Onyx Private believes affluent professionals need their own bank, so it’s building one
The company provides private banking and investment services specifically tailored to high-earning Millennials and Gen Z.
Constrafor grabs $106M in equity, credit to finance construction subcontractors
Constrafor provides a platform for general contractors to organize subcontractors on each project and also a lending program so subcontractors don't have to wait months to get paid.
A.Team emerges from stealth with a gig marketplace for product specialists
The gig economy has, to use a well-worn word, disrupted industries from ride-hailing to quick-service restaurants. Contract work has its downsides, namely on the pay and benefits side of the equation.
Wagestream, a financial super app for waged workers, raises $175M, passes 1M users and doubles down on the U.S.
Front-line workers and those paid in hourly wages rather than salaries have become a prime target in the world of business IT, with a wave of apps helping them find jobs, do their jobs, communicate wi
Vontive wants to be the Palantir of real estate investing
The U.S. residential real estate market has been booming because of the pandemic. Although the rise in home prices has shut many people out of the market, it’s been highly lucrative for those wh
Jeffrey Katzenberg backs the $10M seed round for HUBUC’s embedded finance API
I recently wrote about the so-called “Embedded finance” trend, citing the example of Intergiro’s recent fundraising in the space. There’s now yet another example of this trend in the shape of
Stitch raises $21M for its API infrastructure and embedded finance platform
Open finance continues to be a significant theme in the world of fintech as businesses tap APIs to access customers’ financial accounts and provide a gamut of integrated and embedded financial servi
Toyota Ventures backs seed extension into Agtonomy, turning tractors into autonomous vehicles
Using a mobile phone app, a farmer can assign a job to one of the tractors, like mowing the field.
Kalendar AI wants its sales bots to win your next customers
Kalendar AI, a San Francisco-based startup that’s been building on top of GPT-3‘s language model — developing a SaaS for automating lead generation and sales outreach to make it easi
Credo AI launches backed by $5.5 million to help companies with ‘ethical AI’
There are many in the world of AI who worry about its implications. One of those people is Navrina Singh, a former product manager for Qualcomm, then Microsoft, who saw firsthand at Microsoft how a Tw
Meet Super.mx, the Mexico City-based insurtech that raised $7.2M from VCs and unicorn execs
Super.mx, an insurtech startup based in Mexico City, has raised $7.2 million in a Series A round led by ALLVP. Co-founded in 2019 by a trio of former insurance industry executives, Super.mx’s self-p
Hear top VCs Albert Wegner, Jenny Rooke, and Shilpi Kumar talk green bets at the Extreme Tech Challenge finals
This year, TechCrunch is proudly hosting the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals on July 22. The event is among the world’s largest purpose-driven startup competitions that are aiming to solve
Fleet software startup LocoNav raises $37 million to expand in developing markets
LocoNav, an India-based startup that is helping drivers and fleet owners in over two-dozen nations run their vehicles more efficiently and save money, said on Monday it has raised $37 million in a new
Brazil’s Divibank raises millions to become the Clearbanc of LatAm
Divibank, a financing platform offering LatAm businesses access to growth capital, has closed on a $3.6 million round of seed funding led by San Francisco-based Better Tomorrow Ventures (BTV). São Pa
Saltbox raises $10.6M to help booming e-commerce stores store their goods
E-commerce is booming, but among the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs of online businesses are finding a place to store the items they are selling and dealing with the logistics of operating. Tyle
With 1v1Me, anyone can gamble on their ability to crush an opponent in player vs. player games
Anthony Geranio has played video games for the past 13 years. The 26-year-old first-time founder of 1v1Me, a new company that lets anyone gamble on their ability to win in a player versus player game,
Minu, a Mexico City-based, pay-on-demand startup, lands a $14M Series A
Many of the startups raising capital in Mexico are focused on financial inclusion, aiming to level the playing field in a country that is largely unbanked and has a burgeoning middle class. One such c
Lang.ai snags $2M to remove technical burden of implementing AI for businesses
Lang.ai, which has developed a no-code platform for businesses, closed on a $2 million seed funding round. The company’s SaaS platform aims to allow business users to structure any free-text data wi
YC-backed BuildBuddy raises $3.15M to help developers build software more quickly
BuildBuddy, whose software helps developers compile and test code quickly using a blend of open-source technology and proprietary tools, announced a funding round today worth $3.15 million. The comp
Secureframe raises $4.5M to help businesses speed up their compliance audits
While certifications for security management practices like SOC 2 and ISO 27001 have been around for a while, the number of companies that now request that their software vendors go through (and pass)