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On this auspicious day of April 21, 2022, we celebrate a new shiny scene from our crypto team: Reaction Chain. Q: Why is the podcast so loud? A: Because it cannot be changed.

This is why we did not get to write crypto puns on the site.

Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be; it’s time for TechCrunch events! Waymo CEO Dmitri Dolgov is coming to the Movement, and we are also hosting the stadium competition. Submit your applications! Our flagship event, TechCrunch Disrupt, is back in October, and you can now buy your tickets!

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  • It’s ‘Elon Musk Time’ always nowCaptain’s Log, Day 421: Employees get no rest without doing anything, but talk about what Elon Musk has planned for Twitter. Today, Alex read the new SEC filing so you don’t need to. It describes Musk’s proposal to buy all the excellent shares on social media and where to get the money to make it. At the same time, we learn how much Musk is in his personal assets – at least how much he is willing to leave. With the exception of Twitter, Musk seems to have no less money-making opportunities: Rebecca A report on The Boring, which has raised $ 675 million for Loop projects, a project to build underground tunnels to reduce traffic congestion, predicts that Tesla’s Optimus robot will one day cost more. will increase the company’s total business, and that Tesla aims to produce robotaxis. Wow!
  • You do not have to travel to work. Changing homes: Andreessen Horowitz led the funding for Kindred, a startup founded by some Opendoor graduates who wanted to travel long distances but did not want anyone to use their homes when they were away. What is interesting about Kindred’s approach is that it is a “pay and receive policy,” where members pay a $ 300 annual fee to allow one person to stay in their home while in another.
  • Now we know what William Hockey was doing: Plaid founder founded in 2019 and founded the bank, Column. Surprisingly the founder of fintech, where many have been opening banking services in recent years, and not surprisingly as now many are recovering. In the Column case, Hockey said that the bank’s direct relationship with the Fed means that “developers can use Column to build an attractive app and push money into any bank account, for example, or protect it. FDIC insurance and savings accounts “without being paid through another agency to obtain federal deposit insurance.

Beginning and VC

I am fully suited for VC companies with unusual investment topics, Tofino Capital has a really rare example of this: The company closed the first $ 10 of the fund aimed at investing in the markets where the investment dollar drops to $ 5 per person. . I can’t say I’ve heard anyone approach that approach, and it certainly focuses on emotion – very well, and I hope they show a bigger return. Of course, that will probably make other VC stores wake up and increase their investment by more than that amount of dollars, but that is half of what makes this interesting!

Arta is a platform for managing ownership of startups, facilitating and creating transparency of complex ownership processes at times. Very interesting to see how Liquifi grows – it aims to do the same for web3 and blockchain tokens companies.

Let’s get to some sad news – today, in a rhyme!

  • Introduce that you want shame: Sexual health, mental well-being, weight management and fertility are all forbidden topics for some – ordinary people living in Singapore are adding a layer of health to shedding haram. It also raised $ 5 million to make it harder, better, faster, harder to work.
  • Damage to credit history: Rich in cash, but with a poor credit history, immigrants often face domestic violence. Fintech Pillar is raising $ 17 million to address that.
  • This drone picks itself up when an unknown person enters the wrong area: As she sacrifices herself for her rotors and traps her enemy in the net, this very cold kamikaze aircraft is shooting down other planes.
  • smart sleuth has found the truth about the bluetooth problem: It turns out that the Cue Health’s COVID-19 tester has a security defect which means it is possible to turn the negative result into positive, or negative. Keep in mind, it is difficult to see what a great dealeo is; It is easy to fraudulently cheat all home exams from positive to negative using an anonymous code: Do not stick to your schnoz swab.
  • A good and powerful title wins the temple of this newsletter: Sometimes it takes all of a while to get a visual The Daily Crunch makes me laugh – and Lauren found a place in the title of her story about Netflix subscriber numbers.

How to set it up: 6 investors discuss what to look for in April 2022

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The VC market is shrinking.

Teams that successfully close the funding cycle will get shorter flight routes than planned. And working with an investor who understands the business better to increase value is much more important than it was a year ago.

The founder site is the first step in that journey, so we are conducting a series of interviews with active investors to find out more about what they are looking for and how they prefer to approach it:

  • Christine Tsai, general manager and founder, 500 Global
  • Marjorie Radlo-Zandi, Angel, Launchpad Venture Group, Venture Branch Team
  • Clelia Warburg Peters, management partner, Era Ventures
  • Anarghya Vardhana, lammaane, Maveron LLC
  • Frederic Huynen, partner, and Wijnand Bekker, friend, HPE Growth

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One part of Big Tech Inc.

  • Amazon breaks down products without a server: Among the products released at the ongoing AWS conference is the expansion of Amazon’s server-free delivery, including the ability to upgrade or decrease it quickly. This means customers do not have to worry about data capacity management or the associated high costs – the company says “this new system can save users up to 90% of data cost compared to previous power supply costs” When was the last time 90% of your savings?
  • The HBO broadcast service gives us good newsSorry Netflix, HBO Max and HBO have seen customer numbers increase in the last quarter. Although not mentioned, I think it was LA Lakers show that helped. Meanwhile, CNN did not have a good day.
  • Russia has imposed sanctions on Vice President Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg, and others: I like it IngridThe introduction to this story, “From the department of Tit for Tat,” Harris, Zuckerberg and the list of other famous personalities in the United States is now banned from entering Russia, it seems indefinitely. Such a shame, we heard it was beautiful there in the spring.