For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

Tim Merel Contributor More posts by this contributor Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look … Read moreFor AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. More posts by this contributor Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase … Read moreWhy Silicon Valley needs more visas

After Math: How we survived CES 2019

3 billion downloads: The VideoLan team, makers of the ultra-popular and wildly adaptable VLC media player, had a major announcement for closing days of CES 2019. The company announced that it would likely cross the 3-billion download milestone sometime on Friday afternoon! To celebrate, the company is working to integrate AirPlay capabilities into the system … Read moreAfter Math: How we survived CES 2019

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, the stock market for Latin America’s largest country shot up. Financial … Read morePresident Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far For the global VC industry, 2018 was a supergiant year. Crunchbase projects that 2018 deal and dollar volume … Read moreGlobal VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018

How open source software took over the world

Mike Volpi Contributor Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business … Read moreHow open source software took over the world

Hire faster, work happier: Startups target employment with AI and engagement tools

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations If you have a job today, there’s a good chance you personally reached out to your employer and interviewed with other humans to get it. Now that you’ve been there a while, it’s also … Read moreHire faster, work happier: Startups target employment with AI and engagement tools

Automation will be the end of banks as we know them

Jason C. Brown Contributor Jason C. Brown is CEO and co-founder of Tally, the world’s first automated debt manager. The unbundling of the bank has begun. Just 10 years ago, the average consumer had very few financial relationships and interacted with just one or two institutions to fulfill all of their financial needs. But fintech … Read moreAutomation will be the end of banks as we know them