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TechCrunch+ roundup: 2021 edtech report, UBS-Wealthfront deal, falling startup revenue

I could spend hours discussing early-stage startup operations and community-based marketing, but deal flow is my blind spot.

PQShield raises $20M for its quantum-ready, future-proof cryptographic security solutions

Quantum computing promises to unlock a new wave of processing power for the most complex calculations, but that could prove to be just as harmful as it is helpful: security specialists warn that malic

Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.

IBM shrugs off investor EPS concerns, sells growth story

Investors love a good EPS number. But for a company that is working to rebound, having a tight set of goals is hardly a sin.

What Kai-Fu Lee-backed AInnovation tells us about China’s smart manufacturing

The enthusiasm to find paying customers for artificial intelligence continues in China. AInnovation, a Chinese computer vision and machine learning startup backed by Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Vent

Not Dead Yet: IBM’s revenue growth accelerates in Q4

IBM reported revenue for Q3 2021 — and the news wasn’t just “good.” For a company that has seen negative or low revenue growth for almost a decade, it was great. Big Blue repor

Daily Crunch: IBM sells off Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners

I normally try to bring some pep to my little intros in this missive. But today I am going to avoid astruturning my own mood to simply say, hey, what's up with the stock market?

VCs approached Facebook to fund a spinout of Workplace valued at over $1B, but Facebook declined

Workplace — the app originally built as a version of Facebook for employees to communicate with each other — now has more than 7 million users, carving out a place for itself as an app to

Francisco Partners scoops up bulk of IBM’s Watson Health unit

In what has to be considered an anticlimactic ending, IBM sold off the data assets of its Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners today. The two firms did not share the purchase p

Austria’s PlanRadar, which digitizes construction and real estate docs, raises $70M Series B

Back in March Vienna-based PlanRadar snapped up a €30 million Series A to digitize construction and real estate projects. The Austrian startup — a platform for documentation and communication

Eureka raises $8M for its data cloud security platform

Eureka, a Tel Aviv-based startup that provides enterprises with tools to manage security risks across their various data stores, today announced that it has raised an $8 million seed round led by YL V

IBM looks to sustainability with acquisition of emissions data company Envizi

IBM announced this morning that it has acquired Australian startup Envizi to add to its package of ESG (environmental, social and governance) offerings to help measure environmental impact up and down

IBM reportedly shopping Watson Health just as healthcare gets hot

IBM could be looking to sell the Watson Health division for a mere $1 billion, according to an Axios report. The question is why is IBM running away from the healthcare vertical just as it seems to be

Mercedes, BMW, more join list of companies opting-out of an in-person CES

Two more auto giants have added their names to the growing list of big companies opting out of an in-person CES with less than a week remaining before kickoff. Yesterday, Mercedes confirmed that it wo

What’s next for Cloud Foundry

Earlier this month, Craig McLuckie, the co-founder of the Kubernetes project during his time at Google and now the VP of R&D at VMware (after selling his startup Heptio to the company), was named

Newly minted unicorn Tackle plans to use $100 million Series C to accelerate the future of software sales

Tackle.io, a startup that helps software companies sell through cloud marketplaces such as AWS's, raised a $100 million Series C funding round co-led by Coatue and a16z at a $1.25 billion valuation.

Thought Machine closes $200M for its cloud native banking SaaS and becomes a unicorn

Thought Machine, a 2014 (Xoogler) founded startup that sells cloud-based b2b banking services, has closed a $200 million Series C round and announced that it’s achieved unicorn status (aka, pass

Pigment raises $73M to take on Excel and generic spreadsheet players in the world of business planning and forecasting

The last 20 months of living in the midst of COVID-19, with all its unexpected developments, have been a challenge for many organizations when it comes to planning for the future. But that has also pr

Workato storms to a $5.7B valuation after raising $200M for its enterprise automation platform

The race to automate the world of business is on, and today one of the bigger players in the market has picked up another major round of funding to meet that demand to speed up work, reduce some of th

Kyndryl officially launches as IBM spins out $19B infrastructure services biz

This morning IBM officially spun out its infrastructure services into a new business called Kyndryl, one that, by the way, has revenue of $19 billion out of the gate as a public company. Whatever you
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