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Google co-founder’s flying car startup is winding down

Larry PageJustin Sullivan | Getty ImagesGoogle co-founder Larry Page’s flying car startup Kittyhawk is winding down, the company announced Wednesday.”We’re still working on the details of what’s next,” the company wrote in a LinkedIn post.Kittyhawk was founded as Zee.Aero in 2010 when Page recruited Sebastian Thrun, who had worked on self-driving cars and other experimental …

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Launch House, a tech startup incubator, sold entrepreneurs on the promise of community

The people here are young and friendly and full of hope. And why shouldn’t they be? For one month, they get to live in a mansion in Beverly Hills (Zillow estimate: $12.9 million). It’s not just any mansion, but the one where Paris Hilton used to live, with a precious little pergola overlooking a million-dollar …

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Adam Neumann, WeWork’s former CEO, has new real estate startup Flow, reportedly valued at more than $1 billion

Andreessen Horowitz, the prominent venture capital firm known for its early investments in Twitter and Airbnb, has pumped about $350 million into Neumann’s newest venture, called Flow, according to The New York Times, citing unnamed sources briefed on the deal. The investment valued the startup at more than $1 billion, according to the report. Representatives …

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India start-up Zepto’s founders share tips on how to build a business

When Kaivalya Vohra wanted to drop out of Stanford University to run his startup, it took “a couple of long conversations” to convince his parents.But bringing them on board wasn’t too difficult, he said.”They saw how this business was growing in front of them, they saw how quickly we achieved what we achieved.” It took just …

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Stanford dropouts’ startup worth millions, could be India tech unicorn

“When we started this 12 months ago, every conversation we had was, ‘You’re totally out of your mind, this is never going to work,’” said teenage CEO Aadit Palicha. Yet, Palicha’s company has managed to prove those doubters wrong — it’s now nearing unicorn status and is one of India’s fastest-growing quick commerce apps. A unicorn is …

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