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TechCrunch+ roundup: Find your valuation, international visas, hiring for growth

The ongoing market correction and the cratering of several leading crypto tokens are erasing wealth so quickly, you can almost hear it. Companies in other industries are on a hiring spree, but startups like Robinhood, Better.com and Peloton are laying off thousands as FAANG companies slow down their recruiting and look for places to save …

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Postmates founder banks $23 million for his new crypto startup TipTop

Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann’s new crypto startup TipTop was lightly teased out a few weeks ago, but now the stealth startup is sharing some info on its early funding, though there’s not much info on what they’re actually doing with that money. Lehmann notes that the company has raised a $23 million Series A from …

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Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)

It appears battery startup SES’ investors are quite happy with its first earnings report. The company went public in February via a SPAC merger, and to no one’s surprise, reported a loss. And its investors don’t seem to mind. Its shares, while still trading below its SPAC merger price, were up 16.7% at $6.15 at the …

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As FTX’s CEO eyes Robinhood, will we see crypto exchanges move into equities trading?

Because no one parties harder than I do, I spent a portion of my week reading through Coinbase’s investor call after its earnings report. The U.S. crypto exchange pulls in some questions from non-analysts during its chats, which makes for a slightly more entertaining set of prompts and responses. You can read it all here. …

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This week in TechCrunch podcasts: Chain Reaction, Found, Equity, and The TechCrunch Live Podcast

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help you find the right show for your interests, we’ve compiled our audio output from the week here. Embedded below is the latest …

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Revel founder Frank Reig a year later on driving EV adoption in big cities

Almost exactly a year ago, we interviewed Revel founder and CEO Frank Reig when it was on the cusp of expanding into multiple business lines beyond its original scope of providing shared electric mopeds. Today, we’re taking a second look to see how far the startup has come, and the distance it has to cover …

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To boost early-stage growth, adopt a jobs-to-be-done approach to marketing

Michael Popchuk Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Popchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Saldo Apps. The jobs-to-be-done (JTBD) approach provides a framework for defining, categorizing, capturing and organizing all your customers’ needs. It teaches us to think about users’ needs and develop a product to meet those needs. The framework …

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DeepMind’s new AI can perform over 600 tasks, from playing games to controlling robots

The ultimate achievement to some in the AI industry is creating a system with artificial general intelligence (AGI), or the ability to understand and learn any task that a human can. Long relegated to the domain of science fiction, it’s been suggested that AGI would bring about systems with the ability to reason, plan, learn, …

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