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Due to excessive poor judgment, today’s Christine and Haje Show is brought to you by Haje and Christine. In the meantime, mark your calendars for September 23rd at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT as we present you with a special Twitter spot, “Immigration law for starters” points out Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley-based attorney and columnist for TechCrunch+. Sophie will discuss immigration-related issues and answer questions relevant to startup founders and employees.
TechCrunch’s Top 3
- No moonlight for you.IT services firm Wipro has laid off 300 employees it found doing similar jobs, including competitors. Manish Reports.
- “line for phone plans”Gradient Ventures and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi backed Giggs with $20 million. Paul He wrote. The company allows other companies to become mobile virtual network operators, which is a nice way to talk about mobile phone subscription plans.
- Money after chaosPrivate equity firm Vector Capital has invested $100 million in cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes “weeks after it laid off 125 employees.” Carly He wrote.
Startups and VCs
Managing cap tables and equity in high-growth companies can be complex (and sometimes messy), which founders and employees often find out too late; Ingrid Reports. This has led to a wave of companies building software to help, and today one European leader in that pack is announcing some funding to boost its own development. Ledgy built capital management software for companies and their employees operating in different countries and raised $22 million.
If you’ve experienced any kind of harassment on Twitter in the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard of Block Party. And if you don’t have it, you’re in luck! The company behind the device has raised $4.8 million in seed funding, reports said Amanda.
Okay, well, hold on like you do. A few more:
Dear Sophie: My EB-2 priority date is 2 years late! what should i do?
Today, Sophie answered three questions about green cards for professionals in the EB-1A category for Special Skilled and Multidisciplinary Managers, EB-2 NIW and PERM, and EB-3. Here’s the first one:
I was so close! I prioritized my EB-2 application for permanent residency only nine days from the date listed in the September 2022 visa bulletin, but now the date in the October 2022 visa bulletin is over two years back!
I’m a software engineer and wanted to get my green card before changing jobs, but now I’m reconsidering my path. The only thing that holds me back is that I’ve heard that workers face penalties if they leave their employer before they get their green card.
What advice do you have?
– Beaten by Bulletin
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Big Tech Inc.
Today was Google Features. Ivan He writes about Assistant and Calendar Reminders integrated with Tasks in what he calls “the ultimate level of the app’s cleanup drive.” and then Sarah He had one about some new search tools for eco-conscious travelers. Meanwhile, Brian There was news from Framework, which partnered with Google to create a user-repairable Chromebook.