• The Trump administration is taking ideas from rural communities to transform healthcare. We got an early look at the project

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The Trump administration is launching a new project where rural communities can pitch their ideas to transform healthcare.
    Up to 15 ideas will be accepted, and they'll be awarded $5 million each.
    Seema Verma, the Trump administration's Medicare chief, said the goal was to create much larger programs.
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    More than 57 million people in the US live in rural areas. They live further away from medical care, face shortages in specialists, and cannot access public transportation, according to the National Rural Heath Association .
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  • Samsara, a $5.4 billion IoT startup that laid off 300 employees and raised a down-round in May, is betting its business on customers in 'industries that are ramping up to support the economy'

    Samsara, a $5.4 billion IoT startup that laid off 300 employees and raised a down-round in May, is betting its business on customers in 'industries that are ramping up to support the economy'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    In May, the $5.4 billion Internet of Things startup Samsara laid off 300 employees, or 18% of its workforce amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    It also raised a $400 million down round, lowering its valuation from $6.3 billion, although it's still one of the most valuable venture-backed AI startups.
    Samsara is now targeting essential industries like warehousing, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture by building products that help with monitoring worker safety - an area where the company has seen higher demand.
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  • Valence, the site dedicated to increasing economic opportunity for the Black community, raises $5.25 million

    Valence, the site dedicated to increasing economic opportunity for the Black community, raises $5.25 million

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Valence, the Los Angeles-based online community dedicated to increasing economic opportunity for the Black community, has raised $5.25 million in financing as it looks to continue to expand its network for Black professionals in all fields.
    The timing for the investment is critical as the country reckons with the implications and effects of systemic racism. In no field is the under-representation of Black professionals more deeply felt than the tech industry, where lack of diversity can have profound implications on products and services that are becoming increasingly central to large...
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