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Frst, the Paris-based VC firm with no vowel in its name, is in the process of raising its second fund. The firm has already reached a first closing of €72…

French VC firm Frst reaches $80 million first close for its new seed fund

If you plan to launch a new startup in France, Denmark or Sweden, there is a new seed fund looking for your pitch.

Emblem is the latest European seed fund in new wave of VC funds
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Partech raises fourth seed fund

12:00 am PST • December 5, 2022

French VC firm Partech has closed another seed fund dedicated to early-stage tech startups — the fund is called Partech Entrepreneur IV. This time, Partech has raised €120 million. It represents…

Partech raises fourth seed fund

Minneapolis is quickly solidifying itself as one of the Midwest’s most important startup ecosystems. TechCrunch Live is thrilled to host a special (virtual) event in the Twin Cities. Next week,…

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Live’s special Minneapolis event!

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event focused on the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 7. I hope you can join us. We have an agenda packed…

Meet the judges for the Minneapolis TechCrunch Live pitch-off

TechCrunch is thrilled to be (virtually) headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event takes place on September 7 at 2:00 pm CDT/12:00 pm PDT. It’s free to attend, and it’s free…

Pitch your startup at TechCrunch Live’s Minneapolis event

Rents are going up in cities across the U.S., but the national homeownership rate has been steadily declining as prospective buyers grapple with low supply, weakening purchasing power and record-high…

You can’t afford a house, but you can probably afford Nada

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special event centered around Columbus, Ohio, and we’re looking for startups to compete for a spot in the Battlefield 200. The virtual event kicks off…

Columbus startups: Pitch at TechCrunch Live’s Columbus event!

TechCrunch Live is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, our crew is virtually heading to Columbus to explore the region’s growing startup ecosystem. We have…

Register now for TechCrunch Live’s event in Columbus, Ohio!

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Born in the pandemic, Moonfire’s first $60M seed fund will combine remote investing with Big Data

During the pandemic, we’ve seen the rise of “Zoom investing” — where VCs literally use remote video conference tools like Zoom and Google Meet to take pitches from entrepreneurs. Now a new European seed fund plans to leverage that emerging behavior and bake it into their model. Mattias Ljungman, the former co-founder of Atomico, formed…

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Born in the pandemic, Moonfire’s first $60M seed fund will combine remote investing with Big Data

Hermeus, a company seeking to build a Mach 5 aircraft that would be capable of making the trip from New York to London in just 90 minutes has raised a…

Supersonic aircraft startup Hermeus raises $16 million Series A

Courtney Caldwell and her husband Tye have been building the Dallas-based startup ShearShare, which provides a marketplace service connecting stylists with open seats at hair salons, since 2017. Since their…

Dallas’ ShearShare has a marketplace connecting stylists with available seats at salons and $2.3 million in funding

Compliance automation isn’t exactly the most exciting topic, but security audits are big business and companies that aim to get a SOC 2, ISO 207001 or FedRamp certification can often…

Strike Graph raises $3.9M to help automate security audits

The Midwest may not be known as the fashion capital of the world (or even the U.S.), but its place in the consumer retail firmament is secure through L Brands…

St. Louis-based Summersalt raises $17.3 million for its direct-to-consumer clothing line

When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid…

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

Catalyte, the Baltimore-based coding training and placement service, has launched a new software service designed to take its machine learning-based skills-assessment and training program to companies around the country. With…

Coding training and outsourcing service Catalyte launches a toolkit for corporate ‘up-skilling’

Revolution Ventures raises another $215 million to invest outside of the hotbeds.

With its third fund, Revolution Ventures stays true to its mission

Replica, the data-gathering tool created within Sidewalk Labs that maps the movement of people in cities, is now a company. The newly formed company, which is headed by Nick Bowden,…

Sidewalk Labs spins out urban data-gathering tool Replica into a company

Yesterday in San Francisco, AngelPad held its 10th Demo Day, a graduation of sorts for the enterprise startups admitted into and backed by the accelerator. The accelerator, run by husband…

Meet the newest AngelPad startups, and the tech they built to cure business headaches

After a long tenure at the helm of Y Combinator — during which a summer “bootcamp” for undergrads turned into a Silicon Valley institution, pioneering the “seed accelerator” model and…

Paul Graham Shares Lessons Learned From 630+ YC Startups, But Don’t Expect Him To Launch His Own

As has been written ad nauseam, we’ve seen a lot of activity in the wild and wacky world of cryptocurrency of late, thanks primarily to the tech industry’s new obsession…

30 Days In, Bitcoin Angel Group BitAngels Doubles Network To 120, Puts First $100K Into Seasteading Venture, Blueseed

Kickstart Seed Fund (not to be confused with crowdfunding giant Kickstarter), has raised $26 million for a second fund to invest in Utah-based startups, along with others in the “Mountain…

More Money For Utah & Other Mountain-Area Startups: Kickstart Raises $26M Second Fund, Invests In RackWare, Its First Non-Utah Company

Today, there seem to be more business accelerators than there are startups to fill their classes and cohorts. It seems that not a week goes by without the launch of…

Economic Impact Of Startup Accelerators: $1.6B+ Raised, 4,800+ Jobs Created, 2,000 Startups Funded

Following its acquisition by SAY Media, ReadWriteWeb’s COO Sean Ammirati is leaving the company to join Birchmere Ventures, an early-stage VC firm with investments in cleantech, medical, and technology startups. Ammirati…

ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati Departs, Will Lead New Seed Fund At Birchmere Ventures

A new seed fund called Resonant Venture Partners opened its office doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan today. Founded by Michael Godwin and Jason Townsend, Resonant aims to raise $10 million…