SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets bound for the Moon and Mars, and for hypersonic Earth travel – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SpaceX is hiring experts in Offshore Operations in Brownsville, job ads revealed on Tuesday – and the purpose is to help the company develop and build floating spaceports that will provide launch sites for the company’s’ Super Heavy-class launch vehicles. SpaceX will use these larger rockets to get its forthcoming large payload rockets to…

Halal fintech startup Wahed closes $25M led by Saudi Aramco’s investment arm – TechCrunch

[ad_1] New York-based fintech startup Wahed (meaning ‘One’ in Arabic) describes itself as a digital Islamic investment platform and as the world’s first ‘halal robo adviser’. It’s now closed a $25 million investment round led by Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (also known as Wa’ed Ventures), a venture capital investment arm of oil giant Saudi Aramco. Existing…

New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days…

Watch Spike Lee’s 3-minute short film tribute to New York, New Yorkers, and healthcare workers

[ad_1] Acclaimed director Spike Lee has released a video tribute to the New York City on Instagram, capturing how strange the usually bustling city feels amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Set to the dissonant melody of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” the three-minute montage released Thursday shows off New York’s empty streets and locked up…

Owkin raises $25 million as it builds a secure network for healthcare analysis and research – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Imagine a model of collaborative research and development among hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities and other research institutions where no one shared any actual data. That’s the dream of the new New York-based startup Owkin, which has raised $25 million in fresh financing from investors, including Bpifrance Large Venture, Cathay Innovation and MACSF (the French…

Andela CEO confirms staff cuts as layoffs hit African tech – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Africa-focused tech talent accelerator Andela has let go 135 employees, CEO Jeremy Johnson confirmed to . Senior staff at the company — with offices in New York and five African countries — will also take salary cuts of 10% to 30%. The compensation and staff reductions are a result of the economic impact of…

Sky-high gifts, extra help, and chips – TechCrunch

[ad_1] When Roger Lee, the co-founder of Human Interest, heard that San Francisco imposed shelter-in-place orders, he started blogging about layoff news and posting crowdsourced lists of employees who were laid off. His goal was to increase awareness about layoffs and give recruiters a place to search for candidates. However, one week and 40 startup…

Can API vendors solve healthcare’s data woes? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A functioning healthcare system depends on caregivers having the right data at the right time to make the right decision about what course of treatment a patient needs. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic and the acceleration of the consumer adoption of telemedicine, along with the fragmentation of care to a number of…

3D-printed glasses startup Fitz is making custom protective eyewear for healthcare workers – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A lot of startups have answered the call for more personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essentials to support healthcare workers in their efforts to curb the spread and impact of COVID-19. One of those is direct-to-consumer 3D-printed eyewear brand Fitz, which is employing its custom-fit glasses technology to build protective, prescription specs for…

Bradley Tusk on starting a company and seed investing in the coronavirus era – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Bradley Tusk has carved a distinctive path in the VC funding panorama: A longtime political and communications operative, he has constructed a monitor document for Tusk Ventures by going after extremely regulated industries, relatively than shying away from them. Whether it’s ride-hailing, sports activities betting, hashish or myriad different regulated sectors, Tusk takes the…