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Allbirds has dropped a brand-new high-top sneaker made with a sustainable foam sole — here’s how it feels in person

Allbirds' new Tree Topper shoes are the first to combine all three of their eco-friendly materials: soft wool, tree fiber, and the world’s first Sugarcane EVA foam.
The Nudge co-founders, John and Sarah Peterson

This brother and sister duo have a growing startup that uses simple text messages to get you off your phone and off on real-life adventures

The Nudge is an SMS service that sends messages to its community of subscribers, giving them ideas of fun activities to try in and out of San Francisco. The company was co-founded by the brother and sister team of John and Sarah Peterson.
Epic Games, the makers of "Fortnite," reached unicorn status in 2018.

These are the 35 US tech startups that have reached unicorn status in 2018

So far in 2018, there have been 35 tech companies in the US to reach a billion-dollar valuation.

7 startups that have grown with their millennial fan base by introducing baby and kids’ collections

As millennials age into the years of parenthood, their favorite startups are growing with them by releasing collections for kids and babies that uphold the same standard of quality.

The startup behind the first lab-grown pork links let us see how their sausage gets made — and said it slashed the cost from $2,500 to $216 in a...

New Age Meats, a Silicon Valley company funded by biotech startup hub IndieBio, let us taste the world's first cell-based pork sausage made without killing any animals in September. Since then, they've slashed production costs by 12x.

The 25 most valuable US startups that failed this year

Even well-established private companies are at constant risk of failure, as evidenced by some of the startups that went out of business this year.

12 startups that failed this year and took $1.4 billion in VC funding with them

Theranos was by the far the biggest startup to close in 2018, but it wasn't the only one. See what other startups failed in the realm of robotics, smart suitcases, and developer software.
Osmo co-founders Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler with their children.

These founders left Google to chase a vision of healthier screen time for their kids — and their flagship product has become a hit in classrooms...

Pramod Sharma and his co-founder Jerome Scholler created Osmo in 2013 to create a positive and educational screen time experience for kids. Today, Osmo has raised over $38 million, has more than 60 employees, and can be found in a half-million households worldwide.
"I'm a much better leader when I'm not wrapped up in the minutia," said Justin McLeod, pictured.

The CEO of a startup that’s raised $20 million gives the same piece of advice to every new entrepreneur he meets

Hinge CEO Justin McLeod advises early stage founders to stay true to their vision, while still taking criticisms of their business into account.