Fundraising

Ramp raises another $150M co-led by Khosla and Founders Fund at a $7.65B valuation

Spend management startup Ramp has raised another $150 million at a post-money valuation of $7.65 billion, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. New investor Khosla Ventures and existing backer Fo

Diagon puts ex-Tesla supply chain muscle to work for small businesses

Companies can identify qualified suppliers from Diagon’s network of equipment suppliers, system integrators and service providers. Then leverage a toolkit to manage those complex projects.

B2B marketplace The Folklore bags $3.4M seed to get brands into global stores

Amira Rasool founded The Folklore in 2018 to help fashion brands from emerging markets like Africa, Asia and The Caribbean tap into the international market. In 2022, the startup introduced The Folklo

Kickstarter launches ‘late pledges’ for completed campaigns

Once a Kickstarter campaign is complete, you need to turn to a creator’s own page to buy the products after the campaign clock has ticked down — that is, until now. Today, Kickstarter anno

GovDash aims to help businesses use AI to land government contracts

Tim Goltser and Curtis Mason have been building things together since high school, when the two were the co-captains of their school’s robotics team. In college, Goltser and Mason teamed up to c

Draftboard lets companies list referral bonuses for anyone

Companies that offer role referral bonuses do so with the assumption that their employees know their work culture — and a role’s requirements — best. But what if companies were to op

Pitch Deck Teardown: Xpanceo’s $40M seed deck

Xpanceo has shared its complete presentation deck, consisting of 19 slides. Dive into its pitch deck to learn how the company raised $40 million.

Cendana, Kline Hill have a fresh $105M to buy stakes in seed VC funds from LPs looking to sell

Fund-of-funds investor Cendana Capital has joined with Kline Hill Partners for a new oversubscribed fund to buy out stakes from seed LPs looking for liquidity.

Yoshi Mobility has come a long way since gassing up cars on the side of the road

Today, Yoshi Mobility settled into three business lines: preventative maintenance, virtual vehicle inspections and electric vehicle charging.

Sprinto raises $20M to bring automation to security compliance management

Sprinto, a startup offering a security compliance and risk platform, has raised $20 million in new investment led by Accel.

Fintech representation in YC’s Demo Days is definitely shrinking

Welcome to TechCrunch Fintech! This week, we’re looking at just how many fintech companies made it into Y Combinator’s Winter 2024 cohort, how much funding slid in the first quarter, and more! To

Pitch Deck Teardown: Queerie’s $300K pre-seed deck

This week we look at Queerie, a dating app aimed specifically at LGBTQIA+ folks. It's a very early-stage company that's raising just $300,000.

Jobs for the Future’s new $50M fund looks to invest in underrepresented founders

Two years ago, Jobs for the Future (JFF), a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-wage workers attain upward mobility, established a venture arm, JFFVentures, to back innovative employment tech. In a mov

SiMa.ai secures $70M funding to introduce a multimodal GenAI chip

SiMa.ai, a Silicon Valley–based startup producing embedded machine learning (ML) system-on-chip (SoC) platforms, today announced that it has raised a $70 million extension funding round as it plans

Coalesce raises more cash to transform data for Snowflake customers

Coalesce offers a platform that standardizes data while automating the more repetitive, mundane data transformation processes.

SaaS startup SingleInterface raises $30M to help more businesses get online

SingleInterface, a SaaS startup offering tools to offline businesses to grow their revenues by leveraging the web, has raised $30 million in its maiden external fundraising round as the Singaporean st

DCVC wanted to raise $500M for its first climate fund, but the market had other plans

DCVC’s target for its first climate-focused fund, DCVC Climate Select, has been all over the place and highlights the roller-coaster venture fundraising conditions of the last few years and how LPs

Team management app Homebase welcomes $60M Series D to give SMBs ‘superpowers’

Homebase's human resources and team management app targets the two-thirds of Americans who will never work from home.

Read AI expands its AI-powered summaries from meetings to messages and emails

Available in "soft launch," Read's new capability connects to Gmail, Outlook and Slack as well as videoconferencing platforms to learn topics that might be relevant to you.

Modal raises $25M to train corporate workers on data and AI

A few years ago, Darren Shimkus, ex-president of Udemy, had a conversation with Dennis Yang about skills building. Shimkus was of the belief that building skills in the corporate sector was a difficul
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