Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and Squarespace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life
Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another service that’s wrapped into another platform l
SoftBank to trim Alibaba stake to 14.6%, poised to book $34B gain
Masayoshi Son famously built his war chest by pumping $20 million into Alibaba two decades ago. Over the years the Chinese e-commerce behemoth has become a way for the billionaire founder of SoftBank
TikTok to overtake Facebook in influencer marketing spend this year, YouTube by 2024
Instagram may be worried about TikTok’s threat to its business, but in the near-term, it’s still far ahead when it comes to the influencer marketing dollars spent on its platform in the U.
Record VC fundraising isn’t necessarily good news for first-time fund managers
VC firms are holding on to their checkbooks as the investment market slows to a crawl, but fund managers are taking advantage of the lull to fill up their coffers to the point of overflowing.
London fails to retain Atlassian as it heads stateside in search of a ‘broader set’ of investors
Despite multiple overtures by the British government to woo tech companies and keep the largest ones from defecting to the U.S., the latest example of the failure of this policy comes with the news th
Spotify hypes the revenue potential of podcasts and audiobooks at its second Investor Day event
In its second Investor Day, streaming service Spotify updated the financial community about its potential for further growth and monetization, despite the overall economic downturn impacting the tech
TechCrunch+ roundup: Stripe vs. Plaid, IP litigation, what VCs really think about the downturn
If you work in a startup, here's some real talk: Your managers are not giving you the full picture of your company's financial situation.
Rogan backlash didn’t hurt Spotify’s Q1, as paying subscribers grew 15% despite Russia exit
We already suspected that the controversy surrounding the Joe Rogan podcast on Spotify was doing little to actually prompt users to leave the streaming service, based on app store data. Now, Spotify&#
Time to grab your pass to TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco
Prepare yourself for the triumphant return of TechCrunch Disrupt — live and in person — to San Francisco on October 18-20 at Moscone West! We can’t wait to welcome you and more than 10,000 oth
5 predictions for Tesla Q1 earnings
As usual, it’s been a dramatic quarter for Tesla. Tesla, which will announce its first-quarter financial results Wednesday, has benefited from a global surge in consumer demand for electric vehicles
The 26 crypto startups that Y Combinator is backing in its W22 batch
Crypto was big at YC this batch. Y Combinator Demo Days returned yet again with another ballooning heap of startups. In the old days, a gaggle of TechCrunch reporters would go to the Demo Day in perso
Pareto thinks it shouldn’t be so hard to collect lead-generation data
Pareto’s team of data experts offer actionable insights on everything from TikTok influencers to qualifying B2B sales leads.
How quickly do enterprise tech firms need to grow to satisfy today’s investors?
A half-dozen enterprise stocks reported earnings, but with the world in turmoil this week, the stock market gave them kind of a rough reception.
Box strikes back with a quarter that beats everyone’s expectations, including its own
While all the trends appear to be moving in the right direction, can Box keep it going, and what are its projections for FY2023? Let's take a deeper look at the numbers.
After 2 rejected deals, Zendesk considers its next steps
Zendesk now has to prove to investors that it can keep up its improving growth rates while defending its gross margins. And it has to avoid getting acquired while it does so.
Implement differential privacy to power up data sharing and cooperation
Differential privacy doesn’t just better protect privacy, it can also power data sharing solutions that facilitate cooperation across departments or companies.
IBM shrugs off investor EPS concerns, sells growth story
Investors love a good EPS number. But for a company that is working to rebound, having a tight set of goals is hardly a sin.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Credit Karma post-exit, recruiting developers, re:Invent recap
The very day in Feb. 2020 that Credit Karma planned to announce that it had been acquired by Intuit for over $7 billion, the stock market tanked, spooked by news that a virus could start a pandemic.
Product-led growth and signal substitution syndrome: Bringing it all together
Nearly everything that can be said about leads or the menagerie of available intent signals is that they represent expressions of interest.
Expel raises $140.3M Series E for its managed threat detection and response platform
Cybersecurity platform Expel, which specializes in threat detection and response, today announced that it has raised a $140.3 million Series E funding round co-led by Alphabet’s independent growth f