OpenAI’s leadership moves to Microsoft, propelling its stock up

Microsoft may end up as the real winner of the OpenAI chaos that reigned over the weekend, and its rallying stock price is indicative of that. Upon the shocking news that OpenAI’s board had unex

Allo is a new app that aims to help people create positive habits with their finances through mindfulness

Allo, a new financial app that can be described as Headspace for personal finance, is aiming to help users meaningfully engage with their finances without becoming overwhelmed with numbers and spendin

Avalanche Foundation to invest $50M in asset tokenization on its blockchain

The Avalanche Foundation is allocating up to $50 million to purchase tokenized assets created on its layer-1 blockchain, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. The initiative, Avalanche Vista, aims

Announcing the Fintech Stage agenda at TechCrunch Disrupt

Building a fintech startup isn’t an easy task, as you have to deal with complex regulation and make sure that your service is extremely reliable because you’re handling money. That’s

Finfra lets Indonesian businesses add embedded finance to their platforms

Finfra, an Indonesian startup that provides the tech infrastructure for online businesses that want to offer embedded finance products, has raised $1 million in new funding. The round included partici

Mosaic raises $26M to help inform companies’ financial decisions

Typical financial planning and analysis teams spend the bulk of their time on data-gathering and administering processes. That’s because they often have to deal with cumbersome systems and softw

First Republic’s results are proof that the SVB meltdown was brutal for smaller banks

First Republic reported revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, but for investors, other concerns outweighed the good results.

As companies shift from growth to efficiency, what does it mean for tech budgets?

It's clear that companies are scrutinizing spending more, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're cutting their IT budgets.

For Black founders and investors, ringing Nasdaq’s opening bell symbolizes progress

“We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go," one investor told TechCrunch about the event.

Edtech reacquaints itself with fintech

"Every company is a fintech company" is a common adage, but in today’s environment, the shift may be more about survival than serendipity.

Amazon secures $8B loan, anticipating market headwinds

Amazon has secured an $8 billion loan in anticipation of market headwinds. Provided by DBS Bank, Mizuho Bank and others, the loan — which will mature in 364 days (January 3, 2024), with an optio

Consumer finance app Djamo eyes Francophone Africa expansion, backed by new $14M round

Last February, Djamo announced that it got accepted into Y Combinator, the first from Ivory Coast. Months later, the two-year-old fintech has raised $14 million in funding from the famed accelerator,

TechCrunch+ roundup: Due diligence roadmap, employment law basics, YC’s Michael Seibel

There’s no nice way to say this: when it comes to onboarding new employees, most early-stage startups are either inept or uninterested.

OurCrowd announces its new $200M Global Health Equity Fund

OurCrowd, the global crowdfunding venture firm, today announced its newest fund. As the organization announced at today’s Clinton Global Initiative event in New York, it is partnering with the WHO F

Fintech app Portabl raises $2.5M to help consumers securely store financial data

It provides identity management and protection for financial services, banking and consumer apps.

CFPB signals that regulation is coming for BNPL

In a shot across the bow to the buy now, pay later (BNPL) industry, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a report suggesting that companies like Klarna and Afterpay, which

Allocations just got valued at $150M to help private equity funds lure smaller investors

Interest in alternative investments such as private equity, real estate and crypto continues to surge, and Miami-based fintech startup Allocations is riding the wave. Less than three years after its f

The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — who will build it?

Just as traditional alternatives are becoming a consistent part of the modern portfolio, a new era of alternative assets is emerging, fueling a broader and more fragmented landscape for investing.

Kaszek, YC back DolarApp’s mission to ‘dollarize’ Latin America’s finances with crypto

With DolarApp, users can open a bank account going from peso to dollar dominated stablecoin USD Coin (USDc) and back in seconds.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Dotcom crash history lessons, post-M&A strategies, climate tech heats up

Today at noon PT/3 pm ET, Anna Barber, partner at M13, will join us on a Twitter Space to talk about how today's startup operators can avoid many of the missteps founders made in past downturns.
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