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Strapi lands $31M for its ‘headless’ CMS platform

Strapi, an open source content management system (CMS), today announced that it raised $31 million in Series B funding led by CRV with participation from Flex Capital, Index Ventures and angel investo

This feels like a SoftBank deal from 4 years ago

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Equity is back in the saddle this week, with Mary Ann and Alex and

Grid.ai rebrands as Lightning AI, raises $40M to expand its AI dev tools

Lightning AI, the startup behind the open source PyTorch Lightning framework, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Coatue with participation from Index Ventures, Bain,

A bunch of startups might be in better shape than you think

What should we make of the steady drumbeat of doom and gloom from investors on Twitter and elsewhere? We talked to Index Ventures' Mike Volpi to get his perspective.

Index Ventures is opening shop in New York

Index Ventures, the venture firm founded in Switzerland in 1996, with offices also in London and San Francisco, is opening its fourth office in New York. Two Index veterans — Shardul Shah, who j

Fishy business: Rooser raises $23M for its seafood trading platform

The fishing market globally was worth $253 billion in 2021, and despite the controversy that swirls around the industry, that figure continues to grow. Today a startup that has built a platform to mak

Beam Impact raises $13.3M to turn everyday purchases into a way to support social causes

Beam Impact, a company that enables consumers to turn their spending into a way to support social causes, has raised $13.3 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures. The company’s B2B2C mode

Montonio is building the payment and checkout solution to rule them all

Meet Montonio, an e-commerce checkout solution created by a small startup based in Tallinn, Estonia. The company just raised a $12 million Series A funding round (€11 million) led by Index Ventures.

Sourceful grabs $20M to make more packaging less polluting

Sourceful, an Index Ventures-backed supply chain transparency startup, has fast-fuelled with a $20 million Series A around half a year after it announced a $12.2 million seed round. The latest raise i

How much is ‘link in bio’ real estate worth? Linktree’s new valuation says $1.3 billion

Who would’ve thought that an entire swath of startups would spring up all because Instagram, TikTok and Twitter only let you link to one website in your bio? Apparently, Linktree co-founder and

Twelve Labs makes searching inside videos simple and powerful, propelled by $5M seed round

With video making up more and more of the media we interact with and create daily, there’s also a growing need to track and index that content. What meeting or seminar was it where I asked that

Workbounce’s ‘Google meets Slack’ product for sales teams raises $2.7M from Index Ventures

Selling commercial products has become pretty complex, and the pandemic has not helped. Sales teams are often hampered by the difficulties of building trust in their product, especially in a hybrid wo

DeepScribe’s Akilesh Bapu and Index Venture’s Nina Achadjian to speak on founder/investor relationships on TCL

DeepScribe is used by more than 400 physicians and just raised $30 million to reach even more. The company’s AI-powered platform helps doctors keep better notes by automatically transcribing con

Celebs back Backbone’s mobile gaming controller with $40M round

Before the pandemic, I traveled a lot for work. My suitcase packing list, honed over the years, was pretty much set in stone. Backbone’s iPhone gaming controller is one of a few new things in re

Deepnote raises $20M for its collaborative data science notebooks

Deepnote, a startup that is building a data science platform on top of Jupyter-compatible notebooks, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series A round co-led by Index Ventures and Accel,

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.

Sylvera takes $32M to build trust in carbon offsetting ratings

Sylvera, a U.K.-based startup which uses machine learning technology to analyze a variety of visual data like satellite imagery and lidar with the goal of boosting accountability and credibility aroun

Score another win for Istanbul gaming startups: Dream Games raises $255M at a $2.75B valuation

Yet more funding is finding its way to Istanbul’s gaming startups. Today, Dream Games — the casual games developer behind the hit game Royal Match — is announcing a $255 million Seri

AI-powered transcription platform DeepScribe raises $30M to unburden doctors from tedious data entry

DeepScribe, an AI-powered medical transcription platform, has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Nina Achadjian at Index Ventures, with participation from Scale.ai CEO Alex Wang, Figma CEO

Topi is building a new payment solution designed for B2B transactions

Meet Topi, a Berlin-based startup that raised a $4.5 million pre-seed funding round co-led by Index Ventures and Creandum. The company is working on a payment solution that is both fast and capital-ef
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