Fundraising

Using Quadratic, users can bring in hundreds of thousands of rows of data, write analyses in their preferred programming language and share the results with outside stakeholders.

Quadratic is reimagining the spreadsheet with a focus on data

The funding climate for AI chip startups, once as sunny as a mid-July day, is beginning to cloud over as Nvidia asserts its dominance. According to a recent report, U.S.…

Hailo lands $120 million to keep battling Nvidia as most AI chip startups struggle

Migrant workers are a critical labor force for U.S. farms, but getting them here on proper H-2A visas can be complicated, and the compliance surrounding these employees is taxing for…

Seso is building software to fix farm workforces and solve agriculture’s HR woes

Iron Sheepdog credits its ability to gain traction with truck brokers because it got the truckers themselves to sign on first.

Deal Dive: Iron Sheepdog is fixing short-haul trucking from the bottom up

It’s rare that I come across a pitch deck that ticks almost all the boxes. It’s so good, in fact, that I fed Plantee’s deck into an AI tool I…

Pitch Deck Teardown: Plantee Innovations’ $1.4M seed deck

We last checked in on Zaver, a Swedish B2C buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) provider in Europe, when it raised a $5 million funding round in 2021. The company has now closed a…

Buy now, pay later on a Porsche? Zaver now has $30M to make it a reality

Matter Venture Partners will invest in between 15 and 20 companies with the new fund in the area of “hard tech.”

Matter Venture Partners raises $300M first fund to invest in ‘hard tech’

Blueground, which operates a global network of furnished apartment rentals for stays of a month or more, has raised $45 million, on sales of $560 million.

Furnished rental startup Blueground defies proptech woes with $560M in revenue, a new $45M raise

NewRetirement builds software to help people create financial retirement plans.

NewRetirement aims to shake up retirement planning with a holistic approach

Dan Laufer swore off ever founding a startup again after he sold apartment rental platform RentLingo in 2021, but Laufer also couldn’t ignore the potential to solve a problem he…

Former Nextdoor exec raises $25 million for PipeDreams, a startup rolling up HVAC companies

Alexandre Boulanger is better known for building self-balancing exoskeletons at Wandercraft. For his next trick, the Paris-based robotics entrepreneur is fronting work on a far lighter kind of wearable: An…

Metyos is building a biowearable to monitor chronic kidney disease

The Reddit and Astera Labs IPOs last week ate up a lot of media oxygen. And with good reason, the two tech IPOs priced well and traded with even more…

TechCrunch Minute: Why the company behind Trump’s Truth Social joined the growing IPO trend

Mallard Bay is building a marketplace and a vertical SaaS platform for guided fishing and hunting industries.

Mallard Bay is the Airbnb for guided hunting and fishing

In an era where data is king and its volume and complexity are exploding, Protecto aims to eliminate the long-standing dilemma businesses face between leveraging AI’s power while ensuring data…

Pitch Deck Teardown: Protecto’s $4M seed deck

The carbon accounting startup targets SMBs to help them assess the carbon footprint of their operations and products.

Greenly lands $52M to help smaller companies track CO2 emissions

The company is promising to make marketing for games easier, and we know that great marketing is one of the crucial differences between an OK outcome and a smash-hit success.

Pitch Deck Teardown: SuperScale’s $5.4M Series A deck

Zscaler, a cloud security company with headquarters in San Jose, California, has acquired cybersecurity startup Avalor 26 months after its founding, reportedly for $310 million in cash and equity. In a…

Zscaler buys Avalor to bring more AI into its security tools

If you asked a bunch of VCs at the end of 2023 if the IPO market would finally open again in 2024, most of them would have said yes. We…

VCs will get liquidity in 2024 from the secondary market, not IPOs

Astek Diagnostics closed a $2 million round for its urine diagnostics system, despite the fact that raising money for medtech isn’t for the faint of heart. The company’s deck has…

Pitch Deck Teardown: Astek Diagnostics’s $2M seed deck

Throne, which lets fans gift items to creators from their wishlist, is launching a new gifting portal for family and friends called Happy Wishlist. However, the more interesting bit of…

Creator wishlist startup Throne is doing so well that it returned investor money

Remofirst says that its annual recurring revenue (ARR) has grown 10x since it raised its $14.1 million seed round in September 2022.

Remofirst raises $25M to take on Deel and Rippling in the global HR tech space

London-based fintech company Monzo raised a late-stage funding round of $430 million (£340 million), confirming a report from the Financial Times from a few weeks ago. Following this round, the…

Monzo, the UK challenger bank with 9 million customers, raises $430 million

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When your cap table makes your startup uninvestable

The problem here is that the company has given up more than two-thirds of its equity to raise $3.3 million.

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When your cap table makes your startup uninvestable

Only 7% of founders have a pitch deck with a reasonably good go-to-market (GTM) narrative. Given that a lot of founders are raising money to acquire new customers, allow me…

If you’re going to market, your GTM slide needs to be awesome

To understand what’s happening with seed rounds in 2024, TechCrunch+ spoke with three seasoned investors who offered advice for founders looking to raise.

Seed funding: Everything founders should know about fundraising, seed rounds and more for 2024

Kai Kloepfer started biometric “smart” gun startup Biofire as a science fair project after the Aurora, Colorado, mass shooting in 2012 brought the U.S.’s gun violence problem close to home.…

Deal Dive: VCs are no longer gunshy about firearm startups

The startup’s platform helps speed the installation of batteries to back up home and small commercial solar installations.

Haven Energy lands $7M Series A 9 months after its seed round

Boomerang thinks so. It uses machine learning to match photos and descriptions of lost items to streamline the lost and found process.

Deal Dive: Can AI fix lost and found?

If you’re thinking about raising a Series A, you should probably start now.

Here’s what to know to raise a Series A right now

Contrary to popular belief, a pitch is not a presentation. A presentation is a clearly defined event allotted a fixed amount of time. The audience sits back, expecting the presentation…

A startup pitch is not a presentation and founders must understand the differences