Startups

Even startups on tight budgets can maximize their marketing impact

A startup’s best marketing asset is its story. The knowledge and expertise of its team, together with the why and the how of its offering provides the most compelling content.

Alba Orbital’s mission to image the Earth every 15 minutes brings in $3.4M seed round

Orbital imagery is in demand, and if you think having daily images of everywhere on Earth is going to be enough in a few years, you need a lesson in ambition. Alba Orbital is here to provide it with i

Advanced tax strategies for startup founders

Here are some advanced equity planning strategies that you can implement at different stages of your company life cycle to reduce tax and optimize wealth for you and your family.

Is there a creed in venture capital?

When faced with shifting terms, I apply four basic principles to frame my approach. First: avoid any escalation that endangers the overall success of the enterprise.

Software subscriptions are eating the world: Solving billing and cash flow woes simultaneously

Subscription business models are attractive, but there are two major pitfalls. First, payment. Second: How do businesses cover the funding gap between when customers sign up and when they pay?

Chef Robotics raises $7.7M to help automate kitchens

A year and a half’s worth of global pandemic has had a profound impact on virtually every sector of the workforce. When it comes to future automation, food prep isn’t quite at the top of the list

Legionfarm, pairing pro gamers with amateurs, raises $6 million Series A

Legionfarm, the gaming platform that lets gamers play with pro players in their favorite games, has today announced the close of a $6 million Series A round. Investors in the round include SVB, Y Comb

SpecTrust raises millions to fight cybercrime with its no-code platform

Risk defense startup SpecTrust is emerging from stealth today with a $4.3 million seed raise and a public launch. Cyber Mentor Fund led the round, which also included participation from Rally Ventures

The hamburger model is a winning go-to-market strategy

Assembling the perfect burger, or perfect sales model, is more complicated than it sounds, though. Here are some of the biggest do's and don'ts:

Walmart acquires virtual clothing try-on startup Zeekit

Retail giant Walmart announced this morning it’s acquiring the Tel Aviv-based startup Zeekit, which allows consumers to virtually “try on” clothing when shopping online. The company

BluBracket nabs $12M Series A to expand source code security platform

BluBracket, an early-stage startup that focuses on keeping source code repositories secure, even in distributed environments, announced a $12 million Series A today. Evolution Equity Partners led the

Don’t wait for legislation banning NDAs: Write ethical policies now

Don't wait for laws preventing the use of NDAs. Companies should shape these policies on their own, rather than waiting for legislation to drag an ethical NDA policy out of them.

With its newest round, Liquid Death will exclusively ‘murder your thirst’ at Live Nation events

Liquid Death, a  four-year-old, LA-based canned mountain water startup that has steadily garnered market share and press coverage by promising, amusingly, to “murder your thirst,” just ra

Morressier wants academic conferences to feel cutting-edge

While a unicorn named Hopin tends to dominate the virtual conferencing space, a new startup just raised millions of dollars by focusing on what it believes is an untapped niche in the same universe: a

BRD’s Blockset unveils its white-label cryptocurrency wallet for banks and other enterprise clients

Blockset, the blockchain infrastructure platform for enterprises by BRD, announced early access to its wallet-as-a-service today. The white-label solution gives clients, like financial institutions, t

Upsie’s direct-to-consumer swing at the warranty space nets $18.2M

Upsie, a consumer warranty startup, has raised $18.2 million in a Series A round led by True Ventures.  The financing brings the total raised for the St. Paul, Minnesota-based startup to $25 million

Vietnamese flexible pay startup Nano raises $3M seed round

Nano Technologies, a startup that lets workers in Vietnam access their earned wages immediately through an app called VUI, has raised $3 million in seed funding. The oversubscribed round was led by re

China’s WeRide secures more funding, pushing valuation to $3.3 billion

Only four months after securing Series B fundraising of $310 million, Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide says it has achieved its Series C funding round that brings its post-money valuation to

36 hours left to apply to Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021

Do you and your early-stage startup have what it takes to be a modern-day gladiator and compete in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021? You won’t know unless you apply, and time is runnin

Dear Sophie: Does it make sense to sponsor immigrant talent to work remotely?

My startup is considering individuals who live outside the U.S. for a few positions we are looking to fill. Does it make sense to sponsor them for a visa to work remotely from somewhere in the U.S.?
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