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Ford boosts spending to increase production capacity of its F-150 Lightning electric truck

Ford said Thursday it will invest another $250 million and add 450 positions to increase production capacity of its upcoming F-150 Lightning after receiving more than 150,000 pre-orders for the all-electric pickup truck. The additional funds and jobs will be spread out across its new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, Van Dyke Electric…Continue readingFord boosts spending to increase production capacity of its F-150 Lightning electric truck

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Submit your pitch deck now for live feedback at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 next week

The art of pitching is perhaps the most important art that a founder learns on their journey to unicorn status and beyond. And like any art, it helps to get some critical feedback along the way from the judges on the other side of the table. That’s why every Disrupt, we host Pitch Deck Teardown,…Continue readingSubmit your pitch deck now for live feedback at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 next week

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Fiberplane nabs € 7.5M seed to bring Google Docs-like collaboration to incident response

Fiberplane, an Amsterdam-based early stage startup that is building collaborative notebooks for SREs (site reliability engineers)  to collaborate around an incident in a similar manner to group editing in a Google Doc, announced a ​​€ 7.5M (approximately $8.8 million USD) seed round today. The round was co-led by Crane Venture Partners and Notion Capital with…Continue readingFiberplane nabs € 7.5M seed to bring Google Docs-like collaboration to incident response

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Don’t miss the Startup Alley Crawls at Disrupt next week

It’s coming down to the wire folks. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 — our flagship global event — takes over the internet on September 21-23. More than 10,000 people will attend to learn about the latest tech and investment trends from iconic leaders, founders and VCs. They’ll network and connect to build game-changing startups. Time to get…Continue readingDon’t miss the Startup Alley Crawls at Disrupt next week

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Tyk raises $35M for its open source, open-ended approach to enterprise API management

APIs are the grease turning the gears and wheels for many organizations’ IT systems today, but as APIs grow in number and use, tracking how they work (or don’t work) together can become complex and potentially critical if something goes awry. Now, a startup that has built an innovative way to help with this is…Continue readingTyk raises $35M for its open source, open-ended approach to enterprise API management

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Tiger’s bullish robotic investments

On Tuesday, Tiger Global led not one but two big funding rounds, announcing its role in a $26 million Series A for Ambi and an additional $50 million for Locus Robotics. The firm has been so active in investing of late, that neither one of these companies cracked Alex’s coveted “Today’s Tiger round” in our…Continue readingTiger’s bullish robotic investments

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HIVE Blockchain warns of fraudulent impersonator websites

Crypto miner HIVE Blockchain Technologies has issued a warning against multiple imposter groups pretending to be HIVE to “defraud individuals”. According to a post on its website, some people have already been targeted and affected by these groups, having lost money to supposed investments. “Some of these impersonator groups appear to promise large returns on…Continue readingHIVE Blockchain warns of fraudulent impersonator websites

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Lucid Air snags the longest range EV title, surpassing Tesla

Lucid Group, the all-electric automaker slated to go public this year, said Thursday that one variant of its upcoming luxury Air sedan has an EPA range of more than 520 miles. The official rating of the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range variant pushes Lucid past Tesla, a company that has long dominated in this category.…Continue readingLucid Air snags the longest range EV title, surpassing Tesla

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As offices come back, ATMO launches air monitoring device claiming to give COVID-risk score

Way back in 2015 we covered the launch of the Atmotube, a small, innovative, portable air quality monitor which went on to receive a number of awards, post its CES debut. Since rebranding as ATMO, the company, co-founded by Vera Kozyr, is now launching the Atmocube, an indoor air quality monitoring system for businesses and…Continue readingAs offices come back, ATMO launches air monitoring device claiming to give COVID-risk score

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Open Mineral raises $33M Series C funding for its ‘eBay for commodities trading’ platform

Back in 2018 we covered how Open Mineral (OM), a startup aiming to leverage greater transparency in commodities trading, had raised $2.25 million. Well, they’ve come a long way and now the Zug, Switzerland-based, company has raised a $33 million Series C funding round led by Mubadala Investment Company. Existing investors Xploration Capital and Emerald…Continue readingOpen Mineral raises $33M Series C funding for its ‘eBay for commodities trading’ platform