Sono Motors has gone public, aims to get Sion solar electric vehicle to market by 2023

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The compact, five-door, family-friendly hatchback, which will cost $28,700, should make it to consumers by the first half of 2023. Facility preparations for pre-series production, planned in 2022, and Sion series production, planned for the first half of 2023, are running according to plan.”

Alice&Bob, a quantum computing startup, raises $30M to launch its first fault tolerant ‘cat qubit’ computers in 2023

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Labrador set to deliver a robotic helping hand to homes in 2023

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Back at CES 2020, Labrador Systems co-founder/CEO Mike Dooley told me, “I think there are fewer fake robots [at the show] this year.” Over the past several years, we’ve seen the show begin to treat robotics less as novelty and more as serious home devices.

Canonical now hopes to IPO in 2023

TechCrunch

And now I’m pretty confident that we will do that in 2023,” said Shuttleworth, who was calling in from an undisclosed island off the coast of West Africa. The saga of Ubuntu-maker Canonical ‘s IPO efforts now stretches back quite a few years.

[Beyond Meat in Forbes] What Could Beyond Meat Look Like In 2023?

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First EV mass transit bus by Swedish-Kenyan startup Opibus begins operation amidst plans for regional launch by 2023

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The startup is now running a pilot in readiness for the commercial launch of EV buses in Kenya later this year, and across Africa by the end of 2023.

How This Ends

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

That recession could easily last until the end of 2023. Back in February of last year, I wrote a blog post with the same title and said this about the asset price bubble we were living in and investing in over the last few years: The big question is how does this end?

Ben Franklin Technology PArtners Invests in Altered State Distillery

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The product will be available at the Altered State Distillery in Erie, PA and on shelves in 2023.

7 EO members share how to mitigate rising transportation costs and shipping delays

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Secured supply for all of 2023, because our German-made materials may be impacted by the Russia/Ukraine war. The carrying cost is offset by buying 2023 materials at 2022 pricing.”.

Product-Market Fit in Different Capital Environments

Tomasz Tunguz

As the market finds its new normal, I’ve been wondering where on this 2x,2 the market will land, and if companies will need to redefine PMF in 2022 and 2023? A founder recently told me he would have built his company differently in another fundraising market.

Japanese startup ispace raises $46M to support planned moon missions

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The funding will go toward the second and third of the planned missions, scheduled for 2023 and 2024. foot-tall Hakuto-R will also be used in the second mission in 2023, to deposit a small ispace rover that will collect data to support the company’s subsequent missions to the moon.

Canoo ends partnership with VDL Nedcar to manufacture EVs in Europe, partners with VDL Groep

TechCrunch

During Canoo’s second-quarter earnings call , Aquila had estimated VDL Nedcar would produce up to 25,000 units of the automaker’s lifestyle vehicle in 2023, but it appears those vehicles will now be manufactured in Arkansas.

SWVL plans to lay off 32% of its team two months after going public

TechCrunch

“As a result of the portfolio optimization program, Swvl’s management currently expects that the company will be cash-flow positive in 2023.” Here’s a part of it: Become Free Cash Flow Profitable in 2023.

PayMaya owner Voyager Innovations raises $210M at a valuation of $1.4B

TechCrunch

According to the BSP, about half of the adult population in the country is unbanked, but it has set a goal of o nboarding 70% of Filipino adults to payment or transaction accounts by 2023.

Masten Space Systems to develop a GPS-like network for the Moon

TechCrunch

Masten Space Systems, a startup that’s aiming to send a lander to the Moon in 2023, will develop a lunar navigation and positioning system not unlike GPS here on Earth. That mission , originally scheduled for December 2022, was pushed back to November 2023.

Is Your Startup Leveraging the Latest Updates in Digital Marketing? 

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Even though UA will be officially retired starting June 2023, you’ll need to start collecting GA4 data now so you can generate those annual reports. March 2022 marked the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic – a scary and isolating time for many.

Five Mid-Year Predictions for Web3

Tomasz Tunguz

The US Government enacts the Securities Act of 2023 to regulate crypto assets: their sale, their construction, FDIC admittance for stablecoins, and the establishment of a new regulatory body modeled on the the Securities Act of 1933. The past three days may be the most eventful in web3 ever. Crypto assets have fallen by half or more, following their software counterparts. The attack on an algorithmic stablecoin’s peg harkens back to Druckenmiller breaking the Bank of England.

5 Revolutionary Business Ideas Changing the Startup Landscape

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billion by 2023. While the pandemic has shaken the world from every corner, it’s also motivated new businesses to think smarter. . From automating mundane processes to satisfying changing customer demands, startups count on agility and creativity to see them through.

We’re Entering the Stay-Home Economy. Here are 10 Industries That Will Be Winners

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billion in 2023 may grow even faster—and become highly valuable to advertisers. The below article is part of Robert Glazer’s LinkedIn Newsletter series and originally appeared on Glazer’s LinkedIn page.

