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9 strategies that will help you overcome your fear of fundraising

Don’t let fear disempower you and delay your raise: It is the path to death for your startup.

Andreessen, Atlantico, MAYA Capital add some dough to Fudo’s restaurant tech recipe

The independent restaurant customer, most likely adopting restaurant operation technology for the first time, is who Fudo is targeting.

Announcing the first tranche of Startup Battlefield judges

The Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 is set to be our most epic yet. This year’s competitors, selected from our handpicked cohort, the Startup Battlefield 200, are some o

Holey Grail Donuts bites into $9M for Los Angeles retail expansion

The Hawaii company's taro donut is fried in organic, fair trade coconut oil and comes with over 60 different flavors.

AlgiKnit’s seaweed-sourced materials could mend the textile industry’s toxic habits

AlgiKnit is on a mission to offer more environmentally conscious materials for the heavily polluting fashion and textile industries. The startup is developing materials from seaweeds such as Macrocyst

Brown Foods ushers in new age of dairy, raises a ‘latte’ money for cowless cow’s milk

The company's first product, UnReal Milk, is "real" whole milk created using mammalian cell culture technology.

Mooji is 3D printing plant-based meat

Earlier last month, we featured Mooji Meats, noting the food tech startup’s plans to raise a $2.5 million seed planned to accelerate its 3D printing technology. Turns out the Baltimore-based firm go

MeliBio’s honey production, minus the bee, will have you buzzing

The company is making real honey with precision fermentation and plant science.

Last-mile delivery e-bike supplier Zoomo tacks on $20M to Series B

Zoomo, an Australian startup that builds utility e-bikes for delivery workers, has raised an additional $20 million in equity to close out its Series B round. In November, the company raised $60 milli

Pesto spices up digital workplaces so remote work isn’t so … remote

Most employees are unlikely to return to in-person work, but are having to use tools created for that purpose. Pesto's founders think that needs to change.

A rind is a terrible thing to waste: Spoiler Alert leaps to the rescue

We spend such a tremendous amount of our resources growing, processing, transporting and selling food items. In a world where not everyone has enough to eat, it’s a disgrace that in the US, 30%-

Loyal raises $27M, aims to give dog owners more time with their pets

Loyal is building an animal pharmaceutical company that is developing therapeutics aimed at extending both lifespan and healthspan for dogs.

Immi takes in $3.8M to cook up plant-based instant ramen

The funding raise comes as Immi releases a reformulation of their product this year aimed at replicating traditional instant ramen in broth taste, mouthfeel, texture and slurp ability.

Compound Foods brews up $4.5M to make coffee without beans

Compound Foods uses synthetic biology to create coffee without coffee beans by extracting molecules.

Meet Mighty, an e-commerce platform where kids are operating their own storefronts

Until children reach a certain age, enrichment programs are somewhat limited to school, sports, and camps, while money-making opportunities are largely non-existent. Now, a year-old, L.A.-based startu

A new video platform offering classes about skilled trades begins to build momentum

Trade schools are nothing new, but a new startup called Copeland thinks it can build a big business by bringing education about plumbing, drywall, cabinetry and more to the masses through high-quality

NFT art marketplace SuperRare closes $9 million Series A

The NFT ecosystem is having an explosive moment and the startups that were ready to run with it are getting lots of cash to continue capturing that momentum. SuperRare, an NFT art platform that has ga

This Week in Apps: The year’s best apps, 2020’s biggest downloads, the App Store’s newest hire

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a recor

Teen banking service Step raises $50M, adds TikTok star Charli D’Amelio to investor list

Step, a mobile banking service aimed at teens, announced this morning it has raised $50 million in Series B funding after growing to over 500,000 users only two months after its official launch. The r

‘People are in the fights of their lives’ with alcohol use disorders, and Monument wants to help

More than 14.4 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States exhibited some kind of alcohol use disorder, and only about 7.9% of those people received treatment. Alcohol-related deaths number
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