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Price insurance platform Stable protects farmers from price volatility

From a Southwest England farmer’s son comes a risk-management platform, Stable, a solution as simple as car insurance designed to protect farmers around the world from pricing volatility. Using Stab

Clideo promises an easy way to make shoppable videos

Clideo says it can help marketers reach consumers in a smarter way, by making videos shoppable via an “interactive overlay.” CEO Michele Mazzaro (who previously worked as an executive at K

Nodle crowdsources IoT connectivity

Nodle, which is competing in the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield this week, is based on a simple premise: What if you could crowdsource the connectivity of smart sensors by offloading it

Larry Page’s secret war on the flu

Now that Larry Page has stepped down as CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, he could be following in Bill Gates’s footsteps and tackling global health challenges.

Inovat modernizes tax reimbursement for streamlined international shopping

If you’ve ever traveled to Europe and purchased something, you’re either likely aware that you can get the Value-Added Tax (VAT) reimbursed once you depart since it’s actually only i

Audi experiments with a rideshare service in Southern Germany using an EV and gasoline fleet

Audi Business Innovation is testing out a ridesharing service in Southern Germany called BITS that uses both gasoline and electric vehicles in its fleet. To manage the service, Audi has turned to Flee

Teooh’s avatar social platform aims to beat the odds

The success stories of failed gaming startups that went onto strip elements of their infrastructure and pivot into wider markets like Slack has led plenty of game developers to “platformize&#822

Nyxo is building an app-based, sleep-coaching program

Few areas of health tech appear as untapped as the technology around how we sleep. Far too many people spend much of their waking hours obsessed with how to maximize their hours in bed. Nyxo is buildi

Hawa Dawa monitors air quality block-by-block to help cities make decisions

If city governments had a block-by-block understanding of their city’s own ever changing air quality, how might it impact the decisions they make? Thats the concept behind Hawa Dawa, the first c
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How Station F is boosting the French tech ecosystem at Disrupt Berlin 2019

Three years after unveiling Station F at Disrupt, its Director Roxanne Varza is back to give us an u

Daimler and Bosch take a mixed mobility approach to autonomous vehicles

A fleet of Mercedes-Benz S Class vehicles are now plying the roads of San Jose, California as part of a robotaxi pilot project that Daimler and Bosch have been developing for two and a half years, but

Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 1 live right here

Good morning, and welcome to another Disrupt! Today, we come to you from beautiful (and cold) Berlin, Germany, for Day 1 of Disrupt Berlin. On the Main Stage, we’ll hear from European tech leade

Accel and Index back Tines, as the cybersecurity startup adds another $11M to its Series A

It was just a couple of months ago that Tines, the cybersecurity automation startup, raised $4.1 million in Series A funding led by Blossom Capital. The Dublin-based company is now disclosing an $11 m

Twitter will now preserve JPEG quality for photo uploads on the web

Twitter is changing the way it processes uploaded images, and the new way of doing things will be much-appreciated by any photographers sharing their work on the platform. Twitter engineer Nolan O&#82

Introducing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield companies for 2019

Every year, TechCrunch dives deep into the international startup scene to find innovative startups to compete in Startup Battlefield – TechCrunch’s famous global startup competition. Today, at

Wayv launches Payments, the first all-digital payment solution for the cannabis market

Wayv is taking a big step toward mainstreaming the cannabis industry. Wayv Payments, launching today, is said to be the first digital, compliant payment solution for the cannabis supply chain. From gr

Wefox, the Berlin-based insurtech, raises $110M Series B extension

Wefox Group, the Berlin-based insurtech startup behind the consumer-facing insurance app and carrier One and the insurance platform Wefox, is disclosing $110 million in a second tranche of Series B fu

Introducing ‘Dear Sophie,’ an advice column for US-bound immigrant employees

We're excited to announce the launch of an advice column with answers for all your questions on attracting, hiring and retaining immigrant employees.

Electric vehicle startup Nio lays off 141 employees at its North American headquarters

Electric vehicle startup Nio is laying off 141 people at its North American headquarters. According to a filing from Employment Development Department of California, the employees at Nio’s San J

Carsome raises $50M for its used-car sales platform in Southeast Asia

Carsome, a Malaysia-based marketplace for trading used cars, has closed a new $50 million financing round to fend off its rivals and grow its business in Southeast Asian markets. The new financing rou
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