Capillary Tech names Sameer Garde as CEO, cofounder Aneesh Reddy to serve as vice chairman

Sameer Garde, newly appointed CEO of Capillary Tech Warburg Pincus and Sequoia-backed Capillary Technologies announced that Sameer Garde, presently a board member and independent director at the artificial intelligence-based cloud-native software-as-a-solution (SaaS) products and solutions provider, will become the Chief ...

Mistakes founders make when looking for a co-founder

The search for a co-founder is no easy feat. It’s not just about finding someone to accompany you on your business journey or having someone to share the challenges that come with being a founder. It’s about finding someone who shares the vision you hold so passionately – someone who has that equal burning excitement within them to build your shared vision into the great product you know it can be. In a way, finding the right co-founder is a lot like dating; it requires a time commitment, and compatibility.

Cloud construction management tools for global small businesses

Xero, the global small business platform, has partnered with the global provider of construction management software, Procore Technologies, Inc., to provide a new integration between Procore’s construction financial management solution and Xero’s cloud-based accounting platform.

South Korean prosecutors confirm they seek to freeze bitcoin assets linked to Do Kwon, who denies moving tokens

Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), a Bitcoin reserve co-founded by Do Kwon as a confidence backstop to protect the Terra ecosystem, refuted claims that it had transferred digital tokens to other crypto exchanges after South Korea issued an arrest warrant ...

Italy’s Satispay raises €320M at a €1B+ valuation with backing from Block, Tencent and more for its indy payment network

More signs that the economy is slowing down in Europe, and that costs are going up, are driving merchants and consumers to look for less expensive ways to carry out their everyday business. Today, a startup out of Italy ...

An online food brand that’s redefining home cooking

Here we are. It’s 2022 and we’re watching the pandemic slowly disappearing in the rear-view mirror. During the pandemic, being locked down in our homes gave us the opportunity to be more creative, have more quality time and do activities with loved ones.

Tech start-up 'RentMy' exceeds expectations in pre-seed funding

An east Anglian start-up which lets you Airbnb “every single thing you own” has successfully closed its pre-seed funding round having overfunded by more than 150% - in part thanks to social media and an innovative video campaign.

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 institutions because of the nature of their operations; for instance, ...

Roundtable wants to bring AngelList-style syndicates to Europe

Meet Roundtable, a new startup backed by eFounders that wants to bring community-driven angel investments to European startups. The company has built a platform that simplifies the administrative, legal and financial challenges that come with angel investments. Roundtable could ...

Elucidata raises $16 million in series A led by Eight Roads Ventures

AI-based Life science platform Elucidata on September 28 announced that has raised $16 million in its series A funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures, with participation from F-Prime Capital, IvyCap Ventures, and Hyperplane Venture Capital. The funds raised ...

General Atomics enters into strategic partner with Indian startup for next-gen computer chips

ETtech In the spirit of increasing technology cooperation between India and the US, the companies will now work to co-develop state-of-the-art products for the Indian and global market, said the media release. In a boost to the ‘Make in India’ ...

Mental healthcare start-up Lissun raises $1 million in pre-seed round from IvyCap ventures

Lissun, a start-up for mental and emotional healthcare, has announced close of their one million dollar Pre seed fundraise round. “This model has enabled impressive growth in all aspects of the brand. And with this round, it is established ...

Rising venture debt market in India: A strategic shift or a short-term frenzy?

The demand for venture debt in India is on the rise, with the total amount deployed growing by 11 percent to $312 million by August 2022, as against $280 million during the same period last year, amidst a slowdown ...

CRED, upGrad & Groww top start-ups list in India for this year

(Representative Image) Online professional network LinkedIn on Wednesday released a list of the top 25 start-ups in India that have shown resilience in an uncertain market environment, and are continuing to innovate in 2022. Topping this year’s list is ...

Indian startups stare at two years of funding winter even as investors sit on a $9 billion dry powder

India-dedicated private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) firms are sitting on billions of dollars of dry powder but a full-blown funding revival in the world’s third-largest startup ecosystem is unlikely in the next 12-18 months as investors tread cautiously ...

Meet Sanjiv Rangrass, the investor behind the ITC mafia in India’s startup ecosystem

If America had the PayPal mafia, where a group of former employees and founders went on to start successful technology companies, India in the last decade has seen entrepreneurs mushroom from companies such as Flipkart, Paytm, Zoho, and Freshworks, ...

Stockly raises another $12 million to sell out-of-stock items via other retailers

French startup Stockly is raising a $12 million Series A round (€12 million) from Eurazeo, Daphni and several business angels. The company pools together the inventory of several e-commerce websites. When a retailer is out-of-stock on a popular item, ...

BMW’s most powerful SUV is a plug-in hybrid

BMW raised the curtain Tuesday on a high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV meant to lure buyers from the ultra-luxury segment’s Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX. The BMW XM full-size SUV is the first electrified model from the brand’s race ...

