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How Pilot convinced Index Ventures to think long-term about margins

Whether you agree or not, it's hard to ignore the fact that the multipliers in Silicon Valley and the growth of software businesses have changed the way we think about a startup's timeline.

Afterpay unveils BNPL subscription offering for US customers

The service will launch in both the U.S. and Australia beginning early in 2022 and will be free for customers who pay on time.

Tiamat Sciences cooking up plant-based proteins for cheaper production of cellular meat

Adil estimates that today’s growth factor costs $2 million per gram to make, but she believes that with efforts from Tiamat Sciences and others, that cost could come down 10 times.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Why your title matters, part-time CFOs, Sequoia’s new model

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we won't be publishing on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

SaaS in 2021: How prodigious growth changed the startup landscape permanently

Learn more about OpenView's annual Financial & Operating Benchmarks report, which looks into numbers and best practices behind top of class SaaS performance.

With his first re:Invent looming, what will AWS’s new boss bring to the table?

It’s that magical time of year. No, I’m not talking about the upcoming holiday season. Instead, it’s time for AWS’s annual customer extravaganza re:Invent, which starts next we

StepZen’s API management vision begins to take shape with free GraphQL tools

StepZen stepped onto the scene at the end of last year with an $8 million seed round and a vision for unifying APIs. Today that vision came into clearer focus as the company announced two new free Gra

Peek raises $80M as its travel experiences software and marketplace business passes $2B in bookings

Travel and tourism are slowly starting to move again in the wake of COVID-19 crashing over the world and sending us to shelter in place. Today a company focused on experiences — museum visits, s

Bitrise grabs $60M to keep companies updated with constantly changing mobile requirements

Bitrise is meant to support developers who are busy running processes rather than creating new value for customers.

Klarna offers ‘Pay Now’ option in US, Klarna Card coming soon

Klarna has doubled its customer base in the United States to over 21 million customers. 

Seaya Ventures, Cathay Innovation launch $125M fund for LatAm startups

The Seaya Cathay Latam Fund will invest in between 12 to 15 companies and will write check sizes of between $5 and $10 million.

South Africa’s Mobiz nabs $4M to expand personalized SMS marketing into the US

Mobiz, a South African startup integrating hyper-personalization into mobile marketing, has raised a pre-Series A round of $ 4 million from HAVAÍC, Futuregrowth, Launch Africa, Allan Gray E-Squared V

EU retail giant Schwarz Group snags security startup XM Cyber for $700 million

Schwarz Group, an EU-based retail company, announced today that it has acquired Israeli security startup XM Cyber for $700 million. It may seem like a strange partnership, as Schwarz is best known as

Ericsson to acquire cloud communications company Vonage for $6.2B

Ericsson, an international networking company, decided it needed a dose of modernization and this morning announced its intent to acquire cloud communications company Vonage in a $6.2 billion deal. Wi

Slope takes in first capital with visions of being ‘Stripe for global B2B payments’

The company is growing at an incredible pace — 15 times in gross merchandise volume in just the last 30 days.

Make no bones about it, Fuzzy expands reach into pet care market with capital infusion

Pet item sales topped $100 billion in 2020, driven by the 48 million dogs and cats that were adopted over the past three years.

Cubbo aims to be Latin America’s next e-commerce fulfillment leader

Cubbo touts itself as the only company that can take an order up to 5 p.m and get it out in Mexico City the same day.

Deliverr bags another giant round as it works to move inventory closer to customers

E-commerce fulfillment is certainly having a moment.

What open source-based startups can learn from Confluent’s success story

Confluent's approach of growing from open source to commercial product has worked out well — the company defied conventional wisdom and still ended up thriving.

Pentagon announces new cloud initiative to replace ill-fated JEDI contract

The Pentagon announced a limited request for bids for a new cloud initiative today that replaces the cancelled $10 billion, decade-long JEDI contract initiative. You may recall (or not) that it previo
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