Category: Science & Technology

Equity transcribed: Funding news round-up, a16z’s future, an upcoming IPO and more Lyft

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. Here we put the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, into Extra Crunch members’ eyes instead of their ears. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm get rapid-fire on […]

A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Space tech rockets higher Corporate biotech venture funding rises again Insurance policies are confusing as ****, but the basic business proposition is pretty simple. For policyholders, it’s a way to get paid if something bad happens. And for insurers, it’s a way to make money charging people […]

Some ruminations on decentralization of identifications

It’s tax season, which has me thinking about one of decentralized technology’s holy grails: self-sovereign identities. It’s a stirring vision, of a world in which control over our driver’s licenses, passports, birth certificates, social security numbers — the table stakes to participate in the modern economy — rests in our hands, rather than that of […]