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    TechCrunch

    Digital pensions platform Penfold raises $8.5M Series A led by Bridford Group

    Penfold, a digital pensions platform, has closed a £7m ($8.49m) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group. Also participating in the round was Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Coller Capital. Penfold also raised additional funding via a crowdfund amongst its customer base.

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    TechCrunch

    After the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, online threats quickly turn into real-world violence

    Threats of violence reached a fever pitch — reminiscent of the days leading up to the Capitol attack — following the news that the FBI raided Trump's Florida beach club to retrieve classified documents the former president may have unlawfully taken there. Law enforcement pursued Shiffer and he was fatally shot during the ensuing standoff with police. Analysts with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a nonprofit that researches extremism and disinformation, found evidence that Shiffer was driven to commit violence by "conspiratorial beliefs related to former President Trump and the 2020 election...interest in killing federal law enforcement, and the recent search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago earlier this week."

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    TechCrunch

    Roon wants to educate patients with freshly sourced info on their conditions

    As individuals try to manage medical information and understand their conditions, many typically turn to Google or WebMD — neither of which does much to verify or provide the latest information. “We do pay lip service to caregivers, but there's so much more that can and should be done to recognize the important role they play in managing health,” said Roon co-founder Rohan Ramakrishna, who is also a neurosurgeon. Along with Ramakrishna are Pinterest’s former head of creator partnerships, Vikram Bhaskaran, and partner engineering, Arun Ranganathan.

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