Daily Crunch: NASA sings ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’ as DART spacecraft strikes asteroid

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. At TechCrunch, we love being a conduit for everything that happens in the startup ecosystem. This year, ...

Former MoviePass execs are being sued by the SEC for lying to customers

Ahead of the official relaunch of subscription-based movie ticketing service MoviePass, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against three of its former executives, claiming they lied to investors and the public. The SEC filing targeted former ...

Firehawk’s rocket engines and 3D-printed fuel hit testing milestones ahead of first launch

Although today’s rocket engines are advanced and powerful, they tend to rely on traditional — and naturally volatile — fuels like hydrazine or liquid oxygen and kerosene. Firehawk Aerospace has a safer and more stable new fuel, new engines, and ...

Click to install: Kopperfield’s $5M seed round seeks to speed EV charger adoption

Now that the U.S. has finally committed to electrifying cars and trucks, there’s been a lot of handwringing over where they’ll charge. The Biden administration just approved all 50 states’ plans for where to install DC fast chargers, and ...

China’s Nio joins the race for lithium, buys 12% of Australia’s Greenwing Resources

China’s electric vehicle upstart Nio has joined Tesla in sourcing raw materials directly from mines rather than its own battery suppliers as soaring prices of lithium, a critical component of EV batteries, hurt manufacturers’ supply chain stability and bottom ...

No, Tumblr is not bringing back porn

Tumblr announced a “community labels” feature this week that will make it easier for bloggers to filter out sensitive content that they may not want to see. Now, users can tag posts with labels pertaining to drug and alcohol ...

Can crypto make the world a better place?

Image Credits: TechCrunch The crypto world has never shied away from making big promises, but as the industry matures and its audience widens, now’s a good time to take a step back and look at how the space is ...

Europe’s inaugural Women in VC Summit the first step in a long climb toward equity

Some of the most prominent women in venture capital descended upon Paris this week for the first-ever Women in VC Summit, European edition. The event, organized by investors Sophie Winwood, Ruth Foxe Blader and Clarisse Lam, brought together top minds ...

Parker Conrad — Silicon Valley’s comeback kid — talks rebuilding at Disrupt

If you love a great comeback story, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more dramatic one than Parker Conrad, the former CEO of Zenefits. A legendary Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, Conrad took Zenefits on a meteoric rise to a ...

Apple’s latest iPadOS 16 beta expands Stage Manager to older iPad Pro models

Apple’s latest iPadOS 16 developer beta brings Stage Manager to older iPad Pro models, as an M1 chip is no longer required. Stage Manager, which offers easier multitasking and switching between apps, was previously only compatible with the M1-powered ...

YouTube Shorts adds narration voiceovers, a popular TikTok feature

YouTube Shorts continues to compete with TikTok by adding loads of new features that are popular on the other app. Today, the Google-owned platform is rolling out a narration voiceover feature on iOS, a tool that is already often ...

Cardano founder claims Ethereum community in for a ‘rough time’ following the Merge

The Ethereum system upgrade known as the Merge was executed about two weeks ago. And while things have been running smoothly, not everyone is impressed by the upgrade. Cardano founder and CEO Charles Hoskinson is among them, telling TechCrunch ...

Netflix launches game handles for users of its iOS and Android mobile games

Netflix announced today it’s introducing a new feature to its games service that will allow its members to create game handles when they’re playing its exclusive titles. TechCrunch had previously reported the feature was in development and had been quietly ...

FCC solicits feedback from the public on rules to stop robotexts

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed new rules to fight back against so-called “robotext” campaigns — the barrages of scam texts sent by malicious actors and large criminal organizations. In a press release, the agency said it ...

TechCrunch+ roundup: Dot-com crash lessons, reducing CAC, product-led sales

During a recent Twitter Space, M13 Partner Anna Barber and I looked back at the dot-com crash in search of lessons operators can use to avoid missteps founders have made in past downturns. In our chat, Barber spoke about how ...

Cloudflare takes aim at AWS with promise of $1.25 billion to startups that use its own platform

Cloudflare, the security, performance, and and reliability company that went public three years ago, announced this morning that it will help connect startups that use its serverless computing platform to dozens of venture firms that have collectively offered to invest ...

Netflix shares trailer for Spotify series ‘The Playlist’

Netflix released the official trailer for “The Playlist” today, an upcoming limited series that loosely tells the story of how Spotify was created. The six-episode show will premiere on October 13. “The Playlist” will center around Spotify founder and ...

Is Silicon Valley really losing its crown?

Where is the heart of the technology industry? The simple answer is “Silicon Valley,” a term that now generally means the San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland area of California. There are other options: The two largest public cloud providers, Microsoft and Amazon, ...

A new Instagram test removes shopping tab from the home screen

Meta is making it harder to find the Shop tab on Instagram with its latest test. In the new test, the Shop tab has been removed from the app’s Home Screen and is instead hidden underneath Settings. The Shop tab ...

