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TechCrunch’s Top 3
- 3D rendering: That’s what’s new about OpenAI when it releases Point-In, which generates 3D models. And not just any models, Kyle It writes – “Generates point clouds or discrete data points in space that represent a 3D shape – hence the acronym Cheek.”
- Someone calls 911There’s a Porsche 911 that runs on gasoline from the automaker’s Chilean pilot plant. The move comes after years of only being rumored. Tim Stevens He wrote.
- More AI: Kyle He had another top-read story on artificial intelligence, this time about Petals creating a free and decentralized network to run text-generating AI.
Startups and VCs
was a yearall of you. Brian, Kyle, Mary AnnAnd Natasha M Reflect that this year’s summary was not particularly fun to write. No one wants to see a startup fail, but we all know very well that eventually they will. A commonly cited figure suggests that 90% of these companies eventually fail. But with that in mind, 2022 is also different…here’s “Remember the startups we lost in 2022.
During the assessment year, Miranda He rounded up the top picks from the TechCrunch+ team, including Amazon’s One Medical buyout, interesting startup ideas, and whether or not the TC team would be sad if Twitter disappeared from the screen.
And of course, we look forward to ConnieThree opposite 2023 predictions about Bradley Tusk from Tusk Ventures and Musk, SFB and even Kraft.
Okay, enough about the past and the future. Here are five stories, now.
Remove vanity metrics from your startup pitch deck
Giving your hardworking team actionable goals is legitimately fine, but meaningless metrics (eg, X email signups in Y days, 20% more retweets) are like a Little League awards dinner. Every winner goes home!
“The reality is investors know what traction looks like,” writes HJ Jan Kamps, which means feel-good statistics have no place in the pitch floor.
“Don’t confuse loose numbers and useless metrics with your go-to-market strategy.”
Three more from the TC+ team:
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Big Tech Inc.
You’ve seen the video in your feed, but now TikTok’s algorithm is going to tell you why it chose it for you. Aisha He wrote. “This feature is one of many ways we’re working to bring meaningful transparency to people who use our platform, and builds on the many steps we’ve taken toward that goal,” the company said.
And we have four more for you: