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Startups worship the young. But research shows people are most innovative when they’re older

While Silicon Valley had peddled the image of the 20-something, sweatshirt-wearing, college-dropout genius as the model for creativity in the 21st century, research shows that it is, in fact, older people who are more creative and productive. For example, a 2016 study (pdf) by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation that looked at the demographics…

‘Give Away Your Legos’ and Other Commandments for Scaling Startups

Molly Graham has seen a lot. Her team at Google leapt from 25 to 125 in just 9 months. During her 4+ years at Facebook, the company exploded from 500 employees serving 80 million users to 5,500 employees and over 1.1 billion users. (Her job was to sort out the culture, compensation, and performance systems…

These are the 15 startups participating in Startup Battlefield Australia

On Thursday, November 16th in Sydney, Australia, the first Startup Battlefield Australia kicks off with 15 startups competing to win the competition, $25,000 Australian dollars cash, plus an all-expense-paid trip to Disrupt SF 2018. The day is packed with an amazing lineup of speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise about technology in Australia and New…

Demystify hardware startups at Disrupt Berlin 2017

Hardware is hard, they say, and that’s why hardware will be a point of discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017. We’re pleased to bring to the stage several companies that built, launched and live in the world of hardware. It’s our hope that through these panels and fireside chats, founders, devs and investors walk away…

Startups and investors get connected at Disrupt Berlin with CrunchMatch

Whether you’re a founder on a fundraising mission or an investor searching for the perfect addition to your portfolio, you want to make the most of your time at Disrupt Berlin. But with thousands of attendees, how do you cut through the noise to make the right connections with the right people? It’s CrunchMatch to…

These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing

A taxi-hailing app. A transplant device developer. An online mortgage provider. Those businesses may have little in common, but one shared thread is that U.S. startups in these sectors have all secured large funding rounds led by Russia-based investors. They’re not alone. Over the past seven years, Russia-based strategic and venture investors have participated in…

New startups like Mytime want to pay for your attention and time in cryptocurrency

The debate about the effects social networks like Facebook and Twitter have on us as human beings goes one. Indeed, just this week Facebook co-founder Sean Parker said “The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your…

Show HN: A Marketplace of Content Writers for Startups

We Can Get Technical We interview every writer, and each of them are the best in their craft. We've written on various technical topics like 3D printing in aerospace, Industry 4.0 manufacturing, and even programming. We take a research driven approach, which enables us to write on almost industry. Don't believe us? Take PubLoft for…

Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering

It seems there’s nothing but bad news out there lately, but here’s some good news — the nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a new fund called the Conscious Accelerator to combat loneliness, purposelessness, fear and anger spreading throughout the world though technology. Co-founder of Matrix Partners China Bo Shao will lead the…

TechHub’s new NYC site brings London startups Revolut, Aire, Cronofy, Callsign

Co-working and startup office leviathan WeWork continues to expand in London. It’s latest accounts show that it has £2 billion of lease commitments in the UK (25 offices in London and two in Manchester) over the next 25 years, indicating it is upbeat about the prospects of the city post-Brexit. However, Rival office space provider…