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7bridges raises $17M to automate logistics supply chains using AI

Supply chain logistics — getting components and eventually finished products from A to B to C — is one of the most critical parts of running a business, not least because it is one of the

Warehouse robotics system Exotec raises $335 million

French startup Exotec has raised a $335 million Series D round in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business. Following today’s investment, the company has reached a valua

Is this the year that we get our dream back-channeling platform?

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. Among many of the entrepreneur catchphrases out there, the on

This Week in Apps: Fortnite (sorta!) returns to iOS, PUBG Mobile maker sues over copycats, Apple plans for alternative payments in South Korea

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. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

The race to fund crypto’s future sure is expensive 

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.

Raising money is catastrophically challenging for female founders

I worry we’re at risk of conflating technological growth for the social progress we really need. Women are still behind. Why?

Daily Crunch: One-click checkout company Bolt ushered into decacorn territory on $355M Series E

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

Singapore-based Sesto Robotics targets international expansion with $5.7M raise

Singapore-based industrial robotics firm Sesto this week announced a $5.7 million raise, featuring TRIVE, WTI GmbH and SEEDS Capital (Enterprise Singapore’s VC wing). The round follows a similarly s

The FTC is reportedly probing Meta’s VR business for antitrust violations

Following news that the FTC’s antitrust suit against Meta cleared a critical hurdle earlier this week, the agency is apparently also taking a sharp interest in the company’s VR business. B

LG and the hunt for the next-gen corporate incubator

Whatever you do, don't refer to LG's incubator program LG Nova as a corporate venture capital (CVC) outfit.

LG reveals the first shortlisted startups for its LG Nova incubator

Korean technology giant LG makes everything from televisions (they announced some new ones at CES), washing machines and fridges, to, well, it’ll probably take less time to list the things they

Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live this February

TechCrunch Live (formerly Extra Crunch Live) is coming back this February, and we have a fantastic lineup to start the new season. Changes are coming to the show, too. In 2022 look for more pitch deck

US residents can order free, at-home COVID-19 tests starting on January 19th

One year, 10 months and eight days after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans will be able to order free, at-home tests from the government.

Netflix raised its prices again

Netflix has raised the prices of its subscription services once again in the U.S. and Canada. All new subscribers will see the new prices starting today, and existing customers will receive an email n

TechCrunch+ roundup: Allocating equity, unicorn traffic jam, blockchain gaming survey

We'll be off on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Fintech and insurtech innovation in Brazil set to take off on regulatory tailwinds

In a country where many people are still unbanked, and queuing to pay bills is part of daily life, the impact of being able to pay anyone instantly can't be understated.

Lawtrades aims to change how your company utilizes legal resources

Its technology enables legal professionals and companies to create profiles and be matched to available work, monitor projects and pay through the platform.

A hospitable metaverse requires the basic building blocks of virtual life

It’s not easy to build a virtual universe, but it’s certainly something that we can bring closer to reality through proper network infrastructure investments and innovation.

NFT volume, DAOs and the curious case of LooksRare

Let's talk about incentives and governance tokens to parse out what's up with LooksRare and the larger future of the financialization of everything.

The friends with benefits of the financial world

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, a run-down of key news headlines, s
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