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TechCrunch’s Top 3
- Simple cryptoCryptocurrencies are still complex, or so Solvo believes, and its new app makes crypto investing easy. Roman Reports. What is different is that instead of offering dozens of currencies, Solvo has prepared a list of 10 so that you don’t get lost in all the names.
- Well that didn’t last long.: On Monday, we brought you the news that the OG app is set to bring Instagram back to its glory days. today, Ivan Meta OG has an update showing that the app has been removed from the Apple App Store after Instagram said it was “unauthorized”.
- Reach out to IPOs!Trip is back, and with that news, TripActions is making a play for a possible initial public offering, which could value the company at $12 billion. Mary Ann Reports. Hold on AlexThey have addressed the issue in the TC+ section.
Startups and VCs
Aviation’s Alice electric planes took off for the first time yesterday, teasing the future of hundreds of regional flights with zero emissions and far less noise. It’s still a ways off, but today’s rally shows it’s at least a matter of time and money, Devin reports.
Apropos electric vehicles, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has (finally!) begun production of Lordstown Motors’ electric pickup truck. The news is a big milestone for both companies. Rebecca Reports. As Foxconn transitions from consumer electronics like the iPhone to electric vehicles, and Lordstown finally rolls its long-awaited endurance car off the production line and hopefully into customers’ hands.
Of course we have many. Because that’s what we do.
How to coach your sales team
A strong sales organization is the tip of the spear for every SaaS startup, but few founders have meaningful experience in this platform and don’t know how to structure their teams for success.
In this TC+ article, contributor Kevin Varadian explains how to design a sales training journey that increases retention and increases revenue.
“It’s important to realize that today’s sales teams are more problem solvers than deal makers – soft skills are more important here than technical skills,” he said.
Three more from the TC+ team:
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Big Tech Inc.
Google Stadia is made. Brian Reports. The company’s game streaming service, Stadia, was still young, less than three years old, but it wasn’t getting the demand it expected. However, based on Stadia’s feedback, there could be a new brew.
We had a very long episode of Big Tech for you yesterday, so enjoy these five short pieces.