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Don’t let new hybrid workplaces keep the old systemic racism

While I’m the first to say the National Urban League and many of my colleagues in the field are doing great work, too many companies are relying on us alone to change the world.

Essential steps to thriving and surviving while fundraising

While not every fundraise is the same, founders can tap the experience of others who have been down this path to ensure their fundraising efforts are efficient and successful.

3 ways to recruit engineers who fly under LinkedIn’s radar

People who live in emerging markets use LinkedIn less frequently, even though these locations harbor some of the world's most promising tech talent.

First we SPAC, then we take down AWS

The plan is simple: First, we create a knockoff of a popular digital service. Second, we cry political persecution. Third, we raise a bunch of money with a SPAC. And then, we take on AWS.

Square’s Better.com name Block is Butter-y smooth

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. It’s Friday, which means the whole crew was aboard for th

Vinehealth, offering digital support for cancer patients and SaaS for R&D, gets $5.5M to launch in the US

Vinehealth, a 2018-founded, London-based digital health startup that’s built an app offering personalized support for cancer patients while also making it easier to gather patient-reported outco

TechCrunch+ roundup: Singapore’s fintech buzz, SaaS slump, amplified marketing strategies

Bret Taylor is on a roll: On Monday, he became the chair of Twitter’s board, and a day later, Salesforce made him its co-CEO and co-chair. Enterprise reporter Ron Miller looked back at Taylor’s ca

Umamicart bags $6M to deliver traditional Asian ingredients right to your home

Umamicart aims to be a one-stop shop for home cooks, offering staple products and pantry essentials, recipe inspirations and occasion-specific kits.

South African crowd-solving startup Zindi building a community of data scientists and using AI to solve real-world problems

Zindi is all about using AI to solve real-world problems for companies and individuals. And the South Africa-based crowd-solving startup has done that over the last three years they have been in exist

Judging by the future, not the past, Stride takes steps to turn student finance upside down

If you’re trying to get a mortgage or an auto loan, banks will put on their judging glasses and look into your past. Makes sense; it’s a reasonably reliable indicator as to whether you&#82

Daily Crunch: After a transitional year, Apple announces its 2021 App Store Award winners

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

Grab’s SPAC splat caps off a bad week for blank-check combinations

What goes up must come down. And what goes SPAC must go splat? We’ll keep workshopping that. Regardless, shares of super app Grab took a pounding today after its SPAC combination was approved la

Glorify, an ambitious app for Christians, just landed $40 million in Series A funding led by a16z

Religion-based apps, tools and communities aren’t brand new, including to investors. Pray.com, for example, an LA-based app for daily prayer and bedtime Bible stories that was founded in 2016, h

Meta’s NPE team takes a global focus with seed-stage investments, offices in emerging markets

Meta’s (formerly, Facebook’s) experimental app division, the NPE team, is shifting gears. The group, which first launched in mid-2019, has been focused on building consumer-facing apps tha

Mexico’s Mendel secures $35M to tackle LatAm’s corporate spend management problem

Mendel, a corporate spend management solution for enterprises in Latin America, announced today that it has secured $35 million in debt and equity.  The Mexico-based startup closed the $15 million Se

Let’s talk about the SaaS selloff

We're on the cusp of seeing investing hypothesis backed by hundreds of billions in capital being tested. Not quite yet, but so very close. Watch the markets.

Super app Grab starts trading on supersized SPAC combination

Grab will begin trading today on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "GRAB."And it raised a pile of money in the process. Billions, in fact.

Picsart acquires R&D company DeepCraft in seven-figure deal to aid video push

SoftBank-based digital creation platform Picsart, which recently hit uniciorn status, announced today it’s acquiring the research and development company DeepCraft. The deal is a combination of

Social app IRL makes its first acquisition with deal for digital nutrition company AeBeZe Labs

IRL, the SoftBank-backed social app and recent unicorn, is today announcing its first acquisition. The company is purchasing, for an undisclosed sum, the “digital nutrition” company AeBeZe
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