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Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous vehicle development program. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced Monday during his keynote at the 2019 GPU Technology Conference that Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development — the automaker’s Japan-based research arm — is using the chipmaker’s full end-to-end development and production to develop, train and validate its autonomous vehicle technology. The...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Japan, Technology, Business Model, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Nvidia, The Guardian, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Simulation


Ardian invests in Eloquant

Ardian said March 18 it acquired a minority stake in Eloquant. Financial terms weren’t announced. The investment was part of an owner buyout (OBO) alongside its existing investors and management. Eloquant is a SaaS software publisher specializing in multichannel customer relations management. PRESS RELEASE ARDIAN  SUPPORTS ELOQUANT IN ITS GROWTH   Paris, 18 March 2019  –  Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces the acquisition of a minority stake in Eloquant, a SaaS...
Tags: Asia, Europe, France, Americas, US, Trends, Tech, Ceo, Frankfurt, Santiago, Paris, BNP Paribas, Hewlett Packard, Seoul, Zurich, McDermott


You Need to Sell, Sell, Sell

--> A strange misconception among many people, especially professionals, is that there is something wrong with selling. When I talk about selling, I am referring to any number of sales activities: Selling yourself in an interview Selling yourself in a cover letter to an employer Selling yourself to a client Selling yourself to any other person Packaging yourself in a ”sellable” way In every single interaction we have with others, we are selling. The more you sell, the better you will do in you...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Careers, Sales, Selling, Sales Skills, Goal Setting, Job Market, Ceo, Chicago, United States, Miami, Career Advice


Tesla Model Y orders are now open

Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website. A disclaimer on the order form states that “production is expected to begin late next year.” Under that timeline, deliveries wouldn’t begin until late 2020 or possibly early 2021. There are other clues on the order page, including that t...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Model, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Tesla Model 3, Model Y, The Boring Company, Tesla Design Studio


Apple ad focuses on iPhone’s most marketable feature — privacy

Apple is airing a new ad spot focused on privacy today in primetime. The spot is visually cued, with no dialog and a simple tagline: Privacy. That’s iPhone. In a series of humorous vignettes, the message is driven home that sometimes you just want a little privacy. The spot has only one line of text otherwise, and it’s in keeping with Apple’s messaging on privacy over the long and short term. “If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on.” The spot will air t...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Law, US, Tech, Ceo, United States, Digital Media, Tim Cook, Computing


How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk . Tesla will live stream the Model Y unveiling event at 8 pm PT via its website. However, folks who want to watch the event should head over to the site (https://www.tesla.com/modely) prior to the 8 pm start time. There is a registration process. Once completed, a new page pops up with th...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Musk, Tesla Model X, Elon Musk Tesla, The Boring Company


Tetrate nets $12.5 million to bring microservices to the corporate masses

Tetrate, a company bringing commercial services and support to the open source projects –Istio and Envoy — providing network management functions for the microservices that make up modern mobile applications, has launched with $12.5 million in new financing. The company, founded by top engineers at Google who started the Istio project, raised its initial financing from a slew of institutions and big names in enterprise software including Pankaj Patel, Former Chief Development Officer at Cisco...
Tags: Google, TC, Lyft, Cloud Computing, Samsung, Tech, Cisco, Ceo, Engineer, Companies, Computing, Ibm, WeWork, Vmware, Cto, Intel Capital


Flight-hailing startup Blackbird raises $10 million to replace driving with flying

The origin story of Blackbird, a startup that links travelers to planes and commercial pilots through an app, didn’t begin with air travel. It was prompted by car sickness. Blackbird CEO and founder Rudd Davis, who was getting his pilot’s license at the time, asked his flight instructor if he would fly his family to Tahoe because his son gets terribly sick every time they traveled by car. What Rudd discovered was an incredible experience that was far more affordable than he realized.  Davis la...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Pinterest, Air Travel, California, Ebay, Tech, Ceo, Davis, Airbnb, Blackbird, Vice President, Tahoe, Pilot


