Thynk wants to upgrade hotel stays with a vertical software platform
Meet Thynk, a new company that wants to build the definitive enterprise software solution for the hospitality industry. The startup just raised a $13 million Series A round. This round was led by Sing
Entitle raises $15M seed round to modernize permissions management
Tel Aviv-based Entitle, a startup that helps businesses automate how their developers gain permission to access cloud resources, today announced that it has raised a $15 million seed round led by Glil
Trunk extends its developer toolkit with CI analytics
Trunk, a startup that aims to build a toolkit that helps developers build and ship their code faster, today announced the launch of its latest product: CI Analytics. The new service helps developers u
Should early-stage startups join in on the cloud marketplace fun?
Cloud marketplaces have consolidated as a new revenue avenue, but is it ever too early for startups to go that route?
Lerer Hippeau closes $230M across two new funds; Ben Lerer is back
Managing partners Ben Lerer and Eric Hippeau discuss the new funds, VC dry power and the current funding environment.
Runa Capital kicks off new fund as it joins the VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ by moving to Luxembourg
TechCrunch understands Runa Capital, which launched in 2010, has raised $55 million toward its fourth fund, aiming for a target of $250 million. The company is declinging to comment. However, after 12
Squaring Databricks’ 2021 valuation as it crosses a $1B annual run rate
With $1 billion or more worth of annualized revenue, what can we learn about Databricks' growth rate, and how well does its valuation slot into current market pricing?
15Five, a pioneer in talent management HR tech, raises $52M to boost its own performance
15Five — an early mover in the world of building technology to help motivate teams, and to improve performance management for execs overseeing those teams — has raised $52 million in a rou
Project A Ventures closes its fourth fund, hitting $375M, the largest to date
Project A Ventures launched 10 years ago in Berlin when a handful of a ex-Rocket Internet players decided they’d try their own hand at this startup stuff. Since then they’ve done pretty well, inve
What the wave of layoffs says about the value of crypto exchanges
How could companies like Coinbase, which reported massive growth and huge profits last year, now be in a position where they would need to slash staffing?
As investors focus more on profitability, product-led startups may be sitting pretty
The consensus is that now is a good time for the type of lean growth that product-led growth (PLG) can achieve.
Why web3 companies get hacked so often, according to crypto VC Grace Isford
On the Chain Reaction podcast this week, Lux Capital’s newest investor, Grace Isford, joined us to talk about the opaque but crucial world of web3 infrastructure. At Lux, Isford invests in the
IROKO co-founder Bastian Gotter raises $3.2M seed for new venture, Bamba
In 2010, Bastian Gotter invested up to $200,000 into IROKOtv, an African video-on-demand company Jason Njoku, his friend and co-founder, launched in Lagos, Nigeria. For the next couple of years, Gotte
Earlybird VC closes new €350M fund for Western European startups, with a deep-tech angle
Earlybird VC was one of the “OG” of the emergence of Berlin as a key global tech startup ecosystem 15 years ago. Founded in 1997, it’s gone on to back N26 and UiPath, among many others. And in t
Google Cloud and SAP launch a native integration between Workspace and S/4HANA Cloud
Google and SAP have partnered around a number of different projects over the years and Google Cloud, just like its competitors, is a strategic cloud partner for RISE with SAP, the German enterprise so
TechCrunch+ roundup: Creating financial models, UiPath’s plummet, pitch deck pro tips
Did UiPath's valuation get hit by the same shrink ray affecting other software companies, or are other factors at work?
Ethereum-focused BlockApps raised $41 million to expand into enterprise blockchain space
While the digital asset industry has brought in some skeptics over the past couple years, investors are hoping that crypto startups can push traditional firms into blockchain infrastructure. BlockApps
Observe.ai raises $125M, adding Zoom as an investor, to supercharge the contact center market
Contact centers play a key part in how a company engages with customers, amounting to what is a $400 billion market globally. Today, a company that believes it can improve how agents work within them
A look at six new funds begs the question: Is a slowdown really coming?
If that slowdown comes, however, it could happen slowly, given that our inboxes are filled with news about newly raised venture funds.
Use RevOps to develop a customer-led approach to B2B sales
The media is abuzz with articles telling us how to improve B2B sales, but at the same time, we also see headlines like “The end of B2B sales.” Who’s right?