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Spotify updates its home screen with new discovery feeds for music and podcasts

Spotify announced today that it’s launching a new Home experience that includes separate feeds for “Music” and “Podcasts & Shows.” Now, when Spotify users launch the

Truework, which helps lenders verify borrowers’ income and employment, raises $50M

Truework, a company that builds technology for mortgage and consumer-centric lenders to instantly verify the income and employment of borrowers, has raised $50 million in a series C round of funding l

Portal Ventures closes on $35 million debut fund for early stage crypto startups

While plenty of crypto investors have scaled back their breakneck pace of startup investing as they wait for more clarity on the macro environment, the fact is there have never been more firms and mor

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have spec

She Matters app now helps Black women with a variety of postpartum health issues

When She Matters co-founder Jade Kearney launched her company while a graduate student at NYU, she was looking to train psychologists to be culturally sensitive to the needs of Black women experiencin

Biden signs CHIPS bill in bid to supercharge US semiconductor production

After initial setbacks with its earlier iteration, the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 sailed through both chambers of Congress, early this week. The bill, which held uncharacteristically broad bipartis

TikTok parent ByteDance just bought a hospital group in China

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is making some pretty heavy bets on the healthcare space as it acquired Amcare, which runs high-end children’s and women’s hospitals across China. T

Spotify’s Soundtrap app for musicians introduces live collaboration and auto save

Spotify’s digital audio workstation (DAW) platform Soundtrap is introducing new features for musicians, including live collaboration, auto-save and comments. The firm said the first two features

Gepek leverages the power of the sharing economy for same-day deliveries

The idea for Gepek, a Croatian startup that aims to tap the sharing economy for same-day deliveries, came about because a brother and sister wanted to help their mother access her medication quickly.

Founderpath secures $145M in debt and equity to help B2B SaaS startup founders avoid dilution

In this challenging fundraising environment, more startups than ever are turning to alternative financial solutions such as debt. Despite the negative connotation associated with debt, a startup shoul

ReturnLogic bags new capital to make returning items less of a nightmare

New online shopping habits have made returns a big expense for retailers. ReturnLogic says the underlying problem is really operational deficiencies in the returns process. 

Privya helps companies protect data at code level before it goes into production

As data privacy laws proliferate, it’s becoming increasingly important for companies to protect sensitive data in their applications. Privya was born with the idea that privacy protection should hap

Shopic lands $35M to bring its item-scanning ‘smart cart’ tech to more stores

Stores face new challenges in a world forever changed by the pandemic. Amazon and other tech giants are encroaching on their business. But perhaps more urgently, supply chain snarls haven’t gone

‘Selling Sunset’ star Christine Quinn’s brokerage debuts new crypto credit scoring platform

For fans of both reality television and web3 (hopefully that group includes more than just this reporter), Christine Quinn’s move to leave the Oppenheim Group and co-found a brokerage with her h

Pinata raised $21.5M to scale NFT media infrastructure

Pinata, an NFT-focused media distribution platform, has raised a total of $21.5 million in funding, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. This is the only capital the four-year-old company has rais

Spin Technology raises $16M to protect SaaS apps against attacks

Spin Technology, a data protection software vendor catering to enterprise clientele, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A round led by Blueprint Equity with participation from Sant

PreciTaste lands cash for tech that checks restaurant orders for accuracy

The food service industry faces steep labor, quality control and sustainability challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. According to NSF International, a product testing and certification organization

South Korea to probe Apple and Google over in-app payment rule break

South Korea’s communication watchdog, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), said Tuesday it will investigate Apple and Google over potential violations of the country’s in-app payment

In Africa, Kenyan startups have so far recorded highest funding growth this year

Kenyan startups raised nearly one billion dollars in the first half of 2022, surpassing what the country secured last year. Data shows that, of the big four in Africa – the quartet that includes Nig

How an Armenian startup plans to use a new innovation to tackle the billion-dollar phishing industry

So-called ‘Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance’, or DMARC, is a technical standard that is designed to protect the senders and recipients of email from spam, spoofing,
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