Zilliz, the startup behind the Milvus open source vector database for AI apps, raises $60M, relocates to SF
In 2020, Chinese startup Zilliz — which builds cloud-native software to process data for AI applications and unstructured data analytics, and is the creator of Milvus, the popular open source ve
Dear Sophie: How long am I required to stay at my current job after I get my green card?
My employer sponsored me for an EB-2 green card, and my application has been approved. Can I transfer my green card to another employer in a different field and position or should I stick it out here?
Not gonna lie, this NGL lawsuit is kinda juicy
The anonymous Q&A app NGL climbed to the top of the App Store by tricking its users with questions it claims are sent in by their friends and by charging for useless hints about who supposedly wro
Notch will sell you insurance in case your Instagram gets hacked
Getting hacked sucks. It’s even worse if you’re a digital creator whose social media accounts literally pay your bills. When creators get hacked, it can mean that they aren’t able to
TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS success stats, leveraging ad tech chaos, 2022 layoff trends
I remember the dread I felt as a startup worker during downturns when I read about mass layoffs at tech firms that had previously been considered ascendant.
Dear Sophie: Will a doctor get a green card faster than an engineer?
I’m a software engineer, and I’ve been waiting for a green card number for three years. My wife is a doctor, so can she apply for a green card? Will she get a green card sooner given her professio
Ex-Amazon employee convicted over data breach of 100 million CapitalOne customers
Paige Thompson, a former Amazon employee accused of stealing the personal information of 100 million customers by breaching banking giant CapitalOne in 2019, has been found guilty by a Seattle jury on
Apple retail workers at the Grand Central store are trying to unionize
From Activision to Amazon, historic union elections are changing the way that Americans think about work. Now, Apple is the next tech giant to reckon with an employee-driven labor movement. Calling th
The 26 crypto startups that Y Combinator is backing in its W22 batch
Crypto was big at YC this batch. Y Combinator Demo Days returned yet again with another ballooning heap of startups. In the old days, a gaggle of TechCrunch reporters would go to the Demo Day in perso
Signadot promises developers faster feedback loops
Signadot, a startup that aims to simplify the development process for microservice-based applications by making it easier for developers to test their code, today announced that it has raised a $4 mil
Actual, which renders company ESG data in a SimCity-like platform, raises $5M seed
Trying to deal with the huge amount of data associated with how companies are going to transition to a “net zero” economy is an uphill task. The interface of numbers would tax even the gee
Nigeria’s AltSchool raises $1M pre-seed to build an alternative school for Africans
The demand for software engineers is expected to grow by 22% between 2020 and 2030, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This figure is larger than the 4% average for other c
Wordle founder Josh Wardle on going viral and what comes next
The internet loves an unlikely success story, and as we approached the new year, one came around the corner to delight us with a simple idea, and a short game to play it out: Wordle, where you guess a
Runway raises $2M seed, launches its ‘air traffic control’ system for mobile app releases
Runway, a startup that emerged from the challenges that faced Rent the Runway’s first iOS team, is now exiting beta and launching its service that simplifies the mobile app release cycle —
Daniel Ek puts €100M into defence startup Helsing.ai, to support democracies
Just over a year ago, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek pledged €1 billion ($1.2 billion) of his personal fortune toward funding deep tech “moonshot projects” spread across the next 10 years. In part
Netflix employees stage a trans solidarity walkout, pose list of demands
Netflix employees staged a walkout yesterday in response to the company’s handling of a Dave Chappelle special that premiered on October 5. At the same time, Los Angeles-based trans activist Ash
Twitch streamers respond after huge leak of creator payout data
Twitch confirmed yesterday that a massive cache of internal data, including creator payouts, was published online after a breach. The streaming platform said in a blog post that the leak was caused by
4 women in engineering discuss harassment, isolation and perseverence
Four women from engineering backgrounds described daily challenges and their strong determination to be the best engineers they can be -- without all the obstruction.
Meroxa raises $15M Series A for its real-time data platform
Meroxa, a startup that makes it easier for businesses to build the data pipelines to power both their analytics and operational workflows, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A fun
Formation raises $4M led by Andreessen Horowitz to train truly ‘exceptional’ software engineers
Sophie Zhou Novati worked as a senior engineer at Facebook and then Nextdoor, where she struggled to hire great engineers for her team. Frustrated, she decided to try training engineers to meet her te