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FarmRaise aims to become a financial services giant, starting with farm grants

You have to begin somewhere. When Jayce Hafner and Sami Tellatin bonded as Stanford MBA classmates over their shared belief that helping U.S. farms run more efficiently would be good for the country a

Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing, the company argued that the Texas lawsuit isn’

2022 crypto predictions from Prime Trust CFO Rodrigo Vicuna

Even though DeFi, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, NFTs and a slew of other products came online in 2021, only about 1% of the world’s population has a unique crypto wallet.

Daily Crunch: IBM sells off Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners

I normally try to bring some pep to my little intros in this missive. But today I am going to avoid astruturning my own mood to simply say, hey, what's up with the stock market?

Experts Roundup: lead magnets, e-commerce trends, software developer Q&A

This week: how to set up lead magnets that attract prospective customers who are ready to purchase.

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 VC predictions, how to hook an angel, product advisory councils

Well-researched personas are useful, but nothing is better than talking to a customer if you want to understand what delights them — and what they're willing to pay for.

3 factors to consider when adding remote visual assistance software to your tech stack

With AR solutions now projected to be a $175 billion market by 2026, a technology like remote visual assistance has the potential to seamlessly integrate into current support processes and systems.

FCC proposal would curb ISP lock-ins at apartment complexes

Most anyone who’s moved to a new apartment has had the same experience: Whatever broadband provider everyone else in the building has, you have. This kind of lock-in could become less common if

How should non technical founders collaborate with software developers?

We caught up with Georgina Lupu Florian, CEO of Wolfpack Digital, to talk about her company, how they operate, and the nuances of running a consultancy.

How our SaaS startup broke into the Japanese market without a physical presence

As a SaaS company with a community-led growth model, our journey to breaking into Japan might be different to companies with other models, but the core tenets remain the same. Here's what we learned.

VCs approached Facebook to fund a spinout of Workplace valued at over $1B, but Facebook declined

Workplace — the app originally built as a version of Facebook for employees to communicate with each other — now has more than 7 million users, carving out a place for itself as an app to

European spend management platform Moss raises $86 million

Berlin-based startup Moss announced earlier this week that it has closed a new $86 million Series B funding round (€75 million). The company offers corporate credit cards for small and medium compan

Calii bags $22.5M to build Latin America’s grocery shopping future

The mobile grocery app automates the supply chain, enabling customers to choose over 5,000 products delivered via a network of micro-fulfillment centers in less than two hours. 

Cana Technology raises glass to new capital as it readies beverage printer for market

Cana focused on identifying the basic set of ingredients, basically deconstructing beverages to figure out what makes it taste like a certain drink.

Raven Software testers at Activision Blizzard form the first union at a major US gaming company

Today, Raven Software’s quality assurance (QA) department — which mostly works on “Call of Duty” as part of Activision Blizzard — became the first union to form at a majo

Netflix’s dismal results are more evidence that the pandemic trade is over

The pandemic trade is coming apart, and Netflix is the latest company to suffer.

Intel eyes Ohio for a pair of chip factories amid global shortage

Intel this week highlighted plans to build two chip manufacturing facilities outside of Columbus, Ohio. The announcement is still early stages, involving the eventual allotment of $20 billion to const

Francisco Partners scoops up bulk of IBM’s Watson Health unit

In what has to be considered an anticlimactic ending, IBM sold off the data assets of its Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners today. The two firms did not share the purchase p

Wordle’s Blizzard of transparency

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,

Nourish + Bloom Market, first Black-owned, autonomous grocery, opens in Atlanta

The grocery store and bistro offer over 1,000 locally-sourced, healthy food products, including produce, meats, baked goods, dairy and prepared meals.
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