AI's growing role in startups, notable fundraises, and industry trends

TechCrunch March 1, 2024, 09:00 PM UTC

Summary: The article discusses the increasing influence of AI in startups, with examples like FlowGPT, Inkitt, and Particle.news. Notable fundraises include Fervo Energy's $221 million for geothermal energy and Photoroom's $43 million for AI photo editing. A new trend sees startups assisting others in their shutdown processes. Google faced criticism for depicting the Founding Fathers as a multicultural group. Apple abandoned its self-driving car project. Byju Raveendran confirmed his position as CEO of Byju's. Stripe's valuation reached $65 billion.

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