To raise a fund, this agtech outfit built a content company first (now it has $60 million to put to work) – TechCrunch

Rob LeClerc has the kind of pedigree that investors tend to like. He has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Calgary and a PhD in computational biology from Yale. In fact, at least ten years ago, what he really wanted to do with his degrees was to find and fund agriculture-related…


Hacking group claims to leak Microsoft source code

Did you miss a session at the Data Summit? Watch On-Demand Here. A threat actor that has previously stolen and leaked data from Nvidia and Samsung now claims it has posted Microsoft source code for Bing, Bing Maps and Cortana on its Telegram channel. The threat actor, Lapsus$, which is believed to operate in South…


Nintendo Switch gets folders 1,844 days after release

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Psychics feared this day would come. Nintendo has aligned its arcane arts to bring us the forbidden update: The Nintendo Switch now has folders. If your pets are acting strangely and you are currently experiencing unexplained weather…


Learn which startups strategic mobility investors are seeking at TC Sessions: Mobility – TechCrunch

Scaling an autonomous vehicle or EV startup often requires eye-popping amounts of capital that only hedge funds, strategic venture arms and institutional investors have the appetite and funds for.  In the past two years, those capital needs have prompted dozens of mobility startups to turn to either public markets or deep-pocketed hedge funds and venture…


Ukrainian tech publications pivot to cover the war and provide survival advice

Did you miss a session at the Data Summit? Watch On-Demand Here. Vera Chernysh is the СЕО and managing editor of the three largest technology and business news publications in Ukraine — MC.today, ITC.UA and Highload. Chernysh has seen her own reality shift since Russia’s invasion and attack on Ukraine in February, but she quickly…


Is Russia exploring cyberattacks against U.S. in response to hacktivists?

Did you miss a session at the Data Summit? Watch On-Demand Here. President Joe Biden warned today that a wave of new Russian cyberattacks against targets in the U.S. could be getting closer. But nearly a month into Russia’s assault on Ukraine, this raises that question: Why now? And are such attacks potentially coming as…


Report: 89% of enterprises have been attacked by Kubernetes ransomware

Did you miss a session at the Data Summit? Watch On-Demand Here. New global research from Veritas Technologies reveals that the majority of organizations are under prepared to face threats against their Kubernetes environments. Despite 89% of the survey respondents saying that ransomware attacks on Kubernetes environments are an issue for their organizations today —…


Corporate management startup Ramp doubles its valuation to $8.1B with new financing – TechCrunch

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Be an entrepreneur who leads with transparency – TechCrunch

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All eyes on Astra – TechCrunch

Hi folks, welcome back to Max Q. This week we have news on rockets both small (Astra’s Rocket 3.3) and very, very large (NASA’s Space Launch System). Plus further fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and some funding news too. Max Q is brought to you by me, Aria Alamalhodaei. Thoughts, comments and tips can…