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A couple of quick things for startups: If you’re going to MWC, We want to hear from youAnd we want your vote for TechCrunch’s Early Stage Fireside chats, panel sessions and roundtable discussions!
And for today’s Black History Month proposal, we recommend Michelle Alexander’s New Jim Crow. It was an extraordinary read that, when it was published a decade ago, sparked a desire for criminal justice reform and remains profound and relevant today. — Christine And haje
Top 3 TechCrunch
- Big Apple of the subscriber base: Apple may have missed its revenue target (see Big Tech section) for its first fiscal quarter, but the consumer tech giant is banging the gong and blowing the trumpet after announcing that it now has 935 million paid subscriptions across all of its services. Ivan there are many more.
- Who’s at the door?: Christine There is news about Jokr’s new funding round. The grocery delivery company secured about $50 million to add value to it, up to $1.3 billion today. Jokr plans to use that funding to double its services in Brazil.
- A high order for some shorts: YouTube’s persistence in getting people to watch short films has paid off: Google says YouTube Shorts has surpassed 50 billion daily views, Ivan report.
Start-ups and VC
TechCrunch Live is back and Matt It was a pleasure to hold this conversation with Sameer Shariff, CEO and co-founder of Cambly, and Sarah Tavel, partner at Benchmark. In this hour-long event, you’ll hear how Cambly used a failed Series A fundraising campaign to force the company to cash. Of course, once the company does not demand external funding, suddenly available, and the company raised the next two rounds of funding.
And we have five more for you:
Pitch Deck Teardown: Laoshi’s $570K Angel Deck
Laoshi founders raised US$570,000 to scale their app, helping users learn to read and write in Chinese.
To help other early-stage founders, they shared 15 slides from their doc:
- problem slides
- sliding market
- solution slides
- exam slides
- road map slide
- ski team
- Teacher development slides
- Slides kept by the teacher
- summary slides
- Slide “Contact Us”
- Slide cover appendix
- Appendix I: Slides of viral effects
- Appendix II: Slide business model
- Appendix III: Slide “Ask”
Three other pieces of information from the TC+ team:
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To all the “Seinfeld” fans out there, amanda stumbled across this gem on Twitch, Fake “Nothing, Forever” AI ‘Seinfeld’, which she notes, “We’ve all seen too many AI-generated gimmicks, but AI isn’t the most exciting thing about “Nothing, Forever.” It’s the community centered around the stream, making the project feel like “this generation’s”Twitch Play Pokémon.” Enjoy!
Our team was overwhelmed with earnings, and now we have an interesting collection of Ford, Apple, and Amazon insights:
Now, here are some non-earnings for you to enjoy on Friday: