Fundraising

The company produces plant-based ingredients from raw microalgae biomass, generated from spirulina or chlorella, that it claims is more nutritious than meat.

Edonia grabs €2M to turn microalgae into less bitter-tasting ground meat alternative

Dripos brings together point-of-sale, mobile payments, employee management and payroll, loyalty and marketing automation and administrative functions like accounting and banking.

Dripos raises $11M Series A to replace Square, Toast and 8 other pieces of software

Perplexity AI‘s latest, large fundraising event could be quickly superseded by another, even larger chunk of capital, TechCrunch reports. Yes, the $62.7 million that the startup raised at just over…

TechCrunch Minute: Perplexity AI could be worth up to $3B. Here’s why

Eniac has raised $60 million for Select 1, the firm’s vehicle for follow-on later-stage investments, and $160 million for Eniac VI.

Seed-stage firm Eniac Ventures raises $220M across two funds

When Trace’s future co-founders Greg Tran, Martin Smith and Sean Couture joined Magic Leap in spring/summer of 2015, it was about as hot as startups come. After years of secrecy,…

Former Magic Leapers launch a platform for AR experiences

Framework Computer was ahead of the curve. The company was founded in 2019, as 20 U.S. states began exploring potential right to repair bills. It delivered its first product, the…

Framework’s repairability philosophy is set to expand beyond the laptop

Pomelo, a startup that combines international money transfer with credit, has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Dubai venture firm Vy Capital, TechCrunch has exclusively learned.…

‘Send now, pay later’ startup Pomelo lands $35M Series A from secretive Vy Capital, Founders Fund

Raising young kids who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, ADHD can be challenging. Some children with this condition may have difficulties completing school work or grow…

Clarity Pediatrics raises $10M for treating ADHD and other chronic childhood conditions

While Geodesic.Life’s deck impresses with its aesthetic design, featuring a tasteful color palette, appealing illustrations and a concise text, it does have some crucial shortcomings.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Geodesic.Life’s $500K pre-seed deck

Dataplor’s “secret sauce” combines technology and public domain data with a human factor, employing over 100,000 people, called Explorers, to validate all the data via computer.

For Dataplor’s data intelligence tool, it’s all about location, location, location

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 Founders…

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

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.

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

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…

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

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…

Kickstarter launches ‘late pledges’ for completed campaigns

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…

GovDash aims to help businesses use AI to land government contracts

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…

Draftboard lets companies list referral bonuses for anyone

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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,…

Fintech representation in YC’s Demo Days is definitely shrinking

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.

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

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…

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

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 to bring…

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

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

Coalesce raises more cash to transform data for Snowflake customers

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…

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

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…

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

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

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

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.

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

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…

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