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“Introducing Amazon’s Exclusive Value Fashion Store in India”

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“Your products will be featured in a special store on Amazon, making them easy for customers to find,” the company wrote in the communication. TechCrunch reported earlier this month, citing job recruitment posts, that Amazon was looking to expand its focus on fast fashion. Top player Flipkart leads the category but faces mounting competition from Ambani’s Ajio, which has amassed about 30% market share, according to research firm Bernstein. The fashion market is extremely fragmented offline, and the online market is seeing similar trends with multiple players emerging to gain share. (Amazon is instead doubling down on AWS in India, and plans to deploy $12.7 billion in the cloud business in the country by 2030.)

Ford Slashes Prices on Electric Mustang Amid Decreased Demand for High-End EVs

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Ford is cutting prices of its all-electric 2023 Mustang Mach-E by has much as $8,100 as the automaker attempts to rid itself of inventory and compete with Tesla and its increasingly cheaper EVs. Total market share of new EV sales has grown, reaching nearly 8% in U.S. in 2023. Ford confirmed with TechCrunch the price cuts, which are only for model year 2023 Mustang Mach-E vehicles and range between $3,100 and $8,100. “The Mustang Mach-E is America’s No.2 EV SUV in 2023 and Ford is America’s No.2 EV brand,” Ford spokesperson Marty Günsberg wrote in an emailed statement. Tesla shipped a record number of electric vehicles in the fourth quarter, which helped it reach 1.81 million deliveries in 2023.

Status of Investment Ventures in India

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State of venture investments in India, according to Lightspeed Lightspeed partners examine right-sizing VC funds in India, spectrum of startup investing and the country's prospects in the global AI race. Over 150 investors, including Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek and Malaysia’s Khazanah, gathered at Mumbai’s five-star Trident Oberoi hotel on a recent Friday for venture firm Lightspeed India Partners’ “Lift Off” summit. In 2021, $33 billion of venture capital (early and late stage) was invested in India. So 2023 is also not necessarily reflective of the venture market opportunity in India,” he added. “We had a lot of funds not based in India but investing in India because of the opportunity the country offered to them outside their own.

Plex, a streaming media firm, secures new investment as profitability approaches

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Plex CEO Keith Valory confirmed the round closed this month, but was unable to disclose Plex’s new valuation. Recently, the company has been developing social features, as well, allowing Plex users to opt into a feature that tracks their viewing and shares it with friends. To date, however, it’s Plex’s ad-supported streaming that’s been helping Plex grow its revenue. And we’re in, at least, the top five if not higher in this space, and we feel like we’re doing really, really well,” he said. As a result of Plex’s ability to track users’ media discovery behavior and consumption across platforms and services, the company has a unique perspective from a data standpoint.

“Doola’s $1 Million Deck: The Pinnacle of Our Sample Series A Extension Pitch”

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Cover slide Funding timeline slide Problem slide Solution slide Product slide Strategy slide Product portfolio slide Market size slide How it works slide U.S. market opportunity slide Global market opportunity slide Vision slide Team slide (?) But it’s interesting to see Doola take a different tack to arrive at a potential market size of $4.5 billion per year. As I mentioned earlier, there’s a vast amount of information missing from this pitch deck. So much, in fact, that it is essentially useless as a traditional pitch deck. In the rest of this teardown, we’ll look at three things Doola could have improved or done differently, along with its full pitch deck!

Solana Mobile’s Journey to Break Even is Far From Over

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Solana Mobile still has a long way to go until it hits breakeven Solana Labs co-founder teases possibility of third mobile deviceLast month, Solana Mobile’s flagship web3 smartphone, the Saga, sold out. Last week the Solana Labs’ subsidiary launched its second phone and got over 40,000 preorders in less than a week. “After Saga sold out, it felt like there’s an opportunity and the timing in the market was right,” Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana Labs, said on TechCrunch’s Chain Reaction podcast. “The timing [for the new phone] worked out right around that moment.”And if the second device is a success, there will be a third phone launched later on, Yakovenko hinted. “I think crypto was going through a hard bear market, and the Solana ecosystem was feeling the worst of it,” Yakovenko said.

“Solana Mobile’s Road to Profitability: A Journey Ahead”

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Solana Mobile still has a long way to go until it hits breakeven Solana Labs co-founder teases possibility of third mobile deviceLast month, Solana Mobile’s flagship web3 smartphone, the Saga, sold out. Last week the Solana Labs’ subsidiary launched its second phone and got over 40,000 preorders in less than a week. “After Saga sold out, it felt like there’s an opportunity and the timing in the market was right,” Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana Labs, said on TechCrunch’s Chain Reaction podcast. “The timing [for the new phone] worked out right around that moment.”And if the second device is a success, there will be a third phone launched later on, Yakovenko hinted. “I think crypto was going through a hard bear market, and the Solana ecosystem was feeling the worst of it,” Yakovenko said.

“Master the Must-Knows for Successfully Initiating a Series A Funding Round”

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Here’s what to know to raise a Series A right nowThere is good news and just “OK” news. The good news is that the venture capital market is showing signs of stabilizing. Today, Jesse Randall, the founder of the platform Sweater Ventures, said founders should start looking to raise a Series A when they have about 12 to 15 months of cash runway left. “Don’t wait any longer than that,” he told TechCrunch+. “In this market, you have to prep for an A way in advance,” Feinzaig told TechCrunch+, adding that it could be fruitful to do so right after closing a seed round.

Tips for Successfully Securing a Series A Round in the Current Market

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Here’s what to know to raise a Series A right nowThere is good news and just “OK” news. The good news is that the venture capital market is showing signs of stabilizing. Today, Jesse Randall, the founder of the platform Sweater Ventures, said founders should start looking to raise a Series A when they have about 12 to 15 months of cash runway left. “Don’t wait any longer than that,” he told TechCrunch+. “In this market, you have to prep for an A way in advance,” Feinzaig told TechCrunch+, adding that it could be fruitful to do so right after closing a seed round.

“Maximizing Your Chances for Successful Series A Funding: A Guide for the Present Moment”

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Here’s what to know to raise a Series A right nowThere is good news and just “OK” news. The good news is that the venture capital market is showing signs of stabilizing. Today, Jesse Randall, the founder of the platform Sweater Ventures, said founders should start looking to raise a Series A when they have about 12 to 15 months of cash runway left. “Don’t wait any longer than that,” he told TechCrunch+. “In this market, you have to prep for an A way in advance,” Feinzaig told TechCrunch+, adding that it could be fruitful to do so right after closing a seed round.