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Brex is acting more and more like a venture capitalist over time

Brex has been steadily increasing its partnerships with startup aggregators over time, such as Y Combinator and AngelList. Today, as per its latest announcement, it inked a new deal with Techstars. Br

6 reasons why you shouldn’t join an accelerator

The best badge of honor is creating a great startup, solving an important problem, having delighted customers, making revenue and scaling.

Techstars unveils sustainability-focused acceleration program in Paris

Techstars, a network of startup accelerators and an investment company, is launching a new accelerator in Paris called Techstars Sustainability Paris. This isn’t the first time that Techstars is run

Why this Californian founder moved to Minneapolis to build a B2B fintech

Minneapolis-based Branch was founded in 2015, and it’s now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Midwest. Its founder, Atif Siddiqi, is a Southern California transplant who first relocated to

Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Groups of people seeking to invest together have been turning to the crypto-native DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) structure for a collective decision-making framework. While an investment

These 5 investors are betting on helping you live longer and better

"Longevity tech is only getting started now and will infiltrate all aspects of our life in the next five to 10 years."

Announcing the first tranche of Startup Battlefield judges

The Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 is set to be our most epic yet. This year’s competitors, selected from our handpicked cohort, the Startup Battlefield 200, are some o

Say hello to the kick-ass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022

TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event, Disrupt, back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20 shindig. Founders, investors, tech denizens, crypto

24 hours left to save $1,300 on early-bird passes to Disrupt

We’re T-minus 24 hours until the TechCrunch Disrupt early bird flies south and takes up to $1,300 in savings with it. If you’re serious about realizing your startup dreams, you need to be kind to

Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet outlines the accelerator’s newest program in Africa

In April, startup accelerator Techstars, in partnership with ARM Labs, a Lagos-based innovation program focusing on fintech startups, announced the launch of ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator Prog

Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

Audience Choice: Vote for the roundtable sessions you want to see most at Disrupt

Ever hear a great idea that’s so obvious — like wheels on luggage, for example — that you can’t help but wonder why someone didn’t think of it sooner? Welcome to Audience Choice at TechCrunc

Startups are on track to acquire more VC-backed companies than ever in 2022. Here’s why

Startups acquiring other VC-backed companies is nothing new. But up until the last few years, these transactions were mainly large and infrequent. Now, they are getting smaller and more frequent.

Dear Sophie: How do we qualify for each of the O-1A criteria?

Our startup will be sponsoring my co-founders and me for O-1A visas. How do we qualify for each of the O-1A criteria?

Afore’s fresh $150 million fund includes a plan to standardize the pre-seed world

Venture firm Afore Capital first splashed on the scene with the aim to institutionalize that angels, friends and family round. Now, after investing in over 80 companies over five years, the eight-pers

Techstars debuts new fund for companies too early for its own accelerator

Techstars, a startup accelerator born in Boulder, Colorado, has always been comfortable carving out niches. Unlike perhaps its closest competitor, Y Combinator, Techstars has gone the divide and conqu

New bank, who dis? Lifestyle-focused neobank Cogni pivots to web3

Digital banking startup Cogni is joining the ranks of companies hopping on the crypto bandwagon. The mobile-based platform, founded in 2018 out of Barclays’ accelerator program (which is operate

Circa wants to make first-of-the-month rent payments obsolete

Renters can choose their payment method, split up payments and schedule the payments, all while having flexibility should income become a problem.

As Russians head for the exits, Immigram platform launches to scale professional migration

The number of applications for international visas in the U.K. and elsewhere, in order to leave Russia, has exploded following the latter’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s estimated that since Febru

Flutterwave backs UK fintech Dapio in $3.4M round for its contactless payments play

Dapio, the U.K.-based cashless payment solutions provider for businesses, today announced that it has raised $3.4 million to fuel the launch of its ‘Tap to Pay’ solution for Android users in the U
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