Startups

5 areas where VCs can play an outsized role in addressing climate change

Many climate unicorns are on the way, but current VC levels are dwarfed by the mind-boggling funding amounts that are needed to give humanity a fighting chance.

Daily Crunch: Following ‘significant reduction’ in demand, Peloton puts brakes on production

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

Inside Secfi’s 2021 state of stock options equity report

Record public exit activity is good news for founders and investors, but what about the employees who were granted stock options in those companies?

TBD turns an STI into NBD with at-home testing for sexually transmitted infections

Sexual health isn’t the taboo it once was, but that doesn’t mean everything is all roses and unicorns in the land of STI testing. TBD Health is taking a fresh new approach with at-home tes

Don’t underestimate first-time founders

If it’s possible for a first-time founder to build a billion-dollar company, why don’t we talk about it more often?

How to build a product advisory council for your startup

In order to design, build and maintain a product that meets changing customer demands, companies need a mechanism that provides unbiased insights from people that represent them.

Prophecy raises $25M for its low-code data engineering platform

Prophecy, a low-code platform for data engineering, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. Existing investors SignalFire and Berkeley Skydeck, as well

New Greylock venture partner Mustafa Suleyman is looking for AI’s next best thing

Suleyman says the time has come for AI due to the ecosystem maturing and more people understand the strengths and limitations of AI and how to use it.

Metalenz PolarEyes upgrades digital sensing with polarized light

Tech sees differently, and can fuse multiple types of data we can’t even perceive: lidar, IR, ultrasonic and so on. Metalenz, maker of highly compact “2D” cameras for advanced sensin

TechCrunch Early Stage 2022 is back LIVE in San Francisco

It’s been a long time coming folks, but TechCrunch is finally back with our first live, in-person event since, well, the Before Times. Join us on April 14 for TechCrunch Early Stage 2022, located in

Weavit’s new app wants to be a ‘Shazam for your thoughts’

A new app called Weavit wants to be a “Shazam for your thoughts” — that is, it wants to offer people a different way to quickly capture their thoughts in a note-taking tool with the

On a mission to be the ‘Affirm for B2B,’ Vartana secures $57M in debt, equity

While buy now, pay later startups have largely focused on the consumer, a growing group of them are now focusing on the B2B space. The premise behind that is that after all, businesses need more flexi

Changes to corporate investing rules could diminish China’s resilient venture landscape

Losing Chinese corporate venture capitalists entirely, and overnight -- which will not happen, mind -- would be sharply contractionary but not lethal.

Diversio secures fresh capital to diagnose companies’ DEI pain points

Diversio uses AI technology, data analytics and knowledgeable subject matter experts to find where a company’s process is breaking down and create an action plan to get it back on track.

Zingtree turns complex customer service processes into clear action plans

Customer service is making and breaking companies over the past two years as shopping moved online and consumers wanted more out of the traditional service companies were offering. Zingtree provides i

CodeSee pulls in a $7M secondary seed to build out code visualization platform

CodeSee is an aptly named startup, one that is building a set of tools to help developers understand how all the parts of a code base fit together. Today, the company announced a $7 million secondary

Caden launches with $3.4M to help consumers take control of their data

Entrepreneur John Roa believes in the value of privacy. After selling his design consultancy, ÄKTA, to Salesforce in 2015, he decided to spend a few years “off the grid” on an island in Europe. N

Plaid buys Cognito as it moves beyond merely connecting accounts

Plaid, a fintech unicorn known for its APIs that connect consumer bank accounts to financial applications, announced today that it is buying Cognito. The price is around $250 million, paid in a blend

Clench your jaw to skip a track: That’s the magic of Wisear

By adding some electrodes and some electronics to your earbuds, Wisear can make your music experience a lot more hands-free than before. Bite down on your own teeth twice to pause a track, or three ti

South Korea’s agtech startup Green Labs raises $140M Series C to accelerate global expansion

Green Labs, a South Korean agtech startup, announced this week it has closed a $140 million Series C led by BRV Capital Management, with participation from Skylake Incuvest and SK Square. The startup
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