Day: November 11, 2020

Seedcamp raises £78M for its fifth fund – TechCrunch

European pre-seed and seed-stage VC Seedcamp has reached £78M in the first and final close of its fifth fund, ‘Seedcamp V’, its largest to date.

The round was backed by investors including British Patient Capital, Legal & General, TIFF, LGT, Vintage IP, Isomer Capital, OMERS. VC backers include Index, Sequoia, Underscore VC, Northzone, Atomico and Draper Esprit. Angel backers include Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Daniel Dines (UiPath), David Helgason (Nordic Makers/Unity) and Shakil Khan (Spotify).

The new fund comes three years on from the close of Fund IV, at £60M, and this new fund increases the amount of capital it will invest in pre-seed and seed-stage companies, as well as reserving capital for follow-on rounds up to Series B.

Seedcamp backed Hopin, the virtual conferences platform which made hay during the pandemic and recently raised $125m giving it a $2bn valuation.

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Apple’s Nov. 10 event: New Macs, M1 chip, Big Sur, and more highlights

Apple’s “One More Thing” event showcased the first computers running its custom silicon, ushering in a new era of devices with peak performance and efficiency.

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Apple is no stranger to the kind of shake-up that is brought upon developers, users, the computing industry, et al., when a change in crucial hardware partners is made. A decision like this is not made lightly as the disruption–while ultimately necessary for the greater benefit of current and future product lines–has been known to upend all stakeholders for years to come during the transitionary period.

Not unlike the change that occurred back in 2005 during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), where the late Steve Jobs took the stage to announce that Apple was going to migrate from IBM’s PowerPC microprocessors to x86-based processors provided by Intel. During that WWDC, the year-long timeline established a roadmap to guide developers on transitioning their

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Best iPhone 12 Cases – TechRepublic

Check out these iPhone 12 cases from Apple, ARMOR-X, OtterBox, and more. You’ll also find cool iPhone 12 accessories.

With the iPhone 12 Max available to order last Friday (Nov. 6), the wait for the larger sized iPhone 12 is over. After much speculation–and despite the lack of 120Hz high-refresh display some were hoping for–the general consensus about the four iPhone 12 models is a good one. Anticipation was not only high amongst first adopters and avid Apple users, but amongst third-party manufacturers, which have already produced iPhone 12 accessories, including a multitude of cases. Here’s a look at a few that are available to outfit your iPhone 12 kit.

SEE: iPhone 12 event: What Apple announced at its 2020 Hi Speed event (free PDF) (TechRepublic)





Bandolier Style

For the sophisticate: Here’s something slightly different, a case that’s also a crossbody iPhone 12 (for all models) holder. It comes in

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