Disrupting beauty’s last frontier with Keta Burke-Williams from Ourside
Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Keta Burke-Williams, the founder and CEO of Ourside, a direct-to-consumer fragrance compa
What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency
The rapid expansion of the growth marketing industry has created a significant problem for startups looking to hire.
Stripe and Plaid suit up for battle
Plaid and Stripe are now standing face to face, if not already on each other’s toes.
VentureFriends raises $112M fund aimed at Southern Europe, Middle East and LatAm
Southern Europe has sometimes been seen as a little bit of a backwater in terms of venture capital funding. However, that has gradually started to change in recent years. Earlier this year Marathon Ve
Check out who’s coming to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
On October 27, less than two fast-moving months away, we’re hosting TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, our first event focused exclusively on the software-as-a-service ecosystem. SaaS — the de facto business
Exhibit your startup at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
Software as a service (SaaS) is hardly new, but this sector — pretty much the default business model for B2B and B2C startups — just keeps growing along with a rapidly expanding ecosystem. TC Sess
Socure raises $100M at $1.3B valuation, proving identity verification is hotter than ever
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital adoption in a way that no one could have ever anticipated, and as more people conduct more services online and via mobile devices, businesses have had to
5 top investors in Dutch startups discuss trends, hopes and 2020 opportunities
The Netherlands’ ecosystem has been flourishing; more than $85 million was invested in regional startups in 2019 alone. The nation’s proximity to the U.K., Belgium, France and Germany makes Am
Spain’s All Iron Ventures closes €66.5M first fund
Spain’s All Iron Ventures (AIV), an investor in B2C marketplaces and e-commerce plays, has closed its first fund with commitments totalling €66.5 million (~$79 million) — which it touts
Privacy data management innovations reduce risk, create new revenue channels
Investments in privacy tools and management practices now are almost certain to deliver major business dividends in the future.
Spotawheel raises €10M debt and equity for its ‘end-to-end’ used car buying platform
Spotawheel, the “end-to-end” digital platform for buying a used car in Poland and Greece, has raised €10 million in debt and equity funding, as it sees a bounce-back from the slowdown wi
12 Paris-based VCs look at the state of their city
Four years after the Great Recession, France’s newly elected socialist president François Hollande raised taxes and increased regulations on founder-led startups. The subsequent flight of entre
The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups
Market valuation multiples are typically much higher for companies that benefit from service revenue in addition to sales.
How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds ‘product-first’ founders
Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform announced a new $80 million fund last month to continue investing in “product-led” founders.
Apple expands Business Chat with new businesses and additional countries
Apple Business Chat launched earlier this year as a way for consumers to communicate directly with businesses on Apple’s messaging platform. Today the company announced it was expanding the prog
Washé raises $3.5 million for its on-demand car washing service and biz platform
Another startup wants to make on-demand car washing work, where others have failed. Washé, a Boca Raton-based service for on-demand washes, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to continue to grow
WhatsApp Ditches $1 Annual Fee, Tests Business Accounts But No Ads, Says CEO
Today at the DLD conference in Munich, Germany, the CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp made a couple of big announcements about how the messaging app plans to evolve to its next phase as it approaches 1
Gillmor Gang: Action Items
The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some