Prefab home builder Veev reportedly shutting down after reaching unicorn status last year

Veev, a real estate developer turned tech-enabled homebuilder, is on the verge of shutting down after reaching unicorn status last year, according to multiple reports. Calcalist reported on Sunday tha

What to look out for in this week’s deluge of SaaS earnings reports

Here's a rundown of the key names reporting third-quarter results this week and what we might learn from them.

Crypto enforcers wielded a heavy hand this year, but don’t expect it to get softer in 2024

This was quite the year for the crypto industry. From funding shortfalls to the SBF saga playing out in public, the industry and its proponents had a wild year.

Construction marketplace Construex takes in first capital to expand in Latin America

Co-founders Roberto Arroyo and his brother, Nicolas Arroyo, bootstrapped the company for almost four years and reached profitability while expanding into Chile, Guatemala and Argentina.

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Lightspeed Ventures: Use generative AI to supercharge efficiency

Raviraj Jain, partner at Lightspeed Ventures, explains how early-stage startups will be impacted by GenAI, and what to look out for.

How soon can I get a computer-brain implant?

Welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups. Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news -- and you might be glad to know today was not all about OpenAI.

RepeatMD lands capital to grow its aesthetics and wellness booking business

Traditionally, the aesthetics and wellness industry — med spas, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, weight loss clinics, OBGYNS and so on — have leaned on in-person consultations and ad hoc

Mozaic raises $20 million to build payment-splitting solution for creators

Creators often work with different collaborators for different projects. And splitting payments with others is one of the biggest challenges for creators. Mozaic (previously Jammber) is trying to solv

Your pitch deck needs to be machine-readable

Keep the machines in mind; they are more pervasive than you might think. The good news is that making your pitch decks machine-readable is not actually hard to do.

PhysicsX emerges from stealth with $32M for AI to power engineering simulations

A lot of the buzz these days in artificial intelligence is around generative AI and how AI is being used to accelerate software and products for consumers. Today, an AI startup called PhysicsX —

Byju’s taps Jiny Thattil as CTO following departure of Anil Goel

Anil Goel, the CTO of Byju’s, is leaving the edtech giant, he informed some colleagues amid a broader restructuring at the Bengaluru-headquartered startup as it looks to pare down costs and unif

India’s EMotorad rides high with $20M investment for global e-bike push

EMotorad, an Indian startup manufacturing electric bikes, raised $20 million in a Series B round as it aims to disrupt China’s market domination and expand its presence in global markets. The th

Reflections on Web Summit: Out of the frying pan, and out of the fire?

“What controversy?” said the journalist from a global mainstream television outlet to me at the Web Summit Media Dinner, earlier this month in Lisbon. For all the heat and light, the gnashing of t

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Blumberg Capital: Make the most of your investors’ expertise

David Blumberg, founder and managing partner at Blumberg Ventures, explains how early-stage startups can look to their investors for help with solving problems, scaling, hiring, and strategic planning

What startup founders need to know about AI heading into 2024

Now that the OpenAI leadership saga has died down, startup founders building with AI can get back to work building the future. If that’s you, TechCrunch+ has a pile of notes, opinion pieces and

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant startup, quietly raises an additional $43M

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-founded company developing implantable chips that can read brain waves, has raised an additional $43 million in venture capital, according to a filing with the SEC. The filing

Startups should consider hiring fractional AI officers

Raphael Ouzan Contributor Share on X Raphael Ouzan is the founder and CEO of A.Team, a future-of-work company pioneering the world’s first AI-enabled team formation platform. More posts by this cont

Saviu Ventures’ second fund reaches €12 million first close to back Francophone Africa startups

Saviu Ventures, a VC firm targeting startups in Francophone Africa, has made an initial close of €12 million for its second fund with the backing of private investors, including French and Kenyan fa

If I’m being honest, I didn’t have what it takes to be a founder

If I map myself against the standards of fundraising today, none of those startups would’ve had a gnat’s shadow’s chance of raising money.

DoorFeed raises another €7M for its platform allowing large-scale investors to hoover up family homes

Institutional real estate investors have historically struggled to buy up tons of family homes (the so-called “Single Family rental sector”) so they can turn us all into rental slaves and
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