3 questions for the startup market as we enter Q3 Alex Wilhelm

Somehow June is over in just a few hours, meaning that we are trotting toward the third quarter’s starting line. Leaving aside the uncomfortably rapid pace at which time is flying past us, entering a new financial reporting period is an excellent moment to pause, reflect and work out the key questions for the upcoming …

Fleetzero begins its search for the first giant ship to convert to battery power Devin Coldewey

Fleetzero has an ambitious goal: to compete with global shipping companies with its own boats, powered entirely by electricity. The company just secured $15.5 million in new funding and is looking for the first ship to convert to run on its shipping container-shaped batteries. The company’s plan, described in detail here, is to convert existing …

The SEC rejected bitcoin spot ETFs again. Now what? Jacquelyn Melinek

As governments worldwide continue to eye the crypto industry, some digital asset managers are pushing back against regulators in an effort to provide more legal investing opportunities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday rejected Grayscale Investments’ application to convert its bitcoin trust (GBTC) into an exchange-traded fund (ETF). Shortly thereafter, the firm — …

Raspberry Pi introduces a $6 board with Wi-Fi Brian Heater

Everyone’s favorite versatile microcontroller maker, Raspberry Pi, just unveiled a handful of new, budget-minded products. The company is building on the success of its $4 Pico board, which has thus far moved just under two million units since its January 2021 launch. The new Pico W is launching today for $6 — the “W” (and …

What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency Ram Iyer

Jonathan Martinez Contributor Share on Twitter Jonathan Martinez is a former YouTuber, UC Berkeley alum and growth marketing nerd who’s helped scale Uber, Postmates, Chime and various startups. More posts by this contributor How to improve retention, growth marketing’s golden metric When and how to hire your startup’s first growth marketer If you search for …