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    Sara Vaezy, Providence Chief Digital Officer. (Providence Photo)Since its founding in 2014, Providence’s Digital Innovation Group has grown to 200 engineers, data scientists, marketing professionals and other employees tasked with generating new tech tool...
    Welcome back to The Interchange, the weekly TechCrunch series that looks at the latest — and what’s ahead — in the global fintech industry. It’s an incredible time to be a financial technology journalist. Besides the fact that over 20% of all venture doll...
    Clockwise from upper left: Yoodli co-founder Varun Puri; Dave Cotter, WTIA chair and Leafly chief product officer; Tech Alliance CEO Laura Ruderman, and Mo Bhende, Co-FounderCEO at Karat, talk with Todd Bishop at the GeekWire Awards. (Jordan Curtis Photos...
    Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here.Hey Jane, a digital health startup that scales access to abortion pills, makes sense. It’s a direct-to-consumer pharmacy...
    Several electric-vehicle startups that went public by merging with special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, the last two years made some nervy disclosures this week.Canoo, the buzzy electric-van outfit that drew interest from Apple’s car teamback ...
    Better.com CEO Vishal Garg has acknowledged to employees that he “personally guaranteed” the $750 million cash infusion provided to the online mortgage lender last November in an email seen by TechCrunch.Let’s start at the beginning. Last May, Better.com ...
    Inflection AI, the machine learning startup headed by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and founding DeepMind member Mustafa Suleyman, has secured $225 million in equity financing, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The...
    Rachel B. GoodmanContributorRachel B. Goodman is a partner at FoleyLardner and is a member of the firm’s national telemedicine and digital health industry team.Nathaniel M. LacktmanContributorNathaniel M. Lacktman is a partner at FoleyLardner and chair of...
    As wind energy gains ground in the U.S., SkySpecs is using drones and AI to detect future equipment failures before they grind those giant turbine blades to a halt.The company, which works with wind farms to monitor the health of turbine blades from above...
    Section4, an upskilling startup launched by prominent NYU professor Scott Galloway, has laid off a quarter of staff sources say. The layoffs, which occurred last week, affected employees across all levels of seniority and teams, but specifically targeted ...
    Gusto, an HR technology unicorn worth nearly $10 billion, has raised an extension to its 2021-era Series E funding round. That funding event included $175 million in primary capital, a tranche of secondary shares and a tender offer. EquityZen first noted ...
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    Michael Broughton was the first in his family to go to college. But he almost didn’t, when he had trouble securing the necessary financing to pay his tuition.The experience stuck with him, and when he met Ayush Jain at the University of Southern Californi...