JUMP pulled its bikes from a number of markets in the last few months – gpgmail

[ad_1] Uber -owned JUMP pulled its bikes and scooters from a handful of markets over the last few months. The latest city affected is San Diego, where JUMP’s bikes and scooters will no longer be available as of September 19, with the exception of two naval bases in the city. “We understand this may have […]

The magic number that will help you scale – gpgmail

[ad_1] How and why sales efficiency could help tech start-ups unlock growth Ryan Floyd is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, investing in early stage enterprise SaaS companies, and the host of Ask a VC Youtube channel. Sales efficiency is the best way to understand the economics of a business. To me, it answers […]

J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot sign exclusive deal with WarnerMedia – gpgmail

[ad_1] After being courted by seemingly every major entertainment and streaming company, Bad Robot has signed an exclusive deal with WarnerMedia. While the production company — led by Star Wars director J.J. Abrams and his wife/co-CEO Katie McGrath — was already working with Warner Bros. to create shows like “Castle Rock” and “Westworld,” this new […]

Space is the next economic frontier… hear more about it at Disrupt SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] For decades space has been the play place for world powers, but the advent of (relatively) cheap and frequent rocket launches has opened it up for new business opportunities. But it’s still hard as hell, as early adopters of this orbital economy Tess Hatch of Bessemer Ventures, Swarm’s Sara Spangelo and OneWeb’s Adrian Steckel […]

YouTube Music cracks down on rampant chart manipulation with new pay-for-play ban – gpgmail

[ad_1] YouTube will no longer allow paid views and advertising to influence its YouTube Music Charts, the company announced this morning. Instead, it will calculate its rankings based only on view counts coming from organic plays. In addition, it’s changing its methodology for reporting on 24-hour record debuts to also only count views from organic […]

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney – gpgmail

[ad_1] 1. Which initiatives will you prioritize to limit humankind’s impact on climate and avoid potential climate catastrophe? My $4 trillion Climate Plan will enable us to reach the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, which the IPCC says is the necessary target to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The centerpiece of […]

24-hour Friday flashback on Disrupt SF passes – gpgmail

[ad_1] We here at gpgmail love a good flashback, like when Sebastian Thrun’s puppy, Charlie, was in the spotlight during Thrun’s fireside chat at Disrupt SF a few years ago. Sebastian Thrun (Udacity) at gpgmail Disrupt SF 2017 Since then, the serial entrepreneur and inventor seems to have doubled down on his vision of the […]

Apple introduces a ‘grace period’ for lapsed App Store subscriptions – gpgmail

[ad_1] Apple is changing how subscriptions work on its App Store. Before, any lapse in payment could cut off the customer from being able to use the app’s subscription-based features — and make it more difficult for the developer to reacquire that customer’s business in the future. Now, Apple says developers will have the option […]

Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri – gpgmail

[ad_1] As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. Backed by the Boston-based venture capital firm, Pillar, Petri has a three-year $15 million commitment to back […]

WeWork and Uber are proof valuations are meaningless – gpgmail

[ad_1] Hello and welcome back to Equity, gpgmail’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate and Alex were back to cover a lot of late-stage news, which they rounded up with some early-stage notes towards the end. As a reminder, come check out the show at Disrupt SF if […]