African e-commerce startup Jumia files for IPO on NYSE

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange today per SEC documents and confirmation from CEO Sacha Poignonnec to TechCrunch. The valuation, share price, and timeline for public stock sales will be determined over the coming weeks for the Nigeria headquartered company. With a smooth filing process, Jumia will become the first African tech startup to list on a major global exchange. Poignonnec would not pinpoint a date for the actual IPO, but noted the min...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ipo, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Smartphones, Companies, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, SEC, Online Retail


Tesla issues $13.8M in stock to buy trailers in bid to improve electric vehicle deliveries

Tesla is using more than $13 million worth of stock to buy trucks and trailers that will transport its electric vehicles to customers, the latest effort by the automaker to improve its logistics and delivery services. Instead of using cash, Tesla  issued $13.8 million in stock, a new securities filing posted Monday shows. Tesla used 49,967 shares at a maximum price of $277.05 a share as of Feb. 12 to buy the trailers from Central Valley Auto Transport. The California-based company specializes...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Central Valley Auto Transport, Central Valley Auto Transport Inc


Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).  This week, we explore the world of light detec...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Elon Musk, UK, Technology, California, France, China, Samsung, Sacramento, Articles, Tech, Tesla


Startups Weekly: What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans

Where to begin… Netflix darling Marie Kondo is hitting up Sand Hill Road in search of $40 million to fund an ecommerce platform, Y Combinator is giving $150,000 to a startup building a $380,000 flying motorcycle (because why not) and Jibo, the social robot, is calling it quits, speaking to owners directly of its imminent shutdown. It was a hectic week in unicorn land so, I’m just going to get right to the good stuff. Changes at Y Combinator Where to begin! Not only did the prolific accele...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Lyft, Y Combinator, Japan, Texas, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Ceo, Economy, Austin


The Impact of the CEO on Leadership Development

I'm going through and cleaning up some old posts and found this one from 2007.   I still find this one to be very true 12 years later. A Genie (actually an HR Vice-president at a former company) once asked me, “Dan, if you could make a wish and only do one thing for leadership development, what would it be?” You see, this was a company that was going through some tough belt-tightening, and we spent a lot of time making hard choices as to what to keep and what to cut. My initial reaction was I...
Tags: Leadership, Ceo, Dan, Dan McCarthy, Leadership Development


Africa Roundup: Kenya’s BRCK acquires EveryLayer, Nigeria’s TeamApt eyes global expansion

Kenyan  communications hardware company BRCK acquired the assets of Nairobi based internet provider Surf and its U.S. parent EveryLayer in a purchase deal of an undisclosed amount in February. Based in Nairobi, Surf is a hotspot service provider aimed at offering affordable internet to lower income segments. BRCK is a five year old venture that pairs its rugged WiFi routers to internet service packages designed to bring people online in frontier and emerging markets. With the acquisition, BRC...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Banking, Ceo, Economy, Smartphone, Engineer, Canada, United States


500 Startups Japan becomes Coral Capital with a new $45M fund

The 500 Startups Japan crew is going independent. The VC firm announced a $30 million fund in 2015, and now the follow up is a new $45 million fund called Coral Capital. Helmed by James Riney and Yohei Sawayama, just like 500 Startups Japan, Coral will essentially continue the work the U.S. firm  made in Japan, where it made more than 40 investments including Kakehashi , satellite startup Infostellar , SmartHR and Pocket Concierge, which was acquired by American Express . “Coral provide...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Business, Japan, Entrepreneurship, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Economy, United States, Venture Capital, Coral, Founder, Dave Mcclure, Startup Ecosystem


AirAsia launches a $60M fund to help startups get into Southeast Asia

Budget airline AirAsia is getting into the VC game after it unveiled a venture capital fund that aims to invest in startups across the world. The airline today announced Redbeat Capital, a $60 million fund that it says will operate independently and seek deals with startups worldwide in areas such as travel, lifestyle, fintech and logistics startups worldwide. The big selling point to prospective companies is the opportunity to tap into AirAsia’s business in Southeast Asia, which claims to cater...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Asia, California, China, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, United States, Tony Fernandes, Aviation, Silicon Valley, Airlines


