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TechCrunch Top 3
- No part time job for you: Wipro, an IT services company, laid off 300 employees who were found to have also worked in other similar positions, including for competitors. Manish reports.
- “Band for tariff plans”: Gradient Ventures and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi backed Gigs with $20 million. Paul writes. The company allows other companies to become a mobile virtual network operator, which is a fancy way of saying mobile phone subscription plans.
- Cash after chaos: Private equity firm Vector Capital invested $100 million in Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity company, “weeks after laying off 125 employees.” Carly writes.
Startups and VK
Managing cap tables and capital in high-growth companies can be a tricky (and sometimes confusing) fact that founders and employees often find out too late. ingrid reports. This has spawned a wave of software companies to help, and today the European leader in the package is announcing some funding to spur its own growth. Ledgy creates capitalization table management software specifically for companies and their employees operating in different countries and has raised $22 million.
If you’ve come across any form of harassment on Twitter over the past couple of years, then you’ve probably heard of Block Party. And if not, then you’re in luck! The company behind the tool has just raised a $4.8 million seed round, reportedly. Amanda.
Okay, okay, have it your way. Several Yet:
Dear Sophie! My EB-2 priority date will be delayed by 2 years! What should I do?
Sophie answered three questions today about EB-1A green cards for extraordinary and multinational managers, EB-2 NIW and with PERM, and EB-3 for professionals. Here is the first one:
I was so close! My priority date for my EB-2 permanent residence application was just nine days from the date listed on the September 2022 Visa Bulletin, but now the date on the October 2022 Visa Bulletin has been pushed back more than two years!
I am a software engineer and wanted to get a green card before changing jobs, but now I am rethinking my path. The only thing holding me back is that I have heard that employees will be fined if they leave their employer before they actually receive a green card.
What is your advice?
— Stumbled upon the Bulletin
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Big Tech Inc.
Today was a day dedicated to Google features. Ivan wrote about integrating Assistant and Calendar reminders with Tasks, which he called “the final step in cleaning up the app.” then Sarah There was one about some new search tools for environmentally conscious travelers. Meanwhile, Brian there was news from Framework, which is partnering with Google to create a Chromebook that can be repaired by the user.