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Timescale is leading the next wave of NYC database tech

Data is the lifeblood of the modern corporation, yet acquiring, storing, processing, and analyzing it remains a remarkably challenging and expensive project. Every time data infrastructure finally cat

Lessons from cybersecurity exits

Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Lessons from cybersecurity exits I

IfOnly, a marketplace for experiences, has new funding — and a new CEO

IfOnly, a San Francisco-based online marketplace that offers more than 3,000 unique experiences to its adventuresome users, has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by MasterCard, which was join

A tale of two startups with ‘superstore’ ambitions: Robinhood and Cadre

The buzzy startups Robinhood and Cadre are known for different things. Yet both have developed similar ambitions to become financial "superstores," using the Amazon playbook of starting in one place,

Meet ‘Genies,’ the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

"We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete," says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world's top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of Nigam's and Genies' brash style.

Matroid picks up $10M Series A to automate video stream monitoring

As computer vision and object recognition technology continue to mature, we’re edging closer to automating away the exceedingly boring task of monitoring closed circuit TV cameras. Matroid is on

Framebridge adds $17M in funding as it takes custom framing mainstream

We throw around the word disruptor a lot in the startup world, especially at TechCrunch. But Framebridge, a custom framing startup launched in 2014, is actually worthy of that title. And today Frameb

Baby food delivery service Yumi launches with $4.1 million in seed funding

Yumi, the Los Angeles-based baby food delivery service co-created by former TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal reporter Evelyn Rusli and Angela Sutherland is finally open for business, with $4.1 mill

Tulip, the app platform for manufacturers, picks up $13 million from NEA

While shop floors at large OEMs are embracing the beginning of the robotics and automation eras, the actual humans working in these shops have been mostly forgotten by technology. But Tulip, a softwar

Blispay raises $12 million to help retail customers avoid payments for 6 months

If you’re looking to buy something, but don’t want to pay for it yet, Blispay thinks it has the solution for you. The startup works with small and mid-sized businesses to help retail custo

Heap raises $27M to ‘make data useful for everyone’

Heap, a startup that promises a uniquely comprehensive approach to analytics, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO Matin Movassate told me Heap’s vision is to “ma

Nigeria’s Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa’s used autos markets

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

ClearMotion lands $100M to swap software for car shocks and boost self-driving UX

ClearMotion, a company that’s building an alternative chassis for vehicle makers that replaces traditional physical shock absorbers with digital, software-driven adaptive actuators, has readied

Harry Weller, a “Midas List” VC and the head of NEA’s East Coast practice, has passed away

Harry Weller, who has long led the East Coast venture practice of New Enterprise Associates from Washington, D.C., passed away unexpectedly last night. He was 46. Weller had joined the firm in 2002, n

Analytics company Heap raises $11M

Heap announced today that it has raised $11 million in Series A funding. We’ve written about the company’s “capture everything” approach to analytics before — it aims to coll

Forter raises $32M Series C, continues battle against online fraud

Fraud prevention company Forter today announced a $32m series C funding led by Scale Venture Partners and with follow-on funding from Sequoia and NEA. The company uses its Decision as a Service algori

Framebridge raises $9M in the pursuit of frame and glory

Online custom framing company Framebridge is continuing to take its market square on and is expanding growth with an additional round of investment announced today. NEA and Revolution are back for a t

Mobile Payments Startup Payleven Raises Another $10M

The days of Square clones popping up, everywhere you looked and capitalizing on Square’s conservative approach to global expansion, are long gone. But those startups are not. And today, one o

ThirdLove Raises $8M To Take On The Lingerie World With A Phone-Based Fitting App

Of the many categories of products that are hard to buy online, one of the most challenging is underwear — and specifically bras. Even at the best of times — when you are physically in a

Fugue Raises $20M Series C Round For Its Cloud Operating System

Fugue (the company previously known as Luminal), today announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series C funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) . The Frederick, MD- and Washington,
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