VC Boosts Assistive Tech Startups To Make The World More Accessible

For most of us, our ability to see, hear, and move without assistance are but fleeting privileges. And there are many people who, by circumstance of birth or later life events, aren’t able to see, hear, or move parts of their bodies without assistance. The good news is there are many companies out there looking to develop tools, treatments, and solutions for disabled people. Furthermore, investors are committing capital to those technologies. Read more>>

This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back

Seed prices are surprisingly complex, but even herbicide and pesticide prices vary depending on a farm’s size and location, and agricultural suppliers tend to bundle products in a way that obscures their true cost. Since its founding, FBN has built a network of more than 6,500 farms to which it offers information, an online store and marketing help—all with the goal of making farmers more profitable. Read more>>

Pulling Water, Fuel, and Power From Thin Air Is Getting Practical

fuel-water-power-from-thin-air-co2-carbon-engineeringPulling things from thin air is generally considered a magic trick. But several recent research papers suggest we could soon be extracting valuable resources like water, fuel, and power from the atmosphere. Startup Carbon Engineering published a new technique for turning atmospheric CO2 into fuel last week that is starting to make the approach seem economically viable. Read more>>

Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics

The leadership at Coinbase, Lyft, Checkr and other high-flying startups are grateful that their coach, Khalid Halim, didn’t skip out on a class called Military Science as an undergrad at UCLA: “I started noticing patterns in startups — which I’ve validated with executives and VCs over the years — that how companies scale and break matches military groupings.” Halim pulls at the strings of the phenomenon to articulate what he calls the law of startup physics.  Read more>>

The robots probably aren’t coming for your job, but AI is the future of content marketing

Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized the ways we use data to target audiences and generate ideas for content. The future of AI means using technology to create hyper-personalized marketing content. By now, most of us have asked Alexa and Siri to tell us a joke. But it’s entirely possible that in the very near future, we could be asking artificial intelligence (AI) systems to tell us a story, or more importantly, using AI content marketing to tell our audiences a story. Read more>>