Little Otter raises $22M to scale its personalized pediatric mental health platform

TechCrunch

Little Otter is currently available in California, Colorado, North Carolina and Florida, with plans for the platform to be available nationally by 2023. Additionally, we’re working to become an in-network benefit covered by insurance plans and employers and will be in all 50 states by 2023.”

[Beyond Meat in Forbes] Beyond Meat CFO Mark Nelson To Retire: How The Company Disrupted The Global Meat Industry Under His Leadership

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He will then enter into a consulting agreement with Beyond Meat beginning May 6, 2021, until May 5, 2023. Named “Innovator of the Year” in 2019, Beyond Meat CFO Mark Nelson will retire from the plant-based company on May 5, 2021, after joining the company in December 2015.

Fostering Migrant Entrepreneurship Incubation in Europe

Impact Hub

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and led by Impact Hub and other consortium partners, the project (which is divided into four main phases) began in December 2020 and will run until February 2023.

Thailand’s Salary Hero is an earned wage access startup that wants to add neobanking products

TechCrunch

These other products will go live in 2023, while Salary Hero’s earned wage access and financial education features are already live. Salary Hero wants to provide lower-income Thai workers with more financial flexibility.

Why Techstars is doubling down on Europe

TechCrunch

According to Techstars, its Paris accelerator will operate two classes per year, while Stockholm will run once in 2022 and twice per year from 2023 onward. As we get into our dive into Q3 2021 venture capital numbers, one region in particular has our attention: Europe.

CellMEAT, a South Korean lab-grown shrimp producer, bags $8.1M Series A funding  

TechCrunch

It aims to commercialize its cultivated shrimps as early as 2023, targeting B2B and B2C consumers, Park continued. As consumers’ interest in the environment and nutrition rises, food-tech companies join the race to invent meat alternatives.

Latin America finds a champion in SoftBank Group International CEO Marcelo Claure

TechCrunch

SoftBank Group CEO Marcelo Claure believes that by 2023, close to $30 billion will be invested in the region annually. SoftBank is gaga for startups in Latin America.

Salesforce acquires Troops.ai to make useful Slack bots

TechCrunch

The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Salesforce said that Troops will become a part of Slack when the acquisition closes in Q2 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.

UK electric vehicle startup Arrival picks Charlotte for its North American headquarters

TechCrunch

The plan is to have four vehicles in the market by 2023, Arrival Automotive CEO Mike Ableson has previously said. Arrival , the U.K. electric vehicle startup that plans to become a publicly traded company through a merger with special purpose acquisition company CIIG Merger Corp.,

[Innoviz in TopSpeed] LiDAR Will Play A Key Role In The Future Of Driverless Cars

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A couple of weeks ago, the 2023 BMW 7 Series along with an all-electric variant dubbed the i7, broke cover for the 2023 model year. Now, the Bavarian automaker’s flagship sedan is significant for the U.S.

Why We Invested in CLEAR

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But by 2023, a decade following the introduction of the iPhone 5S, the market for biometric technologies is expected to grow to over $30Bn. In 1989, the second part of the blockbuster Back to the Future trilogy introduced a version of 2015 where individuals could use fingerprints to unlock doors, pay for taxis, and make donations to save broken clock towers.

Five Predictions for 2022

Tomasz Tunguz

Here are my predictions for 2022: Web3 consumer products go fully mainstream with more than 35% of Americans, about 100m people, engaging with them by 2023. Every year I make a list of predictions and score last year’s predictions. 2021 marked the second year of COVID and like other crises, the pandemic accelerated change, especially in technology pushing many technologies like SaaS, video conferencing, crypto/web3 deeper into the Perez deployment cycle.

Fostering Migrant Entrepreneurship in Europe

Impact Hub

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and led by Impact Hub and other consortium partners, the project (which is divided into four main phases) began in December 2020 and will run until February 2023.

PayMaya owner Voyager Innovation raises $167M from KKR, Tencent and IFC, to launch digital bank in the Philippines

TechCrunch

The BSP has set financial inclusion goals it wants to achieve by 2023 , including onboarding 70% of Filipino adults to payment or transaction accounts, and converting 50% of total retail payments into digital form.

Gitai successfully demos autonomous robot inside the International Space Station

TechCrunch

million Series B funding round, to hire and accelerate the development of a separate satellite servicing tech demo set to take place in 2023.

No one told the crypto world that startup megadeals aren’t as plentiful anymore

TechCrunch

There’s little indication that 2022 will be able to beat last year’s tally, and with economic clouds on the horizon, anyone betting that 2023 is going to be straight up lit is wagering against prevailing wisdom.

GM Ventures invests in startup building fast charge-capable battery tech

TechCrunch

SES and GM are building a prototyping facility in Massachusetts and aim to have a high-capacity, pre-production battery by 2023. Soelect, a battery technology startup based in North Carolina, has closed an $11 million Series A round.

Canoo warns it may not have enough funds to bring EVs to market

TechCrunch

Among other looming production deadlines, including more than 17,500 pre-orders, Canoo said it would deliver multiple customized models for NASA, which are to be based on its lifestyle vehicle model, by June 2023.