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Legged lunar rover startup Spacebit taps Latin American partners for Moon mission
by Darrell Etherington on October 23, 2019 at 7:56 pm
UK-based lunar rover startup Spacebit, a company developing robotic exploration hardware for use on the Moon, announced two new partners that will help it develop and finalize its technology ahead of its target mission date of 2021. The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA) and Mexico’s Dereum will be providing the technology that Spacebit will employ
Vendr, already profitable, raises $2M to replace your enterprise sales team
by Kate Clark on October 23, 2019 at 7:45 pm
Y Combinator graduate Vendr helps companies manage and renew enterprise software.
A scalable plan for onboarding your first 500 employees
by Walter Thompson on October 23, 2019 at 7:24 pm
Employee onboarding isn’t all desk balloons and company T-shirts — it’s a critical moment when new hires begin integrating into the culture and workflows of their new company. So, it’s no surprise that one of the most frequently-asked questions among first-time founders is how to run a successful onboarding process.
Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help
by Jonathan Shieber on October 23, 2019 at 7:05 pm
America has an addiction problem. It’s a problem that serial entrepreneur Josh Bruno has seen first hand. And it’s why he’s launched a new company called Path, which pitches access to specialized substance addiction treatment professionals as an employee health benefit, to do something about it. “I have unfortunately lost five friends now to alcohol
Just 6% of US adults on Twitter account for 73% of political tweets…and they disapprove of Trump
by Sarah Perez on October 23, 2019 at 5:55 pm
A small number of prolific U.S. Twitter users create the majority of tweets, and that extends to Twitter discussions around politics, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center out today. Building on an earlier study which discovered that 10% of users created 80% of tweets from U.S. adults, the organization today says