Crossbeam gets $12.5M Series A to help companies organize their partnerships

Crossbeam gets $12.5M Series A to help companies organize their partnerships

When Crossbeam CEO and co-founder Bob Moore was working at previous startups, he noticed a problem around sharing information with potential partners. In fact, it was so acute he decided to create a startup to solve that problem, and today, Crossbeam announced a $12.5 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with participation from Read more about Crossbeam gets $12.5M Series A to help companies organize their partnerships[…]

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter term — but overall, a healthier ecosystem in the long-term. Going forward, copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or Read more about YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue[…]

Competition among alternative protein players gets hot as companies beef up with new deals

Competition among alternative protein players gets hot as companies beef up with new deals

The competition for control of the burgeoning market for burger replacements (and other alternatives to animal proteins) continues to heat up. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods the two leading contenders for top purveyor of plant-based patties (and other formulations) have spent most of the typically sleepy summer months jockeying for the position as top supplier Read more about Competition among alternative protein players gets hot as companies beef up with new deals[…]

Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon

Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines, and Orbit Beyond as the first three private companies to deliver science and technology payloads under the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of its Artemis program. In an announcement yesterday, the administration said that each lander will carry NASA-provided payloads to conduct science Read more about Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon[…]

These companies may smooth startups’ path to the public market — if they don’t kill each other first

These companies may smooth startups’ path to the public market — if they don’t kill each other first

This morning, the SEC approved as the U.S.’s 14th stock exchange Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), an outfit that was conceived in 2012 by “Lean Startup” author Eric Ries as a place where public market shareholders who hold onto their shares through thick and thin would be rewarded for their loyalty. Ries thinks such rewards Read more about These companies may smooth startups’ path to the public market — if they don’t kill each other first[…]

The IPO market is heating up again, but it won’t change how fast companies go public

The IPO market is heating up again, but it won’t change how fast companies go public

It’s been an exciting couple of months for startup employees and public market shareholders alike, as a growing number of brands that have talked about going public for some time are finally marching out the door and, on the whole, receiving enthusiastic receptions. Lyft, Zoom, PagerDuty, and Pinterest all priced above their marketed ranges in Read more about The IPO market is heating up again, but it won’t change how fast companies go public[…]

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

On Thursday, Australia lawmakers ushered through what is perhaps the toughest legal measures to hold social media companies accountable for the content they share. Only a few weeks after the massacre of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Australia’s House of Representatives passed a law requiring social media platforms to “expeditiously” remove content Read more about Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”[…]