Track the right metrics to improve your developers’ work experience

Alex Circei Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Circei is the CEO and co-founder of Waydev, a development analytics tool that measures engineering teams’ performance. More posts by this contributor Insider hacks to streamline your SOC 3 certification application 4 lessons I learned about getting into Y Combinator (after 13 applications) While the past few years […]

Elevate lands $28M to help employers better manage benefits

Elevate, a consumer benefits administration platform, today announced that it raised $28 million in a funding round led by Anthemis with participation from Fin Capital Norwest Venture Partners, Greycroft, Bowery Capital, and Firebolt Ventures. The new cash, which brings Elevate’s total raised to $43 million, will be put toward product development, hiring and customer acquisition, […]

At just 2.1% of all VC investment, funding for women remains ‘meh’ in Q1 2023

Things could’ve been worse, I guess. Companies with all female-founding teams raised about $800 million, or 2.1%, out of the estimated $37 billion invested in U.S. startups in Q1 2023, according to PitchBook. In dollar terms, that is a 53% year-over-year decline from the $1.7 billion all-female founding teams raised in Q1 2022. The decline […]

Betaworks’ new ‘camp’ aims to fund transformative early-stage AI startups

In a sign that the seed-stage AI segment is still alive and kicking, Betaworks, the startup studio and VC firm, is launching a new program that’ll award around ten companies working on AI $500,000 in funding. Scheduled to run from mid-June until mid-September, Betaworks’ program — the ninth of its kind — will provide startups […]

Stability AI’s new model is slightly better at generating hands

Stability AI, the startup funding a range of generative AI experiments, has released a new version of Stable Diffusion, the text-to-image AI system that was among the first to rival OpenAI’s DALL-E 2. Called Stable Diffusion XL, or SDXL, the new system — which is available in beta through DreamStudio, Stability AI’s generative art tool […]

13 VCs talk about the state of robotics investing in 2023

Robotics is a fascinating topic. It can be frustrating, too. When I started covering the space nearly 15 years ago, there was a sense that something big was looming, just over the horizon. But roboticists are a pragmatic bunch, offering projects for adoption more than a decade into the future. There were times in the […] is helping companies track and expand net revenue retention

When it comes to measuring SaaS success, companies look at a number of key metrics, including annual recurring revenue (ARR) and net revenue retention (NRR). The latter measures the amount of recurring revenue from existing customers. If it goes up, it means that customers are expanding their usage of the product, making it a key […]

CeFi and DeFi in the face of regulation

Ira Lam Contributor Ira Lam is chief legal officer at SuperLayer, a web3 venture studio for launching new multi-chain, tokenized consumer products. The full magnitude of the impact of the current market volatility in the wake of the collapse of FTX is still unknown. The dominoes keep falling and it is hard to predict how […]

This startup wants to train art-generating AI strictly on licensed images

Generative AI, particularly text-to-image AI, is attracting as many lawsuits as it is venture dollars. Two companies behind popular AI art tools, Midjourney and Stability AI, are entangled in a legal case that alleges they infringed on the rights of millions of artists by training their tools on web-scraped images. Separately, stock image supplier Getty Images […]