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The unicorn valuation gambit

Many unicorns are avoiding reality by not raising today, hoping that valuations recover and growth reattains its prior market prominence. Will it work?

Insurtech goes niche

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GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for “moonlighting”

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Tiger Global, fickle checks and the difficulty of acceleration

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. When On Deck had to cut its staff twice within a matter of mon

This Week in Apps: YouTube takes on TikTok, Spotify adds audiobooks, BeReal takes a dive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Startups are building businesses out of DevOps tools for existing sales platforms

As tools like Salesforce grow in usage, a crop of new startups is emerging to make integrating the tools into existing processes easier.

Perceptron: Multilingual, laughing, Pitfall-playing and streetwise AI

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron, aims to col

Steve Case is trying to make money with founders outside Silicon Valley; his plan is starting to work

Steve Case, the cofounder of America Online, the investment firm Revolution, and its offshoot seed-stage arm Rise of the Rest, has a new book out called Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprisi

Daily Crunch: London-based spatial computing startup Hadean closes $30 million Series A

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The ‘ideal runway’ is a myth, isn’t it?

Startups are given a lot of advice about extending their runway, but after speaking to sources, it seems like there is no magic number.

Byju’s clears $230 million payment to Blackstone for $1 billion Aakash deal

Byju’s has cleared all its dues to Blackstone by paying $234 million it owed the global investment giant for the $1 billion acquisition of Aakash, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch,

FTX, Uniswap and Visa talk blockchain economy and opportunity at Disrupt

Whether you’re bullish or bearish, web3-native or web3-naive, you have to admit nothing remains the same for long in the growing blockchain, crypto, NFT and web3 universe. And the entirety of the ra

A guide to Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch

Battery life has long been the Apple Watch’s biggest drawback. The issue only became more pronounced when the company went all-in on sleep-tracking with watchOS 7 in 2020. Rather than increasing

A Strava co-founder races into a lucrative market – lending against life insurance

Mark Shaw likes running around. The serial entrepreneur joined activity and fitness tracking platform Strava as a co-founder in 2009 to lead engineering as CTO. He spent eight years there, and as of i

Italy fires Meta urgent request for info re: election interference measures

Days ahead of the Italian general election, the country’s privacy watchdog has sent Facebook’s parent (Meta) an urgent request for information, asking the social media giant to clarify mea

SerMorpheus wants to make NFTs an everyday sight in Indonesia

More than half of the population in Southeast Asia is under 30, making it a coveted market for novel technologies. Unsurprisingly, several countries in the region, like Singapore and Vietnam, have som

Breaking Bad creator is making a new show for Apple TV+ with Rhea Seehorn

Apple TV+’s original programming has received a major boost with the company landing a deal with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. Apple signe

Cloud kitchen startup CloudEats raises more capital to ramp up Southeast Asian expansion 

A cloud kitchen — also known as a ghost kitchen or a shared kitchen — offers restaurant owners and food entrepreneurs a commercial kitchen space at a reduced cost for food delivery and takeout

Rad Power Bikes and Cycle pilot consumer e-bike subscriptions

Rad Power Bikes, a popular American e-bike brand that has raised over $300 million in the past two years, will start offering bikes as a subscription service next week. The company is partnering with

On Deck tried to do it all. Now, it’s trying to do less, better

Erik Torenberg is no longer the co-CEO of On Deck, a tech company that is trying to productize the community in a way that helps founders secure capital and advice. Torenberg, an early Product Hunt em
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