Anomalo’s machine learning approach to data quality is growing like gangbusters

When Anomalo’s co-founders left Instacart in 2018, they thought they could put machine learning to work to solve data-quality problems inherent in large datasets. Five years later, the company’s i

There’s an AI ‘brain drain’ in academia

Data from various surveys show that there's an exodus in academia where it concerns top AI talent — and where they end up.

Data transformation startup Prophecy lands $35M investment

Prophecy, a low-code development platform for companies to transform their data, today announced that it raised $35 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners and SignalFire, with par

Open source Datadog rival SigNoz lands on the cloud with $6.5M investment

Every company is now a software company, as the cliché goes, which means every company needs to understand what’s going on inside their apps and infrastructure. Even the slightest lag can be th

Moxie raises $15.7M to make opening med spas easier

Treatments like botox are becoming more ubiquitous, spurring growth in the number of medspas, or centers that offer botox, IV hydration and laser treatments from certified providers like registered nu

Karat, a startup building financial tools for content creators, raises $70M

Despite earning six-to-seven-figure-a-year incomes, many content creators are denied the capital they need to expand their businesses. The reasons vary, but most are relatively young and have limited

The outside advantage that your investor may be interested in

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a duo, thin

Register now to attend today’s filming of TechCrunch Live with ClassDojo and SignalFire

Register for this TechCrunch Live right here. The show broadcasts live today, Wednesday, April 26 at 12 p.m. PDT. Sam Chaudhary takes his time. The founder of ClassDojo, an edtech consumer app that fo

Hear ClassDojo and SignalFire unpack edtech’s opportunity ahead on TechCrunch Live

Sam Chaudhary takes his time. The founder of ClassDojo, an edtech consumer app that focuses on student classrooms, spent eight years building the company before introducing a formal revenue model. All

Strivacity, which helps companies build secure login flows, nabs $20M

Identity and access security issues are increasingly top of mind for companies. According to a recent Verizon survey, 61% of all breaches now involve credentials — whether they be stolen via soc

SignalFire’s founder says his VC firm lost staffers who ‘thought we were too cheap’ in prior years

For most founders, being seen by employees as cheap isn’t exactly a badge of honor, but venture investor Chris Farmer doesn’t mind. While Farmer’s 10-year-old, seed-stage venture fir

Motion wants to automate task planning using AI

Motion, a startup automating task planning with AI, today announced that it raised $13 million in a Series A round led by SignalFire, with participation from 468 Capital and notable angels, including

Dig scoops up $34M to tackle the fragmented world of cloud data security

In 2022, the amount of corporate data stored in the cloud (versus on-premise servers) reached 60%, a signal of how the world of enterprise IT is evolving. But lest you think that cloud=modern=more eff

ZineOne raises cash to help e-commerce companies predict customer behavior

In-session marketing, a form of inbound marketing that attempts to analyze and influence web and app users’ purchasing decisions, is often challenging to implement. With so much competing for co

OneSignal lands $50M to automatically optimize SMS, in-app and email campaigns

OneSignal, a platform that powers notifications for mobile apps and more, today announced that it raised $50 million in a Series C round led by BAM Elevate with participation from SignalFire and other

Ex-Chime engineers raise $4M for B2B payments infrastructure startup Streamlined

While working as the head of treasury at Braintree, Boris de Souza once discovered a $90 million payment that went “missing” for over two weeks because of poor payments infrastructure. “

Enso emerges from stealth to help enterprises make sense of their data

One of the biggest challenges enterprises face is processing all the data that they gather, and — by extension — deriving insights from that data. According to a 2018 Gartner report, 87% o

MrBeast’s ‘Real Life Squid Game’ and the price of viral stunts

First, everyone was talking about “Squid Game,” the Korean psychological thriller that became Netflix’s biggest series launch ever, with 142 million viewers. Now, everyone’s ta

Grow Therapy plants $15M into helping therapists start their own practices

The behavioral health startup helps therapists launch their own private practices that are covered by insurance.

Explosion snags $6M on $120M valuation to expand machine learning platform

Explosion, a company that has combined an open source machine learning library with a set of commercial developer tools, announced a $6 million Series A today on a $120 million valuation. The round wa
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