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Duffl’s David Lin dishes on why traditional rapid grocery delivery is not working

David Lin believes his quick commerce startup, Duffl, is an outlier in an industry that has seen its fair share of struggles lately.

India’s Paytm considers buying back shares following a rough year

Indian financial services firm Paytm said Thursday evening it is considering repurchasing its shares, following a tremulous year that has seen its stock price fall by over 60%. Paytm said it will disc

Just how bad is the Q1 ad market going to be?

What do media layoffs and tech worries have in common? Fear about what's ahead in coming quarters, especially as it relates to advertising revenues.

Disney+ launches its ad-supported tier to compete with Netflix

The day has arrived. Today, Disney+ launched its ad-supported tier, “Disney+ Basic,” at $7.99/month. The plan is currently only available in the U.S. and will become available in other countries s

Cameo now offers kid-friendly personalized videos from CoComelon, Blippi, Thomas the Tank Engine

Cameo today launched Cameo Kids, its new video messaging service that features personalized videos from popular animated characters like Thomas the Tank Engine, JJ, Cody, Cece and Nina from “CoComel

Report indicates friction prior to Bret Taylor’s resignation from Salesforce

It seems that maybe Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff was protesting a bit too much when he gave what seemed like a genuinely heartfelt goodbye to his protégé, Bret Taylor, last week, insis

In uncertain times, B2B sales teams must put value front and center

Focusing on the customer and taking the long-term view is always a good sales strategy. But in times of economic uncertainty, this approach becomes essential.

Starbucks opens up its web3 loyalty program and NFT community to first beta testers

Starbucks today is launching its blockchain-based loyalty program and NFT community, Starbucks Odyssey, to its first group of U.S. beta testers. The new initiative, which includes coffee-themed NFTs t

Komi, a landing page tool for content creators, raises $5M seed round

Komi, a personalized website page builder tool for influencers and celebrities to create and customize a landing page to promote their projects, today closed a $5 million seed round led by Contour Ven

Banzai, a marketing tech startup, acquires Hyros for $110M, raises $100M and goes public via a $580M SPAC

The IPO window is all but closed right now, but a few things appear still to be getting through the cracks and there are big sums attached to that. Today, Banzai — an engagement marketing startu

This time, the DoD gives four tech titans equal shot at piece of $9B cloud contract

It seems perhaps the rules of fairness your parents taught you as children also apply to large multibillion-dollar defense contracts. This week the DoD announced that it was awarding four big tech com

Cinder’s content moderation software is custom-built for trust and safety teams

A startup from former Meta employees aims to streamline the content moderation process for companies grappling with some of the internet’s most complex, dangerous challenges. Cinder, which likes to

NFT-focused startup Metagood raises $5 million to grow ‘social good’ impact

Metagood, a for-profit social impact NFT startup, has raised $5 million in its pre-seed round, the team exclusively told TechCrunch. “We launched the company on the concept of using NFTs as an expre

Salesforce to expand Sustainability Cloud into full ESG reporting tool

Salesforce has always fashioned itself as a socially responsible company, and that includes working on a Net Zero carbon emissions goal. In fact, it launched Sustainability Cloud (now called Net Zero

TripActions secures $400M in credit facilities from Goldman Sachs, SVB

Less than two months after announcing a new $9.2 billion valuation, TripActions said today it has secured $400 million in credit facilities from Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).  Specific

Black Sheep Foods grabs $12.3M to craft tastier plant-based meats

The company is leaping over the traditional plant-based foods, like beef, chicken and pork, to focus on scaling production for its lamb-flavored product.

To prepare for a downturn, build a three-case model

The business climate, consumer preferences and competition can all send into motion sequences of events that nobody can predict with certainty. Thankfully, founders can still prepare for them.

Apple partner Foxconn invests another $500 million in India business

Foxconn is investing another $500 million in its India business as it ramps up its plans to expand its chipmaking factories in the South Asian market that is slowly becoming a key hardware hub for App

Zeraki, a Kenyan edtech providing digital solutions for school admin, raises $1.8M

Zeraki, a Kenyan edtech that has built digital learning and school data analytics platforms, has raised $1.8 million seed funding in a round led by Acumen Fund, for product catalog growth and regional

WeWalk raises cash to bring computer vision to smart cane for visually impaired people

WeWalk, a U.K.-based startup developing a “smart cane” for visually impaired people, today announced it has raised £2 million ($2.4 million) in venture funding from several notable instit
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