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Update: Petal’s no-fee credit card for the credit score-less is now open to the public

This post was updated to correct the names of the company’s founders and the fact that Petal makes money off of the interest payments its customers make.  Petal, the startup credit card company

Insight Venture Partners buys content management platform Episerver for $1.1 billion

Episerver, the Irvine, Calif.-based company that provides services for marketers to manage content, was bought by Insight Venture Partners from the private equity firm Accel-KKR for a cool $1.1 billi

Scale, whose army of humans annotate raw data to train self-driving and other AI systems, nabs $18M

The artificial intelligence revolution is underway in the world of technology, but as it turns out, some of the most faithful foot soldiers are still humans. A startup called Scale, which works with a

RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third-party vendors raises $25 million

In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top-secret submarine program. Two

Wonga investors inject £10M so cash-strapped payday lender can fund claims

If you were at Disrupt London four years ago you may remember more than a little awkwardness during an investor panel when two VCs that had invested in European payday loans firm Wonga declined to c

Freshworks raises $100M

Freshworks, a company that offers a variety of business software tools ranging from IT management to CRM for sales and customer support software, today announced that it has raised a $100 million fund

The Accel team is coming to Disrupt Berlin

Every time Accel invests in a startup, it’s an instant positive sign in the startup community. The venture capital firm has a rich history with decades of investments in successful startups. That’

Fever gets $20M to delight more hipsters with A/B tested Madhatter’s G&T parties

London-based Fever, an urban events discovery app-cum-entertainment events business with an online media arm that it uses as marketing megaphone and data-gathering lens on its community of users, has

With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital fro

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Another short-lived, overfunded startup is shutting down: Primary Data

A startup that's operating in stealth mode raises an almost stunning amount of money before it releases a product. Investors write outsized checks to the outfit anyway because of the people involved i

Even the Most Interesting Man in the World couldn’t make Luma work as standalone company

Luma, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based maker of smart Wi-Fi routers, has been acquired by First Alert, a maker of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that is itself a subsidiary of Newell Brands,

Latin America’s Groupon Mafia

The founders of PayPal and its employees have produced many highly successful companies over the years. Often referred to as the “PayPal Mafia” because they’ve had such an impact on the startup

Accel launches UC Berkeley mentorship program

Sometimes it seems like Stanford gets all the VC attention, but there's another great school in the Bay Area. UC Berkeley is the top-ranked public school in the country and renowned venture firm Acce

Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses

Indian e-commerce company GlowRoad is built on a simple premise. By connecting manufacturers with resellers and using drop shipping, it keeps everyone's overhead costs low. The Bangalore-based startup

Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

Used to be when we thought about identity as it relates to computers and software, it involved a person logging into an application or service. Increasingly though, you also have machines and sensors

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

We humans use machines as tools -- and the advent of AI doesn’t change this. “Machines aren’t rational,” argues Hilary Mason, implying that there are many more important things for us to worry

SoftBank’s Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment

SoftBank missed out on getting a piece of Flipkart when its deal to acquire Snapdeal, the e-commerce firm which SoftBank backed in 2015, fell apart last month, but the Japanese tech giant has finally

Accel leads $22.8M Series A in Swedish telehealth startup, KRY

Swedish digital healthcare startup KRY has closed a €20 million ($22.8M) Series A round of funding to grow its on-demand video-call-a-doctor business, including expanding into new markets. Existi

Soldo, a London fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, raises $11M led by Accel

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.soldo.com/">Soldo</a>, the London-based fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, first <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/
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