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Couchbase raises $105M Series G funding round

Couchbase, the Santa Clara-based company behind the eponymous NoSQL cloud database service, today announced that it has raised a $105 million all-equity Series G round “to expand product develop

Big Sky Health raises $8 million to nurture its intermittent fasting, meditation, and alcohol consumption apps

Mike Maser, a serial entrepreneur, has been focused on longevity since well before being diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma more than five years ago. But he understandably took much greater

ChromaCode’s tech to boost COVID-19 testing gets Bill Gates’s backing

Boasting a technology that can dramatically increase the capacity of existing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing used to identify people infected with COVID-19 and other illnesses, ChromaCode ha

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Dtex, a specialist in insider threat cybersecurity, raises $17.5M

A lot of enterprise cybersecurity efforts focus on malicious hackers that work on behalf of larger organizations, be they criminal groups or state actors — and for good reason, since the majorit

Extra Crunch Live: Join Mark Cuban for a Q&A on April 30 at 11am ET/8am PT

Billionaire. Entrepreneur. Investor. Shark. Mark Cuban is one of tech’s best-known entrepreneurs, so we are amped to have him join us for an upcoming Extra Crunch Live, our virtual speaker serie

Green shoots for software companies

Looking for good news despite all the market gloom

Extra Crunch Live: Join Precursor’s Charles Hudson for a Q&A this Thursday

The new Extra Crunch Live series is taking flight this week. Today we’re talking to Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee and Ted Wang. This Thursday we’re keeping the parade of well-known inv

Extra Crunch members save money with Partner Perks and event discounts

Last fall we launched a series of new benefits for annual and two-year Extra Crunch members. Called Partner Perks, the idea with the program was to find products or services that could benefit our rea

Venture investment in esports looks light as Q1 races to a close

Even with an expected decline in Q1 2020 venture round and venture dollar results due to lag, the most recent venture data looks grim.

Robinhood’s third outage may point to deeper problems in its tech stack

After suffering its third outage in two weeks, Robinhood’s founders may need to take a deeper dive into the technology stack that powers their business. That’s because the outage the mobil

Rigetti Computing took a $71 million down round, because quantum computing is hard

The $71 million in financing that quantum computing technology developer Rigetti Computing recently raised came at a significant cut to the company’s valuation, according to several sources with

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Tracking China’s astounding venture capital slowdown

Let's explore China's Q4 2019 venture capital results and pull in fresh data from 2020 to get a handle on what's happening in the country today.

Is this what an early-stage slowdown looks like?

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re exploring some fascinating data from Silicon Valley Bank marke

TLcom Capital closes $71M Africa fund with plans to back 12 startups

VC firm TLcom Capital has closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million with plans to make up to 12 startup investments over the next 18 months. The group —  with offices in London, Lagos, and Nairobi

Top Hat raises $55M Series D for its higher ed learning platform

Toronto-based Top Hat, a company that makes a number of software tools for teachers in higher education, today announced that it has raised a $55 million Series D funding round co-ed by Georgian Partn

Startups Weekly: Tech layoffs spread (a bit)

Are January layoffs just a few post-WeWork jitters? TechCrunch has found itself writing about layoffs at a few notable tech companies this week — and not just SoftBank-backed ones. The focus is very

What’s the right pace for raising capital?

How much is too much too early? What amount of capital raise is typical for comparable peers? How capital-efficient are the best-in-class companies?

Clearcover and Lemonade tout improving margins as they scale fundraising, ARR

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re taking a quick glance at the venture-backed insurance space. On
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