Sarah Guo isn’t late to the AI party
Sarah Guo isn’t late to the AI party, but she did just raise a $101 million fund to bet on the appetizers. Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we u
Adobe makes $20B bet on a collaborative future with Figma acquisition
The first rule of the $20 Billion Acquisition Club: Don't mess up a good thing.
Modular closes $30 million seed round to simplify the process of developing AI systems
AI has transformative potential. But if you ask the co-founders of Modular, a startup emerging from stealth today, the software used to develop it is “monolithic,” fractured into silos pil
Postscript takes in $65M so Shopify merchants can send more personalized texts to customers
Black Friday is typically a big SMS day, but Memorial Day was the company’s largest SMS sending day this year with between 30 and 40 million texts sent.
Women are leaving VC firms and creating a new class of emerging investors
Over the past year, numerous notable women investors have left their roles at established firms to launch funds of their own.
Magical makes $35M appear to move data between webpages
It’s the belief of some analysts that the market for robotic process automation, which leverages AI to automate certain software tasks, is headed toward consolidation. A recent Forrester Researc
Opal secures $10M for dynamic access management
Opal, a platform that decentralizes access management for enterprise customers, today announced that it raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Greylock. CEO Stephen Cobbe says that the
Predibase exits stealth with a low-code platform for building AI models
Predibase, a startup developing a low-code platform for building, training and deploying AI systems, has raised $16.25M in venture funding to fuel customer acquisition and growth.
Hiring top startup talent on a budget during the Great Resignation
Greylock Partner Glen Evans: “I'm not saying you should overpay or anything like that, but you've got to invest in the earliest hires.“
Inventa poised to enter Mexico, Colombia with its supplier marketplace
Its technology connects retailers with suppliers for inventory discovery and also provides credit so retailers can flexibly pay suppliers.
Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications
As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the ongoing democratization of AI: a wave of startups buildin
Adept aims to build AI that can automate any software process
In 2016 at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, several of the original developers behind what became Siri unveiled Viv, an AI platform that promised to connect various third-party applications to perform jus
Tome livens up slide decks with real-time data, flexible layouts
The company thinks you should be spending less time trying to adapt your content to a presentation page and more time on storytelling.
Hear how Snorkel AI pitched and won over Greylock on TechCrunch Live
Snorkel AI was founded in the summer of 2019 and over two quick years raised a total of $135.3 million in funding over five rounds. The rocket ship seemingly still has fuel, too. The company isn’t
Atomic lands $40M in funding, just five months after its Series A, to connect banks and fintechs to consumers’ paychecks
Atomic, a provider of payroll APIs, has raised $40 million in Series B funding just five months after announcing its Series A financing. Mercato Partners and Greylock co-led Atomic’s latest round, w
Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live this March
TechCrunch Live has an exciting slate of episodes scheduled for March. The speakers come from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and locations. Like always, each episode features an entrepreneur pr
Greylock’s Glen Evans shares strategies for hiring top talent in a hyper-competitive market at TechCrunch Early Stage
Before anyone ever heard of COVID-19, recruiting and hiring the best people to help build a successful startup was challenging enough. Now consider the pandemic and the seismic shift it caused in the
New Greylock venture partner Mustafa Suleyman is looking for AI’s next best thing
Suleyman says the time has come for AI due to the ecosystem maturing and more people understand the strengths and limitations of AI and how to use it.
Builder.io aims to make developers happy with its no-code approach to digital storefronts
Builder.io provides a drag-and-drop visual editor and headless content management system so that marketers can update websites without developer support.
Chronosphere raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation for cloud-native monitoring, adds granular, distributed tracing to its dashboard
Data observability — necessary to keep tabs on infrastructure performing as it should; to see if apps are returning errors; and to ensure that critical business data is getting to where it needs