Agrotools farming for M&A with new $21M funding round
Brazil-based Agrotools analyzes over 1,300 layers of data from multiple sources to provide information on what is happening with agriculture suppliers and customers.
5 great reasons to attend TC Sessions: Climate next week
Honestly, there are a lot more than five great reasons, but you’re all busy, so we’re going to cut to the proverbial chase. And these five should be enough to make just about anyone eager to a
Atomic-backed Jumpcut uses data to advance diversity in film
Jumpcut founder Kartik Hosanagar is a professor at the Wharton School, but about 10 years ago, he spent his summer in an unlikely way: he wrote a screenplay. Set in India, his script garnered some int
The big question on every startup’s mind for 2021
My big question for 2021, and the one that is on every startup’s mind, is how will a cataclysmic event such as a global pandemic show up in post-pandemic innovation? I think we’re in the early
Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings
World events have so far not stopped the enthusiasm for tech investing, and really, where else are those dollars going to go?
WellSaid Labs research takes synthetic speech from seconds-long clips to hours
Millions of homes have voice-enabled devices, but when was the last time you heard a piece of synthesized speech longer than a handful of seconds? WellSaid Labs has pushed the field ahead with a voice
Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace
When companies need to find manufacturers to build custom parts, it’s not always an easy process, especially during a pandemic. Xometry, a seven-year-old startup based in Maryland, has built an
Players Ntwrk launches celebrity gaming channel backed by WME, Daylight and Stratton Sclavos
Emerging from the smoldering wreckage of Echo Fox and Vision Venture Partners, the investor Stratton Sclavos is rising again to launch a new esports-related venture — a gaming-focused digital ne
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How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups
The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread with no signs of abating. Over 100,000 cases have been confirmed. Some 4,000 deaths have been reported.
Away, #PelotonGate and predictions for 2020
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Kate and Alex and the ever-intrepid man behind the dials, Chris, too
It’s The Jons 2019!
Happy New Year! It’s been another wild and wacky ride of a year in the tech world: breakthroughs and disgraces, triumphs and catastrophes, cryptocurrencies and starships, the ongoing rise of uto
Mobility startup Damon Motors enters e-moto arena with EV debut
Vancouver-based mobility startup Damon Motorcycles has entered the EV arena with a preview of its first e-moto, the Hypersport Pro. The seed-stage company had previously focused on creating digital sa
‘Socially Inept,’ a comedy startup founded by Microsoft employees, roasts tech bros
'Socially Inept,' a new traveling comedy company, is making a business out of mocking techies.
What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where most of the West’s mainstream tech
Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.
Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the mar
Rapchat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams
The first thing to understand about media-sharing app Rapchat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his other co-founder, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created Rapchat, a service for maki