Teamraderie, a B2B MasterClass-style platform for team building, raises $7M
The growing trends of hiring and running remote workforces, and more recently the major upheaval of restructuring across a number of industries, have redefined and disrupted the concept of teams at wo
Serena Williams will discuss her expanding focus on VC at TC Disrupt
Yes, you read that right. Serena Williams, widely recognized as the greatest of all time (GOAT) to ever step onto a tennis court — or any other playing field — will join us onstage at TC Disrupt o
What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Just as one company’s success shouldn’t cast a halo on its
Startup layoffs, the art of reinvention and a MasterClass in change
Changes within a particular startup can be used as benchmark questions for their larger market; in other words, we can use the micro to better understand the macro.
Startups keep laying off swaths of employees as the downturn continues
It’s nearly been two months since we started this accidental weekly column about layoffs happening within startups. Workforce reductions have impacted startup employees in every massive sector, from
DishDivvy serves up marketplace for on-demand, home-cooked food
Etsy was the inspiration for DishDivvy’s marketplace, which aims to reduce the additional overhead costs for its home cooks.
Learnerbly, a SaaS marketplace for L&D, secures $10M Series A led by Beringea
It was in 2017 that I covered the emergence and first funding of Learnerbly, a SaaS marketplace for professional development. Quite a lot has happened since then, not the least of which was the COVID-
Employers are consumer edtech’s next beta test
Entrepreneurs need to convince employers to turn to edtech for a solution more elusive than even education: motivation.
Duolingo boosts IPO price target in boon to edtech startups
Duolingo is now targeting a $95 to $100 per share IPO price range, up from $85 to $95 per share, or a gain of around 12% at the bottom and 5% at the top.
All Raise launches virtual bootcamp for women and nonbinary founders
More doesn’t necessarily mean better — and that’s a lesson for life and for tech. To focus on the latter, the startup ecosystem is experiencing a boggling influx of capital right now. Howeve
Renegade Partners rolls out its much-anticipated debut fund with $100 million
Renegade Partners — a Bay Area-based venture firm co-founded by veteran VCs Renata Quintini and Roseanne Wincek — is taking the wraps off a $100 million debut venture fund that’s bee
A new video platform offering classes about skilled trades begins to build momentum
Trade schools are nothing new, but a new startup called Copeland thinks it can build a big business by bringing education about plumbing, drywall, cabinetry and more to the masses through high-quality
Emile Learning bets it can make high school students study, not scroll
Edtech has realized it needs to build for the TikTok generation. It’s part of the reason we’re seeing a rise in supplemental, aspirational companies such as Outschool and MasterClass, which both l
The second shot is kicking in
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. First and foremost, Equity was nominated for a Webby for “Best Te
What the MasterClass effect means for edtech
MasterClass, which sells a subscription to celebrity-taught classes, sits on the cusp of entertainment and education. It offers virtual, yet aspirational learning: an online tennis class with Serena W
Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform
Four years ago, MasterClass, a platform that sells celebrity-taught classes, invited chess legend Garry Kasparov to teach a class. He said yes, but soon realized that creating a message that could sat
Creator economy’s slow burn
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Grace were all here to chat through the we
D2C furniture startup Tylko closes $26M Series C growth round led by Pitango and Evli
Polish startup Tylko, a modular furniture company that employs augmented reality as part of its sales cycle, has closed a €22 million ($26 million) investment Series C funding round, led by Israel-b
BeGreatTV to offer MasterClass-like courses taught by Black and brown innovators
BeGreatTV, an online education platform featuring Black and brown instructors, recently closed a $450K pre-seed round from Stand Together Ventures Lab, Arlan Hamilton, Tiffany Haddish and others. The