Daily Crunch: Pet tech startup Digitail fetches $11M Series A led by Atomico

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FPGA startup Rapid Silicon lands $15M to bring its first chip to market

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), or integrated circuits sold off-the-shelf, are a hot topic in tech. Because they’re relatively affordable and can be programmed for a range of use cases, they’ve caught on particularly in the AI and machine learning space, where they’ve been used to accelerate the training of AI systems. The global FPGA […]

How to Respond to Patient Reviews (+ Free Examples)

It’s easy to find detailed guides on how to respond to reviews. However, most aren’t written specifically for healthcare, meaning they don’t consider HIPAA or other compliance issues.  Responding to patient reviews can be tricky.  According to HIPAA, hospitals and doctors aren’t allowed to share any protected health information (PHI) about reviewers—including whether they’re patients. […]

Pitch Deck Teardown: Mint House’s $35M Series B deck

Life has been pretty brutal in hospitality over the past couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped Mint House from bubbling to the top with a series of tech-forward apartments. Under the slogan of “The comfort of home. The luxury of a hotel. Tech-enabled and tailored to you,” the company is trying to make being […]

Career Karma’s latest layoff underscores edtech’s new challenge

Learning navigation platform Career Karma has laid off another 22 people across its global and domestic workforce, less than five months after it cut 60 staff members, according to sources. CEO and co-founder Ruben Harris confirmed the workforce reduction to TechCrunch. The cut shows that even as many edtech companies attempt to right-size their staff, […]

The Logic School wants to teach tech workers activism

Product folks and engineers know what they are doing, and by and large, they — and the companies they work for — have a disproportionate amount of power about how the world is shaped. Over a 13-week course called Logic School (delivered free, with support from the Omidyar Network), the school aims to teach tech […]

Teach yourself growth marketing: How to launch a paid acquisition channel

Jonathan Martinez Contributor Share on Twitter Jonathan Martinez is a former YouTuber, UC Berkeley alum and growth marketing nerd who’s helped scale Uber, Postmates, Chime and various startups. More posts by this contributor Growth hacking is really just growth testing Why growth activation matters Without customers, there can be no business. So how can you […]