• The story of the first special-ops mission deep inside Afghanistan just weeks after 9/11, from troops who were there

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

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    On October 19, 2001, only a few weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks, American commandos struck back in Afghanistan.
    A task force composed of Delta Force operators, Rangers, and Night Stalkers conducted two simultaneous raids deep inside the territory of the Taliban, which had hosted Al Qaeda, the terrorist group behind the attacks.
    For Objective Rhino, two Ranger companies assaulted an airfield, conducting their first combat jump since the invasion of Panama in 1989. Their goal was to destroy any Taliban or Al Qaeda forces and set up an aircraft refueling...
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  • Rapid Robotics raises $5.5M for pre-programmed manufacturing robots

    Rapid Robotics raises $5.5M for pre-programmed manufacturing robots

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Bay Area-based Rapid Robotics today announced it has raised $5.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Greycroft and Bee Partners. The announcement comes during what has been a solid several months for robotics funding, and more and more companies are looking to automate workforces as the COVID-19 pandemic has ground a lot of productivity to a halt.
    Manufacturing is one of the sectors of greatest interest on that front, as a business that can't really afford to go on hiatus. That positions Rapid Robotics fairly well in the field. There are, of course, countless companies vying for a...
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  • Welcome raises $12 million to be the ‘Ritz Carlton for event platforms'

    Welcome raises $12 million to be the ‘Ritz Carlton for event platforms'

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    On the heels of Hopin's $125 million funding round , a newcomer in the virtual events space is gaining steam. Welcome , led by co-founder and CEO Roberto Ortiz, is positioning itself as the “Ritz Carlton for virtual events,” Ortiz told me. Today, it's announcing a $12 million Series A round led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Y Combinator, Kapor Capital and Webb Investor Network.
    “There's a land grab opportunity in virtual events,” Ortiz said. “What Covid has done is made 2030 2020. What was going to happen in 2030 happened in 2020. Everyone has been forced into this virtual...
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  • Deepfence nabs $9.5 million to build AI shields for cloud workloads

    Deepfence nabs $9.5 million to build AI shields for cloud workloads

    10 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Deepfence, a startup developing AI-based protections against cybersecurity threats, has raised $9.5 million in funding.
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  • At-home fitness startup Hydrow just hired l'Oréal's US CMO after raising $25 million to take on Peloton and Mirror

    At-home fitness startup Hydrow just hired l'Oréal's US CMO after raising $25 million to take on Peloton and Mirror

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

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    L'Oréal's US chief marketing officer Gretchen Saegh-Fleming has left for an expanded role at-home fitness startup Hydrow, which offers live and on-demand workouts on rowing machines.
    As its chief commercial officer, she'll oversee all aspects of the business including customer acquisition, omni-channel strategy, e-commerce, and sales and marketing, the company confirmed to Business Insider.
    The marketing vet joins the startup as the at-home fitness industry is booming, with companies like Peloton and NordicTrack reporting record sales as more people work out at home...
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  • London fintech startup Modulr just raised a $11.9 million funding extension from PayPal Ventures to accelerate growth

    London fintech startup Modulr just raised a $11.9 million funding extension from PayPal Ventures to accelerate growth

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

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    London fintech Modulr has secured £9 million in follow-on funding from PayPal Ventures.
    The company, founded in 2016, will use the funding to scale its offering in the wholesale and commercial payments market which moves $120 trillion each year.
    Modulr previously raised £18.9 million from Highland Europe in May with participation from existing investors including Frog Capital and Blenheim Chalcot
    "This follow-on from PayPal Ventures will go towards developing additional products, growing our team and expanding our customer base," Myles Stephenson, Modulr CEO, told...
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