Twitter denies Musk’s countersuit claims with a lot of snark
Twitter has filed a legal response denying Elon Musk’s counterclaims about the company he’s supposed to acquire — a deal he’s trying to exit by claiming Twitter fraudulently mi
Pivoting your startup in a bear market: Become undeniably fundable
Vanity metrics have taken the backseat in this new world. There will be few paths forward for you if you don't prove you're efficient.
Use chronological scenario planning to help your startup get through a potential recession
We have spent over a decade being conditioned to plan for the upside. But getting really good at preparing for the downside will help you thrive through this next cycle.
As interest rates rise, startups and VCs are playing a new game
It’s a mess out there for startups that have only known summer. Winter is not coming; it’s here.
3 Views: Elon’s Twitter flight of fancy
TechCrunch's Amanda Silberling, Kyle Wiggers, and Alex Wilhelm weigh in on Elon Musk's purchase of nearly $3 billion worth of Twitter stock.
Mark Cuban’s Fireside app in talks to raise at $125M valuation
Mark Cuban’s interactive platform Fireside, which helps creators reach audiences through live and virtual shows, is in talks to raise its Series A financing round and plans to make a push into web3
Joe Rogan, economics, and why capitalism is making people blame the CCP
The Rogan-related Spotify saga has been burning long enough now that it's worth taking a moment to sit back and try to piece together the economic forces behind the kerfuffle.
Clubhouse adds clips, replays for asynchronous listening, better search and spatial audio for Android
Clubhouse announced today that it is unveiling four new features: Clips, Replay, Universal Search and spatial audio for Android (which already exists on iOS). All of these features will launch today,
Callin, David Sacks’ ‘social podcasting’ app, launches and announces a $12M Series A round
As live audio becomes more and more popular, co-founders David Sacks (former COO of PayPal and CEO of Yammer) and Axel Ericsson sought to combine social audio and podcasting into one seamless app. The
Moesif secures $12M to provide user behavior insights on API usage
As more companies provide more API-first services, Moesif has developed a way for those companies to learn how their customers are utilizing them.
Early Affirm employees raise $70M for SentiLink, an identity verification startup
SentiLink, an identity verification technology startup, has raised $70 million in a Series B funding round led by Craft Ventures. Felicis Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and NYCA also participate
Scratchpad snags $13M Series A to simplify Salesforce data entry
Scratchpad is an early-stage startup that wants to make it easier for sales people to get information into Salesforce by placing a notation layer on top of it. Today, it announced a $13 million Series
AgentSync lands consecutive rounds as insurtech booms
This morning AgentSync, an insurtech startup focused on agent compliance management, announced a new funding round worth $6.7 million. The financing event, led by well-known SaaS founder David Sacks&#
OpenPhone rings up $14 million to put your work phone in an app
Communication tools are evolving quickly. We have all kinds of social media for our personal lives, Slack for chatting with our co-workers, Discord for gaming and other communities, and Zoom and FaceT
Datasembly’s real time pricing tool for consumer goods raises $10.3 million
Washington-based Datasembly aims to take the guesswork out of the pricing for consumer goods. The company founded by Ben Reich and Dan Gallagher initially started as a project the two men developed a
Emergence’s Jason Green still sees plenty of opportunities for enterprise SaaS startups
Jason Green, co-founder and partner at Emergence, has made some solid enterprise SaaS bets over the years, long before it was fashionable to do so. He invested early in companies like Box, ServiceMax,
From Twenty Minute VC to 20VC, Harry Stebbings launches a micro VC off the back of his popular podcast
Podcasts are becoming big business — in part because of how well they can attract and keep audiences at a time when so many other media formats are finding it hard to pin down that elusive metri
LA’s PocketList gives renters better information, faster, about which apartments are available in cities
Nick Dazé, the co-founder and chief executive of the new Los Angeles-based apartment rental services company PocketList, likes to say that his company is the first one to put the renter at the core o
Productivity platform ClickUp raises $35 million from Craft Ventures
The productivity software space is filled with niche startups designing premium tools with very particular customers in mind. On the flip side a growing class of startups are beginning to focus more o
Vendr raises $4M from David Sacks’s Craft Ventures to reduce SaaS bills
When TechCrunch last checked in with the Y Combinator-backed Vendr in October, the company had just raised $2 million, and was crowing about its profitability. Profitable seed-stage companies arenR