Fintech app Portabl raises $2.5M to help consumers securely store financial data
It provides identity management and protection for financial services, banking and consumer apps.
Is earned wage access ushering in a new era of payroll management?
Earned wage access promises to be the shakeup that the payroll system has perhaps required for a while now.
Xeneta makes a splash with $80M on a $265M valuation to scale its crowdsourced sea and air freight analytics
The wheels of global commerce continue to turn, through wars, pandemics and economic downturns; and today a startup taking a new tech approach to improve the workings of one of the more antiquated asp
Rookout raises $16M Series B to scale its developer-first observability platform
Rookout, the Tel Aviv-based startup that describes itself as a “developer-first observability platform,” today announced that it has raised a $16 million Series B funding round led by Fort
These 5 investors are betting on helping you live longer and better
"Longevity tech is only getting started now and will infiltrate all aspects of our life in the next five to 10 years."
Guesty books $170M to double down on property management tools for Airbnb and other rental platforms
Platforms like Airbnb have boomed with more consumers (and business users) than ever before keen to stay in private properties when traveling or working away from their usual home base. That’s a
Announcing the first tranche of Startup Battlefield judges
The Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 is set to be our most epic yet. This year’s competitors, selected from our handpicked cohort, the Startup Battlefield 200, are some o
Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt
Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as COVID bit into the economy, tech products turned o
How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape
As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while reimagining what healthcare should include.
Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt
Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20 million ransomware attack; ransomware caused one of t
Boulevard books $70M to help beauty and wellness salons with their bookings
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to getting ahold of an appointment for your hair or another treatment…that’s a different story: The bespoke nature of a lot of t
Say hello to the kick-ass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022
TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event, Disrupt, back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20 shindig. Founders, investors, tech denizens, crypto
5 reasons why Ukraine’s fintech sector is growing despite war
Despite the hurdles of war, the Ukrainian fintech community is working to create better infrastructure and regulation for the country.
The dog days of Disrupt $1300 savings end tonight
File this post under the apt adage, “All good things must come to an end.” Tonight, the sun sets on early-bird pricing and your chance to save up to $1,300 on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt on Octob
24 hours left to save $1,300 on early-bird passes to Disrupt
We’re T-minus 24 hours until the TechCrunch Disrupt early bird flies south and takes up to $1,300 in savings with it. If you’re serious about realizing your startup dreams, you need to be kind to
Seedtag, the ex-Googler-founded, cookie-free, AI-based adtech startup, taps $250M+ in funding
As regulation, platform dynamics and consumer choice continue to eat into the adtech stalwart known as cookies, it’s leaving a gap in the market for advertising solutions that can work well with
What can Black VCs and founders expect in H2 2022?
There are billions of dollars to invest, so all that's needed is to put more of that capital to work in the businesses of minority founders.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Pricing strategy, technical due diligence, pitch deck appendix fever
Unlike soft drinks, startups are not a volume business, which means they must revisit their pricing models regularly.
DEUNA enters Latin America’s crowded one-click checkout sector flush with $37M
The company is targeting the region's challenges of customer acceptance, conversion and fraud with its "Commerce 3.0" payment infrastructure.
Despite crypto ban, China’s tech talent rides the global web3 wave
Despite China’s sweeping bans on cryptocurrencies, domestic web3 talent is quietly flourishing, with many venturing beyond the country’s border. From offering crypto derivative products to