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TechCrunch+ roundup: Due diligence roadmap, employment law basics, YC’s Michael Seibel

There’s no nice way to say this: when it comes to onboarding new employees, most early-stage startups are either inept or uninterested.

Localyze, a SaaS for staff relocation, gets $35M as it gears up for US launch

Hamburg-based Localyze is gearing up to launch in North America in the coming months — powered by a fresh raise of $35 million in Series B funding that’s being announced today, a little ov

Aero raises $65M for its semi-private airline

Aero Technologies, which describes itself as a “next-generation air travel company” which currently operates on a limited number of routes in the U.S. and Europe, today announced that it h

Career Karma conducts layoffs as tech jobs face a massive stress test

Learning navigation platform Career Karma has laid off 60 people across its United States and global teams, CEO and co-founder Ruben Harris confirmed to TechCrunch. While he did not share the percenta

Why Convoy’s Dan Lewis expects digital freight to go mainstream within the year

"I guess I'm glad that our plan was not to go public right now. I think it's a good thing for our business eventually to fully realize the potential of the company."

Steal this hot new summer look (it’s bacteria)

Bacterial secretions might dye your future wardrobe, and that’d be an improvement. That’s because textiles usually get their hues from toxic chemicals, and the resulting wastewater — laden w

Legl, a SaaS for law firm workflows, tops up with $18M

While valuations of public software-as-a-service businesses have been taking a hammering of late as investors cool on the sector amid a wider, post-pandemic tech stock sell-off, SaaS startups still ne

Need advice on navigating a tough startup market? Start here

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.

Amberdata raises $30M to chase the ‘unlimited opportunity’ of bringing traditional finance into web3

Amberdata, an institutionally focused digital asset data provider, has raised $30 million in its Series B, its CEO Shawn Douglass exclusively told TechCrunch. The company is now valued at $330 million

Mutiny, which personalizes website copy and headlines using AI, raises $50M

Advertising, particularly online advertising, isn’t a surefire way to bolster business. A report from ecommerce analytics platform Glew drives the point home: In 2015, 75% of retailers that spen

Tive, a startup developing supply chain visibility tools, raises $54M

Supply chain disruptions — triggered by factors including demand surges, high transportation costs and pandemic-related lockdowns — are expected to continue well into next year, experts pr

Vontive wants to be the Palantir of real estate investing

The U.S. residential real estate market has been booming because of the pandemic. Although the rise in home prices has shut many people out of the market, it’s been highly lucrative for those wh

Series B is the attention-seeking middle child of financing rounds

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week our comrade Mary Ann was off, so Natasha and A

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.

Perlego raises $50M to build out its vision of being the ‘Spotify for textbooks’

Spotify helped pave the way for a new model for consumers to listen to music: pay a monthly fee to stream whatever you want, with no need to own any physical or digital versions of it. Now, a startup

Secureframe secures $56M for a platform that automates an enterprise’s compliance with standards like HIPAA and SOC 2

Meeting compliance standards like HIPAA and SOC 2 can be a critical — and often mandatory — part of the matrix of boxes that need to be ticked when securing an organization, but it’s

GraphQL developer platform Hasura raises $100M Series C

Hasura, the company behind the popular open source Hasura GraphQL Engine that can turn virtually any database into a GraphQL API, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series C funding rou

Groundfloor steps up its real estate debt crowdfunding platform with fresh capital

Crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular way for companies to raise capital, and investors are taking notice. Groundfloor, the first real estate crowdfunding platform to gain regulatory approva

GWI raises $180M Series B at $850M valuation for its market research SaaS

GWI, a UK-based tech company — formerly GlobalWebIndex — that’s built up a SaaS business which disrupts traditional offline market research methods with a global network of data cont

Infermedica raises $30M to expand its AI-based medical guidance platform

Infermedica, a Poland-founded digital health company that offers AI-powered solutions for symptom analysis and patient triage, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The round was led by One Peak
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