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Birth control delivery startup Nurx now offers an at-home HPV testing kit

Kleiner Perkins-backed Nurx provides birth control, emergency contraception, the HIV prevention medication PrEP and an at-home HPV testing kit.

Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

The German startup has raised its first round of venture backing from FitLab, Causeway Media Partners and JAZZ Venture Partners.

Let’s meet in Poland this month

I’ll be heading back to Europe in December to run a pitch-off in Wroclaw, Poland. It’s a bit out of the way, but well worth a visit if only for the sausages. The event, called In-Ference,

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018 is… Legacy

Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech

Growing pains at venture-backed Moogsoft lead to layoffs

Moogsoft has laid off 30 employees and completed two C-suite hires. Its new COO Amer Deeba recently resigned from Qualys following SEC charges of insider trading.

Calling all hackers! Join us for TechCrunch China’s Shenzhen Hackathon on Nov 17

Attention coders, designers and all other builders: the TechCrunch China Hackathon is returning to Shenzhen, the city known as the hardware capital of the world, this month and we want you to take p

TechCrunch returns to Shenzhen for our latest China event from November 19-20

We’re excited to announce our return to Shenzhen, which will host our next event in China later this month. Once again organized with our longtime local partner TechNode, the two-day event will

Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service over We

Tink Labs, which gives free-to-use smartphones to hotel guests, is raising $300M

Tink Labs, a Hong Kong startup that develops smartphones that hotels provide to their guests for free, is raising a new round of up to $300 million to further its international footprint, TechCrunch h

Investors say HeadSpin, valued at $500M, is ‘one of the fastest-scaling software companies’ ever

HeadSpin has raised $20 million from GV, ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures and more.

Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa

Naspers announced a $100 million Naspers Foundry fund to support South African tech startups. This is part of a $300 million (1.4 billion rand) commitment by the South African media and investment co

Quizlet hits 50M monthly users

Following a $20 million round earlier this year, Quizlet is seeing solid growth in revenue and MAUs.

Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives

Lyft, the transportation on demand company that is heading to a $15 billion IPO in 2019, is racing ahead with its autonomous vehicle plans. TechCrunch has learned that it is acquiring the London-base

YC grad Oh My Green gets $20M seed investment

Oh My Green has raised $20 million from Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures and others to bring healthier foods to offices around the U.S.

KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets

KZen, a company run by former TC editor Ouriel Ohayon, has raised $4 million in seed to build a “better wallet,” obviously the elusive Holy Grail in the crypto world. Benson Oak Ventures,

Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA

Today in lovely Beirut, Lebanon TechCrunch held its first Startup Battlefield in the country. Over 700 people watched the show on site, which featured speakers from throughout the Middle East and 15 s

We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda

We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA here in Beirut, where 15 startups will be taking the stage, along with speakers from Facebook (our partner on the event through its FB Start program), Inst

Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO

Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. That puts it in line with packages for the Bloomberg and the The Wa

It looks like Coinbase is preparing to add a lot more cryptocurrencies

Coinbase aspires to be the New York Stock Exchange of crypto, and it is taking a small — but not insignificant – step to offering a lot more cryptocurrencies after it revamped the process

Hear from investors at General Catalyst, FirstMark and Shasta at TC Sessions: AR/VR

The worlds of augmented reality and VR theoretically represent a boundless expanse for startups looking to create a new digital future. Realizing that future is the tough part, and doing so while Goog
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