Today is the last day to get extra-early-bird Disrupt tickets

 Okay Disrupt fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. Today is the last day to get extra-early-bird tickets to Disrupt NY 2017 — so if you want to go to the best startup show in New York for the cheapest possible price, now is the time to act. Seriously, you need to go and get your tickets now. Like right now. You can get them here. Now that you’ve gotten the ticket and… Read More

NextGen Venture Partners just raised a $22 million fund — from 83 investors

 NextGen Venture Partners,  a young, Washington, D.C.-based venture firm that’s quarterbacked by a handful of investors but fueled financially by a network of hundreds of part-time investors who help with its portfolio, has raised $22 million for its debut fund. (This if you don’t count a $1 million pool of capital that it raised from its network in 2015.) We had a quick chat… Read More

How IIoT is revolutionizing utilities

 The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is creating huge opportunities in the water and wastewater industries, adding value to both the utility and the consumer. Connected machines are reshaping the way these utilities operate, allowing them to make smarter and more informed decisions. By driving up innovation, water utilities are driving down cost. Here’s what they’re up to. Read More

Toyota’s new autonomous test car 2.0 is a tricked out Lexus

 Toyota’s Research Institute (TRI) houses some of the automakers most ambitious future-focused projects, and the R&D organization debuted its new second-generation autonomous safety technology research vehicle on Friday. The car debuted at Toyota’s Prius Challenge event in Sonoma, California, which is a Silicon Valley forum designed to bring entrepreneurs, roboticists and… Read More

Former Uber software engineer alleges sexism from female manager

 Another day, another allegation against Uber. Keala Lusk, a former Uber software engineer, just posted to Medium her story of sexism, disrespect and condescending behavior at the hands of a female manager at Uber. In her post, Lusk summarizes an email she sent to Uber’s HR department about her manager. The TL;DR was that Lusk’s manager allegedly refused to accept any feedback,… Read More

The Associated Press’ plan to put hyperlocal data in the hands of reporters

 Since 2013, The Associated Press has been making an intentional effort to put data in the hands of local reporters. In the last few years, this meant assisting with Freedom of Information Act requests and putting a team of four engineers to work building visualizations and extracting insights from massive spreadsheets. Today the AP is announcing a joint pilot program with to… Read More

Atom Bank raises $102M more for its mobile-only bank for millennials

 Atom Bank, a startup out of the UK that has built a mobile-only bank targeting consumers between the ages of 18 and 34, has raised another £83 million ($102 million) in funding led by BBVA, the Spanish bank and owner of Simple in the U.S. BBVA also led Atom’s previous $128 million round in November 2015.

The plan is to use the funding to continue building out its customer base and… Read More