Funding

Japan’s gaming blockchain builder Oasys raises $20M in private token sale

Veterans from the established gaming world are flocking to web3. Whether they do it out of a fear of missing out or genuine belief in blockchain technologies, the trend appears irreversible at least f

With maiden $42M fund, Bonfire Union wants to invest in web3 like Tencent does in Web 2.0

Mask Network, a Binance-backed startup that enables users to send cryptocurrencies and encrypted messages on established internet platforms like Twitter, has an ambitious goal: to become the corporate

Finli puts service-based business payment management in the palm of your hand

Finli’s platform was developed so owners could send invoices, look up customer information and check on payment status in between gigs.

AI chipmaker Rebellions gets $22.8M Series A extension from Korean telco company KT 

South Korean AI chip developer Rebellions has raised a $22.8 million (30 billion KRW) extension to its Series A financing from strategic investor KT, one of the largest telecom companies in South Kor

Raising capital for robotics startups with Bee Partners and Rapid Robotics

Jordan Kretchmer founded Rapid Robotics with the mission of simplifying robotics for manufacturing by providing out-of-the-box automation solutions. Founded in 2019, the company quickly gained the att

Voyantis emerges from stealth to predict customer lifetime value

Voyantis, a startup developing tools to estimate a customer’s lifetime value, today emerged from stealth with $19 million in seed funding from Target Global, Square Peg, Schusterman Family Inves

4 negotiation points startup founders must focus on in a down market

As founders bend over backward to get backing, legal due diligence can sometimes go overlooked.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Overinflated valuations, equity crowdfunding, SCOTUS v. climate tech

All valuations are hypothetical, so bear that in mind the next time you're reviewing an offer letter.

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TechCrunch Live is a weekly event designed to help founders build better venture-backed businesses. The event series records live every Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific, and features industry-leading fou

Maolac pours new funding into superfood mimicking breast milk health benefits

The company identifies and extracts functional proteins from bovine colostrum and uses them to make milk protein mixtures that could be used for different immune-boosting applications.

Tesorio’s tools aim to help businesses automate payments collection

Although finance teams ultimately control budgets within their companies, investment in technology under the chief financial officer’s purview had been limited — at least until recently. That&

Onomondo secures cash to expand its wireless network for IoT devices

Onomondo, a startup offering a dedicated wireless network for internet of things (IoT) devices, today announced that it raised $21 million in a funding round led by Verdane with participation from Mae

Climentum backs startups with $157M to ‘accelerate Europe’s green transition’

Despite the economic downturn and perilous position many startups find themselves in, some industries are seeing continued momentum in terms of inwards investments — one of those is climate tech

Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

Tracking Klarna’s plunging valuation

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Retail investors or guinea pigs?

From early IPOs to startup crowdfunding, are non-professional investors assuming more risk than they should?

Sequoia Capital reportedly raising two funds, and despite slower VC environment, it’s not alone

This news comes out just over a month after the venture capital giant warned founders to expect a longer economic recovery.

Most startups were overvalued before 2021, and now it’s causing problems

In a normalizing market like this one, once-inflated valuations can become a big problem, particularly for founders, employees and early investors.

TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS success stats, leveraging ad tech chaos, 2022 layoff trends

I remember the dread I felt as a startup worker during downturns when I read about mass layoffs at tech firms that had previously been considered ascendant.

Fintech Klarna reportedly raising at a $6.5B valuation, giving new meaning to the phrase ‘down round’

In a sign of the times, Swedish buy now, pay later giant Klarna is reportedly close to inking a new round of funding that would slash its valuation to $6.5 billion — about 1/7 of what the compan
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