavirus <img src = "https://intallaght.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1586367472.jpg" alt="General view of the European...