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Former Palantir engineers raise $20M to simplify web3 tooling

Shield AI raises $165M at a $2.3B valuation to fuel development of its military autonomous flying systems

Technology built with defense in mind is getting some significant and serious traction at the moment, spurred by world events, advances in technology and a growing appetite from end users to invest in

The age of the centaur: $100M ARR is the new cloud valuation milestone

As the public cloud market pulls back, VCs and founders alike must prioritize recurring revenue over sky high valuations that are often as mythical as the unicorns they’re named after.

Vontive wants to be the Palantir of real estate investing

The U.S. residential real estate market has been booming because of the pandemic. Although the rise in home prices has shut many people out of the market, it’s been highly lucrative for those wh

Daily Crunch: ‘Strategic finance platform’ Mosaic raises $25M Series B

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

The 26 crypto startups that Y Combinator is backing in its W22 batch

Crypto was big at YC this batch. Y Combinator Demo Days returned yet again with another ballooning heap of startups. In the old days, a gaggle of TechCrunch reporters would go to the Demo Day in perso

If crypto companies are going to spend this much money, can we at least get an 11th F1 team?

It's time for a bold blockchain company to succeed where so many others have failed: building a new F1 team. Admit it, it's brilliant.

USAID should let for-profit companies help it build a better world

If USAID's NPI expands to work with tech companies, they can provide USAID with existing tools and solutions. Opening up NPI to for-profit businesses is the first step in doing so.

137 Ventures, which provides loans to private company shareholders, just raised a new fund

137 Ventures, a 10-year-old, San Francisco-based firm that offers loans to founders, executives, early employees and other large shareholders of private, high-growth tech companies in exchange for the

UK class action-style suit filed over DeepMind NHS health data scandal

A U.K. law firm is bringing a class-action style claim over a patient health data scandal that dates back to 2015 and involves the Google-owned AI company DeepMind, after it was quietly passed medical

The responsibilities of AI-first investors

How do investors ensure that the startups in which they invest responsibly apply AI?

Solar-powered aircraft developer Skydweller Aero adds $8M to Series A, partners with Palantir

Airplanes and drones today, regardless of size or fuel type, all face the same limitation: eventually they have to land. Skydweller Aero, the U.S.-Spanish aerospace startup, wants to break free from t

Monad emerges from stealth with $17M to solve the cybersecurity big data problem

Cloud security startup Monad, which offers a platform for extracting and connecting data from various security tools, has launched from stealth with $17 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventur

Austin-based iFly.vc closes $46M second fund from legendary tech founders

To compete with the myriad venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, iFly.vc has a unique vantage point. Its founder Han Shen has straddled the United States and China for several decades. He was the f

Connected vehicle data startup Wejo partners with Microsoft, Palantir, Sompo

Connected vehicle data startup Wejo has announced partnerships with Microsoft, Palantir and Sompo Holdings to improve its ability to collect, store and analyze data from millions of connected vehicles

GM, Palantir-backed Wejo to go public via SPAC

Wejo, the connected vehicle data startup backed by GM and Palantir, plans to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Virtuoso Acquisition Corp. The agreement, announced in

Equity Monday: Dogecoin is passé, but student notes are big business

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

Brazil’s Loft adds $100M to its accounts, $700M to its valuation in a single month

Nearly exactly one month ago, digital real estate platform Loft announced it had closed on $425 million in Series D funding led by New York-based D1 Capital Partners. The round included participation

Saltbox raises $10.6M to help booming e-commerce stores store their goods

E-commerce is booming, but among the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs of online businesses are finding a place to store the items they are selling and dealing with the logistics of operating. Tyle

Stay gold, ‘Plaid for X’ startups

A failed acquisition usually triggers the same series of questions: What does this mean for early-stage startups in the sector? Will a chilling effect occur and hurt valuations? Will VCs stop funding
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