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Pumping life into UK consumer hardware: Elvie’s Series B Femtech story

8 Apr , 2019  

Image: Simon King, Octopus Ventures and Tania Boler, Elvie. CPG Photography For decades, healthcare products were designed with little attention paid to the physiological needs of women. Read more

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Therapeutic tech is here : meet the “emotional fitness” startups

4 Apr , 2019  

London-based startup Myndplay makes a lot of big claims. It says its headset can read brainwaves and analyse a user’s emotional state. Then, with a dashboard and personalised video content, help people to control their reactions to stress and improve general emotional wellbeing. Read more

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Lyft’s IPO Filing Finally Drops: Here’s What You Need To Know

1 Apr , 2019  

Ridehailing company Lyft has finally formally filed to go public, according to a Friday morning S-1 filing. The document listed a placeholder $100 million figure for the offering. Read more

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Spotify Squad framework — Part I

1 Apr , 2019  

I watched this video about the Spotify Engineering culture last year, and BOOM, my mind just exploded. I fell completely in love with Spotify and its culture. The video explains Spotify Product Development, their release methodology, and the frameworks they use. Read more

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NASA confirms first all-women spacewalk will take place in March

1 Apr , 2019  

NASA revealed earlier this week that two of its astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station will make history later this month: Anne McClain and Christina Koch will conduct a spacewalk outside the station on March 29th, something that’s not uncommon on its own, but this will be the Read more

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The Essential Questions That Have Powered This Top Silicon Valley Manager’s Career

1 Apr , 2019  

Julie Zhuo first started working at Facebook as an intern over a decade ago. Since then, she’s risen through the ranks to become VP of Product Design at the company, leading a team of hundreds that’s charged with designing the app billions of users see every day. Read more

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The Digitalisation of Hospitals: how long will startups need to wait?

1 Apr , 2019  

The digitalisation of hospitals is inevitable. Read more

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Presenting Airbnb’s 20th Known Acquisition: HotelTonight

11 Mar , 2019  

If you’re looking for a last-minute hotel booking app, Airbnb just acquired it. According to the New York Times, Airbnb bought HotelTonight, its second announced acquisition in 2019. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more

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The Path Forward

27 Feb , 2019  

Practical guides that help you go from idea to series A. Fast. Read more

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A founder’s guide to reference calls

27 Feb , 2019  

References can be an important part of any decision-making process. Whether you’re evaluating investors and non-execs, hiring for a new role, or fact-checking a potential co-founder, reference calls can provide comfort as well as test or reinforce your assessment. Read more