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The market for startup investment has changed. From the hottest year in startup VC history to a period of pessimism, how did we get here? This digest of TechCrunch coverage looks to answer that.

Enveil, a provider of encrypted, privacy-focused search and analytics tools, raises $25M

Collectively, as we mature as a digital society, many of us are getting more aware, and more wary, of how our profiles and information exist and are used (and misused) online. A similar theme has also

TechCrunch+ roundup: Immigration law Q&A, finding your problem, why a16z pitched Deel

This week, we're running several articles on entrepreneurship as TechCrunch staffers recap their conversations and panel discussions from our Early Stage event earlier this month. Stay tuned!

Raising a Series A in a market of mixed messages

For startups graduating past the seed stage and thinking about landing that coveted Series A, what’s the best way to navigate a market of mixed messages?

Why a16z pitched Deel to lead its Series A

Deel CEO Alex Bouaziz didn't have a pitch deck to share on TechCrunch Live. That's because Deel raised a total of $629 million without one.

Fintech NovoPayment raises first venture round in 15 years to expand its full-stack banking API platform

The digital transformation of banking and payments services is a red-hot trend that’s shown no signs of slowing down. Banking-as-a-service (BaaS) products like Synapse, Unit and Bond have helpe

BlueOcean raises $30M for its AI-based brand intelligence platform

The medium is the message more than ever these days, and brands are faced with a challenge — but also opportunity — to capture what consumers think about them and their products if they ca

New data shows how far VCs are pulling back on US Series A, B, and C valuations

The venture capital market is retreating somewhat from its aggressive 2021 pace, new data indicates.

Pareto thinks it shouldn’t be so hard to collect lead-generation data

Pareto’s team of data experts offer actionable insights on everything from TikTok influencers to qualifying B2B sales leads.

D’Amelio family launches VC fund 444 Capital to invest up to $25M in high-growth startups

The D’Amelio family, including TikTok stars and digital creators Charli D’Amelio and sister Dixie, are formalizing their investments in startups with the launch of a new VC fund, 444 Capit

London-based SteadyPay helps freelancers and gig workers stabilize their income

The “gig economy” gave rise to a set of startups focused on meeting the needs of freelance and self-employed workers, from labor marketplaces Upwork and Fiverr to client management tools l

Stax gets $2.2M for its app that lets Africans make transactions via automated USSD codes

Stax, a startup that allows Africans to buy airtime, send and request money, and transfer funds between accounts via automated USSD codes, has raised a $2.2 million seed extension round. U.S.-based VC

Leverage early investors when raising a Series A, says DeepScribe’s Akilesh Bapu

"When I walked out of the meeting, I went immediately to one of my partners, and was like, 'Finally, I found the company that is following the right approach," said Index Ventures' Nina Achadjian.

Flashfood raises $12.3M to scale its grocery app that helps tackle retail food waste

Toronto-based Flashfood, a mobile marketplace that provides customers with access to discounted food nearing its best-by date, has raised $12.3 million in Series A funding led by S2G Ventures. The app

EWA, which taps into popular media to teach languages, hits 51M downloads and 3.5M MAUs and raises its first outside funding

Online language learning continues to be a huge opportunity for startups, with the most engaging experiences meeting a surge of interest from consumers looking for more productivity out of the hours t

Dutch raises $20M to scale its telemedicine platform for pets

Virtual veterinarian care platform Dutch has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Forerunner Ventures and Eclipse Ventures. The San Francisco-based company’s latest round comes seven mo

ODAIA raises $13.8M for its AI-powered commercial insights platform for pharma companies

Toronto-based ODAIA, an AI-powered commercial insights platform for pharmaceutical companies, has raised $13.8 million in Series A funding led by Flint Capital. The platform combines data analysis, pr

Republic’s metaverse real estate arm spins off, rebrands as Everyrealm

Over $500 million worth of real estate was sold on the top four metaverse platforms in 2021, data shows. Traditional real estate companies are amongst the many investors flocking to stake their claim

PalmPay raised $100M Series A last August, claims to have 5 million users

Africa-focused payments startup PalmPay raised a $100 million Series A round last year. TechCrunch spotted this news in Partech Africa’s latest end-of-year report on venture capital investments in A

Could the Great Resignation force techies to get career agents?

The Great Resignation led tech workers to realize their power. Salaries are increasing, demand for talent is high and if you’re an engineer at Stripe, there are probably at least three investors who
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