The story of how Dave took the long road to become a neobank
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As US SPACs flounder, did Europe largely dodge a bullet?
Things have turned so sour for SPACs that it leaves us with a question: Why did anyone think that this was a good idea again?
WeAre8 launches crowdfunder for its social media app, where users are paid to watch ads
With Elon Musk’s recent interest in Twitter, Facebook’s growth flattening and TikTok’s meteoric rise, it feels like the world of social media is back into some kind of inflection point period. C
TechCrunch+ roundup: VC advice for CEOs, 2022 e-commerce trends, OpenSea’s valuation
This is a fantastic time to launch a startup, but if you're trying to grow one — well, winter is coming.
Mark Cuban-backed fintech Dave’s public offering puts SPACs to the test
Dave.com hopes to join SoFi in the ranks of the fintech startups that did just fine in their SPAC debuts.
Norwest unveils a $3 billion fund, which is nearly one-fourth the capital it has ever raised
Norwest Venture Partners, the now 60-year-old venture and growth equity firm backed entirely by the banking giant Wells Fargo, today rolled out its sixteenth fund, a $3 billion vehicle and its biggest
Atomic aims to give consumers more control over their income with payroll-connecting APIs
Fintech startup Atomic announced this morning that it has closed a $22 million Series A. Core Innovation Capital led the round, which saw participation from preceding investors. The company has raised
Gowalla raises $4 million from GV and Spark for its AR social app
The newly resurrected Gowalla wants to realize its mobile dreams from the early-aughts in an augmented reality world, and they’ve raised some new funding to make it happen. The AR startup tells
Upstart banking company Dave is now worth $1 billion, as Norwest puts in $50 million
Two years after the Los Angeles-based fintech startup Dave launched with a suite of money management tools to save consumers from overdraft fees, the company is now worth $1 billion thanks to a nascen
Barry, Dave, Bob? More startups ‘humanize’ their offerings
Naming companies is a daunting task, as anyone who does it for a living can attest. "It's difficult to criticize a name," says S.B. Master, a Berkeley, Ca.-based founder who has launched two naming co
Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees
Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit that's just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the app's machine learning algorith