Investors’ SPAC push could revamp the private market money game

A new era of venture, or just another temporary weirdness caused by zero-cost money and an overabundance of bored cash?

African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30M backed by Jeff Bezos

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO

Microsoft is laying off ‘thousands’ of staff in a major global sales reorganization

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide in a move to reorganize its salesforce. A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would lay of

Digit adds $22.5 million Series B to its savings account

Fast moving fintech startup Digit closed a $22.5 million Series B today just a year after closing an $11.3 million Series A. Ribbit Capital led the round with support from all prior investors includi

Salesforce acquires MetaMind

MetaMind, a Palo Alto-based AI startup founded in July 2014, is being acquired by Salesforce. According to a new post published at the company’s website by CEO Richard Socher — a Stanfo

The Ribbit Rollercoaster: A Founder’s Story From Concept To $105M Exit

<em><strong> Editor's Note: </strong>This is a guest interview by Bernard Moon, co-founder & CEO of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vidquik.com/">Vidquik</a>, a web conferencing and sales s

Yap Transcribes Voicemails On Your iPhone For Free

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/yapmail.png"> Listening to voicemails is a huge waste of time. That's why apps that transcribe your voicemail to text are a godsend. The ne

fonYou to let operators fight back against Google Voice, Ribbit et al

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/fonyou.jpg" alt="" title="fonyou" width="158" height="77" class="shot" />[Spain] With the rise of consumer-facing cloud telephone services, s

Ribbit Mobile Gets An iPhone App By Sticking To Voicemail

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/RibbitiPhone-137x199.jpg" width="137" height="199" /> Ever since <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2009/11/04/say-goodbye-to-voicemail-hello-to

Knx.To Is Your Social Graph And Address Book Rolled Into One

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/knx.to.jpg" width="202" height="74" /> <a href="http://www.angstro.com/">Angstro,</a> a 2008 <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/09/08/tec

Say Goodbye to Voicemail, Hello To Ribbit Mobile (500 Invites)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/Ribbitmobilebeta-215x85.png" width="215" height="85" /> First, there was <a href="https://www.google.com/voice">Google Voice</a>. And all wa

Voicetag Brings Voicemail To Facebook

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/voicetag-logo.png" /> For those of you who don't think <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/07/05/think-before-you-voicemail/">voicemail is

Gizmo Finally Introduces A Browser-Based Phone And Ringing Links

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/gizmo-flash.png" /> Skype competitor Gizmo is rolling out a Flash version of its SIP phone client. <a href="https://www.gizmocall.com/">Gizm

BT Acquires Ribbit For $105 Million

BT announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley based Ribbit for $105 million in cash. On July 9 we reported that Ribbit executives were telling friends the deal was done while simultaneously denying

BT Has Acquired Ribbit For $55 Million To Build GrandCentral Competitor, Say Ribbit Execs To Friends

This is a strange story. Rumors circulated today that Silicon Valley based startup Ribbit was acquired by British Telecom, and VentureBeat ran with the story. The company later denied the rumors, but

BroadSoft Going Up Against Ribbit with VoIP Platform for Web Apps

Tomorrow BroadSoft, a VoIP software provider for telecom companies that’s been around since 1998, will officially announce a platform for integrating voice into web applications. The company&#82

Ribbit Readies An Amphibian Attack On Voice Apps

Ribbit, the startup that is building a platform for Voice 2.0 apps, is creating a Web-based phone service for consumers codenamed “Amphibian.” The point of Amphibian is both to demonstrate

Ribbit wants to introduce telephony to Facebook, other software apps

How badly do you want to be able to call your friends directly from your Facebook profile, without actually picking up your phone? A new technology company by the name of Ribbit Corp. hopes your answe

Ribbit Pulls Back the Covers On Its Voice 2.0 Master Plan (And Raises $10 Million B Round)

In case it isn’t abundantly clear by now, voice is just another application—bits that can be co-mingled with other data in unexpected ways. Ribbit, a startup that officially launches today and

A Lot More Flash (And AIR) Phones Coming Soon From Ribbit

Earlier this morning, I posted about TringMe and the coming flood of Flash-based Web phones. I forgot to mention Ribbit, which is about to publicly unleash an entire development platform for building