Hear why founders and investors love Boston at TechCrunch’s free City Spotlight: Boston event

TechCrunch Live is making a special (virtual) trip to Boston on February 27, 2023, and you’re invited to the free event. Register here! While NYC may have the glitz, Miami the weather and San Franci

Fintech startups raised $34B in 2019

Financial services startups raised less money in 2019 than they did in 2018 as VC firms looked to back late-stage firms and focused on developing markets, a new report has revealed. According to resea

Ginkgo Bioworks’ dev shop for genetic programming is now worth $4 billion

Ginkgo Bioworks is now worth $4 billion after a $290 million capital infusion that will give the company the cash to dramatically expand its developer shop for genetic programming. The Boston-based co

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?

A new wave of revenue-based investors are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt.

MyPart finds that next def jam

Picture it: you have the perfect song for Kelly Clarkson. It’s a mix of genres and styles best described as “Since U Been Gone” meets “911 Is A Joke.” How do you get it i

MassChallenge sets up camp in Switzerland

Bérénice Magistretti Contributor Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets. More posts by t

MassChallenge’s John Harthorne Explains How Startups Can Fix The World

John Harthorne sat down today with TechCrunch at Davos 2016. And boy is he enthusiastic about startups. Harthorne is the CEO of MassChallenge, a large startup accelerator based in Boston and quickly e

MassChallenge Launches Maker Space To Encourage Prototyping

Boston-based startup incubator MassChallenge launched a 5,000 square-foot maker space today called Made @ MassChallenge to allow participants to create prototypes onsite. The new area is adjacent to

Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap

Last year as I was visiting colleges with my son, I noticed schools often had facilities to train students with a distinctly 20th century bent, but lacked the modern skills training students will need