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Inspired Capital secures $330M fund to take venture capital ‘back to the studs’

As part of the new fund, Inspired Capital wrote a manifesto that highlights how the venture capital firm thinks, what it believes in and what it is looking for.

This venture-backed startup has quietly bought more than 80 mom-and-pop shops

Teamshares is a low-flying, New York-based startup with big ambitions to capitalize on an opportunity in plain sight: that of small businesses without a succession plan. It’s not a small market.

How to manage uncertainty with Habi and Inspired Capital on TechCrunch Live

I’m excited to announce the co-founder and CEO of Habi, Brynne McNulty Rojas, is joining me on an extra-special edition of TechCrunch Live on April 12 at 12 p.m. PDT. Brynne leads the hot real estat

Axion Ray brings intelligence to manufacturing to find issues before they cause trouble

Manufacturers face a dizzying array of potential problems around the products they produce, and it’s challenging to track down issues. This isn’t just nice to know. It’s crucial informat

How much to pay your engineer? This startup will tell you

Figuring out what to pay employees is a universal problem. Startups, in particular, struggle with compensation as they are often competing with other startups for talent. For Roger Lee, the issue came

QA Wolf exits stealth with an end-to-end service for software testing

QA Wolf, a cloud-based platform designed to detect bugs in software, today exited stealth and announced a $20 million funding round led by Inspired Capital with participation from Notation Capital, Op

Regal secures capital to grow its platform for branded calls and texts

Getting prospective customers to answer sales calls and texts can feel like a Sisyphean task. According to a 2020 LinkedIn report, roughly 69% of prospects accepted a call from a new salesperson in th

Canvas Medical, ‘the Tesla of EMRs,’ raises a $24 million Series B round

When Andrew Hines started Canvas Medical in 2015 he couldn’t have predicted that telehealth would go from niche to norm or that a pandemic would inspire entrepreneurs to launch a new fleet of di

AI platform Continual raises $14.5M Series A and comes out of beta

Continual, a startup that focuses on simplifying operational AI on top of a modern data stack, today announced that it has raised a $14.5 million Series A funding round led by Innovation Endeavors. In

Zaya Care partners with payers to bring the European model of maternal care to the States

Despite the fact that we spend more on healthcare per capita, the U.S. leads the wealthy world in maternal mortality. And health inequity plays a big part. Zaya Care, founded by Leoni Runge, operates

Rho raises $75 million Series B for its one-stop corporate spend and cash management solution

Corporate spend and cash management company Rho today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series B funding round, alongside a redesign and rebranding.

Nirvana Health announces $7.5M seed extension to help therapists navigate a ‘new world’ of insurance

As funding pours into mental health tech, one thing remains relatively unchanged: complex insurance billing. Now, even that medieval process is starting to attract startup interest — from compan

Two years after launching, Inspired Capital has closed its second fund with $281 million

Inspired Capital, the New York-based early-stage venture firm that was founded in 2019 by entrepreneurs Alexa von Tobel and Penny Pritzker, is today announcing the close of their second fund with $281

Former head of Mint raises $4.5M for Lean to give gig workers access to financial products

Gig and independent workers have different needs than salaried employees when it comes to financial products. It’s a challenge that Tilak Joshi, founder of Lean, became acutely aware of during his t

Orum raises $56M to help speed up interbank transfers

Orum, which aims to speed up the amount of time it takes to transfer money between banks, announced today it has raised $56 million in a Series B round of funding. Accel and Canapi Ventures co-led the

Robotic landscaping startup Scythe emerges from stealth with $13.8M raise

Founded in 2018, Scythe Robotics is emerging from stealth today by announcing an $13.8 million Series A raise. The round was led by Inspired Capital and features True Ventures, Zigg Capital and Lemnos

Alexa von Tobel outlines how founders should manage personal finances

Von Tobel outlines steps to stay out of debt, build credit and accumulate wealth to ensure financial peace of mind as you take on the most stressful venture of your life: Starting a company.

EHR startup Canvas Medical raises $17M and partners with insurance heavyweight Anthem

Canvas Medical, an electronic health records (EHR) startup, today announced their $17 million Series A and a new partnership with Anthem, one of the biggest health insurance companies in the country.

Maple launches with $3.5 million in funding to become the SaaS backoffice for the family

Much of our daily lives have been transformed in one way or another by technology – and often through intentional efforts to innovate thanks to the advent of new technology. Now more than ever, we r

Investor Alexa von Tobel on the biggest driver of social media-fueled stock trading

Alexa von Tobel has always felt strongly that too many people are shut out of the stock market. She felt this as a 23-year-old who didn’t have $5,000 to open a brokerage account. She felt it whi
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