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Marqeta buys fintech Power Finance in $275M all-cash deal, its first acquisition

Marqeta has agreed to acquire two-year-old fintech infrastructure startup Power Finance for $223 million in cash, marking the first acquisition in the publicly-traded company’s 13-year history. Abou

Crypto security startup Hypernative raises $9M to help prevent web3 cyber attacks

Hypernative, a crypto security-focused startup, has raised $9 million in seed funding as it emerges from stealth, co-founder and CEO Gal Sagie exclusively told TechCrunch. The funding round was led by

What do recent changes to state taxes mean for US SaaS startups?

While no business is exempt from taxes, it’s critical for startups to understand when they're liable for tax, and if offering a SaaS solution, how each set of local laws applies.

Manu Jain, Xiaomi exec who set up and scaled India business, leaves

Manu Jain, the executive who helped Xiaomi set up and scale business in India, has left the company, he said Monday, joining a long list of high-profile departures at the local unit that is increasing

Stashpad is a notepad for devs with a “DM to yourself” interface

It’s hard to develop a personal note taking habit. Many folks just resort to using a default app like Apple’s Notes app or sending something to themselves on Slack. It’s fine if you

Elon takes the stand, Akio Toyoda hands over the CEO keys and layoffs come for Waymo

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Sorare teams up with the Premier League for its NFT fantasy football game

French startup Sorare has signed a four-year licensing partnership with the Premier League. This is an important move for the company as the English football league is one of the most-watched sports l

Walmart-backed PhonePe’s nine-month 2022 revenue surged to $234 million

PhonePe clocked a revenue of $234.3 million in the first nine months of 2022, the most valuable Indian fintech startup has disclosed in a filing. The nine-month financials marks a jump from the $201.6

China smartphone market slumps to 10-year low in 2022

After a decade of frantic growth, China’s smartphone market is hitting a speed bump as COVID-19 roils the world’s second-largest economy. The country’s smartphone shipments dropped 1

Eazy Digital helps Southeast Asia’s small insurers digitize their operations

Founded by two insurance industry veterans, Eazy Digital wants to give small insurance companies in Southeast Asia the same advantage as their larger competitors. Its SaaS platform lets insurers digit

What’s Stripe’s deal?

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VC funding to Black web3 founders popped last year, bucking trends

Funding for Black web3 founders has only increased, and the crypto winter proved the most fruitful year.

Stripe eyes an exit, Dell bets on the cloud, and Shutterstock embraces generative AI

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This Week in Apps: Temu’s hot streak, Walmart’s m-commerce & an Apple XR App Store

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as c

The latecomer advantage in startups

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Sometimes, due

Where should sales sit in product-led companies?

The adoption of product-led growth is changing how B2B companies conduct their business and leading some of them to reorganize their teams.

Aptos wants to shake up the blockchain space by creating more economic value, co-founder says

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, a podcast diving deep into stories, backgrounds and the latest news with the biggest names in crypto. For this week’s episode, I sat down with Mo Shaikh, co-found

Toyota’s surprise executive shakeup may disappoint investors

The 66-year-old Akio Toyoda may have resigned as president, but it appears likely that he'll still be in control.

Fifth Wall, focused on real estate tech and managing $3.2B, looks to eat up even more of its market

Brendan Wallace’s ambition is beginning to seem almost limitless. The L.A.-based venture firm that Wallace and cofounder Brad Greiwe launched less than seven years ago already has $3.2 billion i

NASA’s ‘Mega Moon Rocket’ aced first flight and is ready for crewed Artemis II launch

The enormous Space Launch System passed its first test with flying colors, NASA’s preliminary analysis concludes, and the rocket and Orion capsule are good to go for their next mission: Artemis
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