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John Kuolt hates the term “incubator” — at least when describing UP.Labs, a new venture that launched this week with inaugural partner Porsche. “It has a connotation that we aren’t,” the CEO and founder of UP.Labs told TechCrunch. So what is Up.Labs beyond the “building transformative companies” tagline on its website ? Look closely and some trace DNA from the GP/LP venture capital world might be spotted. However, UP.Labs is not a venture firm, even though it emerged from — and operates in parallel with — UP Partners. And it’s not a corporate accelerator or incubator, although it is building startups and working with corporations. In the world of venture and startups, UP.Labs appears to sit alone. Full story

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