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Holy friday hell, just how can it be again friday? I feel like I wrote one of these newsletters just yesterday. There’s been a ton of exciting movement in the world of startups, though: Some highs, some lows, some drama, and some fun trends that are new

My huge share this few days ended up being a-deep diving in to the globe of crowdfunding — and it to raise money for your startup.

Okay whether you should use, what else happened this week . .The most startup that is interesting

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Okay, so my newsletter is called “Startups Weekly,” but I want to dedicate a chunk of it to Apple. Why? Because, I think Apple’s Vision Pro is going to be a huge game changer for startups.

We’ve as I wrote last year eventually had our mittens on Apple’s computer that is face-wearable. And, what can we say, it’s pretty astonishing.Brian spent an hour with the Apple Vision Pro back in January, and then blogged his little heart out as the Vision Pro finally arrived at his house, in a fascinating (and often hilarious) series of posts covering Day One and Day Two, and an in-depth review that concludes he hopes that the current experience will feel antiquated a generation or two down the road that it’s the best consumer headset out there, where. Although, there’s a use that is powerful right now, in the form of immersive mindfulness.

There’s an opportunity here, though, especially in the enterprise.600 apps at your fingertips:

Developers are rapidly preparing over 600 new apps and games, joining over 1 million iOS and iPadOS apps that are compatible. This rise in application development flies within the face of issues about designer interest because of Apple’s compliance that is controversial the EU’s Digital Markets Act.No YouTube app:

With the release of the Apple Vision Pro headset, a third-party developer steps in to fill the YouTube app gap with Juno, a $5 one-time purchase app that leverages YouTube’s embed API for a experience that is native. The application provides functions like resizable house windows and playback settings, with programs for additional improvements.

Utility worker repairing power lines under a blue sky

Reasons to be excited: Lauren and Ivan obtained a number of the visionOS apps from smaller developers that users can try whenever their particular headset arrives.

Most interesting fundraises this few days

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In a global where food that is tossing landfills seems as American as apple pie, startups are popping up like mushrooms to tackle the absurdity of food waste. Enter ProducePay, which decided that enough was enough. With a mission that honestly sounds more like a superhero’s vow than a business plan, ProducePay aims to wrangle the chaos of the produce that is fresh sequence into submitting. Equipped with a hefty $38 million from the funding round that is latest, it’s set to take its crusade global. Because, really, in the face of a planet where food that is throwing is a pastime, what’s a couple of million bucks among pals? Here’s to hoping their particular plan does rot that is n’t the vine.Oh, how the mighty rivers of VC cash have dried up to trickles that are mere cybersecurity startups. After a 2021 deluge where $23 billion casually rained down in the industry, 2023 saw these upstarts scooping up not as much as a 3rd of the. Going up against the existing of monetary drought, NinjaOne struts in, bagging a very good $230 million in Series C capital enjoy it’s no deal that is big. Apparently, they weren’t even trying — investors just couldn’t resist money that is throwing all of them. Using this round, NinjaOne’s valuation struck $1.9 billion. A thing of the past.A in a world where cash is king, NinjaOne is smirking all the way to the bank, planning to sprinkle some of that VC gold on expanding its empire and making IT headaches handful more:

It’s electrifying: Armed with a fresh $20 million and a dream to make fusion power a lot simpler, Thea Energy is betting big on software to do the lifting that is heavy. Ignore painstakingly precise construction that is magnet Thea’s plan is to play plasma puppeteer with some clever coding.

Transforming, er, transformers:

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Over on the grid that is electric transformers are dutifully performing their particular one-trick pony work considering that the 1800s. Enter Amperesand, waving a $12.5 million seed round, willing to pull these grid guardians in to the twenty-first century with solid-state technology.Bitcoin in the stock exchange:

We expected For Millionaires visitors whether they owned bitcoin elsewhere, and what impact they expected these new investing vehicles to have on its value and on crypto.

