Gusto

Gusto is expanding from payroll into a full suite financial wellness platform

When we caught up with Gusto last year, the small business payroll startup had just raised $200 million and was launching a new office in New York City. Over the past few years though, Gusto has also

Small businesses are out of time, but COVID-19 aid comes with massive roadblocks

We need to flatten the curve of this disease, but we also need to bend the curve for small businesses on the brink of collapse.

Rippling starts billboard battle with Gusto

Remember when Zenefits imploded, and kicked out CEO Parker Conrad. Well, Conrad launched a new employee onboarding startup called Rippling, and now he’s going after another HR company called Gus

Uber’s first-ever head of diversity has left the company

Bernard Coleman, Uber’s first-ever head of diversity, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. His last day was Friday, January 17. “Bernard’s contributions over the years helpe

Pear, whose seed-stage bets are followed closely, just raised $160 million for its third fund

Pear, a six-year-old, Palo Alto, Calif.-based seed-stage firm whose bets on nascent startups are closely watched by early-stage investors, has closed on $160 million in capital commitments from a wide

At the sixth annual Pear Demo Day, weather balloons, branded credit cards and lots of top degrees

Pear, a Palo Alto-based seed-stage fund that has made its name through early bets on Guardant Health, DoorDash, Memebox and Gusto, hosted its sixth annual demo day this week in what proved to be a sco

SMB payroll startup Gusto raises $200M Series D, plans R&D expansion to NYC

Every employee loves receiving their paycheck. It just so happens, though, that paying employees can be a royal pain, what with incredibly diverse labor laws across all 50 U.S. states. While large, Fo

Robinhood hires CapitalG partner to lead operations

Robinhood's human resources department is keeping busy this month, announcing this morning that the zero-fee stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange has hired CapitalG partner Gretchen Howard.

Gusto raises $140 million to go after small business payroll and benefits with more gusto

Gusto, which sells payroll, benefits and human resources management and monitoring services to small businesses, has raised $140 million in its latest round of funding. The company said it will use th

Disrupting the paycheck, Gusto’s Flexible Pay allows employees to pick when they get paid

People should get paid for work they have done. It’s a pretty simple principle of capitalism, but a principle that seems increasingly violated in the modern economy. With semi-monthly paychecks, the

Small businesses love free stuff, so Gusto is giving them free HR Basics

Gusto, formerly ZenPayroll, is the rare startup unicorn that has stayed relatively mum on its product and growth — its last press release, for instance, was more than a year ago. The company’s cor

Justworks raises $40M to build a simpler business operations suite

Isaac Oates runs a startup that’s looking to be a complete suite of operational tools like human resources and payroll for businesses — but he and his team initially didn’t get why users

DoorDash CFO leaves less than one year after joining 

DoorDash CFO Mike Dinsdale has left the company less than a year after he joined, TechCrunch has learned. The food ordering and delivery startup is actively looking for a replacement. He is now gearin

Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two

The early-stage venture firm Obvious Ventures has a sense of humor that any math nerd can appreciate. The three-year-old, SF-based firm closed its debut fund with $123,456,789. Today, the firm is anno

Gusto rushes to release new features ahead of rival Zenefits

In the world of HR and payment software, things are heating up this fall. In the one corner: Zenefits, the high-flying software company that admitted to having an array of compliance issues and that a

HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation

The path for SaaS domination of a market segment has historically followed one of two routes: bringing previously offline workflows online, or moving on-premise software processes online. In short, Sa

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

There is no shortage of advice when it comes to which tools software companies should use to run their businesses. We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at l

Gusto Raises $50M At A $1B Valuation To Take On Zenefits

Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) has raised $50 million at a $1 billion pre-money valuation, CEO Joshua Reeves told TechCrunch. That’s only natural for the startup, which is increasingly competing w

ZenPayroll Is Now Gusto, Adds Benefits To Take On Zenefits

Payroll startup ZenPayroll changed its name to Gusto today and is moving beyond payroll, into benefits such as health insurance and workers compensation. Sound familiar? We've heard that cloud HR b