Alloy Automation, Fiveable and Parthean founders discuss raising first dollars at TC Disrupt
When you’re building a startup and thinking about what it’s going to take to raise your first dollars in a slowing capital market, perspective can be very helpful. In this case perspective, like a
Airhouse closes $11M Series A to help DTC brands manage logistics
Airhouse, a startup in the e-commerce infrastructure market, announced this morning that it closed an $11 million Series A round of funding. The capital event was led by DNX Ventures, with participati
Riding an API to platform status
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Sendcloud nabs $177M led by SoftBank to double down on SaaS — shipping as a service
E-commerce has undoubtedly seen a huge boost in growth in the last year and a half of COVID-19 living, with people turning to the web and apps to shop for essentials and not-so-essentials to keep thei
The existential cost of decelerated growth
What happens to technology companies with slowing growth and a rising focus on profitability before they reach behemoth scale? How much does the market value hypergrowth?
Why are we still dating LinkedIn in 2021?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th
Shippo raises $45M more at $495M valuation as e-commerce booms
This morning Shippo, a software company that provides shipping-related services to e-commerce companies, announced a new $45 million investment. The new capital values the startup at $495 million. Tec
If we let the US Postal Service die, we’ll be killing small businesses with it
If we continue to view the USPS as simply a balance sheet and optimize for profitability in a vacuum, we ultimately stand to lose far more than we gain.
Shippo raises a $30M Series C after posting rapid 2019 growth
Early this afternoon Shippo, a shipping software and services company, announced that it has closed a $30 million Series C. The funding round roughly doubles the capital that the firm has raised to-da
No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that
Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the size of the
Spearhead will give $1M to 15 founders to invest freely
Applications to Spearhead's third cohort open this week.
A look at 42 women in tech who crushed it in 2017
What a challenging, exhilarating year it has been for women everywhere, starting from the women’s March on Washington to former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s eye-opening and now famous blog post to
Shippo quietly raised $20 million last spring
Shippo, the business shipping platform, says it has raised a $20 million Series B, under the radar last spring. It was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Union Square Ventures,
Lessons from Shippo’s Series A
Closing a Series A is notoriously hard — so much so that it has been coined the “Series A Crunch.” It’s estimated that only about 25 percent of startups that raise a seed round
Introducing Disrupt TV Live From Disrupt SF
We’re just a week away from TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015, and the TechCrunch video team has a packed schedule: broadcasting interviews, updates and all sorts of other great startup action live from th
Shippo Raises $2 Million To Provide A Shipping API For E-Commerce Businesses
A startup called Shippo wants to provide those online retailers with a lower-cost alternative to their existing shipping practices. It does this by hooking into existing e-commerce solutions like Shop