Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and Squarespace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life
Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another service that’s wrapped into another platform l
TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS success stats, leveraging ad tech chaos, 2022 layoff trends
I remember the dread I felt as a startup worker during downturns when I read about mass layoffs at tech firms that had previously been considered ascendant.
Loveseat gets comfy with new funding to expand its returned home goods marketplace
Husband-and-wife co-founders Chris and Jenny Stanchak started Loveseat back in 2013 as a vintage furniture business that they pivoted into an auction marketplace.
Depict.ai raises $17M to give e-commerce sites Amazon-level product recommendation muscle
Amazon rules the roost when it comes to e-commerce, not just because of its size but because of how it uses that to amass large amounts information that it in turn uses to continue feeding the machine
End-to-end moving startup Updater buys on-demand moving startup Dolly
Moving services giant Updater is bringing on the team from Dolly as the New York company looks to expand its scope of offerings with the acquisition of the on-demand startup known for helping consumer
Build products that improve the lives of inmates
Almost one-third of Americans have some criminal history. The U.S. accounts for 25% of the world’s prison population. Let’s stop ignoring this demographic and build tools that really make the worl
Long term room-rental platform Badi launches its service in NYC
As things stand in many countries, renting houses and whole apartments is relatively straightforward, if you can afford it. But trying to find rooms in those apartments and houses to rent has been cha
Jiji raises $21M for its Africa online classifieds business
Pan-African digital classifieds company Jiji has raised $21 million in Series C and C-1 financing from six investors, led by Knuru Capital. The Nigeria-based venture, co-founded by Ukrainian entrepren
Finally, an official Craigslist app
Fancy websites and services come and go, but Craigslist endures. And now one of its main shortcomings is fixed: there's an official app. Currently available for iOS and in beta for Android, the app pr
SocialRank sells biz to Trufan, pivots to a mobile LinkedIn
What do you do when your startup idea doesn’t prove big enough? Run it as a scrawny but profitable lifestyle business? Or sell it to a competitor and take another swing at the fences? Social aud
Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: 3Q Digital
With 12 offices and 350 employees around the world, 3Q Digital is a giant among growth marketing agencies. They’ve worked with companies like Brandless, Opendoor, and Warby Parker, but they also hav
The next service marketplace wave: Vertical market-networks
The last few decades have produced many successful marketplaces. But why haven't we seen many successful B2B service marketplaces?
China’s used-car marketplace Uxin to raise $230M via convertible notes
Uxin, a Chinese second-hand car dealer with Leonardo DiCaprio as its latest brand ambassador, is tipped to get a bag of new funding less than a year after it raised $225 million from its public offer
Facebook is pivoting
“The future is private,” said Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook’s roadmap, after conceding “we don’t exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly.&
How to source hard-to-fill programming positions
Zack Burt Contributor Zack Burt is an American computer programmer. He founded Code For Cash, the tech recruiting firm. The competition is intense for great tech talent, and it’s even harder to find
YC alum Keeper raises $1.6M to help gig workers pay taxes
Matrix Partners has backed one of Y Combinator's recent graduates.
How to prepare for an investment apocalypse
Unlike 2000 and 2008, everyone in the startup world is expecting a crash to come at any moment. But few are taking concrete steps to prepare for it.
An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China
The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available
FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping
Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something they
China’s Craigslist continues growth after netting 100 million small-town users
58.com, the Craigslist of China, is making a massive push to pick up rural users as it hedges China’s economic uncertainties. During the third quarter, revenues grew 33.2 percent, to $527 mill