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[TECH] MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past

 Goshen has a small stack of papers sitting on a table beside him, should he need to consult any notes. He never actually looks over, however. 48 more words

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[TECH] Online grocery platform Farmdrop raises £7M Series A led by Atomico

 Farmdrop, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised £7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the London VC fund founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. 9 more words

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Lyrebird is a voice mimic for the fake news era

A Montreal-based AI startup called Lyrebird has taken the wraps off a voice imitation algorithm that the team says can not only mimic the speech of a real person but shift its emotional cadence — and do all this with just a tiny snippet of real world audio. 1,159 more words

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Homebrew’s 2017 Annual Meeting: Our POV from year four

Once a year we have the VC equivalent of a board meeting, referred to as an Annual Meeting. And last Thursday marked our 4th Annual Meeting since starting Homebrew (Hunter and I have written about the prior ones… 1,139 more words

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Oscar Health rolls out its small business product Oscar for Business

Oscar Health, a startup rethinking health insurance for the digital age, is rolling out a new product for small businesses called Oscar for Business. 419 more words

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Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects

Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers today which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. 606 more words

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Greg Mark of Markforged talks about putting metal into the microwave

When a guy like Greg Mark emails it pays to reply. Mark, who is the eccentric and excitable founder of Markforged, a 3D printer systems that spits out ready-made carbon fiber and metal products, is always good for a glimpse into the future. 1,242 more words

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