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Source: PitchBook Data, Inc.

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How Black Thought from The Roots became a venture capitalist

It’s an interesting development, given that the musician wasn’t thinking about things like term sheets or return on investments for most of his career.

Pear Therapeutics is latest Boston tech firm cutting workers

Tough economic conditions and the funding slowdown for startups is leading to more layoffs among area companies, across sectors like software, cybersecurity, and fitness.

Facebook parent Meta posts first revenue decline in history

The company's stock dropped slightly in after-hours trading following the results, suggesting Wall Street was largely expecting the weak earnings report.

INNOVATION BEAT

Amazon’s health care moves may help, not hinder, local health tech startups, one venture capitalist says

Amazon's recent $4 billion purchase of OneMedical raised eyebrows in the health care industry, but one venture capitalist says the move might inspire other big companies to get involved in the health tech scene.

Ginkgo Bioworks buys Zymergen for $300 million

The Boston company plans to integrate the California firm’s software into its cell programming technology.

INNOVATORS Q&A

A robot playmate for children with newly diagnosed chronic illnesses

Sproutel, co-founded by Aaron Horowitz, creates products that promote behavior change and provide emotional support for children.

In latest tech layoff, Whoop’s workforce drops by 15 percent

Chief executive Will Ahmed told the Globe in May that Whoop had over 700 employees and was on track to have close to 1,000 employees by the end of the year.

Twitter, in Musk fight, posts $270 million quarterly loss

The company lost $270 million in the April-June period after revenue slipped 1 percent to $1.18 billion, reflecting advertising industry headwinds, as well as uncertainty" over Musk's acquisition bid.