3 factors to consider when building an early-stage cloud sales team
Founders often come from successful cloud firms and have seen what an efficient sales machine looks like at the growth stage. But that is very different from a company just starting its sales engine.
Microsoft improves its AI translations with Z-Code
Microsoft today announced an update to its translation services that, thanks to new machine learning techniques, promises significantly improved translations between a large number of language pairs.
Don’t buy a breach or a bad reputation: A more effective approach to M&A due diligence
You can begin intelligence-driven investigation and evaluation much earlier without needing network access or information sharing.
Paradigm and a16z back Ethereum scaling startup Optimism at $1.65B valuation
Throughout the most recent crypto bull run, plenty of new crypto users have interacted with the Ethereum network for the first time and have been surprised to find sluggish, expensive transactions. Wh
Profishop banks $35M from Tiger Global for its ‘just in time’ B2B supply storefront
B2B marketplaces have been in many ways slower to modernize than their consumer counterparts when it comes to e-commerce. Today, a startup that has been a trailblazer in that space is announcing some
Infrastructure bill could promote lean construction via data capture
Construction crews’ job site knowledge is rich with insights, and technology can convert these insights into process benchmarks to improve performance, validate workers’ skills and plan projects.
Adobe’s Customer Journey Analytics gets new experimentation options
Adobe today announced a number of new features for Customer Journey Analytics, its tool for tracking customers across platforms that is part of the company’s Experience Cloud portfolio. As the p
Alice&Bob, a quantum computing startup, raises $30M to launch its first fault-tolerant ‘cat qubit’ computers in 2023
Quantum computing has been something of a holy grail in the world of technology: In theory, it promises an unprecedented amount of processing power that could be used to solve the most complicated pro
Forma raises new funding to make employee benefits more flexible
Companies across the board are fighting to recruit and retain employees as the war for talent rages on. Employee benefits are no longer viewed as a cookie-cutter, standard set of offerings — rat
Tracking the future of crypto controversy
Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about the environmental impacts of crypto with Kimbal Musk, early Tesla investor and brother of Elon. This week, I’m talkin
Connecteam raises $120M at an $800M+ valuation for comms app for deskless workers
After years of being overlooked, frontline employees and others who do not sit at desks all day are taking center stage in a new wave of workplace productivity apps. In the latest development, Connect
Mercury restricted a number of accounts linked to African startups and didn’t exactly say why
Yesterday, Mercury, which describes itself as a bank for startups, restricted several accounts linked to African tech startups, TechCrunch has learned. The number of companies involved with this res
Daily Crunch: Asian and Hispanic e-grocer Weee! bags $425 million Series E
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Twitter reinstates accounts sharing open source info on Russian military threat
Twitter disclosed that it mistakenly removed a number of accounts sharing details about Russian military activity Wednesday, as the nation’s aggressive posture toward neighboring Ukraine threate
Papier inks $50M Series C to in a run to lead the online stationery market
Papier, a startup leveraging technology to bring very non-tech products into the world, has raised some funding to continue expanding its business on the heels of strong demand for its personalized no
‘Woke capitalism’ is a new ideology for a digital economy
When the head of BlackRock issued his annual letter to CEOs, his latest push for business leaders to embrace social purpose beyond profits continued to turn more than a few heads.
Meta’s Oversight Board urges Facebook and Instagram to tighten doxing rules
Meta’s external advisory organization issued new recommendations Tuesday, urging the company to bolster its policies that protect users against doxing. Facebook requested advice on the policy la
TechCrunch+ roundup: After the exit, starting up in stealth, Wag’s SPAC plans
Startups do not have a great survival rate. Nine out of ten will fail, and those that persist will likely need at least three to four years to become profitable.
Changing how we approach data privacy to unlock economic opportunities
While the pandemic accelerated the ability to live our lives largely online, around 4 billion people remain “digitally invisible” because their data is locked away in fragmented silos and database
Coatue leads a $69,420,000 funding round
Many crypto detractors contend that the web3 space is buoyed by meme money, so Coatue leading a $69,420,000 Series B in a blockchain startup shouldn’t leave them too surprised. The investment &#