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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 Capital Ventures…

Nightfall raises cash for its AI that detects sensitive data across apps

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.

The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance

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…

How I navigated my pregnancy as a Series A founder

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…

Proving that chatbots are alive and kicking, Quiq raises $25M

The once scrappy company is scrappy no more and poised to build new features around what it’s already done with Airflow.

Astronomer ready for its next mission after Datakin acquisition, $213M Series C

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 2021 by…

Astrix Security emerges from stealth to help organizations spot rogue third-party apps

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…

Extra Crunch roundup: Corp dev handbook, Chicago startups, Brazil’s e-commerce landscape

Any DevOps team can use Porter to manage applications in the cloud, delivering the full flexibility of Kubernetes through a Heroku-like experience.

Platform as a service startup Porter aims to become go-to for deploying, managing cloud-based apps

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…

Venrock’s Camille Samuels is joining us to judge Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2021

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…

Disease-related risk management is now a thing, and this young startup is at the forefront

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…

Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites

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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 nuclear fusion. The 20-year-old fusion energy technology developer TAE Technologies said its reactors could be operating at commercial scale by the…

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Claiming a landmark in fusion energy, TAE Technologies sees commercialization by 2030

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.…

NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs is now worth $2.6 billion thanks to half of Hollywood, the NBA and Michael Jordan

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…

What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the intensifying digital collectibles frenzy

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…

Venrock’s Bryan Roberts on the firm’s new $450 million fund, and where it’s shopping in 2021

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…

What’s next for space tech? 9 VCs look to the future

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…

9 top space tech VCs on the market’s opportunities and challenges

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…

Veteran healthcare VC Camille Samuels explains why trying to cure infectious disease is a lousy business

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…

Astranis raises $90 million for its next-gen satellite broadband internet service

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 potential…

$125 million for Inscripta may usher in the next wave of genetic engineering

Sensitive data leakage is one of the biggest negative side-effects of cloud-based apps and services. Today, a startup that has built an AI-based platform that can detect and take action…

Nightfall emerges from stealth with $20M for a cloud-native data loss prevention platform

San Francisco-based robotics startup Simbe just announced a $26 million Series A. The round was led by Venrock and features Future Shape, Valo Ventures and Activant Capital. The company is…

Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot

After much speculation and no small amount of controversy, Cloudflare, one of the companies that ensures that websites run smoothly on the internet, has filed for its initial public offering.…

Cloudflare files for initial public offering

Few debates in technology have been as intense over the past few years as the debate over privacy. As companies like Facebook and Google have swelled with all the minutia…

Andreessen Horowitz has led the $300 million Series B, with participation from Premji Invest and Uprising.

With $300M in new funding, Devoted Health launches its Medicare Advantage plan in Florida

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This time ’round we had Connie and Alex on hand with Brian Ascher,…

GitHub’s epic exit, Domo’s dicey math and Dataminr’s big raise

Healing America’s broken healthcare industry has been at the top of the priority list for almost every politician, entrepreneur and inventor for at least the past 40 years. Costs continue…

Video consultation service Doctor on Demand raised $74 million so everyone can see a doctor anytime

To: ceo@cybersecuritystartup.com Subject: Lessons from cybersecurity exits Dear F0und3r: What a month this has been for cybersecurity! One unicorn IPO and two nice acquisitions – Zscaler’s great debut on wall…

Lessons from cybersecurity exits

DJ Patil, the chief data scientist under President Barack Obama, has joined Venrock Capital as an adviser. Patil has long been a proponent of using data science and artificial intelligence to…

Obama’s former chief data scientist, DJ Patil, joins Venrock as an adviser

Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving on from the…

Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC