mmhmm Co-founders are building the biggest hybrid pyramid • TechCrunch

Welcome back to Found, where we discover the stories behind startups. When Phil Libin Co-founded Evernote has spent a lot of money creating an ideal work environment with co-working spaces, a shuttle bus and headphones to block out all the distracting co-workers. He has since seen home-sourced light and co-founded mmhmm to make working remotely more efficient and more fun. In this episode, Phil breaks down the communication pyramid, explains how accepting asynchronous videos changed everything at mmhmm meetings, and why he’s no longer going to work at Metaverse. If…

4 Business Ideas That Changed The World: Trailer

September 29, 2022 Influential business and management ideas have had a profound impact on us. Like it or not, they shape how organizations are run and how people around the world spend their days. and the Harvard Business Review in 2010. HBR IdeaCast is taking this 100th anniversary to ask: How have these ideas changed our lives? Where are they taking us in the future? Every Thursday in October, Podcast Feed presents a bonus series: 4 Business Ideas That Changed the World. Each week, a different HBR editor will discuss…

Trupil, the digital health unicorn, has its fourth round of cuts in 2022 • TechCrunch

Trupil, which helps other companies provide diagnostics, telehealth services and prescriptions, has hit its fourth strike of the year. The layoffs affected 65% of existing employees in engineering, human resources, design, IT and finance groups, the sources said. The layoffs come two months after the last round, which affected a third of the company, or 175 people. One employee, who spoke to TechCrunch on condition of anonymity, said he was told in a 1:1 call with management that it was “no longer sustainable due to economic conditions.” Severance is mentioned…

The New Attorney General wants to speed up the prosecution of the Trumps and their businesses

CNN – New York’s attorney general is seeking to expedite her civil suit against former President Donald Trump, his family members and the Trump Organization and delay a trial until the end of 2023. In a court filing Thursday, Attorney General Letitia James said Trump tried to delay the ongoing fraud investigation. “… this action is an ongoing scheme and a conspiracy to obtain millions through fraud, and the defendants have repeatedly sought to delay the (Attorney General’s Office) investigation.” This matter will proceed expeditiously,” the court said. In a…

Google to return hardware purchases as Stadia sunsets in January 2023 • TechCrunch

To get TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3pm PDT; Register here. Today we’re mostly listening to acoustic covers of our favorite songs (amazing metal and vintage covers, maybe?), and mentally preparing ourselves for TechCrunch Disrupt. Which reminds us — did you know you can get 15% off a DC discount code as a Daily Crunch reader? Don’t say we didn’t do anything to you, dear reader! – Christine And came TechCrunch’s Top 3 Simple cryptoCryptocurrencies are still complex, or so Solvo believes,…

UND’s Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention is open for business.

A new office is set to address the state and national teacher shortage. And an archival photo. GRAND FORKS, ND – Several months after announcing the launch of the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Retention to address teacher shortages across the state and across the country, UND’s College of Education and Human Development has now turned that big idea into reality. Key staff for the new Office of Teacher Recruitment and Retention include a new director, Ashley Smalley, a former West Fargo…

500 Global Biggest Moon Images from the Latest Demo Day • TechCrunch

It’s demo day season. This morning kicked off VC Firm 500 Global’s Fall 2022 Showcase Day, where more than a dozen startups pitched their best to prospective investors — and customers. Participants ran the gamut from fintech and sustainability to edtech and developer tools, and several stood out from the rest of the pack. The event comes weeks after Y Combinator held its twice-yearly demo day, the first since returning jobs in person. 500 Global, formerly known as Under 500 Startups, has an accelerator comparable to YC. Both outfits support…

New support for small businesses and entrepreneurs coming to California

Published September 29, 2022 SACRAMENTO – In support of economic growth and opportunity, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced legislation to grow small businesses and encourage employee entrepreneurship. The bills signed today will be: Provide a 25% small business goal for state procurement and increase the ability of state agencies to include small and medium businesses in state contracts. Support the transition of businesses to employee ownership. Allow nonprofit theaters and radio stations to sell alcoholic beverages during live events. Send craft newsletters directly to consumers. Establish a grant program to…

The Recorder – Business Briefs: September 30, 2022

Published: 9/29/2022 3:18:42 PM CDC expands services to farmers, small businesses GREENFIELD – The Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC) recently brought on three new employees as business consultants. Among its programs, the CDC provides financial assistance to start-ups and existing small businesses. According to a CDC press release, Glenn Ohlund was hired as director of lending in March 2022. He has worked in community economic development and commercial finance for more than 30 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in community economic…

8 investors weigh in on the state of insurtech in Q3 2022 • TechCrunch

Insurtech companies have been among the biggest victims of the public market selloff, especially those that went public in 2021. Notably, Metromile saw its valuation decline over 85% and was subsequently acquired by peer Lemonade, and it hasn’t been alone in losing a lot of value and being eyed by peers and incumbents. All this M&A activity and repricing in the public insurtech cohort left us wondering about their private peers: Are the same trends at play, and to what extent? Investors across North America and Europe agreed that while…