Costanoa Ventures and Norrsken22 back Smile Identity in $20M Series B round
The importance of KYC and identity verification in an increasing fintech landscape like Africa’s cannot be overemphasized. As thousands of financial institutions serve millions of Africans, stringen
SGNL.ai secures $12M to expand its enterprise authorization platform
SGNL.ai, a company developing enterprise authorization software, today announced that it raised $12 million in seed funding led by Costanoa Ventures with participation from Fika Ventures, Moonshots Ca
Earthmover to bring petascale data tools to climate tech with $1.7M pre-seed
Large-scale data analytics has transformed the business world in recent years. Earthmover aims to bring it to climate tech.
Sync Computing rakes in $15.5M to automatically optimize cloud resources
After a pandemic-driven cloud adoption boom in the enterprise, costs are finally coming under a microscope. More than a third of businesses report having cloud budget overruns of up to 40%, according
AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks
As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s resulted in a strong run of funding rounds for startu
Latin America’s decline in VC investment isn’t necessarily bad news
Latin America is an interesting place to dive into what might be coming for startups. Why? Because dollar funding has now fallen for three consecutive quarters in the region.
Daily Crunch: One-click checkout company Bolt ushered into decacorn territory on $355M Series E
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Fintech and insurtech innovation in Brazil set to take off on regulatory tailwinds
In a country where many people are still unbanked, and queuing to pay bills is part of daily life, the impact of being able to pay anyone instantly can't be understated.
Khosla Ventures debuts first opportunity fund
Managing partner Samir Kaul told TechCrunch that the fund gives the firm an opportunity to retain its pro rata and double down on earlier investments.
Passbase gets $10M as it refocuses its ID verification tools on crypto
Digital identity startup Passbase, which offers SDKs for running remote identity checks, has raised $10 million in Series A funding as it dials up attention on crypto compliance — touting tools
Things are heating up for Costanoa Ventures; closes two oversubscribed funds
With Fund IV, Costanoa is adding investments in Latin America and Africa, and expanding its fintech practice to include cryptocurrency and web3-related companies.
Plug raises $2.7M to make payment acceptance in Brazil less terrible
This morning Plug Pagamentos (Plug) announced a $2.7 million seed round, led by Costanoa Ventures‘ latest partner, Amy Cheetham. Other investors in the round included Verve Capital and Norte Ven
Check out what’s happening tomorrow at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
It’s officially TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 eve, and tomorrow is a big, busy day for everyone involved with or interested in building the next generation of SaaS startups. Top-line industry experts will
Lively is building the modern health savings account that puts consumers first
The company expects to top $1 billion in assets under management in early 2022.
Announcing the final agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS 2021
TechCrunch Sessions is back! On October 27, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of software as a service (SaaS), and we’re thrilled to announce our final packed agenda, overflowing w
48 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
If you’re a savant in the world of SaaS, pay close attention; you have just 48 hours left to save $100 on the price of admission to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. The early-bird price expires on October 1
72 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of…no, hold on, hold on. It’s not time to watch your favorite soap opera. It’s time to stop procrastinating and buy your pass to TC Sessions: Sa
Highnote emerges from stealth with $54M and a plan to take on Marqeta in the world of card issuing as a service
Fintech startups have thrown a curve ball into the world of financial services by building more flexible, cheaper and user-friendly tools to businesses and consumers, who in turn are walking away from
Five days left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
We’re in countdown mode, folks. With just one month to go before TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, the early-bird pass is living on borrowed time — five days to be precise. Take advantage of full event acce
Bigeye, providing data quality automation, closes second round this year with $45M
The company is investing in how to find data-quality issues faster and get to the root cause so that data outages can be prevented in the future.