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Happy Thursday Crunchers!

An agreement between a group of the nation’s largest banks to deposit about $30 billion into First Republic Bank could save his bacon, Kristina Reports and more about TC+, TO BEAT. describes everything you need to keep up with the BLS crisis.

About that, annie AND label Consider the wider implications of the controversial SVB and how it is forcing African startups to rethink their banking options.

Now that the national bank collapse is over… let’s move on to the rest of the tech news!

Don’t forget to wear something green tomorrow! — Kristina AND hahaha

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no more waiting: Ivan reports that the Bing waiting list for its GPT-4 compliant chat no longer exists. To enjoy!
Bite into an Apple AI: Apple is not going to let all those other big tech companies enjoy the AI ​​fun. Also a new story Ivanreports that Apple is experimenting with an AI that generates speech so that Siri can better understand questions.
load it up: Parker is entering the corporate card world, seeking market share from the likes of Brex and Ramp with its new credit offering tailored to the needs of e-commerce brands. Kristina have more. Startups and VCs

One of the biggest challenges for companies entering the gig economy is managing payroll and benefits. Inspired to discover Kyle reports that Wingspan comes to the rescue with a payroll platform aimed at companies that primarily employ freelancers.

Here are six more stories, including one extra because Haje decided to prioritize his own story in this section. What preferential treatment, tut tut.

How I present myself: 7 investors discuss what they are looking for in March 2023

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It’s too early to tell if the Silicon Valley Bank case heralds a new era for venture capital, but based on anecdotal evidence, confidential discussions, and conversations with colleagues, it seems we’re back where we were: fundraising. are affected.

Prior to the SVB debacle, Walter Thompson interviewed seven investors to learn more about where they would like to invest, their preferred approach, and if they have any general advice for budding founders:

Brian Backeen general partner, Lightship Capital
Masha Bucher, founder and general partner of Day One Ventures
Rebecca Liu Doyle CEO, Insight Partners
Clelia Warburg Peters Managing Partner, Era Ventures
Nick Adams, Managing Partner and co-founder of Differential Ventures
Lisa Lamberto Founder and President of National Grid Partners
elizabeth yin, co-founder and managing partner of the Hustle Fund

Three more from the TC+ team:

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big tech inc.

To strengthen its transportation technology offering, Via is keeping its promise to make further acquisitions and has now acquired the Citymapper travel planning app. Rebecca AND Ingrid Keep in mind that “Citymapper has been rumored to be trying to find a buyer for years” and has even been courted by some big names like Google and Apple, but all was quiet until this news from Via.

Now let’s move on to Microsoft, which introduced Microsoft 365 Copilot, a suite of business and productivity apps packed with AI-powered benefits. Kyle have more.

Go for the main engine break: sometimes you just have to hit pause, which is exactly what Virgin Orbit does to make money, reports Devin.
Delisted: Five Russia-affiliated internet companies, including Yandex, will be officially delisted from Nasdaq and NYSE, Pablo he is writing
take a step back: After more than a decade at the helm of Twitch, CEO Emmett Shear is stepping down to pursue something else. tailor he is writing
Dating in the age of apps: Tinder has a ton of new features, including some that help better define what kind of relationship users are looking for, Sarah reports.
The SVB crash affects everyone, including robots: Brian spoke to some founders and investors to understand how the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank will affect the robotics industry.

Source: La Neta Neta


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