Alchemist Accelerator announces new leadership alongside its latest class of companies

Alchemist Accelerator, the enterprise-focused startup incubator, is hosting a Demo Day today for its 31st batch of companies. For many of these companies, it’s the first time they’ve shown their efforts to the world. The accelerator itself, meanwhile, has ...

New online training course: "Metaverse for business"

ESCP Business School is launching an online training course, Metaverse for Business, which is designed for all those who wish to better understand key concepts and issues in order to seize the opportunities.

How HR technologies can help ‘humans to be their best’

Featuring insights from 93 experts from 87 different organisations across the HR and people management space, a new book commissioned by HR systems provider Ciphr aims to ‘lift the lid’ on the technology that matters most to HR professionals.


Calendly, the $3B+ scheduling startup, acquires Prelude to drive into the recruitment sector

Microsoft’s M12 led $20M investment in web3 platform Space and Time

What can the 2000 dot-com crash teach us about the 2022 tech downturn?

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WhatsApp fixes ‘critical’ security bug that put Android phone data at risk

Digital fashion wardrobes for the Metaverse and beyond

Iliad launches its own payments processing platform Stancer

Use predictive marketing to cut CAC at your PLG B2B startup machine learning monitoring gathers steam with $42M investment

The Freewrite Alpha boldly asks: Can a small screen be too small?

GlossGenius triples valuation, raises $25M to give beauty industry’s tech stack a makeover

Avidbots, maker of autonomous industrial cleaning robots, nabs $70M

Penpot inks $8M, as signups for its open source spin on Figma jump 5600% after Adobe’s $20B acquisition move

Kumo aims to bring predictive AI to the enterprise with $18M in fresh capital

Fed’s Powell says real need for DeFi regulation because of ‘significant structural issues’

Robinhood debuts new non-custodial crypto wallet with Polygon to 10K beta users

Cloud storage startup Wasabi raises $250M to reach unicorn status

Tactic’s $11M raise shows even when cryptocurrencies are down, companies still need to count ’em up

Cake slices into new capital as it expands sexual wellness product placement

The OG App promises you an ad-free Instagram feed


NASA’s DART anti-asteroid satellite successfully smashes into space rock

Show me the money: General Catalyst and Coatue dish the state of VC at Disrupt

Livin Farms’ investors are betting $5.8M on powdered fly larvae

Razorpay buys customer loyalty and rewards platform PoshVine in 7th acquisition

Razorpay enters loyalty & rewards management space with PoshVine acquisition

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Five Steps to Unlocking Your Creativity as a CEO

AI-driven chatbots are redefining customer engagement: Exotel's Shivakumar Ganesan

Document onboarding startup Flatfile nabs $50M from investors, including Workday

AmazeVR wants to scale its virtual concert platform with $17M funding

GitHub for Startups developer platform now in India


Vote for the next billion-dollar startup idea on ‘Meet the Drapers Season 5’

Unravel Data lands $50M to make sense of complex data stacks

Tatsumeeko strikes partnership with Immutable X to enhance its gameplay

Smartphone bonanza drives e-commerce sales to Rs 24,500 crore in festive week: Redseer

Zomato to pilot Rs 3 lakh health cover for families of delivery workers

Optellum, AI Lung Cancer Diagnosis Innovator, Secures $14M Series A Funding to Accelerate Expansion

Text Revolution: One in Three Brits Would Prefer To Reach Customer Service via WhatsApp

Productivity platform Loopin helps work teams wrangle meetings

Regate modernizes accounting and financial tools

Finally, a Roomba that vacuums and mops

Ecommerce demand for warehousing space down

Investors bank on China’s alternatives to Nvidia’s auto chips

Meta wants you to create more Instagram and Facebook accounts and hop between them easily

Connect with Mayfield, JETRO, Toptal and more at TechCrunch Disrupt

Twitter’s first comms exec is building a comms network for execs

Crypto platform Nexo sued by New York, California and six other US regulators

HBO Max releases ‘The Last of Us’ trailer to bring more gamers to the streaming service

Advocacy groups slam Amazon and MGM’s controversial “Ring Nation” show ahead of its premiere

Hugging Face and ServiceNow launch BigCode, a project to open source code-generating AI systems

Yeah, funding for creator-focused startups is drying up

Apple Music becomes the official sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show

Here are the industries ripe for innovation under the Inflation Reduction Act

Kobo Clara 2E review: A worthy update to an solid e-reader, with an eco-conscious touch

Take a peek at who’s attending Disrupt

Where Tech Meets Law: "We Are Getting Rid Of Repetitive Tasks Lawyers Do Every Day", says Andrej Skok, CTO Of The Legal-Tech Startup Trama

Gently’s shopping aggregator aims to remove friction of locating secondhand apparel

Watch the asteroid-smashing DART spacecraft make its 6-million-mile shot today

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