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Almond launches full-service OB-GYN care to rebuild patient experience

Almond is aiming to modernize obstetrical-gynecological (OB-GYN) care for birthing people who want something more “modern,” full service and comprehensive than the standard provider offers

Vimcal wants be the most nifty calendar app on the block

Y Combinator-backed company Vimcal thinks creating an event takes too many steps in the current crop of calendar apps. So the company has made a calendar app that lets you create and edit events in ju

Outgoing YC President Geoff Ralston: The market is changing; YC’s terms are not

Last week at Web Summit, we were asked to interview outgoing Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston about the past, present and future of the popular accelerator program. We covered a lot of ground duri

Emerge Career’s pre-release job training lands $3.2M seed and new state contracts

Education options during and after incarceration have never been particularly extensive, despite the best intentions of educators. Emerge Career is working on changing that, and its early success in p

Brex co-founder Henrique Dubugras details decisions behind pivots, layoffs, going remote

Brex co-founder Henrique Dubugras and early investor Anu Hariharan discussed the fintech's eventful year at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Rapyd Ventures backs Indian fintech-as-a-service startup Decentro

India’s Decentro, the Y Combinator-backed startup that helps companies enter the fintech market by deploying its APIs, has raised $4.7 million in a Series A round. The Bengaluru-based startup of

Needl wants to become the search engine for your accounts

Google, DuckDuckGo and other search engines help you find information from the web. But it’s hard to find documents, messages, meetings and emails from your own accounts. You need to go to diffe

Vanta lands $40M to automate cybersecurity compliance

Vanta, a security compliance automation startup, today announced that it raised $40 million in an extension of its Series B funding round that closed in June, which valued the company at $1.6 billion.

Pakistan revokes YC-backed Tag’s fintech services, orders to pull apps

Pakistan’s central bank on Friday revoked the in-principle and pilot operations approval of Tag to operate as an electronic money institution in a move that poses existential threat to the firm. Sta

YC-backed fintech Numida raises $12.3M led by Serena Ventures to extend loans to MSMEs beyond Uganda

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across Africa make up the bulk — over 90% — of businesses in the continent but are still marginalized in accessing credit from formal inst

A ‘Stripe for phone plans’: Gigs raises $20M to help any company be an MVNO

A new startup wants to make it easier for any company to sell phone and data plans as part of their own branded mobile network subscriptions — and to help, it has secured the backing of big-name

Noble emerges from stealth to help companies extend lines of credit to their customers

Credit lines are a lucrative product. U.S. consumers alone pay $120 billion in credit card interest and fees every year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Given the revenue opport

TechCrunch+ roundup: Due diligence roadmap, employment law basics, YC’s Michael Seibel

There’s no nice way to say this: when it comes to onboarding new employees, most early-stage startups are either inept or uninterested.

DynamoFL aims to bring privacy-preserving AI to more industries

Data privacy regulations like GDPR, the CCPA and HIPAA present a challenge to training AI systems on sensitive data, like financial transactions, patient health records and user device logs. Historica

Nigeria’s YC-backed Remedial Health raises $4.4M seed funding

Early this year, Nigerian health tech startup Remedial Health announced plans to scale within the West African country, digitizing pharmacies and bringing efficiency in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Getting serious about Series B: 3 documents that will help founders control the narrative

Founders should think of three primary documents as their holy trinity: the deck, the strategy memo and the forecast model to capture attention and ensure info is transmitted clearly.

Y Combinator is still paranoid

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

YC batch shows founders remain optimistic about fintech

Taking another look at the recent cohort of startups that went through the American accelerator Y Combinator, you wouldn’t really be able to tell that fintech had lost much of its founder favor.

Y Combinator-backed Andi taps AI to build a better search engine

It’s difficult to convince users to switch search engines. That’s one reason why public search service startups rarely succeed. Another is that it’s expensive to index a huge number

How WhiteLab Genomics is using AI to aid gene and cell therapy development

French biotech company WhiteLab Genomics has raised $10 million in funding for an AI platform designed to aid the discovery and development of genomic therapies. Founded out of Paris in 2019, recent Y
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