Mary Ann Azevedo

Mary Ann is a Senior Reporter at TechCrunch.

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Justt comes out of stealth with $70M in funding to help online merchants fight false chargebacks with AI

Justt, a Tel Aviv-based chargeback mitigation startup, is emerging out of stealth today with $70 million in total funding. Founded in February 2020 by Roenen Ben-Ami and Ofir Tahor, Justt says it full

Meet Imprint, the fintech that just raised $38M from the likes of Kleiner Perkins, Stripe and Affirm

Imprint, a one-year-old startup that offers branded payments and rewards products, today announced a $38 million Series A funding round co-led by Kleiner Perkins and Stripe.  It’s not every day tha

Doola raises $3M to help global founders launch an LLC in the US

Doola, a startup that aims to help global entrepreneurs form a U.S. business, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Doola actually started its life in 2020 as StartPack as a pivot from another startu

Chilean proptech startup Houm raises $35M Series A to expand across LatAm

Less than six months after raising $8 million in seed funding, Chilean proptech startup Houm has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Goodwater Capital. Fi

New venture fund aims to become the ‘investment and innovation arm’ of the autism community

When Christopher Male’s son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2018, the long-time investor found himself in unfamiliar territory. “At the time, I literally knew the word ‘auti

Mosaic raises $44M to automate the construction planning process

Mosaic Building Group, a Phoenix, Arizona-based construction tech startup, has raised $44 million in a Series B funding round led by Peak State Ventures. New investors Starwood Capital, invisionAZ, Te

The new alchemy is turning gold to crypto

Hello, and welcome to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. And have a good time. This week Mary Ann and Natasha and Alex (along with

Tiger Global leads $25M investment into Swap, which aims to be ‘LatAm’s fintech factory’

Swap, a São Paulo-based BaaS startup, announced today it has raised $25 million in a Series A led by Tiger Global Management. The financing was “heavily oversubscribed,” according to the company,

Credit card and payments companies compete for a slice of the growing BNPL market

A year ago, the biggest players in the BNPL space were companies founded solely to offer consumers the ability to pay in installments at the point of sale. But the landscape looks very different now.

‘AWS for blockchain’ Alchemy boosts valuation to $3.5B with $250M raise

Exactly six months after raising $80 million at a $505 million valuation, blockchain and Web3 development SaaS startup Alchemy has raised $250 million in a Series C funding round that values the compa

Gringo raises $8M to help Brazilians manage auto-related documentation with its app

Gringo, a Brazilian startup that has built an app aimed at supporting drivers in a variety of ways, has raised $8 million in a new round of funding. Kaszek led the financing, which also included parti

Nubank files to go public

This morning Brazilian neobank Nu, better known as Nubank, announced that it has filed to go public. Today its F-1 filing remains private, but the announcement of its existence implies that Nu is on t

Extend raises $40M for its virtual card offering to help banks better compete with fintechs

We’ve written a lot about fintechs that aim to help other fintechs and traditional banks launch products and services.  But it feels like we have written far less about fintechs that exist solely t

Bridgit secures $24M CAD in funding to provide construction companies with ‘workforce intelligence’

Bridgit, a “workforce intelligence” technology company that is focused on the construction industry, announced today that it has raised CAD$24 million, or about US$19.4 million, in Series B fundin

SoftBank bets big on Pipefy, which just raised $75M for its ‘low-code’ workflow management tool

Pipefy, a “low-code” workflow management SaaS startup, announced today that it has raised $75 million in Series C funding. SoftBank Latin America Fund led the financing with a $50 million contribu

Selfbook raises $25M at a $125M valuation to simplify the hotel booking experience

Selfbook, a hotel payment software startup, announced today that it has raised $25 million in a Series A round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. Valia Ventures, Fin Venture Capital, early Str

Brazilian insurtech Justos raises $35.8M in Ribbit Capital-led Series A

Justos, a startup that says it will be the first insurance company in Brazil to use data when determining rates, has raised a $35.8 million Series A round of funding led by Ribbit Capital. SoftBank’

Another month, another billion dollars in value appreciation

Hello, and welcome to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. And have a good time. This week Mary Ann and Natasha and Alex (along

Citcon raises $30M to make paying with mobile wallets ‘as easy as paying with a credit card’

Citcon, a mobile wallet payment provider, has closed on $30 million in funding in a Series C round co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and Cota Capital.  Sierra Ventures and Sonae IM also joined the f

Brex just signed a term sheet for $300M at a $12.3B valuation

Fast-growing fintech Brex has raised $300 million in funding that propels it to decacorn status, just six months after it was valued at $7.4 billion, according to people familiar with the deal. The so
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