The Greek Parthenon and Your Career

One of the most important lessons for our lives and careers comes from the Parthenon in Greece. The Parthenon has been standing in the same location for almost 2,500 years and is considered one of the world’s great cultural monuments. It is largely because of the Parthenon’s multiple columns that the Parthenon has survived for so long. If you understand and employ the lessons of the Parthenon, you should never have any issues with feeling secure in your career and life. I personally have run my ...
Tags: Real Estate, Featured, Careers, Los Angeles, Ceo, Athens, Life Lessons, Parthenon, Career Advice, Jack, Detroit, Law Schools, Attorney, Robert, Law Firm, Student Loan


Why ignorance is the biggest problem in real estate

Regular columnist Jay Thompson takes a look at earnings news — as well as the industry’s response — and why not really understanding the interworkings of businesses is a massive hurdle in real estate.
Tags: Opinion, Ceo, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Purplebricks, Realogy, Spencer Rascoff, Brokerage, Select, Rich Barton, Jay Thompson


Zero Motorcycles leads in electric motorcycles as BRP scoops up Alta’s remains

As the mobility world awaits Harley Davidson’s EV debut, there’s plenty of motion in the e-moto startup space. Zero Motorcycles unveiled its new 110 horsepower SR/F model in New York this week, offering a 200 mile range, one hour charge capability, and top speed of 124 mph. The California based startup—whose investors include New York VC firm Invus—wired the SR/F with Zero’s new Cypher III operating system and Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability Control. Both combine to offer remotely synced mobile co...
Tags: TC, New York, California, Tech, Ceo, United States, Motorcycles, Ski, Lightning, Honda, Operating System, Electric Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Bosch, Zero, Harley


Tesla halts online sales ahead of Elon Musk announcement

Tesla buyers might have a hard time ordering a vehicle through its website for the next several hours. The “order” webpages for the Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicle all redirect to show nebulous  message that reads “”The wait is almost over.” Below the main message, it reads “Great things are launching at 2 pm.” Updated: Musk’s Twitter page has changed just slightly. His profile photo now has a Tesla vehicle, and not the Mars shot. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Feb. 27 “Some Tesla news,” ...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Transport, SEC, Mars, Tesla Model S, Musk, Reuters, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, California Some Tesla news Elon Musk


Healthy chips maker Beanfields picks up Series B funding

Los Angeles-based Beanfields, a maker of healthy chips, has secured an undisclosed amount of Series B funding. PowerPlant Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included NRV and Western Technology Investment. PRESS RELEASE ANAHEIM, CA (February 28, 2019) – Beanfields, the Los Angeles-based brand of better-for-you chips that are wholesome, satisfying and positively addicting, announced today the closing of their Series B capital financing round. Investors coming in th...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Ceo, Ventura, Jim, YOY, VC Deals, Beanfields, NRV Western Technology Investment, Arnulfo Ventura


Vision Fund startups Fanatics and Coupang unite to sell US sports merch in Korea

SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son has repeatedly described the Vision Fund as a club for the world’s most exciting startups and, while even the fund’s own LP seem to disagree with some of its investment thesis, its portfolio companies do frequently come together. The latest Vision Fund partnership pairs two e-commerce firms in opposite corners of the world: U.S-based sports specialist Fanatics and Coupang, Korea’s largest e-commerce firm. Fanatics got its Vision Fund spurs through a $1 bi...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Asia, Hong Kong, Business, Germany, Berlin, India, Softbank, US, NFL, Nike, Walmart, Spain, E-commerce


Nigerian fintech firm TeamApt raises $5M, eyes global expansion

Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt has raised $5.5 million in capital in a Series A round led by Quantum Capital Partners. The Lagos based firm will use the funds to expand its white label digital finance products and pivot to consumer finance with the launch of its AptPay banking app. Founded by Tosin Eniolorunda, TeamApt supplies financial and payment solutions to Nigeria’s largest commercial banks — including Zenith, UBA, and ALAT. For Eniolorunda, launching the fintech startup means competing ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Money, Mexico, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Banking, Ceo, Economy, Engineer, Canada, Ethiopia, Online Payments


