Which open source startups rocketed in 2022?
A report shines a light on the world of open source startups, including which ones are growing and which are raising cash.
Slovenia’s Bunny.net raises a $6M round to offer a ‘developer-friendly’ CDN
It might be a little early to say “look out Cloudflare!”, especially given its $20 billion valuation, but a Slovenian startup thinks the web security giant has missed a trick in the market
Runa Capital kicks off new fund as it joins the VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ by moving to Luxembourg
TechCrunch understands Runa Capital, which launched in 2010, has raised $55 million toward its fourth fund, aiming for a target of $250 million. The company is declinging to comment. However, after 12
OpenReplay raises $4.7M for its open source tool to find the bugs in sites
When users on websites and apps find they have problems, developers have various tools to record what they are doing in order to find out what went wrong. But these can involve cumbersome methods like
AnyRoad helps brands measure customer experiences
Brands don’t often know everyone who is attending their big events, which leads to limited return on investment and actionable insights. AnyRoad provides that insight.
Jeffrey Katzenberg backs the $10M seed round for HUBUC’s embedded finance API
I recently wrote about the so-called “Embedded finance” trend, citing the example of Intergiro’s recent fundraising in the space. There’s now yet another example of this trend in the shape of
Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?
Despite all the buzz, quantum investments are still not mainstream: there were about 90 quantum investments in 2021.
Cube RM raises $8M round, led by Runa, to create global government tenders platform
There are millions of tenders and public sector contracts published every year by governments globally. The value of all this is estimated to be about $5 billion, and is expected to reach $9 billion b
Tiger Global leads $3M round in Zambia’s Union54 for its card-issuing API
Union54, the first Zambian startup backed by Y Combinator, has gotten another major venture capital firm on its term sheet: Tiger Global. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the VC juggernaut led
OfficeRnD, a SaaS for managing hybrid workplaces, grabs $10M
The decentralized reality of office work after the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive plenty of startup activity. To wit: OfficeRnD, which makes workplace management software that’s increasing
Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major upswing in virtual learning — where some schools have gone (and stayed) remote, and others have incorporated significantly stronger online components in
Study finds most big open-source startups outside Bay Area, many European, and avoiding VC
Over 90% of the fastest-growing open-source companies in 2020 were founded outside the San Francisco Bay Area, and 12 out of the top 20 originate in Europe, according to a new study. The “ROSS Index
Undermyfork scores $400K seed for its diabetes tracking app and US launch
Undermyfork, a diabetes tracking app designed to help people with the disease improve “time-in-range” and better manage their condition, has raised $400,000 in seed funding. Investment comes from
Spectrm raises $3M Series A from Runa Capital for its conversational marketing platform
In the “Age of Corona” — as some like to call it, the roboticization of industry and business has been super-charged by the pandemic. So while companies using messaging platforms to
Emteria, maker of industrial version of Android, raises cash from HTG and Runa Capital
Emteria is a startup that emerged out of the limitations of the official Android Open Source Project. AOSP just isn’t good enough to be used in industrial applications, which means if industry wants
Runa Capital closes Fund III at $157M, with an added focus on quantum computing
VC fund Runa Capital was launched with $135 million in 2010, and is perhaps best known for its investment into NGINX, which powers many web sites today. In more recent years it has participated or led
Reelgood raises $6.75 million for its universal streaming guide
Streaming aggregator Reelgood capitalized on the overabundance of streaming services available today by offering consumers a universal dashboard where you can track what you’re watching and disc
Uploadcare raises $1.7M for its CDN platform
Uploadcare, a startup that aims to make using CDN platforms cheaper and easier for businesses, today announced that it has raised a $1.7 million seed round led by Runa Capital and Vendep Capital, with
Runa Capital closes $70M for its third fund aimed at early-stage ‘deep tech’
Runa Capital, an international VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, has now closed $70 million for its third fund aimed at backing early-stage startups in so-called “deep tech.” There
Are women better gamers than men? This startup’s AI-driven research says yes
Last year the Gosu.ai startup, which has developed an AI assistant to help gamers play smarter and improve their skills, raised $1.9 million. Using machine learning, it analyzes matches and makes pers