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Slack investor Index Ventures backs Slack competitor Quill
Sam Altman, Index Ventures back a startup taking on Slack.
Using 3D imaging, ManiMe sells custom-fit stick-on nails
ManiMe raises $2.6M in seed funding.
Meet Utah’s next unicorn
Patient communications software provider, Weave, collects $70M at a $970M valuation.
Startups Weekly: SoftBank is screwing up
In this week's newsletter: Fair lays off 40% of staff, a mobile banking startup raises more VC and Bespoke Financial seeks to fund cannabis entrepreneurs.
Growth is out, profitability is in
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Vendr, already profitable, raises $2M to replace your enterprise sales team
Y Combinator graduate Vendr helps companies manage and renew enterprise software.
Learn how to raise your first euros at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
Thinking about sending a cold pitch? Curious how to connect with investors? Looking for fundraising tips for your first venture? Startup funding experts — including Forward Partners managing par
Venture capital firm Redpoint hires a ‘head of founder experience’
"The founder is the center of the solar system,” says Redpoint's new hire Travis Bryant.
Luge Capital raises $85M to invest in Canadian fintech startups
There are 831 financial technology startups headquartered in or operating in Canada, according to data collected by Fintech Growth Syndicate, yet only a handful of venture capital funds specializing i
Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook
Backed by Forerunner Ventures, NEA and True Ventures, The Yes is an AI-powered shopping platform.
Report: SoftBank is taking control of WeWork at an ~$8B valuation
SoftBank expected to inject as much as $5B in the struggling business.
Superhuman founder seeks to raise debut venture fund
The founder of one of 2019’s most buzzworthy startups is putting on his VC hat.
Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansion
In this week's newsletter: Pendo raises $100M, 'cloud kitchens' is an oxymoron and 'Super Pumped' is hitting the small screen.
Greylock GP Sarah Guo is as bullish on SaaS as ever
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s money and what sense their investment choices make (or don't).
Airbnb’s WeWork problem
Airbnb may be another overvalued 'unicorn,' but it's no WeWork.
All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’
All Raise has established new chapters in Los Angeles and Boston.
ZeroDown, valued at $150M, plans to take on Zillow
ZeroDown launches a home search engine.
Spearhead will give $1M to 15 founders to invest freely
Applications to Spearhead's third cohort open this week.
8 tips for founders trying to raise their first round of venture capital
Charles Hudson, Annie Kadavy and Russ Heddleston offer pro tips.
Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company
David Estrada, who was hired last year from Kitty Hawk, is joining another mobility business.