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Lordstown Motors Execs Cite Binding Orders to Restore Confidence a Day after CEO, CFO Resignations

Lordstown Motors Execs Cite Binding Orders to Restore Confidence a Day after CEO, CFO Resignations

Lordstown Motors has enough “mandatory orders” from customers to fund limited production of its electric pickup trucks by May 2022, company officials said Tuesday, including the resignation of the company’s CEO and CFO just one day after an executive shakeup. Reaching that goal .....

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Meet the Mobile Therapy Startup Backed by Christian Angermayer’s re: Mind Capital

Meet the Mobile Therapy Startup Backed by Christian Angermayer’s re: Mind Capital

Mental Health Initiative Kasana Health has received $2 million in re-led Seed Fund: Mental Capital, Christian Anjarmeyer and the Mental Health Vice Chancellor of Apiron Investment Group. It is a move to be aware of two trends: passive data collection, and a growing mental health crisis among adol.....

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In $1.2B deal, EV Battery Maker Solid Power Files to go Public

In $1.2B deal, EV Battery Maker Solid Power Files to go Public

We’ve just secured Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to speak at our City Spotlight: Pittsburgh event. As Brian Heather puts it, Pittsburgh currently has one of the most vibrant robotic startup ecosystems in the world, is at the center of research for most of the world’s autonomous vehicles, a.....

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How to Identify Unicorn Founders when they’re Still Early-Stage

How to Identify Unicorn Founders when they’re Still Early-Stage

As a Vice Chancellor at an early stage, you’re spending time with hundreds of great startups, trying to identify potential winners by thinking about market size, business model and competition. Yet, you know deeply that in the long run, it all comes down to the team and the founder (s). Many th.....

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hosts First Test of Live Audio Rooms in US

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hosts First Test of Live Audio Rooms in US

In April, Facebook announced several new audio products, including its Clubhouse clone, known as the Live Audio Room, which is available for both Facebook and Messenger. Since May, Facebook has been publicly exploring the features of Taiwan’s audio rooms with public figures, but today the c.....

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Infrared Images to the Visible by using Ultrathin and Nanocrystals Layers

Infrared Images to the Visible by using Ultrathin and Nanocrystals Layers

Infrared imaging is used in a wide range of applications, including night vision, autonomous vehicle navigation, optical tomography, and food quality control. Traditional infrared imaging technologies, on the other hand, necessitate the use of materials such as narrow bandgap semiconductors, whic.....

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Extra Crunch Roundup: TC Mobility Recaps, Nubank EC-1, Farewell to Browser Cookies

Extra Crunch Roundup: TC Mobility Recaps, Nubank EC-1, Farewell to Browser Cookies

What exactly are investors looking for? Founders in the early stages, usually first-timers, often tie the knot because they try to project the qualities that investors are expecting. In reality, few entrepreneurs have the acting skills to convince someone that they are patient, dedicated or hardw.....

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EV battery Swapping Startup Ample Charges Up Operations in Japan, NYC

EV battery Swapping Startup Ample Charges Up Operations in Japan, NYC

EV Battery Replacement Startup Ampal has aligned itself with two partnerships this month that will help it grow further in Japan and New York City after a few years working on the technology. Founded in 2014 and out of stealth in March, the startup said on Tuesday that it had partnered with Japan.....

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Biden Admin will Share More Info with Online Platforms on ‘Front Lines’ of Domestic Terror Fight

Biden Admin will Share More Info with Online Platforms on ‘Front Lines’ of Domestic Terror Fight

The Biden administration is outlining new plans to fight domestic terrorism in light of the January attacks on US capital and media. The White House on Tuesday unveiled a new national strategy to curb domestic terrorism. The plan acknowledges the important role that online platforms have played i.....

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Chinese Startup Pony.ai Plans to Launch a Driverless Robotaxi Service in California in 2022

Chinese Startup Pony.ai Plans to Launch a Driverless Robotaxi Service in California in 2022

PonyE, a robotaxi startup that operates in China and the United States, has begun testing driverless vehicles on public roads in California ahead of plans to launch commercial services there in 2022. The agency said the driverless vehicle test meant autonomous vehicles were driving without human .....

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Early-Stage Venture Firm the Fund Launches in Australia

Early-Stage Venture Firm the Fund Launches in Australia

The pre-seed and early-stage investment agency funds focused on early start-ups are down for the latest expansion. The fund was established in 2018 in New York, before also launching in London’s Los Angeles, Rockies and Midwest. Jenny Fielding, co-founder and managing director of Textars New Yo.....

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This 1920s Interrogation Skeleton with Light Up Eyes was Invented to Record Confessions

This 1920s Interrogation Skeleton with Light Up Eyes was Invented to Record Confessions

What do you need to spread your privacy? Promise of retribution? Fear of losing your most precious belongings? Or, perhaps, a skeleton of glowing eyes? This second was a valid suggestion in a patent filed in August 1927 by Helen Adelaide Shelby of California to “revolutionize the interrogat.....

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