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Ethereum: The great handshake

Ethereum and the emergence of Web 3.0 paint a shifting picture -- an internet not just private, but open and transparent by default.

Elon Musk says Starship should be ready for first orbital launch next month, ‘pending regulatory approval’

SpaceX’s Starship rocket is still in development in southeast Texas, with major progress being made on key elements like the launch tower construction, and installation of the vacuum-rated Rapto

Revue now lets you subscribe to newsletters directly on your Twitter timeline

Starting today, Revue writers have another tool to turn their Twitter followers into newsletter subscribers. Now, when you tweet out your newsletter, readers will see a subscribe button embedded in th

We’ll be discussing why it’s automation’s moment at TC Sessions: SaaS on Oct. 27th

This year automation hit center stage when robotic process automation (RPA) vendor UiPath went public after raising $2 billion in private investment. Investors who had been a part of that were richly

Facebook’s next chapter just might make sense

I could never really figure out why Facebook spent heavily on VR, but the move may have actually been pretty brilliant from a strategic perspective.

Google Meet rolls out new audio and video locks for hosts

Google Meet is getting new audio and video locks to let hosts turn off the microphones and cameras of other participants. The new feature essentially lets you mute a user and prevent them from unmutin

The Trump SPAC is doing stonk things, which is hilarious

None of this makes sense. Even by the standards of 2021 and the SPAC era, this is all very stupid.

Working to understand Rent the Runway’s IPO valuation

If we make critical remarks about Rent the Runway's business, we're not mocking the market demand it is working to meet. We're noting that it is perhaps undercharging, which makes some numbers wonky.

Another month, another billion dollars in value appreciation

Hello, and welcome to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. And have a good time. This week Mary Ann and Natasha and Alex (along

Hiring is just the first step when building an early-stage comms team

An awesome strategic comms pro should be your first marketing investment. Without clear, concise and compelling messaging, your business loses the majority of its impact.

a16z, Base Partners cook up $15M in funding for Colombia cloud kitchen concept Foodology

Foodology collects data on user preferences and cross-references that with nearby food options in a geographical area to manage the end-to-end creation of original dishes with delivery.

Klarna jets into travel with Inspirock acquisition

Though it might seem strange for a company like Klarna to get into travel, CMO David Sandstrom says travel is a pain point Klarna wants to solve for its consumers. 

Citcon raises $30M to make paying with mobile wallets ‘as easy as paying with a credit card’

Citcon, a mobile wallet payment provider, has closed on $30 million in funding in a Series C round co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and Cota Capital.  Sierra Ventures and Sonae IM also joined the f

Jaguar Ventures roars into its next phase with name change, new fund

The new fund will enable Wollef to finally write the larger checks they weren't able to with their previous funds.

Audit Sight takes on new capital to eliminate all of the back and forth between auditors, companies

The company intends to build out several SaaS applications and is poised to roll out its first two modules for revenue and accounts receivables by the end of the year.

Pledge raises $4.5M seed round to build a carbon-measurement and removal API

With the climate crisis looming, lots of companies want to do their part. But asking customers to “offset the CO2 emission of this delivery” is usually a hammer to crack a nut. There is very littl

India’s OfBusiness in talks to raise new funds at over $4.5 billion valuation

OfBusiness, an e-commerce startup that sells industrial goods and provides small businesses with credit, is in talks to raise a new round of funding at a valuation of over $4.5 billion, three sources

Tech watchdog campaign challenges big tech for hiding behind small business

Time and time again, tech’s most powerful companies have pushed the narrative that any threat to their own trillion(ish)-dollar businesses will trickle down, hurting the small companies that rel

Hong Kong-based fintech XanPool raises $27M for its decentralized payment network

XanPool, a payment infrastructure provider that facilitates faster crypto and fiat settlements, announced today it has raised a $27 million Series A led by Valar Ventures. The round included participa

Google in talks to invest in Facebook-backed Indian social commerce Meesho

Google has held discussions to invest over $50 million in Indian social commerce startup Meesho, which recently secured $570 million in a financing round, according to a source familiar with the matte
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