Streamers are leaving Kick en masse in protest of the platform’s lack of safety guidelines, after a prominent creator streamed an encounter with a sex worker without informing her that there were ot
Volkswagen’s $2.1 billion plan to launch a dedicated electric-vehicle factory in Wolfsburg, Germany is kaput. The automaker instead reportedly plans to modify its existing plants in Zwickau an
Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. You know what isn’t a great idea for my energy levels? Enjoying a week of TechCrunch Disrupt and then getting straight
The company's toy-focused expansion is its bet that NFTs should have a broader presence, one that’s not limited to the digital world.
Erin Harkless Moore talks about Pivotal Ventures’ investment strategy, and its future.
Two large equity funds came out of the gate this week. So, what gives? Earlier this year we covered how Liquidity Group, a growth-stage debt financier, raised $40 million and launched a $250 million d
Meeting investors is easy. The hard part is crafting a story that’s so convincing, they’ll wire you some money.
According to a survey from Battery Ventures, the percentage of respondents that let their engineers self-select tools fell from 74% in Q3 2023 to 44% last quarter.
Just under a year ago, the buzzy new social app BeReal looked to be on the rise, with reportedly 20 million users launching the app every day to snap their candid photos. However, in the months since,
If you’d like to know what investors are looking for, how they want to be approached and what they’re most likely to ask, keep reading.
It’s been a wild few weeks for consumer hardware news, but it seems the season is finally winding down. We’ve already seen big events from Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, and now it’s time for Goog
How Blue Apron got to where it is today an interesting story, and one that we should trace from the company's IPO through to today.
The full power of emerging technology cannot be realized without a diverse set of imaginations to fuel it.
The company formerly known as Twitter has paid out nearly $20 million to creators, according to a post from X CEO Linda Yaccarino. The platform, now called X, began paying creators in July for a shar
The former head of trust and safety at Twitter has warned the platform now known as X is charting a collision course with the European Union’s rebooted digital rulebook, the Digital Services Act
The liquidators behind Three Arrows Capital (3AC), the now-defunct crypto hedge fund, shared that the firm’s co-founder Su Zhu was arrested in Singapore at the Changi Airport while trying to leave t
I like a good airline points flight just as much as the fuzzy feeling you get from knowing you've "beaten the system," but does Point.me solve a "real" problem?
Welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday show, where we recap the week’s biggest news.
Discord has come back online after an hours-long outage, the instant messaging service confirmed on Friday morning. The company said the outage was due to the platform experiencing “unusual traf
WestBridge Capital is in advanced stages of talks to purchase shares of Meesho worth tens of millions of dollars in the secondary market, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the high-