E-bike firm Cowboy targets full-year profitability next year

The Cowboy Cruiser. Cowboy Cowboy, the Belgian electric bike maker, is expecting to hit full-year profitability in 2024 even as some of its market rivals are facing financial hardship. Adrien Roose, Cowboy’s CEO and co-founder, told CNBC that he expects the company to reach profitability on an EBITDA basis by the end of the second … Read more

Former YC Continuity head targets $350 million growth-stage fund

Anu Hariharan, who led YC Continuity before the storied accelerator scrapped the program, has partnered with two of her former colleagues and former Brex executive Lucas Fox to launch a new fund that is targeting raising about $350 million and operating a program that some peg as “YC for growth,” four sources familiar with the … Read more

A missile strike targets Kyiv as Russian train carriages derail due to ‘unauthorized interference’

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces targeted Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, as part of an overnight bombardment felt across the country, local officials said Saturday, while drones that Russian officials blamed on the Ukrainian military targeted areas around Moscow and the region of Smolensk. A ballistic missile was shot down as it approached the Ukrainian capital, said … Read more

Live updates | Israeli ground forces attack Hamas targets in north as warplanes strike across Gaza

Israeli ground forces are attacking Hamas militants and infrastructure in northern Gaza as warplanes strike across the sealed-off territory. Buoyed by the first successful rescue of a captive held by Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected calls for a cease-fire and again vowed to crush the militant group’s ability to govern Gaza or threaten … Read more

Live updates | Israeli military intensifies strikes on Gaza including underground targets

Internet and phone connectivity disrupted by Israel’s heavy bombardment of Gaza were restored for many people on Sunday, even as the Israeli military intensified its strikes on the besieged enclave from the land, air and sea. The Israeli strikes had knocked out most communications in the territory late Friday and largely cut off its 2.3 … Read more

Live updates | Israeli warplanes strike targets ahead of expected ground offensive in Gaza

Israeli warplanes are striking targets across Gaza ahead of an expected ground offensive in the besieged Hamas-ruled territory. Fears of a widening war have grown as Israel struck targets in the occupied West Bank, Syria and Lebanon and traded fire with Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group. Two aid convoys arrived in the Gaza Strip over the … Read more

Sam Gilley expecting ‘explosive’ Louis Greene fight he targets Commonwealth and domestic supremacy | Boxing News

Sam Gilley is expecting an “explosive” fight when he challenges for Louis Greene’s Commonwealth super-welterweight title at York Hall this Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Gilley, known as ‘Magic Man’, is looking to add to his 16 professional victories, and while he says there is no “bad blood” he is expecting an “explosive” and “aggressive” … Read more

ByteDance’s video editor CapCut targets businesses with AI ad scripts and AI-generated presenters

CapCut, the ByteDance-owned video editing app that’s the company’s second to hit $100 million in consumer spending after TikTok, is now expanding into business tools. Known today for its easy-to-use templates, tight integration with TikTok, and rapid adoption of AI effects and filters, CapCut has been a top consumer video editing app that now regularly … Read more

London’s not calling for Par Equity, as VC firm targets £100M at UK startups in the north

Any conversation centered on the U.K. tech scene often has a strong center of gravity around the south of the country — to many, “the U.K.” and “London” may as well be the same thing. A recent House of Commons Committee report on venture capital allocation pointed to “uneven levels of VC investment” across the … Read more