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AI data security startup Cyera confirms $300M raise at a $1.4B valuation

Artificial intelligence continues to be a big threat, but it’s also a huge promise in the world of cybersecurity. Today, one of the startups tackling both the opportunity and the challenge is an

AI is a data problem — Cyera is raising up to $300M on a $1.5B valuation to secure it

A cybersecurity startup called Cyera is betting that the next big challenge in enterprise data protection will be AI, and it’s raising a big round of funding as demand picks up for it. The compa

Europe remains hard to crack for North American GPs

While North American VCs can see the potential value in backing European startups, it hasn't been easy for firms to launch strategies.

Jetpack.io helps developers focus on applications instead of infrastructure

Jetpack.io’s founder Daniel Loreto has worked as an engineer at companies like Google, Airbnb and Twitter, companies with lots of engineering resources to build custom tools. But when he was at his

Product Science, which develops mobile app performance monitoring tools, lands $18M

The performance of a mobile app can impact how customers perceive a brand. According to a survey from Dimensional Research sponsored by HP, 53% of app users who responded said they’ve uninstalle

Top VCs have expanded into broader asset managers; is the model sustainable?

Last week at TechCrunch’s annual Disrupt event, this editor sat down with VCs from two firms that have come to look similar in ways over the last five or so years. One of those VCs was Niko Bona

Former Palantir engineers raise $20M to simplify web3 tooling

Grid.ai rebrands as Lightning AI, raises $40M to expand its AI dev tools

Lightning AI, the startup behind the open source PyTorch Lightning framework, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Coatue with participation from Index Ventures, Bain,

Gantry launches out of stealth to help data scientists keep AI models fresh

The demand for AI in the enterprise is insatiable, but the challenge lies in building the support infrastructure and its development and maintenance. A 2020 IDC survey found that a shortage of data to

Southeast Asian payments infrastructure unicorn Xendit banks $300M

Xendit, a payments infrastructure platform for Southeast Asia, has raised $300 million in fresh funding. The company’s new valuation wasn’t disclosed, but it hit unicorn status in its last round o

Ex-Meta crypto chief David Marcus launches Bitcoin payments startup backed by a16z and Paradigm

After his departure from Facebook in November, many crypto industry insiders speculated where long-time executive David Marcus would land. Today, the former Messenger boss and Paypal executive offered

Supabase raises $80M Series B for its open source Firebase alternative

Supabase, which bills itself as an open source alternative to services like Google’s Firebase, today announced that it has raised an $80 million Series B funding round led by Felicis Ventures. C

As fintech gets more fragmented, Meld helps developers manage their tech stack

Fintech has a fragmentation problem — as the number of fintech products has grown, so too has the number of integrations each service has with others. Developers now oftentimes have to manage nu

Kyle Lui, long-time DCM partner, leaving to join Bling Capital as second GP

Lui’s move is the latest among high-profile fund managers.

Tome livens up slide decks with real-time data, flexible layouts

The company thinks you should be spending less time trying to adapt your content to a presentation page and more time on storytelling.

Startup banking service Mercury jumps into debt lending to take on Silicon Valley Bank

Mercury, a well-funded, three-year-old startup that offers a host of banking services to startups, is today rolling out a new offering for its customers: venture debt. The idea is to loan out $200 mil

Coatue leads another infusion into Lunchbox, which sees ghost kitchens leading restaurant tech revolution

The New York-based company is developing online ordering tools for enterprise restaurant chains and ghost kitchens to act as a restaurant’s entire digital tech stack.

Smart calendar tool Clockwise raises $45M to help remote teams avoid burnout using AI

Clockwise, a time management and smart calendar tool, has raised $45 million in Series C funding led by Coatue, with participation from Atlassian Ventures and existing investors Accel, Greylock Partne

Yahaha Studios, a platform for building no-code, immersive games, raised $50M in 3 rounds ahead of its launch this year

The success of Roblox and other user-created gaming experiences like Overwolf have democratized the concept of making games and have taken it into the mainstream. Now, a startup founded by veterans fr

Newly minted unicorn Tackle plans to use $100 million Series C to accelerate the future of software sales

Tackle.io, a startup that helps software companies sell through cloud marketplaces such as AWS's, raised a $100 million Series C funding round co-led by Coatue and a16z at a $1.25 billion valuation.
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