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And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2016 is… Seenit

Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win £40,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. Show More Summary

Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017

Citymapper founder and CEO Azmat Yusuf took the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about the future of cities and Citymapper. Now that the startup works in dozens of cities, it plans to start monetizing in 2017. While Citymapper...Show More Summary

Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

French VC firm Partech Ventures announced that they closed their seed fund of $107 million (€100 million) for early stage startups. Partech Entrepreneur II is focusing on seed rounds, and the firm plans to invest in 80 different startups. Show More Summary

The NFL Player’s Association is launching an accelerator to trade licensing rights for equity

Tech accelerators have been a hot topic over the past few years, especially within industries that have traditionally eschewed the world of startups and technology. Media companies, sports teams, and even the U.S government have opened their own accelerators. And now, The NFL Player’s Association (NFLPA) is joining the action. Show More Summary

N26 expands its bank of the future to 17 European countries

Berlin-based startup N26 got its own banking license a few months ago. As N26 is building a mobile-first bank without any physical branch, the startup can expand to new countries much more easily. N26 co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf is announcing on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt that the startup is now active in 17 countries across Europe. Show More Summary

Watch the last day of Disrupt London LIVE right here!

The Startup Battlefield finalists have been announced, but there is still a full day of Disrupt left. We’ll be joined by serial founder Jason Goldberg, Citymapper’s Azmat Yusuf, and Facebook’s Julien Codorniou, among many more. And then...Show More Summary

Israeli social media company HearMeOut trades on ASX

Israeli audio-based social media company HearMeOut has joined a wave of tech companies in the country to choose the ASX as its source of capital.

HackerNews calls for “political detox,” critics cry censorship

Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls? HackerNews, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out. The head of the HackerNews community since 2014, Daniel Gackle (whose HN handle is “dang”) on Monday initiated a site-wide “Political Detox Week.” To introduce the temporary ban on political content, Gackle… Read More

OpenAI’s Universe is the fun parent every artificial intelligence deserves

Every parent’s worst nightmare is a student spending more time playing video games and surfing the web than studying for school. But the team over at OpenAI believes that a “fun parent” approach could actually bring us all one step closer to elusive generalized intelligence. Its new tool, Universe, was created to train and measure AI frameworks with video games,… Read More

The TC Disrupt London Startup Battlefield finalists are InsideDNA, LiftIgniter, OxeHealth, PhenixP2P and Seenit

Disrupt London Day 1 was a massive success. DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman taught us about the future of AI. Autonomy founder Dr. Michael Lynch mocked HP’s $5 billion lawsuit against him. And Boston Dynamics’ Marc Raibert showed off his four-legged robotic friend, SpotMini. Show More Summary

Tyson Foods launches new venture fund to back food and agriculture startups

Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest makers and marketers of meat products, has announced the formation of a $150 million venture capital fund to back food and agriculture startups. According to Tyson’s Executive Vice President...Show More Summary

How to Build a Startup Marketing Team from Zero [Traction #33: Mike Volpe, Cybereason]

So much of digital innovation has changed the way people communicate and create or access content.As a result, few departments in business have changed how they work quite like marketing, and few functions look so fundamentally different today than a decade ago. Show More Summary

Workshopping Design with Brainpool

Last month, we hosted an event to introduce designers and technologists to members of Brainpool, a collective of experts that are passionate about using design to create positive impact. We set up six tables dedicated to different stages of the design process and encouraged questions, open discussion, and of course, doodling. Show More Summary

“Bullsht and spin”: Autonomy founder mocks HP’s $5B fraud suit against him

How could Dr Michael Lynch raise a $1 billion venture capital fund while being sued for $5 billion over alleged fraud in the $11 billion sale of his company Autonomy to HP? “The reality is, that doesn’t take much time” since he has a...Show More Summary

Vault is automating investment to offer affordable retirement plans beyond 401(k)

Former JP Morgan financial advisor Randy Fernando got the idea for his fintech startup Vault — selected as audience choice for the startup battlefield here at Disrupt London — after his mum asked him whether there were any retirement plan benefits she could offer staff as a hiring incentive at her small business pre-school. Read More

Oxehealth uses cameras to monitor your heartbeat from across the room

Meet Oxehealth, a startup that plans to turn any regular security camera into a health monitor. The British company wants to make it easier to monitor patients in a hospital, police station, psychiatric hospital or an assisted living residence. Show More Summary

With Station F, Paris will have the world’s biggest startup campus

Station F (formerly known as la Halle Freyssinet) is quite an ambitious project and is bound to change the face of the tech ecosystem in Paris. Financed by Xavier Niel and directed by Roxanne Varza, Station F is going be the world’s biggest startup campus with companies like Facebook and TechShop opening offices there. Show More Summary

Infltr lets you filter your photos directly in the iMessage app

Photo-editing app Infltr is best known for giving Instagram a run for its money with an app that lets you choose from an infinite number of photo filters – well, technically, it’s just over 7 million. The idea is that you can use color combinations to give your photo a unique look, instead of relying on built-in filter presets. Show More Summary

Digital chief-of-staff app Accompany raises $20M and launches a UK Beta

Accompany, an app that Amy Chang bets will be able to replace the chief-of-staff or personal assistant of an executive, launched just a few months ago. The app had been in the works for a while, and now that it’s finally out the door, it’s time to step on the gas — so it’s launching in the U.K. in a beta. Chang’s bet is that there’s a slot for an app that… Read More

7 Ways To Think Outside the Box To Grow Your Business

Too many entrepreneurs put their best creative thinking into the startup idea, and believe that the business implementation simply requires following tried and true business practices. In my experience as a startup advisor, nothing could be further from the truth. Show More Summary

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