Go-Jek’s Get app officially launches in Thailand as Southeast Asia expansion continues

Go-Jek is extending its reach in Southeast Asia after its Thailand-based unit made its official launch, which included the addition of a new food delivery service. Get, which is the name for Go-Jek business in Thailand, started out last year offering motorbike taxi on-demand services to a limited part of Thai capital city Bangkok, now the company said it has expanded the bikes across the city and added food and delivery options. Get’s management team is composed of former Uber staffers whi...
Tags: Google, Food, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Softbank, Tech, Ceo, Thailand, Philippines, Transport, Vietnam, Bangkok


With a $3.5 million haul, Dray Alliance joins a booming logistics startup scene in LA

With an angle on a long-neglected part of the shipping industry — the short haul movement of cargo from docks to logistics centers — Dray Alliance, is launching joining a growing startup scene for logistics businesses based in Los Angeles. With some of the nation’s largest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Southern California regino is now fertile ground for businesses hoping to tackle what amounts to a trillion dollar industry. Companies like Shippabo, a provider of shipping tracking and...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, La, Los Angeles, Ceo, Transport, Long Beach, Cargo, General Partner, Yu, Mattel, Wen, CMA CGM Group, Cui, Shippabo


Consistency and Commitment Beat Brilliance and Talent

--> When I was growing up in Detroit, I went to school with kids whose parents were the Chief Executive Officers of major auto companies and were in other high level roles. Sometimes I would turn on the television and see the same men I’d eaten dinner with at a friend’s house on the nightly news giving a press conference in Washington, or speaking about an issue of national importance. Another friend’s father was the CEO of a major national bank and, by the time I was 13 or 14, I was smart enoug...
Tags: Featured, Writing, Colorado, Washington, Careers, Ceo, United States, Ford, New York Times, Life Lessons, Michigan, Talent, Career Advice, Detroit, Princeton, Law School


Elon Musk finally hosted meme review with the co-creator of Rick and Morty

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been teasing — and his fanbase has been making pleas — to host a meme review. And after tweeted hints, meme review has arrived via YouTube star PewDiePie. Musk tweeted last month a photo and a question “Host meme review?” Host meme review? pic.twitter.com/k2SFtIUh1k — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 On Friday, Musk and Justin Roiland, one of the creators of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, appeared on YouTuber PewDiePie’s show for a meme revi...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Youtube, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Pewdiepie, Musk, Meme, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty


Calling CEOs: Your Software Teams Need You — Now

Our research indicates that software delivery success depends on the CEO’s active leadership of strategy, culture, and metrics. That’s right: CEOs, not just CIOs. This video explains what CEOs should do. For more, see our blog.
Tags: Marketing, Digital, Ceo, Software, Software Development, Digital Business, Application Development & Delivery


German insurance giant Allianz increases its VC fund to $1.1 billion

Allianz X, the venture capital arm attached to German insurance giant Allianz, has increased the size of its fund to €1 billion, around $1.1 billion, according to an announcement made today. The fund was initially €430 million, or around $490 million, when it launched in 2016. This new injection comes directly from parent Allianz SE, the 124-year-old insurer which did €130 billion ($150 billion) in revenue last year, and it makes Allianz X one of the largest active startup investment vehic...
Tags: Europe, Indonesia, Finance, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, Companies, Munich, United States, Driver, Challenger Bank, Allianz, Go Jek, N26, Allianz X, Allianz Indonesia


Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests $92M in Ola

The money is starting to flow from India’s largest startup exit. Ola has added a major name to its ongoing financing round after it confirmed that Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested 650 crore INR (around $92 million) into the Indian ride-hailing business. The deal rumored in January when Paper.vc, an intelligence service that sifts through company filings in India, noticed that Bansal had committed to investing 150 crore. Today, eight-year-old Ola not only confirmed the pairing...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Asia, India, Funding, Entrepreneur, Tech, Walmart, Ceo, Economy, Companies, Automotive, United States, Asia Pacific, Retailers