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Forethought AI’s CEO explains the pitch deck that won Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 –

TechCrunch Live records weekly, live, each Wednesday at 3:00pm EDT / 12:00pm PDT. Forethought AI won Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018. Since then, the company raised two rounds of funding and is now a leader in human-centric artificial intelligence. During this live event, Dean Nicholas, CEO and co-founder of Forethought, and Vanessa Larco, NEA […] → Read More

Today’s TechCrunch Live starts at 3:00 pm EDT/ 12:00 pm PDT. Register for the free event here –

Today’s TechCrunch Live event should be fantastic. We have Vanessa Larco, a partner at NEA, and Deon Nicholas, co-founder and CEO of Forethought AI, and they promised not to get rowdy. That basically means they’re going to get rowdy, and I’m here for it. The two have a great working relationship, and we’re going to […] → Read More

How to use human-centered AI with Forethought and NEA –

Deon Nicholas is the CEO and co-founder of Forethought, the AI company whose mission is to transform customer experiences with human-centered AI. Forethought has raised over $100 million in venture capital, including from NEA, which led Forethought’s $9.52 million Series A. Hear from NEA’s Vanessa Larco on what convinced the firm to invest in Forethought, […] → Read More

How to use human-centered AI with Forethought and NEA –

Deon Nicholas is the CEO and co-founder of Forethought, the AI company whose mission is to transform customer experiences with human-centered AI. Forethought has raised over $100 million in venture capital, including from NEA, which led Forethought’s $9.52 million Series A. Hear from NEA’s Vanessa Larco on what convinced the firm to invest in Forethought, […] → Read More

Mobility marketplaces and auto repair on TechCrunch Live

Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, GP at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a high-growth business powered by a marketplace model, which is why Ghaffary led the company’s Series A. The product is simple: on-demand automotive maintenance and repair services. Join this episode to hear how Drewett raised capital and […] → Read More

How to use human-centered AI with Forethought and NEA –

Deon Nicholas is the CEO and co-founder of Forethought, the AI company whose mission is to transform customer experiences with human-centered AI. Forethought has raised over $100 million in venture capital, including from NEA, which led Forethought’s $9.52 million Series A. Hear from NEA’s Vanessa Larco on what convinced the firm to invest in Forethought, […] → Read More

Puffco unveils the $299 Proxy, an innovative, modular cannabis vaporizer

Think of the Puffco Proxy as a modular dabbing rig, able to fit into any form factor made for the unit. → Read More

This is the first look at the Chevrolet Blazer EV

The Blazer EV is set to be built on GM's Ultium EV platform. This is the same platform used from the monstrous, 10,000 lbs Hummer EV to the sleek Cadillac Lyriq → Read More

Mobility marketplaces and auto repair on TechCrunch Live

Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, GP at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a high-growth business powered by a marketplace model, which is why Ghaffary led the company’s Series A. The product is simple: on-demand automotive maintenance and repair services. Join this episode to hear how Drewett raised capital and […] → Read More

How to use human-centered AI with Forethought and NEA –

Deon Nicholas is the CEO and co-founder of Forethought, the AI company whose mission is to transform customer experiences with human-centered AI. Forethought has raised over $100M in venture capital, including from NEA, which led Forethought’s $9.52m Series A. Hear from NEA’s Vanessa Larco on what convinced the firm to invest in Forethought, and see […] → Read More

TechCrunch podcasts this week: Startup grants, a16z’s crypto bet and the art of raising money for groceries –

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. Embedded below is the latest from Chain […] → Read More

Apple said to be planning 12″ MacBook, 15″ MacBook Air and 14.1” iPad Pro for 2023 releases –

A pair of reports published today potentially reveal Apple’s 2023 laptop and iPad lineup. If true, big changes are coming. Literally big: Apple is rumored to be building a 14.1-inch iPad Pro and a 15-inch MacBook Air. Both reports come from sources with great track records. Ross Young today revealed the 14.1-inch iPad news, and […] → Read More

TechCrunch Live recap: Building founder/investor relationships and using grants to fund startups –

Listen to the podcast right here! Did you miss this week’s TechCrunch Live event? That’s okay. You can watch the event here. The show is on break next week due to TechCrunch’s climate event in Berkeley, but we’ll return on June 22 with Mike Ghaffary of Canvas Ventures and Walker Drewett of NuBrakes. Libby Wayman, […] → Read More

Mobility marketplaces and brake repair on TechCrunch Live –

Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, GP at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a high-growth business powered by a marketplace model, which is why Ghaffary led the company’s Series A. The product is simple: On-demand vehicle brake repair services. Join this episode to hear how Drewett raised capital and built […] → Read More

Funding radical startups addressing climate change with Natel Energy and Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Funding radical startups addressing climate change with Natel Energy and Breakthrough Energy Ventures on TechCrunch Live. → Read More

Canix raises $10M to expand its cannabis seed-to-sale platform across the U.S. and Canada –

Canix today is announcing a $10m raise from venture capitalists. The company sees using the capital to expand throughout the United States and Canada, allowing it to scale its cultivation forecasting and production planning ERP platform to meet market-specific regulations. The round was led by an unannounced firm — one that wishes not to be […] → Read More

For the first time in years, the Apple Store is down ahead of WWDC –

Happy WWDC day. Today kicks off Apple’s annual developer’s conference, with the traditional keynote starting at 10:00pm PST (watch it right here). Generally, WWDC focuses on software features and developer tools, and not consumer hardware. But for WWDC 2022, Apple might reveal new consumer hardware that will be available for purchase after the keynote — […] → Read More

TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Layoffs, the crypto downturn, investor offense, and Columbus, Ohio –

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. Embedded below is the latest from […] → Read More

Funding radical startups addressing climate change with Natel Energy and Breakthrough Energy Ventures –

Gia Schneider raised $65 million on the road to unlock distributed hydro resources. In July 2021 Libby Wayman from Breakthrough Energy Ventures led Natel Energy’s $20 million Series B, and on June 8, 2022, the two industry leaders are speaking on TechCrunch Live. We’ll take a look at Natel Energy’s early pitch deck, and hear […] → Read More

How Olive pivoted 27 times on its way to a 4 billion valuation –

Olive is a homegrown Columbus, Ohio unicorn; hear from the CEO and lead investor how the company was founded and grew into an industry leader. Sean Lane co-founded Olive in 2012, and signed on Chris Olsen from Drive Capital as the company’s first investors. Now, nearly ten years later, Olive raised $856.3 million on its […] → Read More