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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

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

Our 10 favorite startups from YC’s S22 Demo Day: Part 2

This list is for fun, in no particular order -- just startups that stood out to TechCrunch reporters for one reason or another.

7 AI startups that stood out in YC’s Summer ’22 batch

Y Combinator (YC) hosted a demo day for its 2022 Summer Cohort. Featuring founders from 30 countries and startups across sectors, the day saw no shortage of compelling pitches.

Our 11 favorite companies from YC’s S22 Demo Day: Part 1

TechCrunch is tuned in, as always, to YC's Demo Day, and in keeping with our historical coverage, we compiled a list of our favorites from the first day’s pitches.

Welcome to YC and Apple week

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We are back on a Tuesday instead of a Monday thanks to an Amer

We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a Live Week, meaning that Alex, Natasha and Mary A

Garry Tan’s return is a full circle moment for Y Combinator

Initialized Capital was venture capitalist Garry Tan’s answer to a need first highlighted by Y Combinator. As a partner at the accelerator from 2010 to 2015, Tan spent time working with companies to

Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Groups of people seeking to invest together have been turning to the crypto-native DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) structure for a collective decision-making framework. While an investment

YC-backed Zywa, a neobank for Gen Z, raises $3M to expand across MENA

Dubai-based Zywa, a neobank for Gen Z, plans to fuel its growth in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE), and to kick-start its expansion to Saudi Arabia and Egypt after raising $3 million seed funding at o

Meta invests in Take App, a Singaporean startup that helps merchants sell via WhatsApp

WhatsApp has long transcended its roots as a simple messaging app for friends, and is now a core communication tool for businesses seeking a direct channel to their customers’ pockets — bo

Robinhood’s hangover, YC’s reduction and Uber’s return to form

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann got together with Maggie this week f

Identity verification company Youverify extends seed funding to $2.5M as it expands across Africa

This past month has seen several African fintechs such as Flutterwave and Union54 make headlines for compliance checks issues and fraud allegations. Both unlinked events re-emphasize the importance of

Tiger Global to slow startup investments for two quarters, eyes new fund later this year

Tiger Global, one of the biggest winners from the technology bull market, plans to decelerate the pace of its investments in startups for two quarters, the latest in a series of high-profile investors

Y Combinator announces Launch YC, a way for its portfolio to shout to the public

Y Combinator has announced Launch YC, a platform where people can sort accelerator startups by industry, batch and launch date to discover new products. The famed accelerator, which has seeded the lik

YC advises founders to ‘plan for the worst’ amid market teardown

Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley kingmaker, is advising its portfolio founders to “plan for the worst” as startups across the globe scramble to navigate a sharp reversal after a 13-year bull run

Manara gets $3M to grow tech talent pool in the Middle East and North Africa

Edtech startup Manara has raised $3 million in pre-seed funding for its cohort-based training ­­platform geared toward growing the tech-talent pool in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Mooji is 3D printing plant-based meat

Earlier last month, we featured Mooji Meats, noting the food tech startup’s plans to raise a $2.5 million seed planned to accelerate its 3D printing technology. Turns out the Baltimore-based firm go

Zepto, a 10-minute grocery delivery app, raises $200 million at $900 million valuation

Instant grocery startup Zepto has raised $200 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its 10-minute delivery service to more cities in India and grow its network of dark stores. Existin

India’s Meesho likely to postpone new funding amid market uncertainty

Meesho has let go over 150 employees and is looking to eliminate at least as many more positions as the Indian social commerce attempts to streamline its operations following an ongoing struggle to pu
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