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Keelvar raises $24M to automate procurement in the supply chain

Supply chain disruptions caused — or exacerbated — by the pandemic continue to affect businesses in a range of industries. For example, thirty-six percent of small businesses responding to

Dusty’s construction robots raise another $45M

Another sizeable funding round for Dusty Robotics this month. The Bay Area firm announced a $45 million Series B. The round, led by Scale Venture Partners, is a quick follow-up to last June’s $16.5

Three PayPal Ventures alums strike out with their own $158M fund

A trio of PayPal Ventures alumni has raised $158 million for Infinity Ventures, a new early-stage venture firm dedicated to investing in fintech startups globally. Jeremy Jonker, Jay Ganatra and Mario

How quickly are startup layoffs accelerating?

Startup layoffs are back, and the damage is starting to add up.

Trump’s deal with Truth Social makes returning to Twitter complicated

These questions haunt us: will Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter actually go through? If so, will former President Donald Trump be allowed back on the platform? According to a new SEC filing regard

Here’s how you can be a speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt

We’ve barely crossed into spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, but we’re already stoked about autumn or, more specifically, TechCrunch Disrupt. Our annual flagship startup-a-thon returns live a

The Station: VW resurrects Scout as an EV brand and mobility SPACs have a helluva week

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Howdy readers! Welcome to The Station

Spotify is testing a new profile feature that lets select artists promote their NFTs

Spotify is testing a new feature that allows artists to promote their NFTs on their profiles, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Monday. The company says the new option is available for a “v

Everything Uber announced at its global product event

Uber revealed a host of new platforms and features during its global product event, Go Get 2022, on Monday. The new products span Uber’s ride-hail and delivery services, and aim to increase ride

Flink, the German instant grocery upstart, snaps up France’s Cajoo for ~$93M, takes fresh Carrefour funding, sources say at $5B valuation

Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VC

Cloud Foundry Foundation launches Korifi to simplify the Kubernetes developer experience

The Cloud Foundry Foundation today announced the launch of Korifi, a new developer experience that will offer a Cloud Foundry-compatible application platform on top of Kubernetes. Since its initial re

Netflix subscribers may be getting a live streaming option for unscripted shows and stand-up specials

Netflix reportedly has plans to roll out live streaming– a capability that could bring an entirely new value for the streamer as it experiences a major slump in subscriber growth. This is in the

Apple Podcasts gains storage clean-up tools, support for annual subscriptions, and a new distribution system

As the battle for podcaster talent and distribution heats up among providers, Apple this morning announced the launch of several new features for its Apple Podcasts service arriving alongside the late

Microsoft is turning Ally.io acquisition into Viva Goals module

Every company needs to track goals, often referred to as objectives and key results, or OKRs for short. Traditionally, those have been tracked manually in a spreadsheet, but over recent years many sta

Blockchain’s youngest billionaire roasts world’s biggest cryptocurrency

30-year-old crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried took aim at Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, saying it has no future as a payments network in an interview with the Financial Times t

Marketing data management platform Claravine nabs $16M

Claravine, a self-described marketing data platform, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Five Elms Capital with participation from Grayhawk Capital, Next Frontier Cap

What’s ahead for crypto startups?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record not

Tech giants pledge $30M to boost open source software security

Tech giants including Amazon, Google and Microsoft have pledged millions of dollars to bolster the security of open source software. The pledge was made during a meeting in Washington DC last week, wh

5 lessons from ‘Star Wars’ that can transform startup managers’ strategies and tactics

'I have a bad feeling about this' are words leaders should live by, because the joke shows awareness and proactivity

Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools

Tel Aviv-based Classiq, a startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build quantum algorithms and applications, today announced that it has raised additional funding for its service by add
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