Jeff’s going to space, and everyone wants a piece of Flipkart – TechCrunch

Jeff’s going to space, and everyone wants a piece of Flipkart – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You … Read more

Beta Technologies adds $368 million in Series A funding for its electric aviation ecosystem – TechCrunch

Beta Technologies adds $368 million in Series A funding for its electric aviation ecosystem – TechCrunch

Electric aviation startup Beta Technologies closed a $368 million Series A funding round on Tuesday, with investments from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund. The new capital is the second round of funding announced by the company this year, after the company raised $143 million in private capital in March. The funding round was led by Fidelity … Read more

Cloud infrastructure market keeps rolling in Q1 with almost $40B in revenue – TechCrunch

Cloud infrastructure market keeps rolling in Q1 with almost $40B in revenue – TechCrunch

Conventional wisdom over the last year has suggested that the pandemic has driven companies to the cloud much faster than they ever would have gone without that forcing event, with some suggesting it has compressed years of transformation into months. This quarter’s cloud infrastructure revenue numbers appear to be proving that thesis correct. With The … Read more

Amazon will expand its Amazon Care on-demand healthcare offering US-wide this summer – TechCrunch

Amazon will expand its Amazon Care on-demand healthcare offering US-wide this summer – TechCrunch

Amazon is apparently pleased with how its Amazon Care pilot in Seattle has gone, since it announced this morning that it will be expanding the offering across the U.S. this summer, and opening it up to companies of all sizes, in addition to its own employees. The Amazon Care model combines on-demand and in-person care, … Read more

Amazon begins testing its Rivian electric delivery vans in San Francisco – TechCrunch

Amazon begins testing its Rivian electric delivery vans in San Francisco – TechCrunch

Amazon is expanding customer deliveries via electric cargo vehicle to San Francisco, making the Bay Area the second of 16 total cities the company expects to bring its Rivian-sourced EVs to in 2021.  San Francisco’s unique terrain and climate were a couple of the reasons Amazon said it chose the city for its second round … Read more

Nuvemshop, LatAm’s answer to Shopify, raises $90M in Accel-led Series D – TechCrunch

Nuvemshop, LatAm’s answer to Shopify, raises $90M in Accel-led Series D – TechCrunch

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to people everywhere shopping more online, and Latin America is no exception. São Paulo-based Nuvemshop has developed an e-commerce platform that aims to allow SMBs and merchants to connect more directly with their consumers. With more people in Latin America getting used to making purchases digitally, the company has experienced … Read more

Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky is returning to AWS to replace Andy Jassy as CEO

Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky is returning to AWS to replace Andy Jassy as CEO

When Amazon announced last month that Jeff Bezos was moving into the executive chairman role, and AWS CEO Andy Jassy would be taking over the entire Amazon operation, speculation began about who would replace Jassy. People considered a number of internal candidates viable, such as Peter DeSantis, vice president of global infrastructure at AWS and … Read more