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  • 3 bearish takes on the current edtech boom May 28, 2020
    Edtech is booming, but a short while ago, many companies in the category were struggling to break through as mainstream offerings. Now, it seems like everyone is clamoring to get into the next seed-stage startup that has the phrase “remote learning” on its About page. And so begins the normal cycle that occurs when a […]
    Natasha Mascarenhas
  • The secret to trustworthy data strategy May 28, 2020
    To avoid common data insight killers, leaders can ensure their strategies identify key needs, prioritize, make their partners’ workflows better — and ultimately serve customers.
    Walter Thompson
  • Join GGV’s Hans Tung and Jeff Richards for a live Q&A: June 4 at 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT May 28, 2020
    What does a global mindset look like in a world where most of us no longer travel? And what does it mean to be local when everyone is connected? Those are the first questions we had in mind when we read GGV Capital’s Twitter bio, which asserts that the investing shop with offices in five […]
    Natasha Mascarenhas

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  • Join GGV’s Hans Tung and Jeff Richards for a live Q&A: June 4 at 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT May 28, 2020
    What does a global mindset look like in a world where most of us no longer travel? And what does it mean to be local when everyone is connected? Those are the first questions we had in mind when we read GGV Capital’s Twitter bio, which asserts that the investing shop with offices in five […]
    Natasha Mascarenhas
  • BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round May 28, 2020
    Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap are neither precise nor modern. Israeli startup BeeHero aims to change that by treating hives both as living things and IoT devices, tracking health and pollination progress practically in real […]
    Devin Coldewey
  • Truthset raises $4.75M to help marketers score their data May 28, 2020
    Data, the cliché goes, is the new oil of the digital economy. But Truth{set} co-founder and CEO Scott McKinley wants to know: “Why does no one care about the quality of that fuel?” That’s an issue McKinley saw in his seven years as an executive at Nielsen, where he said he realized that marketing data […]
    Anthony Ha

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  • Contact Tracing and Technology Conference May 28, 2020
    As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I am excited about the possibility that technology, particularly mobile computing technology, can supplement the work of manual contact tracing to keep us all safer until a permanent solution is found to this pandemic. But there is a ton of confusion about what contact tracing is, what […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Coinbase + Tagomi May 27, 2020
    Our portfolio company Coinbase announced yesterday that it will acquire Tagomi to build out its institutional prime brokerage business. This is an important moment in the maturation of the crypto trading business. At USV, we have used Coinbase to transact in the crypto markets and I’ve wanted advanced offerings like we get when we transact […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Streaming Vs Torrenting May 26, 2020
    Last night at dinner we got to talking the film Barfly, which came out the year the Gotham Gal and I were married, so a long time ago now. We decided to watch it after dinner with our family and friends we are quarantining with. Well it turns out that Barfly is not available to […]
    Fred Wilson