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- No ChatGPT for you: That’s what Samsung is telling its workers following a leak final month the place the corporate’s inner information was placed on ChatGPT, experiences Kate.
- Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood?: Want assist discovering your misplaced canine? Nextdoor now has a brand new “Assistant” function, powered in fact by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, to assist customers of the neighborhood social community write posts that can have extra optimistic engagement, Aisha writes.
- Payday: Tage writes about Nomba’s current fundraise of $30 million. The African cost service supplier provides companies instruments to securely settle for funds.
Startups and VC
Ann Lai, a normal accomplice at Bullpen Capital, says she has been fired from the agency, Natasha M experiences. The investor described the termination experience as “discriminatory and retaliatory” in a LinkedIn submit printed on Monday. Lai helped increase Bullpen Capital’s most up-to-date $145 million fund, the primary fund by which she was named an equal accomplice.
Today on Found, the TechCrunch podcast that will get the tales behind the startups, the staff is speaking with Stefan Bauer about how Marker Learning is cutting the cost of learning disability assessments by conducting them remotely, how they’ve efficiently labored with faculty districts to assist them check their required quantity of scholars, and the potential to take Marker Learning into the jail system to assess incarcerated individuals and supply them with instruments to study in a manner that’s higher suited to their skills.
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How to run environment friendly and efficient early-stage board conferences
Many CEOs see making ready board decks as an disagreeable chore, however achieved correctly, it’s a possibility for founders to hone their storytelling expertise, interact their staff leads and squeeze extra worth out of investor relationships.
Amy Cheetham, a accomplice with Costanoa Ventures, shared 11 board slides with TC+ that display efficient methods to convey accomplishments, product pipeline particulars, hiring and staff progress, and different key priorities.
“The slides in this article aren’t meant to be a complete board deck,” she writes. “They are examples of real, early-stage board slides from seed and Series A stage companies that did a great job informing their boards and driving constructive discussions.”
Three extra from the TC+ staff:
Big Tech Inc.
You know what individuals hate greater than dropping issues? Buying a thing-tracking gadget solely to have them be a part of one thing unsafe. Sarah writes that Apple and Google have teamed up to create some normal security measures for these Bluetooth gadgets to curb undesirable monitoring.
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