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Google’s Gradient backs Send AI to help enterprises extract data from complex documents

A fledgling Dutch startup wants to help companies extract data from large volumes of complex documents where accuracy and security is paramount — and it has just secured the backing of Google&#8

FlutterFlow attracts cash for its low-code mobile app dev platform

Low-code dev platforms have gained momentum in recent years, in large part because they promise to shorten what’s otherwise typically a lengthy app development cycle. According to data from anal

Charm offensive: Google’s Gradient backs this startup to bring more pizzazz to the command line

A young startup is setting out to transform the command line interface (CLI) into something a little more fitting for the modern age — something a little more glamorous. Charm is a four-year-old

CentML lands $27M from Nvidia, others to make AI models run more efficiently

Contrary to what you might’ve heard, the era of large seed rounds isn’t over — at least in the AI sector. CentML, a startup developing tools to decrease the cost — and improve

Tidalflow helps any software play nice with ChatGPT and other LLM ecosystems

Much in the same way as companies adapt their software to run across different desktop, mobile and cloud operating systems, businesses also need to configure their software for the fast-moving AI revo

LastMile AI closes $10M seed round to ‘operationalize’ AI models

LastMile AI, a platform designed to help software engineers develop and integrate generative AI models into their apps, has raised $10 million in a seed funding round led by Gradient, Google’s AI-fo

Spline, a no-code design tool for creating 3D assets, raises $15M

Spline, a no-code design tool for creating 3D assets, today announced that it raised $15 million in a seed round led by Gradient Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, NXTP, Chapter One

Collective, a financial management platform for freelancers, raises $50M

Collective, a platform and advisory team that provides bookkeeping, payroll and tax advice to freelancers, today announced it raised $50 million in a funding round led by Gradient Ventures, Innovius C

Google’s Gradient Ventures backs Weflow to bring greater hygiene to Salesforce data

Google’s venture capital arm Gradient Ventures has made another foray into Europe, investing as part of a $3.2 million seed round in two-year-old German startup Weflow. Weflow is the latest in a

Google’s Gradient backs YC alum Infisical to solve secret sprawl

Secret sprawl, where companies store authentication credentials and similar sensitive data across multiple locations, is a real and growing problem for any company wanting to avert a security breach.

Backed by Google’s Gradient, Versed wants to help storytellers create video games using generative AI

Generative AI has undoubtedly been the big buzzword of the past year, driven in large part by Microsoft-backed OpenAI and ChatGPT. But while the ability to create all manner of fresh content from a si

Revolut alums raise millions for Vault, a startup offering banking services to Canadian SMBs

Vault, an online banking platform serving small-to-medium sized business (SMBs) in Canada, is launching to the public today after raising $3.7 million in seed funding. Founded in late 2021 by Saud Azi

Gradient Ventures backs Axle’s ‘Plaid for insurance’ approach to data verification

Axle allows users to connect their insurance account to trusted companies in seconds and then automates insurance verification.

Dozer exits stealth to help any developer build real-time data apps ‘in minutes’

Dozer touts itself as as a plug-and-play infrastructure backend that allows any developer to create low-latency data APIs.

BlockJoy raises $12M to help cut operating costs for businesses running blockchain nodes

BlockJoy, a startup providing white label blockchain nodes as a service, raised a total of $12 million from its seed and Series A rounds, the company exclusi1vely shared with TechCrunch. The Boston-ba

Gynger launches out of stealth to loan companies cash for software

Software spend is becoming a prime target for cuts as it grows into a larger line item in enterprises’ budgets. According to one recent report, customers are putting 53% more toward software-as-

Meet the startups competing at TC Sessions: Crypto

We’re thrilled to announce the three early-stage startups that will take the stage and go head-to-head in the pitch competition at TC Sessions: Crypto — this Thursday, November 17, in Miami. There

Payload raises $4.7M for its developer-first headless CMS

Payload, which develops a headless open source content management system (CMS), today announced that it has raised a $4.7 million seed round led by Google’s AI-focused Gradient Ventures. Other i

Gradient backs Butter’s operating system for food distribution businesses

Many small to mid-sized food distributors still run on pen and paper. This makes it difficult to pinpoint things like how certain products are performing and customer churn. It also makes it hard for

Galaxy and Gradient VCs will judge the TC Sessions: Crypto Pitch-off

One of the most popular activities at a TechCrunch conference is watching top-notch early-stage founders square off in a pitch competition. Seriously, who doesn’t love a pitch-off? And the Crypto Pi
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