Nightfall raises cash for its AI that detects sensitive data across apps
Nightfall AI, a startup providing cloud data loss prevention services, today announced that it raised $40 million in Series B financing from investors including WestBridge Capital, Venrock, Bain Capit
The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance
Intel's choice to build a $20 billion chip fabrication facility in Columbus, Ohio, along with the passage of the CHIPS Act, could set the stage for a startup ecosystem boost.
How I navigated my pregnancy as a Series A founder
While the experience wildly varies from woman to woman, and there is no "correct" path to take, I want to share what worked for me while I was a pregnant founder and CEO.
Proving that chatbots are alive and kicking, Quiq raises $25M
Chatbots are alive and kicking. That’s the message from Quiq, an AI-powered conversational platform, which today revealed that it closed a $25 million Series C financing round led by Baird Capit
Astronomer ready for its next mission after Datakin acquisition, $213M Series C
The once scrappy company is scrappy no more and poised to build new features around what it's already done with Airflow.
Astrix Security emerges from stealth to help organizations spot rogue third-party apps
Astrix Security, an Israeli cybersecurity startup that provides access management for third-party app integrations, has emerged from stealth with $15 million in funding. The startup was co-founded in
Extra Crunch roundup: Corp dev handbook, Chicago startups, Brazil’s e-commerce landscape
If you're a founder who finds yourself in a meeting with a VC, try to remember two things — you're the smartest person in the room, and investors are looking for a reason to say "yes."
Platform as a service startup Porter aims to become go-to for deploying, managing cloud-based apps
Any DevOps team can use Porter to manage applications in the cloud, delivering the full flexibility of Kubernetes through a Heroku-like experience.
Venrock’s Camille Samuels is joining us to judge Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2021
The team at TechCrunch is preparing for another epic Startup Battlefield competition this year at Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23, and we’re assembling a superstar team of judges that will choos
Disease-related risk management is now a thing, and this young startup is at the forefront
Charity Dean has been in the national spotlight lately because she was among a group of doctors, scientists and tech entrepreneurs who sounded the pandemic alarm early last year and who are featured i
Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites
Space startup Astranis has raised a $250 million Series C round to provide it with a capital injection to help scale manufacturing of its unique MicroGEO satellites — geostationary communications sa
Claiming a landmark in fusion energy, TAE Technologies sees commercialization by 2030
In a small industrial park located nearly halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, one company is claiming to have hit a milestone in the development of a new technology for generating power from nu
NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs is now worth $2.6 billion thanks to half of Hollywood, the NBA and Michael Jordan
From the early success of Crypto Kitties to the explosive growth of NBA Top Shot, Dapper Labs has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency collectible craze known as NFTs. Now the company is reapin
What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the intensifying digital collectibles frenzy
Non-fungible tokens have been around for two years, but these NFTs, one-of-one digital items on the Ethereum and other blockchains, are suddenly becoming a more popular way to collect visual art prima
Venrock’s Bryan Roberts on the firm’s new $450 million fund, and where it’s shopping in 2021
Venrock, the 51-year-old firm that started as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family, has closed its ninth fund with $450 million, the same amount it raised for its last two funds. The outfit, with
What’s next for space tech? 9 VCs look to the future
Space is a special category of VC investment in the best of times — and the COVID-19 pandemic is not the best of times. Still, investors focused on and familiar with space see a lot of opportunity i
9 top space tech VCs on the market’s opportunities and challenges
Space is a relatively niche area of tech investing in the best of times, but COVID-19 has redrawn the landscape. What do investors who are active in this sector think about what’s changed, what
Veteran healthcare VC Camille Samuels explains why trying to cure infectious disease is a lousy business
Camille Samuels has spent the last five years as a partner with the healthcare venture firm Venrock and a dozen years before that with Versant Ventures, where she was a managing director. This self-de
Astranis raises $90 million for its next-gen satellite broadband internet service
YC-backed Astranis has raised $90 million of new combined debt and equity funding in a Series B round led Venrock, with a sizeable contribution by existing investor (and lead of their 2018 round) Andr
$125 million for Inscripta may usher in the next wave of genetic engineering
In these waning days of the second decade of the twenty-first century, technologists and investors are beginning to lay the foundations for new, truly transformational technologies that have the poten