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WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App

WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today’s news it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses worldwide. Introduced into beta testing last November, th

Google updates its Firebase back-end-as-a-service to make app development faster

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced a number of updates to Firebase, Google’s popular back-end-as-a-service platform. The focus here is mostly on deeper integrations with the

Twilio launches Flex Conversations, a unified chat API for contact centers

Twilio today announced a new API for its Flex contact center service that combines the platform’s existing chat channels under a single umbrella to make it easier for developers to build contact

Your startup raised at 40x revenue. What’s it worth at, say, 6x?

What's your startup worth with a single-digit revenue multiple? For startups building software in the last few years, the question may sound unnecessarily harsh. It's not.

Aument wants to power your next marketing message

Aument is carving out a niche in marketing automation for e-commerce stores, raising $1.5 million in pre-seed funding just four months after being founded. CEO Emilio Di Marco met his co-founders, Ala

Voximplant’s service to build voice and video comms into apps comes out of beta

Companies that help businesses integrate voice and video communication into their apps and services have proliferated in recent years, with services such as Twilio and Diagflow, an NLP platform develo

Clickatell raises $91M to scale its chat commerce platform and US expansion

The global chat commerce’s total addressable market is worth an estimated $80 billion and is seen as the third big wave of digital commerce after e-commerce and app commerce markets. As the largest

Chaos engineering startup Gremlin gets a new CEO

Gremlin, the popular chaos engineering startup, today announced that it has brought on Josh Leslie, the former CEO of Cumulus Networks, which was acquired by Nvidia in 2020, as its CEO. Kolton Andrus,

RudderStack raises $56M for its customer data platform

RudderStack, a platform that focuses on helping businesses build their customer data platforms to improve their analytics and marketing efforts, today announced that it has raised a $56 million Series

Daily Crunch: 4 years after launch, fintech platform Esusu saddles unicorn with $130M Series B

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Peter Reinhardt leaves Twilio to run his carbon mitigation startup

Peter Reinhardt spent the last decade as CEO at Segment helping to build the customer data platform, selling it to Twilio for $3.2 billion along the way. Today, Reinhardt announced he was leaving Twil

Exotel raises $40M for its full-stack customer engagement platform

Exotel said on Tuesday it has raised $40 million in a financing round, just three months after securing $35 million in funding, as the Bangalore-based startup demonstrates growth for its full-stack cu

3 views: Pay attention to these startup theses in 2022

Natasha Mascarenhas, Alex Wilhelm and Anna Heim explain their perspectives on the startup models we can expect to see in 2022.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Less VC for SV, 2022 marketing predictions, GTM research strategies

The fact that the Bay Area's share of startup funding is shrinking shouldn't be cause for alarm — it's good news for the entire country.

Usage-based pricing is a company-wide effort

Usage-based pricing (UBP) has quickly gone from fringe to mainstream in SaaS. Converts to UBP are drawn to the promise of accelerated revenue growth and a more efficient land-and-expand business model

As corporate venture accelerates, Twilio jumps into the fray

Twilio is a company that works directly with developers, so having an in-house investment arm that helps these developers who are building companies on top of Twilio makes a lot of sense. Today the co

PubNub raises $65M to build and run data streams for messaging, presence and other real-time aspects of ‘virtual spaces’

Data streams with continual, real-time updates of information are a critical building block of how apps and sites function today, and now a startup that has built a platform to power those data stream

Why more SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based pricing

Has usage-based pricing gone mainstream? Out of nearly 600 SaaS companies surveyed, 45% said they are using this flexible pricing model, up from 34% in 2020.

WhatsApp brings its Business API to the cloud to speed adoption

WhatsApp will today begin beta testing a new, cloud-based version of its WhatsApp Business API, hosted on parent company Facebook’s infrastructure. With the shift to the cloud, the setup time fo

Twilio delves more deeply into marketing with new tool built on $3.2B Segment acquisition

When Twilio bought Segment last year for a hefty $3.2 billion, you knew it was going to put it to work. Today at the company’s Signal customer conference, it announced a new omni-channel marketi
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