Scotts Miracle-Gro Gets Into The Venture Capital Business With A $50 Million Fund, Because It'S 2020

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Scotts Miracle-Gro gets into the venture capital business with a $50 million fund, because it's 2020: Jonathan Shieber


Scotts Miracle-Gro, the lawn care and fertilizer giant that has opened up a secondary business as a pioneer in cannabis and hemp cultivation, is launching a $50 million corporate venture capital fund called1868 Ventures. Is it strange that a fertilizer compa…

Amazon eliminates single-use plastic in packaging in India: Manish Singh


Amazon said on Monday it has eliminated all single-use plastic in its packaging across its fulfillment centers in India, delivering on a pledge it made last year to achieve this goal by June. The American e-commerce group said it had replaced packaging materi…

Artlist raises $48M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library: Ingrid Lunden


Like it or loathe it, video has proven to be the most engaging of all mediums across the web, and today a company out of Israel called Artlist — which provides royalty-free libraries of music, sound effects and even video itself to enhance video content — is …

Chinese online learning app Zuoyebang raises $750M: Manish Singh, Rita Liao


Zuoyebang, a Beijing-headquartered startup that runs an online learning app, said on Monday it has raised $750 million in a new financing round as investors demonstrate their continued trust in — and focus on — Asia’s booming edtech market. U.S. investment fi…

Extra Crunch expands into Romania: Travis Bernard


Extra Crunch is now live in Romania. That adds to our existing support in Europe in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and U.K.. There’s been reason to be bullish on Romania’s technology sector for some time. A TechCrunc…

With DOJ charges, disgraced Mike Rothenberg could now be facing serious jail time: Connie Loizos


While many in Silicon Valley might prefer to forget investor Mike Rothenberg roughly four years after his young venture firm began to implode, his story is still being written, and the latest chapter doesn’t bode well for the 36-year-old. While Rothenberg ear…

Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses: Manish Singh


E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a half or less. Yatra, an online travel and hotel ticketing service, is exploring a…

The modern mobile app needs a revamp: Lucas Matney


Hey everybody, welcome back to Week in Review. Last week, I wrote about Apple’s App Store controversy, which I’m kind of revisiting this week through the lens of how Apple’s WWDC announcements tease a change to what apps fundamentally look like in the future.…

Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch on programming in a digital world: Eric Peckham


In the war between subscription video on-demand (SVOD) services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Starz has been growing on the sidelines and fighting to be the preferred add-on for consumers on top of their primary subscription. That journey has required …

Four views: How will the work visa ban affect tech and which changes will last?: Walter Thompson, Danny Crichton, Zack Whittaker, Alex Wilhelm, Natasha Mascarenhas


Four TechCrunch staffers discuss the potential impacts of the government's decision to halt all new work visas through the end of the year.


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