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How Fellow bootstrapped for 8 years to build a coffee empire

Fellow found benefits in being strapped for cash and having to be really deliberate about the categories it wanted to play in, the cadence of product launches and the overall focus of the company.

Clerk is simplifying identity for front-end web developers

Developers building front-end Jamstack web applications often struggle to build identity with traditional API tools. With the approach growing in popularity, the founders of Clerk decided to focus the

One of venture’s most iconic duos wants to have a word with you

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a┬ápodcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show and this time we’re niching

Tencent profit grows after a year of aggressive cuts

China’s internet industry is undergoing a major mood shift amid economic headwinds, a slowdown after years of frantic growth and heightened regulatory scrutiny. Companies of all sizes are respon

New victims come forward after mass-ransomware attack

The number of victims affected by a mass-ransomware attack, caused by a bug in a popular data transfer tool used by businesses around the world, continues to grow as another organization tells TechCru

Dope Security nabs $16M led by GV to build out secure web gateways designed to work on endpoints, not in the cloud

Dope has designed a secure web gateway product that's run on an organizations' endpoints: devices connected to the company network.

Brex takes a swipe at Concur with an expansion into travel

In yet another example of how competitive the spend management space has become, Brex announced today that it has expanded into travel. Besides seeking to snag market share from incumbents such as Con

Retro camera app Hipstamatic makes its return as an anti-Instagram social network

Hipstamatic is back. Actually, the one-time Instagram rival and iPhone camera app maker never really left. During its decade-plus existence, the company rolled out variations on its original concept,

Mozilla launches a new startup focused on ‘trustworthy’ AI

On the eve of its 25th anniversary, Mozilla, the not-for-profit behind the Firefox browser, is launching an AI-focused startup. Called Mozilla.ai, the newly forged company’s mission isn’t

Hear from Contrary Capital and AtoB on TechCrunch Live today

The rise in e-commerce has made trucking an increasingly vital industry. Despite 21st century technological advancements that have boosted the industry, it’s still run mainly by small businesses

3 tips for crypto startups preparing for continued compliance

Early-stage cryptocurrency companies need to continually assess their compliance obligations, address any deficiencies, and vigilantly monitor for new regulatory developments.

The Family Fund puts its investment spin on consumer brands with new $25M fund

The Family Fund & Founder Community is gathering a community of founders to co-invest in late seed and Series A-staged consumer brands.

Amazon’s palm-reading payment tech is coming to Panera Bread

Amazon may be closing a number of its own high-tech physical retail stores in recent days, but some of the technology it developed for those stores is finding a new home. The online retailer announced

Opera browser adds ChatGPT and AI summarization features

Opera has launched AI-powered summarization and content creation features for its desktop browsers in addition to ChatGPT integration.

Checkout.com launches virtual and physical card issuing

Checkout.com is launching a new product today: its customers can now create payment cards for their own customers.

Emblem is the latest European seed fund in new wave of VC funds

If you plan to launch a new startup in France, Denmark or Sweden, there is a new seed fund looking for your pitch.

“Graceful way out”: Investors propose some struggling founders close shop and return funding

A growing number of investors have begun suggesting that certain venture-backed startups that have yet to find so-called product-market fit throw in the towel. Their argument is that some startups sim

Aspecta nabs $3.5M to build AI-vetted coder profiles

While LinkedIn is helpful for displaying people's educational and professional achievements, there exists a world of self-taught tech talent whose skills are not so easily reflected.

Kakao Mobility picks up ‘super app’ startup Splyt, once backed by SoftBank and Grab

Kakao Mobility, the ride-hailing subsidiary of South Korean messaging and internet giant Kakao, has made its first acquisition as it looks to raise its international profile. It has acquired Splyt, a

Daily Crunch: Bing allows users to generate images using ‘very latest DALL-E models’

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