a16z backs Rutter’s goal of being ‘Plaid for commerce’

Rutter is building a universal e-commerce API for reading and writing data so that tech customers can integrate with commerce platforms and access financial data points.

Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win

New Zealand has historically been capital-starved, but recent investments have increased access to early-stage VC funding. Now, certain industries are emerging as areas where New Zealand can win.

New Zealand’s startup ecosystem poised to grow more ‘tall poppies’

For a country with limited resources that relies on trade, developing thriving tech exports may not just be a good idea — it may be a necessity to survive.

Panoply raises $10M for its cloud data platform

Panoply, a platform that makes it easier for businesses to set up a data warehouse and analyze that data with standard SQL queries, today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in fund

Sleek lets companies incorporate and operate in Singapore — without the pain of paperwork

Singapore is keen to exert itself as an epicenter for startups and tech worldwide. But beyond the government-backed startup programs, which include grants, investment checks and more, a key point is s

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is coming to a new continent: Announcing Australia!

TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups poised to compete on a global stage. How? We are bringing TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield to Australia this year i

PayPal launches a small biz toolset, ‘Business in a Box,’ with WooCommerce & Xero

PayPal today launched a new service called Business in Box aimed at bringing more U.S. small business owners to its payments platform. The service offers merchants a suite of tools for running their o

Xero Raises $111M And Hires New U.S. Lead For Its Cloud-Based Accounting Business

New Zealand-founded accounting software firm Xero has raised a $110.8 million round of capital to grow its business in the North American market. Xero -- which provides online accounting software f

Cloud Accounting Startup Xero Expands Payroll Product In The US

New Zealand-based startup Xero has been working to make accounting easier for customers in the small and medium-sized business market. Today the company is announcing a new product that will extend it

Cloud Accounting Company Xero Adds A New Chairman, Director, And CEO Of North America

New Zealand-based cloud accounting software company Xero is looking to step up its game in the U.S., and to do so it's boosting its board and senior management ranks. That includes adding former Micro

Xero Zeros In On Another $150M To Do Battle With Intuit In The World Of Online SMB Accounting Software

Nearly a year after Peter Thiel, Matrix Partners and others <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/11/29/peter-thiel-and-existing-investors-put-another-49-million-in-accounting-software-company-xero/">p

SMB Inventory Management Startup TradeGecko Partners With Xero Accounting

Cloud-based inventory and sales management developer <a target="_blank" href="http://tradegecko.com/">TradeGecko</a> has announced that it is now integrated with online accounting system Xero. The Sin

Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Integrates With Quickbooks Killer Xero To Simplify Accounting

Stitch Labs is making it easier for vendors to keep track of their finances by integrating with cloud accounting software provider Xero. By doing so, clients will be able to seamlessly pull in sales d

Sage Software Sells Off $100M In “Non-Core CRM” Assets In Attempt To Reinvent Itself

<a target="_blank" href="http://na.sage.com/">Sage Software</a>, facing competition from a host of cloud providers, has sold off $100 million of its "non-CRM," assets to focus on its core ERP and acco

Google, HelloFax, Expensify And Others Want You To Go Paperless In 2013

The "paperless office" has been a fantasy of office managers since the advent of the personal computer. While you are probably printing less today than you did ten years ago, the U.S. Environmental Pr

Bill.com Opens The Data Behind The Business Transaction With A New Application Platform Powered By Open APIs

<a target="_blank" href="http://bill.com">Bill.com</a> is opening the data behind the business with a new application platform powered by open APIs for third party developers. The new platform allows

Peter Thiel And Existing Investors Put Another $49 Million In Accounting Software Company Xero

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, along with existing investors, has invested $49 million in Xero, the online accounting software for small businesses. It is Thiel's third investment in Xero. Earlier th

Peter Thiel Invests $3 Million In Xero To Support Its US Expansion

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/xero.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/paypal">PayPal</a> founder and early <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com

Outright's Simplified Online Bookkeeping Leaves Stealth Mode With $2 Million In Funding

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/outright.png" alt="" />There's no shortage of bookkeeping software applications for self-employed people and small businesses on the market