Kia Kokalitcheva, Axios

Kia Kokalitcheva


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Past articles by Kia:

Self-driving technology has attracted a staggering amount of investment

The promise of autonomous driving has led investors to open their checkbooks wide. → Read More

Fundraising is no longer the top goal of some tech IPOs

For well-funded tech companies, it's all about liquidity and market validation. → Read More

Airbnb asks SEC to let it give hosts equity

It's not the first "gig economy" company to try to alter the rules on sharing stock. → Read More

Twitter is bringing back an unfiltered feed

If you want all the tweets, and only the tweets you want, Twitter will let you have them. → Read More

San Francisco shuns Bird and Lime in scooter permit picks

San Francisco officials on Thursday granted permits to only two companies, Scoot and Skip, for a one-year electric scooter pilot program. Why it matters: This is a major upset, in that the city didn't pick bigger names like Bird, Lime, Lyft or Uber. → Read More

People cause most self-driving car accidents in California

Even when AVs are at fault, it's usually when humans were at the wheel. → Read More

Sarah Kunst forms Cleo Capital to seed female founders

Debut fund is seeking to raise $10 million. → Read More

Uber begins monitoring U.S. driver background checks continuously

The system has already led to 25 U.S. drivers being removed in the last two weeks. → Read More

European Parliament votes against controversial copyright proposal

Critics say that it would stifle the open internet as we know it. → Read More

Fidelity crypto vets form venture capital firm

Castle Island Ventures has already raised $30 million. → Read More

Scoop: How Lime is pitching its scooter biz to investors

Axios has obtained a confidential pitch-deck. → Read More

How Skip wants to win the scooter wars by following the rules

Skip has been quietly operating in D.C. and will bring its friendly approach to S.F. → Read More

Scoop: Uber may try to buy bike-share company Motivate

Lyft has already made an offer. → Read More

Dataminr raises $221 million to analyze public information

Dataminr, a startup that analyzes public data about events in real time, has raised $221 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. Why it matters: The New York-based companies is capitalizing on a growing need for businesses to cut through the noise created by an ever-increasing amount of data and information to make decisions. → Read More

Go deeper: How social media is changing how we shop

55% of consumers report buying products online after stumbling across them on social media. → Read More

China's biggest ride-hailer gets California self-driving test permit

Didi Chuxing, China's biggest ride-hailing company, has received a permit to test self-driving cars on California public roads, according to an update to the state's DMV website, first noticed by the Financial Times. Why it matters: Didi is playing catch up to other tech companies working on self-driving cars. It opened a Silicon Valley research office last year. → Read More

SEC commissioner won't declare all tokens are "securities"

Her colleagues have been a bit more definitive. → Read More

Uber overhauls its app for drivers

Uber rewrote the app to address address drivers' complaints → Read More

HomeShare wants to make urban apartments more affordable

HomeShare has raised seed funding, and currently manages 3,000 apartments. → Read More

Uber's first employee and original CEO resigns

Ryan Graves will remain on the company's board. → Read More