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Facebook sells off Oculus Medium to Adobe

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Facebook is selling Oculus Medium — a 3D virtual reality sculpting tool for creatives — to Adobe. The team was an expensive effort for Oculus and its sale signifies a broader rethinking within Facebook in what virtual reality projects they tackle in-house. It’s clear that Oculus pumped an awful lot of money into Medium over […]

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To measure sales efficiency, SaaS startups should use the 4×2

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Brian Ascher Contributor Brian Ascher is a partner at Venrock, where he invests broadly across enterprise and fintech and serves on the boards of several companies, including Personal Capital, 6Sense, Socrates AI, Dynamic Signal, Retail Solutions, SmartBiz Loans, and Inrix. More posts by this contributor Running through walls: 6Sense’s Amanda Kahlow on values that stick […]

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Bird lays off several Scoot employees

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Bird has laid off less than two dozen employees, The San Francisco Chronicle first reported. The layoffs affect employees Bird brought on board as part of its ~$25 million acquisition of Scoot earlier this year. Those affected were salaried employees and/or people with technical backgrounds, according to Bird. “The integration of Bird and Scoot does not […]

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The inevitable takedown of the female CEO

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We love to celebrate the rise of female-founded companies… until they rise too far Sara Mauskopf 9 hours Sara Mauskopf Contributor Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a marketplace for daycare and preschool helping over 4 million parents across the U.S. Prior to founding Winnie, Sara held product leadership roles at Postmates, […]

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Will the 2020s be online advertising’s holistic decade?

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Todd Dipaola Contributor Todd Dipaola founded inMarket to bring the performance and accountability of digital advertising to offline brands. With less than two months left in the decade, advertising is again entering a new phase of rapid expansion with customer experience front and center. The explosion of data and identity management, combined with technical advancements […]

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Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC

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Nathan Beckord Contributor More posts by this contributor Non-obvious fundraising tips from a Silicon Valley outsider 2017 is the year your startup gets funded As the world grows increasingly digital, the craving for face-to-face connections is surging. Squad, an invite-only community and app, is trying to fill the need for offline connections by curating tight-knit […]

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Daily Crunch: Uber reveals sexual assault numbers

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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year Uber just released its first-ever safety report, stating that it received 2,936 […]