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Nurx rolling out COVID-19 test kit, Starsky Robotics shutting down, and more

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Nurx rolling out COVID-19 test kit

Nurx, the telehealth startup known for delivering birth control and at-home sexually transmitted infection testing, is rolling out a home test for COVID-19. The company’s long-time partner, Molecular Testing Labs, is developing the test, which will be available as soon as Friday afternoon.

Starsky Robotics shutting down

Starsky Robotics, a maker of driverless trucks, announced it is shuttering its doors, citing the unmet promise of AI in solving technical problems. The San Francisco-based startup had raised just over $20 million in funding since it was founded in 2015.

Airbnb mulls more private funding

Airbnb is reportedly fielding funding offers from private investors amid the sharp slowdown in travel and hospitality spending. The company has seen interest from venture capitalists, private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds, according to sources.

E-learning platform Yuanfudao raising round at $7.5B value

Chinese online education platform Yuanfudao, which is backed by tech giant Tencent Holdings, is reportedly close to completing a financing round that would value it at around $7.5 billion. Founded in 2012, the company offers online courses and homework plans to primary and secondary school students.

Founder challenges notion of how a CEO should look

As the head of a company today, Geosite founder and CEO Rachel Olney doesn’™t have 108 years for gender parity. Here’s her advice for entrepreneurs challenging the idea of what a CEO should look like.

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