Relativity Space raises $35 million to boost 3-D printed rocket venture to new heights BY ALAN BOYLE on March 27, 2018 at 8:00 am

Stargate 3-D printerJust a week after unveiling an agreement to use one of NASA’s rocket test complexesin Mississippi, Relativity Space is announcing $35 million in new funding that’ll help the rocket-building startup take advantage of the deal. The funding will support further development of the Los Angeles-based company’s Aeon 1 rocket engine, its two-stage Terran rocket, and the metal 3-D printing system that makes it all possible. Read more>>

Kitty Hawk, A Self-Flying-Taxi Company, Launches With Backing From Google’s Larry Page

A new venture from Larry Page, the founder of Google and current CEO of Alphabet, officially launched this week in the race to build a commercially viable autonomous air taxi. According to The New York Times, Kitty Hawk, a company based out of California, has already started flight testing its aircraft and network in partnership with officials in New Zealand, where regulations are less strict than in the United States. Read more>>

Revolut launches disposable virtual cards

revolut-card-v2Fintech startup Revolut is launching a new type of virtual cards. If you usually shop on Amazon or if you have a Spotify subscription, those services first asked you to enter your card number and they keep charging the same card. But what if you end up on a dodgy-looking site but you really want to buy that funny pair of socks? Chances are you won’t ever purchase anything again on this website. And you don’t want to give them your actual card information. Read more>>

How to Pitch Your Startup to a Venture Capitalist

startupJenny Lefcourt is general partner at Freestyle Capital, a venture capital firm that specializes in seed and early-stage investments. She knows what it takes to be an entrepreneur because she’s been there. Meetings with investors to pitch the business and raise capital left her with a deeper understanding of the process, and she took that experience with her to Freestyle, which mentors the 12 companies it invests in each year. Read more>>

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

Anne Raimondi was stumped. Two people she managed weren’t getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each of them, they had the same goals and wanted the same things. But in the room together, they’d disagree on everything. Raimondi didn’t know what to do, so she asked her executive coach, who stated the problem simply: They don’t trust each other. Read more>>

This 3D Printed House Goes Up in a Day for Under $10,000


There aren’t a ton of ways to build a house other than the way houses have always been built, which is to say, by putting up four walls then adding a roof. This ages-old technique had to be modernized at some point, though, and as with everything else in our lives these days, technology’s delivering that modernization. In this case, instead of being built the old-fashioned way, houses can now be printed. Read more>>

Here Are The Top States And Cities For Startups In The South

The American South may not be the first region that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “hotbed of tech entrepreneurship,” but, slightly misguided perceptions aside, it’s home to a diverse and growing collection of startups. As is the case with most of the country, the South appears to be experiencing a shift in startup funding as we move toward the latter half of a bull run in entrepreneurial activity. Read more>>

Wait But Why’s Tim Urban on Parsing and Transmitting Complex Ideas

In Bruce Lee’s final film, his character fights his way to the top of a pagoda, vanquishing foes of different fighting styles on each floor. In the world of content, Tim Urban is the Bruce Lee of long-form. In this exclusive interview, Urban shares how he distills and presents complex ideas so they’re rich and resonant for others: an act that every startup leader and team must master over and over again. Read more>>

Can artificial intelligence create content as well as a human?

Artificial intelligence is undeniably going shape the future in a huge way. It’s already playing a role in our everyday lives; have you watched Netflix or Googled anything lately? But of course, as companies invest more in AI, the question of “But will it take our jobs?” is always lurking in the background. A Gallup survey found that 73% of Americans believe AI will eliminate more jobs than it creates. However, only 23% are worried about their jobs. Read more>>

Snoop Dogg’s venture firm just closed its debut fund with $45 million

Snoop Dogg, the rapper, entertainer and businessman, can claim another small victory in a long string of career highlights. The venture firm that he co-founded a couple of years ago, Casa Verde Capital, has closed its debut fund with $45 million. The money was raised in earnest last year, says managing partner Karan Wadhera, an alum of both Goldman Sachs and Nomura Securities who joined the outfit in the summer of 2016 to take over the process of securing capital — as well as investing it along with fellow managing director Evan Eneman. Read more>>