This if they intended to buy bitcoin via one of the new spot ETFs Week’s trend that is big It’s all personal, on a regular basis

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we adored Sarah’s evaluation this few days of just what the ever-glowing hell is being conducted at Twitter. The social media landscape is blooming with alternatives like Mastodon, Bluesky, and Meta’s Threads, creating a buffet of brief-post platforms in the wake of Twitter’s identity crisis under Elon Musk. A dozen apps it’s a golden age for those fleeing X (formerly Twitter), but a headache for early adopters juggling half. Amid this chaos, Tapestry along with other aggregators seek to end up being the Marie Kondo of social networking, guaranteeing to tidy-up our electronic wreck havoc on a app that is unified. Good luck with that in a global world where even aggregators need aggregating.There’s already been lots of action within the social networking world that is startup the past couple of weeks. Perhaps most notably is Bluesky reaching for the, er, sky. After nearly a year as an invite-only application, Bluesky, funded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has opened to the public, positioning itself as a microblogging platform that is promising. Bluesky differentiates it self from the decentralized infrastructure, the with Protocol, that is source that is open allowing for transparency and the opportunity for developers to build on it. As the platform opens to the public, its CEO is facing her challenge that is biggest however, plus the system got virtually a million brand-new people instantly.

As Bluesky is opening, Meta’s Twitter is certainly going one other path. Meta’s statement of shutting down its Twitter Groups API has actually kept organizations and social networking entrepreneurs in chaos, signaling a shift that is significant its operational philosophy. The closure is news that is bad a lot of startups creating resources in the API. it is just one more note to create a ongoing company, not a feature.X, née Twitter, had a hell of a boost this week, after Tucker Carlson’s announcement of Vladimir Putin to his interview propelled the X application to your the top of U.S. App shop, overtaking Instagram Threads. The meeting, Putin’s initially with a Western news socket considering that the Ukraine intrusion, sometimes appears as a move that is strategic Putin to reach a wider, potentially sympathetic audience through Carlson, known for his controversial stances.

Other tweet-sized morsels of social media news from this week:Oh snap:

Snap’s doing the corporate shuffle again, axing 10% of its workforce to “support growth,” which seems to be corporate speak for “we’re not making enough money.” This sequel to year’s that are last saga features a $55 million to $75 million loss for severance and a side of hierarchy trimming. Meanwhile, Snap’s equipment adventures flop more difficult than a Pixy drone in a recall.

Put that away:

Meta is improving its online game against sextortion with brand-new changes and a awareness campaign that is global. The company is enhancing the Take It Down tool, which helps teens remove non-consensual images that are intimate cyberspace. This effort permits people to create an electronic digital fingerprint of this picture without revealing the content that is actualTikTok on the rise:

Pew Research Center once again shared its biennial peek into America’s social media closet, revealing — to nobody’s surprise — that platforms rise and fall like the tides. This year, they discovered the news that is earth-shattering TikTok is within, BeReal is hardly a blip, and Twitter somehow still clings to relevance like a cat to a screen home.Other unmissable For Millionaires tales . . .

Every few days, there’s always a stories that are few want to share with you that don’t quite fit into the categories above. It’d be a shame if you missed ’em, so here’s a random grab bag of goodies for ya:Baby Rivian:

Rivian’s gearing up to launch the R2, a budget-friendly electric SUV, in a swanky Laguna Beach event. They’re betting big on this cheaper ride to finally turn a profit despite their current financial hemorrhage. Just don’t hold your air; it won’t struck the roads until 2026.New phone which dis:

Okta’s playing the layoff online game once more, axing 400 souls (7percent of the team) in a bid to morph into a unicorn that is profit-making. They’re still on a cost-cutting spree despite raking in cash with a 21% revenue bump. Worldwide staff members tend to be biting nails, awaiting the dreaded e-mail. Meanwhile, Proofpoint’s joining the league that is layoff. Tough times in tech town continue . . .Oh thank goodness, browsing yourself is so tedious:

Arc Browser is on a mission to dethrone Google by creating an AI that fetches web content directly, skipping the search engine middleman. With new tools like “browse for me” and “instant links,” it’s streamlining the search process, aiming to serve the internet up on a silver plate.(*)That worked down great final time:(*) Adam Neumann, WeWork’s ex-CEO that is controversial is eyeing a dramatic comeback by attempting to buy the bankrupt workspace giant.(*)Water good idea:(*) Water filtration Brita that is titan has Larq, the Bay region pioneer behind wise liquid containers. Larq’s trip from a distinct segment brand that is online a key player in Brita’s international method underscores the evolving landscape of customer items within the electronic age.(*)