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Fortnite’s black hole stunt is the kind of alpha energy we’re here for –

As you are likely already aware, Epic Games is pulling a massive PR stunt that has shrunk the world’s most popular game down to a single black hole. As part of Fortnite’s Season 10 live event, called “The End”, the entire Battle Royale Island was sucked into a black hole, with every Fortnite social media […] → Read More

Original Content podcast: For better or for worse, ‘The Politician’ is absolutely bonkers –

We all agree: “The Politician” is a crazy show that tries to do everything at once. After all, why settle for a fast-talking satire about a high school election; a more serious treatment of wealth, illness and emotional turmoil; or a showcase for the musical talents of “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt? Instead, why not […] → Read More

BoxGroup raises its first externally backed fund to invest in seed-stage startups –

BoxGroup, the seed-stage investment firm led by David Tisch, has today announced that it has raised its very first fund from limited partners. To date, Box Group has been internally backed, meaning that the cash came from none other than the three partners at the firm, David Tisch, Adam Rothenberg, and Nimi Katragadda. BoxGroup has […] → Read More

Parsley Health nabs $26 million Series B to launch telemedicine products –

Parsley Health, the NY-based service that focuses on the source of a medical issue rather than the symptoms, has today announced the close of a $26 million Series B round of funding led by White Star Capital, with participation from FirstMark Capital, Amplo, Alpha Edison, Arkitekt Ventures and Galaxy Digital. Flatiron Health founder Nat Turner […] → Read More

Watch Disrupt SF 2019 Day 1 Live right here –

It’s that time of year again. Disrupt has descended upon San Francisco, with thousands of founders, investors, and technophiles pouring into the Moscone Center. We’ll kick off the day with a fireside chat with Blue Origin’s Bob Smith on the Main Stage and a panel on how to build a billion dollar SaaS company with […] → Read More

Rhino looks to replace renters’ security deposits with a small monthly fee –

Rhino, the insurtech startup incubated by Kairos and co-founded by Kairos CEO Ankur Jain, has today announced the close of a $21 million Series A round led by Kairos and Lakestar. Rhino was founded in 2017 with the goal of putting the billions of dollars that are locked up in cash security deposits to renters, […] → Read More

Original Content podcast: ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ is fun but forgettable –

“Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is based on the comically confrontational web interview series starring Zach Galifianakis. In fact, some of us assumed that the film might be nothing more than one interview after another. The movie does indeed have plenty of celebrity interviews, but they’re connected by a loose narrative thread in which Galifianakis […] → Read More

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator introduces 12 new startups at demo day –

The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, based in New York, is ready to once again unveil its latest class of startups. Thus far, ERA has produced 190 startup which have raised more than $450 imllion in capital and exceed $2 billion in valuation collectively, according to the accelerator. So without any further ado, let’s take a look […] → Read More

Package Free picks up $4.5 million to scale sustainable CPG products –

The climate crisis continues to be just that… a crisis. And it’s spurring people across the country (and globe) to take action, particularly when it comes to their own lifestyle. Lauren Singer is one such person. After studying Environmental Science and Politics at NYU, she started a blog called Trash Is For Tossers to make […] → Read More

100 Thieves’ Nadeshot and Scooter Braun are coming to Disrupt –

If you’re at all familiar with esports, chances are you’ve heard of 100 Thieves. The esports org, founded by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, has grown over the past couple years into an absolute powerhouse of esports and a household name for those who follow gaming. Which is why we’re thrilled to have Nadeshot and 100 Thieves […] → Read More

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’ is still the most soothing reality show around –

“Terrace House” (a co-production between Netflix and Fuji Television) is back, and it hasn’t changed much since we reviewed it last year. As with previous seasons, “Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020” features six cast members (three men and three women, mostly in their twenties) who all live in a house together. Rather than manufacturing competition or […] → Read More

Cannabis logistics startup Wayv launches dynamic distribution platform –

Supply chain logistics is a headache and a half across any industry, but the difficulty level goes way up within the world of cannabis. Because of federal laws, FedEx, UPS and USPS are not an option. Distributors need a variety of licenses and must operate within specific regulation. For example, cannabis brands must either become […] → Read More

PlayVS picks up $50 million Series C to build out high school esports –

PlayVS, the platform that allows high school students to compete on varsity esports teams through their school, has today announced the close of a $50 million Series C led by existing investor NEA. Battery Ventures, Dick Costolo and Adam Bain of 01 Advisors, Sapphire Sport, Michael Zeisser, Dennis Phelps of IVP and cofounder of CAA […] → Read More

Pax Labs’ Bharat Vasan is out as CEO –

Bharat Vasan is no longer the Chief Executive Officer at Pax Labs, the consumer tech company that makes cannabis vaporizers. A source familiar with the situation said that the board of directors made the decision to remove Vasan from the CEO role. His last day was Friday. We’ve reached out to Vasan for comment. Pax […] → Read More

Original Content podcast: ‘The Family’ investigates a secretive evangelical group –

“The Family” is a new documentary series on Netflix, based on the work of journalist Jeff Sharlet — whose books promise to expose “the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power” and “the fundamentalist threat to American democracy.” Sarah Perez joins us on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast to discuss the series […] → Read More

This is the iPhone 11 –

It’s one of the most anticipated days in the tech world. Today, Apple has unveiled the iPhone 11. So without any further ado, let’s get into some of the details. Design The iPhone 11 sports an anondized aluminum and glass design, which Apple claims is the toughest ever smartphone glass. Surprisingly, it comes in a […] → Read More

Twenty and Mappen merge to help users hang out IRL –

Today, social networks Twenty and Mappen are joining together in a merger under the Twenty brand. From the beginning, Twenty’s goal has been to get young people off of their phones and out in the real world with their friends. Twenty connects users with their friend groups and lets them browse fun experiences, from concerts […] → Read More

YC-backed Brave Care raises $5 million for pediatric urgent care clinics –

Brave Care, the YC-backed urgent care clinic for kids, has today announced the close of a $5 million seed round of funding. The company recently graduated out of the last batch of Y Combinator companies but sat out of demo day because the this round was already oversubscribed, according to cofounder Darius Monsef . Investors […] → Read More

Original Content podcast: Amazon’s ‘Carnival Row’ mixes fairies, politics and murder –

“Carnival Row” offers an unlikely mix of genres, laying out a murder mystery in a world of fairies and other mythical creatures, while also delivering a healthy dose of allegorical politics. And as we explain in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, the show (recently released on Amazon Prime Video) does take some […] → Read More

Here are this year’s Breakthrough Prize Winners –

Today, at the 8thth annual Breakthrough Prize Awards, hundreds of scientists will win their share of $10 million in awards for their outstanding work in the fields of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics. Breakthrough Prize was founded by DST Global partner and billionaire Yuri Milner, who has a particular passion for the sciences. In […] → Read More