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Technology Flow Top 3
- You have no moonlight: Wipro, an IT services firm, laid off 300 employees who were found to be working in other similar jobs, including competitors, Manish Reports.
- “Geeta for Phone Plans”: Gradient Ventures and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi backed Giggs with $20 million, Paul He writes that 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 has poured $100 million into cybersecurity company Malwarebytes “weeks after it laid off 125 employees.” Carly He writes that
Startups and VC
Managing cap tables and equity in high-growth companies can be complex (and sometimes messy), a fact that founders and employees discover too late. Ingrid Reports. That’s led to a wave of companies building software to help, and today the European leader of the pack is announcing some funding to fuel its own growth. Ledgy built cap table management software specifically for companies and their employees operating in multiple countries and raised $22 million.
If you’ve experienced any harassment on Twitter in the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard of Block Party. And if you haven’t, you’re in luck! Reports say that the company behind the tool just raised a $4.8 million seed round Amanda.
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Dear Sophie: My EB-2 priority date will be delayed by 2 years! what should i do
Today, Sophie answers three questions about green cards in the EB-1A category for exceptional ability and multinational managers, EB-2 NIW and PERM, as well as EB-3 for professionals. Here’s the first one:
I’m so close! My priority date for my EB-2 application to register for permanent residence was only 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 by more than two years!
I’m a software engineer and wanted to get my green card before I changed jobs, but now I’m reconsidering my path. I heard that employees are fined if they leave their employer before getting a green card.
What is your advice?
– Bumped by the Bulletin
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Big Tech Inc.
Today is Google Features Day. Evan He wrote about the integration of Assistant and Calendar Reminders with Tasks, which he called “the latest step in the app cleanup drive.” Then Sarah One has about a few new search tools for eco-conscious travelers. On the other hand, Brian Includes news from Framework, which has partnered with Google to create a user-repairable Chromebook.