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The Silicon Peach is still ripe: Atlanta’s venture ecosystem stands strong

TechCrunch conducted a city vibe check with those in the Atlanta area to see how the ecosystem is faring. The verdict? The Silicon Peach is doing just fine

Urban Innovation Fund, VMG Catalyst among female-led firms raising new funds

Venture capital firms continue to raise new funds, at what seems like lightning speed, and two firms stuck out in recent days.

A new ‘institutional angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture

The U.K.’s Enterprise Investment Scheme has been a powerhouse for startups out of the U.K. because it allowed angel investors to invest in a very tax-efficient manner. Launched in 1994, it was desig

Say hello to the kick-ass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022

TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event, Disrupt, back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20 shindig. Founders, investors, tech denizens, crypto

Accel backs Produze to help agri-producers in India export globally

Accel has led a $2.6 million funding in Produze, an Indian startup that is attempting to help local agri-producers sell to international retailers, the latest in a series of bets as investors and entr

Learn how to recession-proof your startup and more with these Disrupt roundtables

I tell you what, folks. The roundtable discussions at TechCrunch Disrupt — coming to you live and in person on October 18-20 in San Francisco with an online day October 21 — will be off the hook.

Sprig raises $30M to help companies gauge users’ reactions to products

Sprig, a startup offering tools for user and software product research, today announced that it raised $30 million in a funding round from Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, First Round Capital, Elad Gil and

Lightspeed raises $500 million for its new India and Southeast Asia fund

Lightspeed has raised $500 million for its newest India and Southeast Asia fund, its largest for the regions, as it looks to make deeper investments in the South Asian market that is increasingly attr

Headline VC closes $950M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia

Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since — get this — 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps unfairly, to apply the word “dinosaur,” if the fu

Cast your votes for roundtable topics at TechCrunch Disrupt

Heading to TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18-20 in San Francisco? Great, we can’t wait to see you! In the meantime, take a few minutes right now and head to the polls. And by that we mean go to the A

What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Just as one company’s success shouldn’t cast a halo on its

All this startup news, and we didn’t even talk about Juul

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Natasha and Alex were on the mics, kicking back and riffing t

ConductorOne is bringing automation to identity and access management with $15M investment

The founders of ConductorOne, an identity and access control startup, both came from Okta, which is itself a single sign-on vendor based on the zero trust model. In fact, they were in charge of authen

Accel is rolling out a new, $4 billion late-stage fund, just as certain rivals lose momentum

Accel, the 39-year-old venture firm, just pulled a major power move. It announced, via a simple blog post, that it has just closed a new, global, late-stage fund with $4 billion in capital commitments

Personio nabs $200M at a $8.5B valuation as its HR for small businesses hits the big time

Personio — a startup out of Munich, Germany that styles itself as a Workday and ServiceNow focused on the small and medium businesses of the world — went on a funding tear through the COVI

Makelog looks to revitalize software release notes with $3M seed

When Makelog founder and CEO JJ Nguyen was working in product management and customer success positions at companies like Segment, Scale AI and Warby Parker, she saw a constant stream of product updat

LocalGlobe becomes Phoenix Court Group, hits $500M first close for new funds, adds an Impact twist

Saul Klein is a busy man. As co-founder with his father Robin, of LocalGlobe, one of the longest-running VCs in Europe, he has overseen a wide range of initiatives. Among other things, the pair are pa

Dcode Capital raising $50M fund to build bridge between startups and federal government

While startups could serve as a lifeline of innovation, the process to get a government contract is thorny and long. Dcode wants to help.

Proving that contact center tech remains desirable, Invoca raises $83M

Invoca, a platform that uses AI to analyze calls for marketing, sales and customer agent training purposes, today closed an $83 million funding round that values the company at $1.1 billion post-money

Middesk raises $57M to automate business verification and underwriting

Middesk, a platform designed to automate business verification and underwriting decisions, today announced that it raised $57 million in a Series B round co-led by Insight Partners and Canapi Ventures
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