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Practical Techie: Virgin Galactic ushers in private space flight

On Sunday, July 11, 2021, Virgin Galactic made aerospace history when it launched Unity 22 into the skies over southern New Mexico with five crew mates aboard, including company founder Sir Richard Branson. The British empresario became the first billionaire to launch into space. The 70-year-old Branson is now the second oldest person in space, behind John Glenn. It came just days before Amazon founder and richer rival, Jeff Bezos was...

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Equity Monday: Cybersecurity startups see deluge of capital as Microsoft looks to buy RiskIQ

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here. It was a busy weekend for...