Ingrid Lunden

Ingrid Lunden

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Ingrid is a writer and editor for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London.

Before TechCrunch, Ingrid worked at paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial Times. Ingrid covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect.

When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in English but can also speak Russian, Spanish and French (in descending order of competence).

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VCs approached Facebook to fund a spinout of Workplace valued at over $1B, but Facebook declined

Workplace — the app originally built as a version of Facebook for employees to communicate with each other — now has more than 7 million users, carving out a place for itself as an app to

Meta’s Workplace will integrate with WhatsApp later this year to expand communication with front-line employees

Workplace, the app owned and originally built by Facebook (now Meta) as a version of the social network for enterprise employees to communicate with each other, has signed up upwards of 7 million user

Turing Labs, which uses AI to help formulate CPG products, raises $16.5M

Working remotely has become the norm for a lot of desk-based employees, and there have been a number of tech companies that have seen their business explode in catering to that shift. But today comes

Israeli fintech Personetics raises $85M for tools to help incumbents personalize banking services to compete with neobanks

Big banks are under a lot of pressure to modernize their services to meet demands of consumers who now view as table stakes things like mobile apps that identify who and where you are; or instant, on-

Lattice raises $175M at a $3B valuation for its people management platform

Lattice, a platform that helps with workforce people management — the ability to carry out performance reviews, employee feedback and praise; tools to set and track goals and other long-term car

Appcues nabs $32.1M for analytics and no-code tools to fix user onboarding

User onboarding has been a longstanding and persistent challenge in the world of apps. Developers grapple with design and technical constraints; publishers and users might have different priorities wh

Score another win for Istanbul gaming startups: Dream Games raises $255M at a $2.75B valuation

Yet more funding is finding its way to Istanbul’s gaming startups. Today, Dream Games — the casual games developer behind the hit game Royal Match — is announcing a $255 million Seri

Blossom Capital closes $432M fund for Series A deals in Europe

European startups collectively raised a record $100 billion+ in funding in 2021, a sign of their swelling ranks, ambitions and stature. Now, a VC in London has closed a record round of funding to cate

Turkey’s Spyke raises $55M in a seed round to bring a social twist to casual mobile games

Istanbul has become a city to watch when it comes to casual gaming startups, boosted by the likes of Peak (acquired by Zynga for $1.8 billion) and Dream (valued at $1 billion in a funding round last y

Tado, the German smart home energy startup, plans to go public via a SPAC at a €450M valuation

Tado, the German smart home startup that specializes in thermostats and more recently moved into flexible “time of use” energy tariffs based on loadshifting technology, is today announcing

7bridges raises $17M to automate logistics supply chains using AI

Supply chain logistics — getting components and eventually finished products from A to B to C — is one of the most critical parts of running a business, not least because it is one of the

Yahaha Studios, a platform for building no-code, immersive games, raised $50M in 3 rounds ahead of its launch this year

The success of Roblox and other user-created gaming experiences like Overwolf have democratized the concept of making games and have taken it into the mainstream. Now, a startup founded by veterans fr

Global Processing Services adds $100M to its coffers to grow its embedded finance and API payments platform

Embedded finance continues to be the engine driving the growth of fintech, with one group of companies building core banking, payments and other financial technology, and a much bigger group tapping t

Wordle founder Josh Wardle on going viral and what comes next

The internet loves an unlikely success story, and as we approached the new year, one came around the corner to delight us with a simple idea, and a short game to play it out: Wordle, where you guess a

Placer.ai, a location analytics startup, finds $100M at a $1B valuation

Many of us are moving around these days a lot less than we used to — because of COVID, we’re working from home instead of an office; and we are traveling and going out less. Now, as we shi

Novo, the SMB neobank, nabs $90M at a $700M valuation

Novo, the startup building a new kind of banking service from the ground up for small and medium businesses, has closed a significant round of funding to take the next step in growing its platform. It

EduMe raises $20M to scale its corporate learning platform targeting gig workers and other ‘deskless’ employees

“Deskless” workers have become a big focus for tech companies looking for new opportunities in the B2B market, and today a startup targeting this segment with e-learning tools is announcin

Bolt raises $709M at an $8.4B valuation to expand its transportation and food delivery super app

Economies of scale are an essential cornerstone for on-demand companies, and to that end one of the hopefuls in the space has raised a big round to grow its business. Bolt — the startup and app

Take-Two to acquire mobile gaming giant Zynga for $12.7B

Huge consolidation is afoot in the world of gaming. Today Take-Two Interactive announced a plan to acquire mobile games giant Zynga, in a deal valued at $9.86 per share — $3.50 in cash and the r

Arive raises $20M for an instant delivery service beyond groceries and essentials

Instant purchase and delivery of food and other essentials was one of the big bubbles of opportunity in the world of e-commerce in the last year, with dozens of startups big and small emerging and sco
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