Yext hops on the generative AI train with Yext Chat, an enterprise-focused chatbot
Looking to cash in on the generative AI craze, Yext, the platform for online brand management, today announced an AI-powered chatbot called Yext Chat. Taking inspiration from OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Y
Constructor finds $55M for tech that powers search and discovery for e-commerce businesses
One of the biggest problems in the world of e-commerce is the predicament of shopping cart abandonment: when shoppers aren’t getting to what they want fast enough — whether it’s find
Once a buzzword, digital transformation is reshaping markets
What follows is a digest of notes concerning the recent earnings results from Box, Sprout Social, Yext, Snowflake and Salesforce.
For unicorns, how much does the route to going public really matter?
"I think when money's chasing money, you don't want to be the last guy holding the money. You want to be the chase."
The morality and efficacy of going public earlier
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex and Chris dug into
Yext co-founder unveils Dynascore, which dynamically synchronizes music and video
Howard Lerman, the co-founder and CEO of Yext, has a new startup called Wonder Inventions, which is officially launching its first product today — Dynascore. Let’s focus on Dynascore first. Le
Snowflake gave up its dual-class shares. Should you?
Why would Snowflake give up such a powerful tool a mere six months after it went public? We decided to look at the notion of dual-class shares and why Snowflake may have been willing to let them go.
Yext brings more answers to its site search by processing unstructured data
Yext Answers allows businesses to provide a better search experience on their own websites — but as the name implies, the goal is really to make sure consumers get the answers they’re looking
How one company reached revenues of $200M without VC money
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Why you have to pay attention to the Indian startup scene
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange. Data shows that India’s venture capital scene has grown sharply in recent years. Let's dig in.
How Yext reinvented itself on its way to going public
Last week, Yext CEO Howard Lerman dropped by Extra Crunch Live for a chat about his former startup, pivoting and becoming the CEO of a public company. Yext, which focuses on business information and e
Join Yext’s Howard Lerman for a live Q&A right now
Today’s the day! This afternoon at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT, Yext CEO Howard Lerman will join TechCrunch for a live chat. The conversation is part of our continuing Extra Crunch Live series, now i
Join Yext’s Howard Lerman for a Q&A October 13 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT
Heading into the third quarter and earnings season, TechCrunch is excited to announce that Yext CEO Howard Lerman will join us for a live Q&A next Tuesday as part of our continuing Extra Crunch Li
Yext launches Hitchhikers, a self-serve version of its site search tool
Yext is making its site search product Yext Answers available to a broader set of customers today with the launch of a new program that it calls Hitchhikers. The company launched Yext Answers in Octob
How one VC firm wound up with no-code startups as part of its investing thesis
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The accelerating digital transformation, redux
Earlier this week, TechCrunch covered a grip of earnings reports showing that some companies helping other businesses move to modern software solutions are seeing accelerated growth. Inside the Softwa
New Jersey launches online portal to give residents accurate answers about COVID-19
Fake news about the novel coronavirus disease is a rampant problem across our social timelines. Think misinformation about treatments, symptoms and anecdotes tainted with racism and xenophobia. As sci
Yext aims to deliver more coronavirus-related answers by making its site search free
Yext says that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s making its Yext Answers site search product free for 90 days. You might not see an obvious connection between site search and a worldwid
Yext Answers helps businesses provide better site search
Yext helps businesses manage their presence on search and across the web; starting today, with the launch of Yext Answers, it’s also helping them provide a better experience on their own website
Zoom, housing affordability, Mailchimp, Yext, and Uber
Conference call with CEO Eric Yuan of newly-IPOd Zoom Since we first started Extra Crunch three months ago (my, time flies), we’ve been offering members live conference calls with our reporters. Thi