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Your startup pitch deck needs an operating plan

Money is the alpha and the omega of venture capital, and to be successful in raising money, you need to be able to speak that language.

Airbnb permanently bans parties on all listings

After “indefinitely” banning unauthorized parties at properties booked through Airbnb in 2020, the company has permanently banned them. The firm said that the temporary ban was effective i

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Hank helps older adults connect and have fun

It’s often hard making new friends as an adult, and it’s even more difficult as you get older, say the founders of Hank. The app connects people aged 55 and older with other folks in their communi

Shop Circle wants to keep Shopify merchants from going ‘round and ‘round finding apps they need

The London-based company is creating a one-stop shop for what it considers to be the “best-of-the-best” e-commerce apps to get merchants up-and-running quickly.

Eclipse Foods isn’t out to substitute dairy — it’s on a mission to replace it

The company’s ice cream mix is the base for Smashburger’s new non-dairy milkshakes, representing “the first nationally available non-dairy milkshakes at a fast-casual restaurant chain.”

CIBC Innovation Banking comes in with new $1.5B venture financing to fill VC gap

CIBC's Mark McQueen says the bank's non-dilutive capital can be "unicorn fuel" as startups wait for VC funding spigot to flow faster.

Gloat nabs $90M to build AI-powered internal jobs marketplaces

Gloat, an internal marketplace for corporate talent, today announced that it raised $90 million in a Series D round led by Generation Investment Management, bringing the startup’s total raised t

Flagright offers transaction monitoring with usage-based pricing

Startups face many challenges, but one outsized one is having to navigate regulatory requirements that differ in each jurisdiction. Particularly when it comes to financial compliance, implementing sol

Heyday lands $6M to build a knowledge base from the services you already use

Ever spend much too long trying — and failing — to rediscover articles you’ve partially read? This reporter’s been there, and it seems I’m not the only one. According to

Sharebite bags $39M to expand its corporate food ordering program

Sharebite, a startup that partners with restaurants to deliver food to corporate clients, today announced that it raised $39 million in a Series B round led by Prosus with participation from Fiserv, C

Opaque Systems secures cash to keep data private while enabling collaboration

Opaque Systems, a startup developing what it describes as “AI for confidential computing,” today announced that it closed a $22 million Series A funding round led by Walden Catalyst Partne

Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup

Astrix has figured out how to use inflation to deploy a very large surface area from a compact volume, which allows for ease of access to power in isolated spaces.

JourneyOne harvests a dope $10M fund to invest in cannabis tech

As the cannabis markets are maturing, we’re seeing new opportunities rise to the surface. JourneyOne Ventures told TechCrunch it’s closed a $10 million fund and has started making its firs

A look into how Conversion Capital plans to back fintech and infrastructure startups out of its new, 6x larger fund

When Christian Lawless founded Conversion Capital in 2015, fintech was only starting to take off. But Lawless, who started the venture firm after serving in leadership positions in capital markets at

Nura brings its killer audio tech to a pair of pro earbuds

Few consumer electronics categories matured as quickly as wireless earbuds. We went from the first good implementation of the technology to near ubiquity, seemingly overnight. Suddenly a good pair is

Democrats ‘exploring’ legislation to protect data in reproductive health apps

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Democrats are considering the introduction of legislation that could protect the abortion rights of citizens. Notably, her letter a

Mukesh Ambani steps down from Reliance Jio, son named chairman

Akash Ambani, the eldest son of Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani, has been named as the chairman of Reliance’s digital empire Jio in what analysts view as a clear illustration of a leadership transit

Tesla veterans’ Industrial Next picks up $12M to automate EV production

Elon Musk is unabashed about his obsession with manufacturing. Over the years, Tesla has gradually gained recognition in the manufacturing world through improving its production quality. Now two Tesla

Rocket Lab launches NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite on its scouting mission for a lunar space station

NASA’s CAPSTONE mission, which will chart a new orbit around the moon which will hopefully be used for a future crewed lunar space station, is underway after a successful launch on Tuesday morni
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