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Aisera lands $90M to automate customer service requests with AI
Aisera, a startup developing what it describes as an “AI-driven” support ticketing system, today announced that it raised $90 million in Series D funding led by Goldman Sachs with particip
Sprig raises $30M to help companies gauge users’ reactions to products
Sprig, a startup offering tools for user and software product research, today announced that it raised $30 million in a funding round from Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, First Round Capital, Elad Gil and
Anthemis, Airbase and Ramp will talk about balancing runway and growth in competitive sectors at Disrupt
How long is your startup’s runway? It’s an important question and an essential metric for every early-stage founder to know. But for startups wading into hot sectors with big markets — fintech a
Tesorio’s tools aim to help businesses automate payments collection
Although finance teams ultimately control budgets within their companies, investment in technology under the chief financial officer’s purview had been limited — at least until recently. That&
Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and tattoos and booze and fun. If you want to get this
How I navigated my pregnancy as a Series A founder
While the experience wildly varies from woman to woman, and there is no "correct" path to take, I want to share what worked for me while I was a pregnant founder and CEO.
Dublin-based corporate gifting platform &Open raises $26M Series A led by Molten Ventures
Last year we covered how “&Open” (yes, “ampersand open,” pronounced “And Open”) had raised a raised $7.2 million seed to make it easier for brands to send gifts to customers to boost l
Legl, a SaaS for law firm workflows, tops up with $18M
While valuations of public software-as-a-service businesses have been taking a hammering of late as investors cool on the sector amid a wider, post-pandemic tech stock sell-off, SaaS startups still ne
The Expert jumps into home goods e-commerce
The Expert, which provides video consultations with top designers, expands into e-commerce to become what co-founder Leo Seigal referred to as “Farfetch for home.”
Coatue backs Kubecost’s goal to supply data to millions of Kubernetes developers
Kubecost set out to provide the real-time cost visibility and insights required to continuously monitor and reduce millions of dollars in Kubernetes-related cloud costs.
Ascend’s BNPL approach to insurance lifted by $280M in new equity, debt
Offering monthly flexible payments at the point of sale has resulted in customers seeing an increase in policy purchase conversion, in some cases at double the rate.
Diversio secures fresh capital to diagnose companies’ DEI pain points
Diversio uses AI technology, data analytics and knowledgeable subject matter experts to find where a company’s process is breaking down and create an action plan to get it back on track.
Pinwheel raises $50M Series B at $500M valuation for its income verification APIs
Six months after its $20 million Series A, payroll connectivity platform Pinwheel just announced that it has nabbed another $50 million in a round led by new investor GGV Capital. Pinwheel serves ne
2 exercises that will bring your brand persona to life
Like people, every brand shows up in the world in a unique way. Your brand’s persona is what makes it come alive for your prospective customers, not to mention your investors, partners and employees
Wisdom nabs $2M to build out a social audio marketplace for mentorship
Wisdom, a social audio app that’s focused on surfacing “life advice” and broadening access to mentorship — and whose iOS app launch we covered back in October — has nabbe
Accrediting as a service and the future of alternative degrees
When it comes to fundraising or types of capital, optionality has been the term du jour in the current tech environment.
Cascade Labs raises $5.3M for its no-code data automation platform
Cascade Labs helps operations teams automate their data workflows. Using the company’s no-code tools, teams can pull in data from their favorite sources, transform it as needed, analyze it and t
Play puts native iOS product design tool in the palm of your hand
Users can choose to create from scratch or import designs, then use the library and layouts features to create fully functional pages.
Bowery Farming is forcing us all to look up at the future of vertical agriculture
Food is the very nourishment of life, but it’s becoming increasingly challenging to grow at scale. A combination of explosive population growth, climate change and depleting sources of water is…
Employee leave startup Cocoon launches after raising $20M in new funding
The platform is available in across all 50 states and is designed for any type of employee leave, like parental, medical, caregiver or bereavement.