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Daily Crunch: It’s AI day for Tesla, but we’re here for the cringey texts 

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Is investor bullishness on embedded insurtech warranted?

Embedded insurance — selling coverage at the same time as another product or service — is on the rise. Are investors bullish on the insurtech subsector?

Enjoy these exclusive benefits in the TC+ Lounge at Disrupt

Everyone knows membership has its privileges. And that adage holds true at TechCrunch Disrupt, which takes place on October 18–20 in San Francisco. How so? Disrupt attendees who hold one- or two-yea

Indian market regulator tightens IPO disclosure norms

India’s market regulator has tightened disclosure norms for firms looking to file for an initial public offering after lackluster performance of more than half a dozen tech startups in the past year

Show, don’t tell: Tips for robotics startups raising a Series B during a downturn

The climb uphill toward a Series B can get much easier if a robotics startup can showcase a solid business model, measurable metrics and a plan for the next 18 months.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Insurtech investor survey, H-1B red flags, SaaS sales coaching

A strong sales organization is the tip of the spear for every SaaS startup, but because so few founders have meaningful experience in this arena, they don't know how to set their teams up for success.

After a series of misfires in Q3, here’s what we expect for startups in Q4

Join us for a jolly jaunt through our list of events that we failed to predict in Q3, and what we expect to happen in Q4 2022.

VCs at Freestyle, Plexo Capital and Sequoia join Startup Battlefield judges

Are you ready to rumble, TechCrunch style? Twenty of the most promising and creative early-stage startups — chosen from the elite Startup Battlefield 200 — will bring the heat for $100,000 in the

We’re all just a Hop, Skip and a Drive away from a better Hustle

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Before we get into this week’s show notes, some programm

HSBC invests in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessment startup

HSBC Asset Management, the investment arm of Britain’s HSBC Group, has led a seed round of $4 million in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessment startup Bizbaz, the two said Friday.

TestGrid is a ‘one-stop shop’ for testing apps at scale

Created by a developer who needed to test apps at scale, TestGrid is an on-demand platform that lets users run tests on websites and apps across browsers and operating systems. The startup, which is l

mmhmm co-founders are building the great pyramid of hybrid work

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. When Phil Libin co-founded Evernote he spent tons of money making the perfect working environment with chic offices, a shuttle b

Truepill, a digital health unicorn, conducts fourth round of layoffs in 2022

Truepill, a platform that helps other companies offer diagnostics, telehealth services and prescriptions, has conducted its fourth layoff of the year. Sources say the layoff impacted around 65% of the

Daily Crunch: Google to sunset Stadia in January 2023, will refund hardware purchases

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

The biggest moonshots from 500 Global’s latest Demo Day

It’s demo day season. This morning marked the kickoff of VC firm 500 Global’s Fall 2022 Demo Day, which saw over a dozen startups give their best pitches to prospective investors — a

8 investors weigh in on the state of insurtech in Q3 2022

Seeing significant M&A activity and repricing in the public insurtech cohort left us wondering about their private peers: Are the same trends at play and to what extent?

Despite its many troubles, the insurtech market is ‘far from dead,’ investors say

The insurtech market has had a rough time this past year, so we reached out to eight investors to find out where insurtech is headed in Q4.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Rokoko’s $3M strategic extension deck

For this week's pitch deck teardown, I've got something slightly unusual: Rokoko's $3 million strategic extension deck that valued the company at $80 million.

Finally. Lordstown Motors, Foxconn begin Endurance EV production

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has begun production of Lordstown Motors’s electric pickup truck. The news, which Bloomberg grabbed first, is a milestone for both companies: Foxconn a

Reflect brings data visualization to HR teams

Meet Reflect, a new analytics tool that has been specifically designed for HR teams. While many teams now rely on sophisticated data visualization and business planning tools, HR teams can’t easily
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