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Help TechCrunch offer a valuable new tool for startups (by taking this quick survey) – TechCrunch

It’s hard to find the expert help you need right at the clutch moment when you’re building your startup. We’re trying to solve that problem through a product we’ve been developing this year, called Verified Experts — and we’d like to get some more input on it from startup people like you. As in real …

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Headphone maker Human cuts majority of staff, including execs, seeks buyer 3 weeks after launch – GeekWire

Human launched its wireless headphones on Aug. 20, and quickly dropped the price from $399 to $259 based on consumer reaction. (Human Photo) Human, the Seattle startup that launched its distinctive ear-shaped wireless headphones last month after five years of development, has laid off almost its entire team — including its CEO and other top …

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Blockstack raises $23M in historic initial coin offering endorsed by the SEC

Blockstack PBC, a startup that has built a blockchain-based network for decentralized apps, Tuesday said it has raised $23 million in an initial coin offering historic as the first token sale to be endorsed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Approval for Blackstack’s ICO was granted under Regulation A+, established under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, that …

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Seattle startup Swiftly raises $15.6M, launches supermarket OS to help retailers battle Amazon – GeekWire

(Swiftly Photo) Swiftly raised a $15.6 million seed round to help grocery stores and other retailers up their technology offerings to keep up with Amazon and Walmart. The funding round coincides with the debut of what the Seattle startup calls an “operating system for brick and mortar stores.” The system is live in grocery stores …

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Pento raises $2.8M seed round for its payroll SaaS – TechCrunch

Pento, a Danish startup working on a better payroll experience for companies and employees, has raised $2.8 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Point Nine Capital and Seedcamp, with participation from a number of smaller funds and angel investors, including departing Atomico Partner Mattias Ljungman. The company had previously raised $700,000 from the …

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Learning From Silicon Valley About Blockchain Adoption

One of Silicon Valley’s most compelling attributes is its lack of interest in the traditional bottom line. While most companies focus on revenue and profitability, Silicon Valley leaders tend to view valuation as a success barometer. Because of this mindset, Valley-based companies don’t mind taking significant risks as long as they help achieve big-picture visions. …

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