Uber guarantees space for skis and snowboards with Uber Ski feature

Uber guarantees space for skis and snowboards with Uber Ski feature

Uber is launching a new feature aimed at skiers and snowboarders. The ride-hailing company said Wednesday that beginning December 17 an Uber Ski icon will pop up on the app that will let customers order a ride with confirmed extra vehicle space or a ski/snowboarding rack. Uber is launching the Read more…

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Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups

Cities have always been America’s centers of power, driving the economy forward through competition. But now, they’re ceasing to lead the country’s innovation. As jobs and talent have clustered, expertise has spilled over urban boundaries. In locations like the Gulf Coast, Texas Triangle, Great Lakes and Southern California, metropolitan areas Read more…

Penske is getting into the car-sharing business, starting with Washington D.C.

Penske is getting into the car-sharing business, starting with Washington D.C.

Transportation services giant Penske Corp. is backing a new car-sharing service called Penske Dash that launched Tuesday in Washington D.C. and Arlington, Virginia. The service is debuting at an awkward time for the industry. While some car-sharing operations, particularly peer-to-peer services, have expanded, others have struggled in the past year. GM’s Read more…

Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’

Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’

Catalyte, the Baltimore-based coding training and placement service, has launched a new software service designed to take its machine learning-based skills-assessment and training program to companies around the country. With revenues already approaching nearly $100 million for its outsourced software development services, Catalyte is hoping to take the lessons and Read more…

Sidewalk Labs spins out urban data-gathering tool Replica into a company

Sidewalk Labs spins out urban data-gathering tool Replica into a company

Replica, the data-gathering tool created within Sidewalk Labs that maps the movement of people in cities, is now a company. The newly formed company, which is headed by Nick Bowden, also announced Thursday it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round from investors Innovation Endeavors, Firebrand Ventures, Read more…

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Ready, Set, Raise — the Y Combinator for female founders — announces second cohort

About one-fourth of the startups in Y Combinator’s summer batch had a female founder. Not the most disappointing statistic if you consider this: Companies with at least one female founder have raised only about 11% of venture capital funding in the U.S. in 2019, according to PitchBook. Companies with female Read more…