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When Alex Katz founded Two Chairs in 2017, he firmly believed that in-person therapy is the most effective for behavioral health. Two Chairs used technology — a proprietary matching algorithm…

Two Chairs raises $72M Series C in equity and debt to scale its therapist network

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You may need more than one pitch deck

Let’s talk through the differences and similarities between your pitch decks and take a closer look at what each deck needs to do in each context.

7:00 am PDT • July 18, 2022
You may need more than one pitch deck

Pan-African digital payments network MFS Africa has raised $100 million in equity and debt, additional funding that takes its Series C round to $200 million. African investment manager Admaius Capital…

MFS Africa raises additional equity and debt capital to take its Series C to $200M

Insilico Medicine, a Hong Kong-based company that has been using artificial intelligence to discover new drugs since 2014, has completed a fresh round of funding. It’s a sign that certain…

Hong Kong’s AI drug discovery firm Insilico closes $60M Series D

It continues to be a very rough week for e-commerce companies in Europe. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Getir — the $12 billion quick commerce upstart…

Getir, the $12B instant delivery startup, plans to axe 14% of staff globally and cut aggressive expansion plans

There’s been talk throughout the venture ecosystem of a funding slowdown, but AI-powered fintech platform Tifin seems to be a clear exception. The Boulder, Colorado-based startup, which aims to match…

Data-driven fintech Tifin valued at $842M in new $109M Series D round

Ben Franklin once famously said that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. But that doesn’t make dealing with either particularly natural and…

Taxfix, the Berlin-based mobile tax filing app, raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation

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

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

Digital fitness and wellness company FitOn has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by Delta-v Capital, the company announced on Tuesday. FitOn is also expanding its reach in wellness…

Fitness app FitOn raises $40M, acquires corporate wellness platform Peerfit

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African tech took center stage in 2021

Two years ago, the African tech ecosystem saw newfound attention from global players that translated to the continent’s best year of receiving venture capital. From varying sources, it is estimated up to $2 billion went into African tech startups in 2019. With high-profile visits from the most famous Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), a long-awaited first…

5:30 am PST • December 30, 2021
African tech took center stage in 2021

Signal AI, an artificial intelligence startup that trawls the vast sea of internet and other publicly available data to provide organizations with sentiment insights and other information to make better…

Signal AI, a ‘decision augmentation’ startup, raises $50M for a platform that extracts insights from the internet and other public content

ForwardX Robotics, a Beijing-headquartered company that makes autonomous mobile robots (AMR), said Tuesday it has closed the initial tranche of its Series C funding round as it looks to expand…

Warehouse robotics startup ForwardX raises $31M in first Series C close

OctoML, a Seattle-based startup that helps enterprises optimize and deploy their machine learning models, today announced that it has raised an $85 million Series C round led by Tiger Global…

OctoML raises $85M for it for its machine learning acceleration platform

Kiddom, a platform that offers a digital curriculum that fits the core standards required by states, announced today that it has raised a $35 million Series C round led by…

Kiddom grabs early revenue amid $35M Series C funding

Micromobility startup Voi has raised $45 million, funds it says will be used to research and develop technology that will improve safety, keep users from riding on sidewalks and ensure…

Micromobility startup Voi raises $45 million to end sidewalk riding, improve safety

Fetch Package, a last-mile package delivery company for apartment communities, has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding and closed on a $10 million venture debt facility.…

Austin-based Fetch Package secures $60M in equity & debt after tripling ARR in 2020

For edtech startups, it’s always been easier to go direct-to-consumer than it is to sell into school districts. The latter has stodgy and strict sales cycles, while the former has a…

Paper gets $100M worth of venture-backed paper for B2B edtech

SWORD Health, a virtual musculoskeletal care platform founded in 2015, announced today that it has raised an $85 million Series C funding round led by General Catalyst. Other participating investors…

SWORD Health closes on $85 million Series C for virtual MSK care

Immersive Labs, a platform which teaches cybersecurity skills to corporate employees by using real, up-to-date threat intelligence in a “gamified” way, has closed a $75 million Series C funding round…

Cybersecurity training platform Immersive Labs closes $75M Series C led by Insight Partners

Certain industries were hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than others, especially in its early days. Small businesses, including retailers and restaurants, were negatively impacted by lockdowns and the resulting…

SpotOn raises $125M in a16z-led Series D, triples valuation to $1.875B

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Outschool is the newest edtech unicorn

Outschool, a marketplace providing small-group, virtual after-school activities for children, has raised a $75 million Series C led by Coatue and Tiger Global Management. TechCrunch first learned of the round from sources familiar with the transaction; the company confirmed the deal to TechCrunch. The new funding values Outschool at $1.3 billion, around four times higher…

6:00 am PDT • April 14, 2021
Outschool is the newest edtech unicorn

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to people everywhere shopping more online, and Latin America is no exception. São Paulo-based Nuvemshop has developed an e-commerce platform that aims to allow SMBs…

Nuvemshop, LatAm’s answer to Shopify, raises $90M in Accel-led Series D

If you’re at all interested in wine, chances are you’ve turned to Vivino at least a few times for recommendations. The app and the company behind it have been helping…

Vivino raises $155 million for wine recommendation and marketplace app

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As Next Insurance makes its first acquisition, insurtech looks energetic

Expect to keep hearing about insurtech for quarters and quarters to come.

7:44 am PST • December 10, 2020
As Next Insurance makes its first acquisition, insurtech looks energetic

Cybersecurity insurance startup At-Bay has raised $34 million in its Series C round, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Qumra Capital, a new investor. Microsoft’s venture fund…

Cyber insurance startup At-Bay raises $34M Series C, adds M12 as a new investor

Cybersecurity firm Dragos has raised $110 million in its Series C, almost triple the amount that it raised two years ago in its last round. Dragos was founded in 2016…

Dragos raises $110M Series C as demand to secure industrial systems soars

Pure Storage, the public enterprise data storage company, today announced that it has acquired Portworx, a well-funded startup that provides a cloud-native storage and data-management platform based on Kubernetes, for…

Pure Storage acquires data service platform Portworx for $370M

The spreadsheet-centric database and no-code platform Airtable today announced that it has raised a $185 million Series D funding round, putting the company at a $2.585 billion post-money valuation. Thrive…

Airtable raises $185M and launches new low-code and automation features

San Francisco-based startup Particle was one of the rising stars in the Internet of Things space, raising more than $81 million to date on the promise of helping to manage…

Particle lays off 10% of staff and co-founder departs after ‘turbulent period’

This morning FloQast, an LA-area startup, announced that it closed a $40 million Series C led by Norwest Venture Partners. The company also told TechCrunch in an interview that it…

FloQast raises $40M Series C led by Norwest on record of strong ARR growth, ACV expansion