10 08, 2019

How a Swedish saxophonist built Kobalt, the world’s next music unicorn – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-08-10T04:20:54+00:00 August 10th, 2019|APPLE, Balderton Capital, british airways, British-Telecom, copyright law, EC-1, Entertainment, Europe, Goldman Sachs, itunes music store, kobalt, kraftwerk, Matt Pincus, Media, Michael Dell, Music, music industry, Napster, NYU, record labels, Royalties, Sony, spotify, Startups, Uncategorized, venture capital, warner-music, Warner-Music-Group|

You may not have heard of Kobalt before, but you probably engage with the music it oversees every day, if not almost every [...]

1 08, 2019

Dreading 10x engineers, virtual beings, the fate of Netflix, and Salesforce’s acquisition – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-08-01T04:13:51+00:00 August 1st, 2019|APPLE, Brex, disney, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Pixar, roku, Salesforce, tableau, The Extra Crunch Daily, Uncategorized, WeWork, YouTube|

The dreaded 10x, or, how to handle exceptional employees The reality (myth?) is that there are engineers who are ten times more productive [...]

30 07, 2019

Wall St analyst Laura Martin on the fate of Netflix, breaking up Google, EU regulation, and a decade of more money for Hollywood – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-30T16:13:16+00:00 July 30th, 2019|Amazon, APPLE, Companies, content creators, e-commerce, Entertainment, Europe, european union, Facebook, finance, Google, Government, interactive media, Media, Needham & Company, Netflix, Policy, streaming services, the walt disney company, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Uncategorized, Video|

The rise of streaming video platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime has upended traditional power balances in Hollywood and is reorganizing the way [...]

29 07, 2019

SoftBank’s second act – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-29T04:12:35+00:00 July 29th, 2019|abu dhabi, advisors, alex wilhelm, Amazon Web Services, APPLE, Artificial Intelligence, ashton kutcher, Banking, board member, Brandless, carsharing, ceo, economy, editor, entrepreneurship, finance, Foxconn, Goldman Sachs, huffington, jonathan shieber, Matt Cohler, Microsoft, money, Private Equity, Raisin, ryan graves, Saudi Arabia, Sequoia, Softbank, SoftBank Group, spotify, Startups, Startups Weekly, stripe, taiwan, The Financial Times, thrive global, Uber, Uncategorized, unicorn, venture capital, Vision Fund, vodafone, web services, WeWork|

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I [...]

23 07, 2019

Apple’s latest Tesla hire specializes in car interiors – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-23T04:07:30+00:00 July 23rd, 2019|APPLE, Automotive, autonomous systems, cars, Jaguar Land Rover, machine learning, self-driving car, TC, Tesla, tesla model 3, Tesla Model S, Transportation, Uncategorized|

Another high-level Tesla engineering executive has hopped over to Apple. Steve MacManus, who was vice president of engineering at Tesla, is now a [...]

17 07, 2019

UK deep tech VC IQ Capital launches new $125M growth fund, closes third VC fund at $175M – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-17T04:00:42+00:00 July 17th, 2019|APPLE, Bristol, cambridge, economy, entrepreneurship, Europe, european union, Facebook, finance, Funderbeam, Funding, Google, IQ Capital Partners, London, National Grid Partners, oracle, Oxford, Paragraf, partech ventures, Private Equity, privitar, TC, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, venture capital|

IQ Capital, a U.K.-based deep tech fund that has invested in startups such as Paragraf, Senseye and Funderbeam, has launched a new $125 [...]

14 07, 2019

How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a $2.5B company – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-14T03:58:31+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Activision, APPLE, Apps, Atlassian, Club-Penguin, Computer games, dave baszucki, David Sze, EC-1, engineering, Facebook, Friendster, Funding, Fundings & Exits, fundraising tactics, Gaming, Google, Greylock Partners, Growth, growth tactics, Habbo-Hotel, IMVU, king.com, Kongregate, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Metaplace, Mojang, MySpace, Roblox, Second-Life, Startups, TC, Uncategorized, video games, Virtual Reality, Windows|

The Roblox EC-1, Part I: The Origin Story There are successful companies that grow fast and garner tons of press. Then there’s Roblox, [...]

5 07, 2019

UnitedMasters releases iPhone app for DIY cross-service music distribution – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-05T03:53:28+00:00 July 5th, 2019|20th Century Fox, APPLE, Apps, AT&T, cloud applications, cloud storage, computing, Dropbox, iCloud, ios, iPhone, Media, Mobile, national basketball association, NBA, operating systems, PayPal, president, Software, Startups, steve stoute, TC, tidal, Uncategorized, UnitedMasters|

Alphabet-backed UnitedMasters, the music label distribution startup and record label alternative that offers artists 100 percent ownership of everything they create, launched its [...]

29 06, 2019

Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-29T03:49:58+00:00 June 29th, 2019|APPLE, apple inc, BlackRock, food delivery, Founders Fund, Google, Ken Kocienda, oracle, Postmates, slow ventures, Spark Capital, Startups, Steve Jobs, TC, Uncategorized, Uncork Capital|

Google’s vice president of finance, has joined Postmates’ board of directors, the latest sign that the on-demand food delivery startup is prepping to [...]

27 06, 2019

Vertical market networks, effective startup names, Libra, Carbon, and Sidewalk Labs – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-27T15:47:02+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Alphabet, Amazon, APPLE, coinbase, Facebook, Instagram, Joseph M. DeSimone, marketplace, online marketplaces, photo sharing, Pinterest, Samsung, sidewalk labs, smartphone, The Extra Crunch Daily, tim kendall, toronto, Uncategorized|

The next service marketplace wave: Vertical market networks B2B service marketplaces (think translation as a service) are an extraordinarily lucrative startup category. But [...]