Making more mammoths with Ben Lamm from Colossal
Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Ben Lamm, the founder and CEO of Colossal, a genetics startup that looks to bring extinct
SaaS is still open for business, but it’s going to take longer to buy and sell
The bottom line? In 2023, SaaS is still open for business, it’s just going to take longer to buy and sell.
Nvidia launches new cloud services and partnerships to train generative AI
At its annual GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced a set of cloud services designed to help businesses build and run generative AI models trained on custom data and created for “domain-sp
This VC built a lab to make building biotech startups easier
When you think of life sciences and biotech hubs in the U.S., where do you travel to in your mind? Boston? The Bay Area? Texas? Portal Innovations, a biotech VC firm based in Chicago, is trying to bro
Dragonfly, a startup developing a ‘drop-in’ replacement for Redis, raises $21M
Oded Poncz and Roman Gershman experienced the pain of managing and scaling Redis, the open source database, in their previous engineering roles. The pair worked together both at Google and Ubimo, and
Two is bringing a consumer-like experience to B2B payments
When individuals make purchases online, they place items in the digital shopping cart and use a credit or debit card to complete the transaction instantly. Businesses operate differently, typically lo
Pilot AI taps algorithms to extract info from sales calls
Maxwell Lu, formerly a product engineer at Salesforce and the head of revenue operations at a previous startup, found himself frustrated by the task of re-listening to sales calls to write up notes an
Mecanizou, now with $14.5M, plans to expand auto parts marketplace in São Paulo
Mecanizou provides auto parts and the price following input of a car's basic information. Mechanics can purchase the parts in one click and receive the parts in one hour.
Sifflet raises cash to expand its data observability platform
Sifflet, a startup building a data observability platform, has raised over $12 million in a Series A funding round.
Mapping drone startup Wingtra is charting a new future after landing $22M
Mapping drone startup Wingtra has raised a $22 million Series B to improve its current tech and add new features.
Roundtable raises funding round on Roundtable
French startup Roundtable has raised a $3.2 million (€3 million) funding round from a 100 business angels on its own platform.
Duolingo is working on a music app
Duolingo, a language learning app with over 500 million users, is working on a music app, TechCrunch has learned. The Pittsburgh-based tech company currently has a small team working on a music produc
Daily Crunch: Amazon CEO says laying off 9,000 more workers ‘is best for the company long-term’
Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
When it comes to early-stage growth marketing, it’s often better to imitate than innovate
While trying to gain traction, most of your time and attention should be focused on imitating successful marketing tactics.
Pickle launches its truck unloading robot arm
Somewhere along the way, ProMat turned into a robotics show. It’s no surprise, of course. Logistics and automation go hand in hand these days. In the decade since Amazon absorbed Kiva, same- and nex
Aembit raises $16.6M to bring identity management to workloads
Aembit, a Maryland-based security startup that focuses on helping DevOps and security teams manage how federated workloads talk to each other, is officially launching its service today and announcing
For tech titans, AI prominence is the new measuring stick
For many tech companies, investors are applying a new valuation method that has caught our eye: AI proficiency.
Hear why AtoB calls itself Stripe for trucking on TechCrunch Live
Trucking is a vital industry and yet the majority of operations are operating on outdated platforms. AtoB thinks it has the solution and co-founder Harshita Arora says the company is essentially Strip
Announcing the TC Include Founders program at Disrupt 2023
We firmly believe that all founders must have access to the tech world’s immense opportunities — and to our events. The TechCrunch Include Founders program is designed to promote and increase dive
Filmustage leverages AI to break down film scripts, create shooting schedules and more
An AI platform for the film industry, Filmustage, is today announcing new funding. First launched in 2020, the platform is designed to streamline pre-production in the film industry using a variety of