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Maintaining a Software-Obsessed Tech Industry is Self-Sabotage –

Can we see that maintaining a software-obsessed tech industry is self-sabotage? As a venture capitalist, I know there’s incredible excitement around quantum computing. Yet, as a material scientist, I also see the technology is at least five years away from commercialization. Once again, we see a bias that plagues the tech community: software overshadowing hardware. …

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83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel – TechCrunch

83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to $1.1BN+. The VC firm, which spun out from Silicon Valley giant Greylock Partners in 2015 — and invests in startups in Europe and Israel, out of offices in London and Tel Aviv — last closed …

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Wall Street Deflates America’s Favorite Start-Ups

“Investors are buying the future, so help them pencil out the future,” said Rett Wallace, whose firm, Triton Research, analyzes tech companies that are going public. “You can do that with Pinterest. You can’t do that with WeWork. You can’t do that with Uber or Lyft either.” Charles Kantor, a senior portfolio manager at Neuberger …

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Hear about investing in African tech at Disrupt SF with Marieme Diop, Wale Ayeni and Sheel Mohnot – TechCrunch

If you’re a VC or founder in London, Bangalore or San Francisco, you’ll likely interact with some part of Africa’s tech landscape for the first time — or more — in the near future. When measured by monetary values, the continent’s tech ecosystem is small by Shenzhen or Silicon Valley standards. But when you look …

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The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley’s Alternate Reality

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry. Greetings from the alternate reality we call Silicon Valley. I’m Nicole Perlroth. Here’s a look at the week’s tech news: Uber’s very bad, horrible, no good day Arguably, the biggest news to come out of the Apple …

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Heavily funded Element AI grows war chest with new $151M round

Element AI Inc., a Montreal-based startup selling artificial intelligence software, today cemented its position as one of the better-funded players in its corner of the market by announcing that it has raised 200 million Canadian dollars (about $151 million) in additional capital. The investment came from a group of public and private sector backers. Canadian pension fund CDPQ led …

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