Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

  • I spent the week at SXSW, Austin’s really, really huge technology, music, comedy and film festival.
  • It’s my first year making the trek down here for the event, which I did to interview sextech entrepreneur Lora DiCarlo founder Lora Haddock, whose robotics innovation reward was infamously revoked at this year’s CES.
  • Haddock, during our chat, also announced the first-ever government grant for a sextech startup, a $99,637 funding for Lora DiCarlo from the state of Oregon.
  • In an announcement that shocked VC Twitter, Tiger Global announced that Lee Fixel , whom Bill Gurley once said is one of the smartest investors on the scene, is leaving the firm at the end of June.

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