Newton Mail founder returns with launch of personal net worth tracker, Kubera

Serial entrepreneur Rohit Nadhani, who last sold his Newton email app to Essential in 2018— an app so popular it’s been saved from shutting down multiple times — is today launching a new startup, Kubera. The service aims to offer an alternative to using a spreadsheet to keep track of your assets, investments, cryptocurrencies, debts, insurance, and other important documents that would need to be transferred to a loved one in the event of your death. The founder was inspired to create Kubera — a reference to the Indian “lord of wealth” — due to a traumatic personal experience. While swimming in Costa Rica, he was caught in a riptide… Read More

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Memorial Day sale alert: the Apple Watch 5 hits lowest price ever at Best Buy

The Memorial Day sale event is a perfect opportunity to score killer deals on best-selling tech like the all-new Apple Watch 5 that’s on sale for a record-low price of $299 at Best Buy. That’s a $100 discount and a fantastic price for a feature-rich smartwatch. Best Buy also has the 44mm Apple Watch 5 with LTE connectivity on sale for $429. The Apple Watch 5 is packed with new features, as well as an upgraded design. The smartwatch features an Always-On Retina display, which allows you to easily read the time, messages, and other important notifications. The Series 5 smartwatch includes an updated ECG app and new safety features… Read More

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Brex and Zendesk crunched their customer data and created a presentation to help startups jolted by crashing sales. Here’s what they learned.

Brex, the fintech startup that sells primarily to other startups, just shared its framework for handling customer support during the economic crisis. Many startups have been advised by investors and advisors to cut costs and extend their runway, but without clear guidance on how to do so while maintaining customer relationships. In an analysis of startup data, Brex found that those with the best chance of successfully retaining customers, and therefore retaining revenue streams, was to standardize the customer experience process. See the playbook and guidelines Brex just released together with HR startup Zendesk. Click here to get BI Prime’s weekly ‘Trending’ tech newsletter in your email inbox. Fintech startup… Read More

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Max Q: Huge week ahead for SpaceX and Virgin Orbit

This week could be the biggest week to date for private spaceflight, with landmark launch attempts coming from both Virgin Orbit and SpaceX . Virgin Orbit is looking to join the elite club of private launch companies that have actually made it to space, with a full flight test of its combined Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne system. Meanwhile, SpaceX is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft with people on board – achieving a number of milestones, including returning U.S. crew launch capabilities, and human-rating its Falcon 9 rocket. Here’s what Virgin Orbit hopes their first flight will do Virgin Orbit was supposed to launch its first full demonstration flight… Read More

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