December 6, 2023

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May these two be with you – honestly, we never understood that joke. Maybe one of you can explain it to us.

If you want to get your app into Startup Battlefield 200, there’s still a little time left. Come to TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 to pitch in front of a room full of startups and – more importantly – investors. Don’t forget to vote for your desired breakout sessions!

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TechCrunch Top 3

  • There is no ChatGPT for you: Samsung reportedly told its employees after the company’s internal data was leaked to ChatGPT last month Kate.
  • Oh, who’s the guy near you?: Need help finding your lost dog? Nextdoor now has a new “assistant” feature, powered of course by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, to help users of the community social network write posts with more active engagement, Aisha Write.
  • payday: take Introducing Nomba’s recent $30 million funding round. The African payment service provider provides businesses with the tools to accept payments securely.

Startups and Venture Capital

Ann Lai, general partner at Bullpen Capital, said she had been fired from the firm, Natasha M report. The investor described the firing experience as “discriminatory and retaliatory” in a LinkedIn post on Monday. Lai helped raise Bullpen Capital’s most recent $145 million fund, the first fund for which she was named an equal partner.

Today on Found, a TechCrunch podcast about the stories behind startups, the team is talking with Stefan Bauer about how Marked learning is reducing the cost of learning disability assessments By doing it remotely, how they successfully worked with school districts to help them test the required number of students, and the potential to bring Marker Learning into the prison system to assess incarcerated individuals and provide them with learning tools that better suit their abilities.

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How to Run Efficient and Effective Early Board Meetings

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Many CEOs consider board preparation to be an unpleasant chore, but when done well, founders have the opportunity to hone their storytelling skills, engage team leaders, and squeeze more value out of investor relations.

Costanoa Ventures partner Amy Cheetham shares 11 board slides with TC+, showing effective ways to communicate accomplishments, product pipeline details, recruiting and team growth, and other key priorities.

“The slides in this post are not meant to be a full board,” she wrote. “They are examples of real early stage board slides, from seed and Series A stage companies that do a great job of informing boards and driving constructive discussions.”

Three more from the TC+ team:

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You know what people hate more than losing things? Buying thing tracking devices just makes them part of an insecure thing. Sarah Apple and Google have teamed up to create some standard security measures for these Bluetooth devices to curb unwanted tracking.

Speaking of companies joining forces, Box is partnering with OpenAI to offer some generative artificial intelligence tools on top of its document management platform. Ron There are more.

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