PermitFlow advances construction permitting automation with $5.5M in new capital
PermitFlow has software for developers and general contractors to streamline the construction permit application and management processes.
Simple HealthKit is taking on health equity with at-home diagnostics, treatment
Simple HealthKit provides at-home and in-clinic diagnostics, performs its own testing and telehealth services and works with pharmacy partners for treatment and follow-up care.
Pano has a burning desire to apply AI smarts to wildfire detection
As the weather gets hot and dry, things get a little bit tense these days. While it’s been possible for humans to be on the lookout for fires (there are even organizations that make it easy to v
Garry Tan’s return is a full circle moment for Y Combinator
Initialized Capital was venture capitalist Garry Tan’s answer to a need first highlighted by Y Combinator. As a partner at the accelerator from 2010 to 2015, Tan spent time working with companies to
Garry Tan is the next president and CEO of Y Combinator
Initialized Capital founder Garry Tan will become president and CEO of Y Combinator next year, the two organizations announced today. Tan will be taking over the role from Geoff Ralston, who has been
Investment clubs are cool again, and maybe community is, too
The rise of group investing is just as much about culture as it is about cash.
This freshly funded startup spun out of a student-run Stanford investment club
In late 2020, a group of Stanford students banded together to create Stanford 2020, a venture fund solely to invest in their fellow classmates’ ventures. Given the school’s past in spinning out su
Why Twitter anons are sending crypto to celebrities
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about a hack that gave new, ironic meaning to the word “trustless.” This week, we’ll get into one of the most polarizing aspects
Arena raises money from Peter Thiel and David Petraeus for its decision-making AI
Can AI automate enterprise decision-making? It’s an exceptionally broad and challenging task — assuming it’s within the realm of possibility. But that’s what startup Arena clai
How fintech startups are navigating the extension-round rush
We asked eight fintech investors: How popular are extension rounds proving? Are you seeing more companies opt to raise extensions rather than new rounds compared to, say, 2021 and 2020?
Eclipse Foods isn’t out to substitute dairy — it’s on a mission to replace it
The company’s ice cream mix is the base for Smashburger’s new non-dairy milkshakes, representing “the first nationally available non-dairy milkshakes at a fast-casual restaurant chain.”
Announcing the startups pitching at the TC City Spotlight: Columbus pitch-off
Today, TechCrunch is virtually hosting TC City Spotlight: Columbus — an event shining a spotlight on the innovation, investment and entrepreneurship in the region. The event will feature panels high
Astroforge raises $13M seed round for asteroid mining ambitions
Although we’ve long understood that asteroids are not simply the rubble of the universe, but potentially profitable stores of precious minerals, humanity has never been able to unlock this value. Y
Columbus startups: Pitch at TechCrunch Live’s Columbus event!
TechCrunch Live is hosting a special event centered around Columbus, Ohio, and we’re looking for startups to compete for a spot in the Battlefield 200. The virtual event kicks off at 3:00 pm Col
Polygon among $9.3M investment in Paper to help onboard NFT buyers via email
Paper, a crypto-focused payments processing company launched in February, closed a $7.3 million seed round after a $2 million angel investment for a total of $9.3 million in fresh capital.
Clipboard Health, which matches health workers with facilities, raises $80M
Clipboard Health, an app-based marketplace that matches nurses with open shifts at nearby healthcare facilities, today announced that it raised $80 million over two unannounced rounds, a $50 million S
Depict.ai raises $17M to give e-commerce sites Amazon-level product recommendation muscle
Amazon rules the roost when it comes to e-commerce, not just because of its size but because of how it uses that to amass large amounts information that it in turn uses to continue feeding the machine
Crypto investors have 1099 problems, but CoinTracker helps make sure filing taxes isn’t one
The upcoming tax season is likely to prove particularly complex for crypto investors, many of whom will be paying taxes on their crypto holdings for the first time ever. In the U.S., the crypto indust
Dyspatch helps companies create emails you’ll actually want to open
The company’s email production tool essentially takes the tips and tricks from people designing email well and makes it widely accessible.
The first big tech antitrust bill lumbers toward reality
A major Senate bill that would prevent tech companies from giving preference to their own products and services just passed a significant hurdle in Congress, bringing it one step closer to becoming la