Startups

Your startup needs someone to be its lead storyteller

Dissect the challenges. Celebrate the solutions. Tell the stories.

Planning to use your startup equity as collateral? Good luck

If you have equity and are seeking liquidity, you are not alone. Getting liquidity for startup equity is an industrywide problem and has been for decades.

Rocketplace raises $9M in seed funding to build the ‘Fidelity for crypto’

Rocketplace, a startup that aims to build a “next-generation asset management platform for crypto,” has raised $9 million in a seed funding round. A few things about this raise stood out. For one,

Pitch Deck Teardown: Mi Terro’s $1.5M seed deck

Mi Terro takes agricultural waste and processes it into proteins that can be used as a plastic replacement, fed as food to animals and much more. Here's the teardown of its pitch deck.

Along’s new mobile app lets creators record ‘infinite length’ video collabs

All major social networks, including Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat, have their own take on how collaborations should work. But most of these features have constraints like time limits and the number

Tiger Global, YC back Rebill’s subscription payment platform for Latin America

Rebill differs from legacy providers in that it is targeting medium to large companies, is cloud-based and sold on a subscription basis so customers just have to pay a license fee.

WebMD acquires French medical news and information platform Jim.fr

Health information publishing giant WebMD announced that it’s acquiring Jim.fr, a French-language medical news and information website aimed at healthcare professionals (HCPs). Terms of the deal

Paris-based Koolboks closes $2.5M seed round to scale solar refrigeration across Africa

The power grid supply in Africa is erratic and inconsistent, affecting rural and urban households and businesses. For restaurants or neighborhood stores dealing with perishables, frozen foods and beve

How Amazon’s continued expansion into healthcare could buoy the sector

Following Amazon’s $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical, Business Insider reported the company would add mental health services to its portfolio. Although there are skeptics who fear Amazon’s p

Daily Crunch: Google will unplug its IoT Core service in August 2023

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

Growing and acquiring with Benchling and Benchmark on TechCrunch Live

Sajith Wickramasekara co-founded Benchling to improve laboratory data collection and collaboration. Since its 2012 founding, the company has grown to a valuation of $6.1 billion. Wickramasekara will j

There’s a reason why US Midwest startups had fewer layoffs, Chicago VC says

Over time, many cities across the Midwest have been building out bona fide startup ecosystems, as M25's annual ranking of Midwest startup hubs makes clear.

Dear Sophie: How do I get an O-1 visa to freelance on web3 projects?

I'm a UX/UI designer in Europe working at a web3 company in the United States. I want to move to the U.S. to pursue work that allows me to have more autonomy. How can I make that happen?

Timbaland and Swizz Beatz sue TikTok competitor Triller for $28M over nonpayment

Last year, Triller triumphantly announced that it would pay out a total of $14 million in cash and equity to Black creators in 2022. It seemed like a smart move, helping the lesser-known short-form vi

Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and SquareSpace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life

Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another service that’s wrapped into another platform l

ThreatX raises a fresh round of capital to protect APIs and web apps

ThreatX, a vendor selling API protection services to mainly enterprise clients, today announced that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Harbert Growth Partners with participation

Choose your angel: Learn how they invest and what motivates them

How angels invest shapes your cap table, how many investors you need to wrangle signatures from and how many headaches you have to deal with down the road.

As a startup founder, you really need to understand how venture capital works

Once you're on the VC-fueled treadmill, you can't easily step back off.

How Typewise got into YC after pivoting to B2B productivity

Swiss startup Typewise is showing the power of sticking at it: The team behind patented text prediction technology — whose fascination with typing productivity started off as a consumer keyboard

Investment in infrastructure is critical for crypto startups, not a ‘nice to have’

It's said that the best investment opportunity in a gold rush is the business selling the picks and shovels. But an even better place to invest is the land all those shops and miners need to rent.
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