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VC Mark Suster: “The bet we’re making now is on founder skills,” not customers or products
Today 20:28 EDT
We recently caught up with longtime VC Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, which last raised both an early-stage fund and a growth stage fund several years ago and, according to regulatory filings, is in...
By the end of this week, potentially thousands of Tesla owners will be testing out the automaker’s newest version of its “Full Self-Driving” beta software, version 10.0.1, on public roads, even as...
TrueLayer nabs $130M at a $1B+ valuation as open banking rises as a viable option to card networks
Today 19:12 EDT
Open banking — a disruptive technology that seeks to bypass the dominance of card networks and other traditional financial rails by letting banks open their systems directly to developers (and new...
Evil Geniuses CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson is coming to Disrupt
Today 18:15 EDT
As the opportunities in the gaming world continue to expand aggressively as part of post-COVID shifts to the entertainment sector, esports has found its own opportunities in reaching new audiences....
Daily Crunch: European regulators share more privacy concerns over Facebook “smart” glasses
Today 18:10 EDT
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
A new report from Pew Research finds that around a third of U.S. adults continue to get their news regularly from Facebook, though the exact percentage has slipped from 36% in 2020 to 31% in 2021. This...
Australian growth marketing agency Ammo encourages startups to develop a minimum viable brand and provides services to make sure that their marketing efforts are correctly calibrated.
The next healthcare revolution will have AI at its center
Today 16:08 EDT
Human life expectancy increased from 31 years in 1900 to 72 years in 2017. Today, we are on the cusp of another healthcare revolution driven by artificial intelligence.
General Motors said Monday it will replace battery modules in recalled Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV vehicles as soon as next month now that supplier LG Chem has restarted production of cells at two...
iOS 15 adds all the little features that were missing
Today 14:47 EDT
The release of iOS 15 should be a major event for mobile operating systems. And yet, this year, there’s no breakthrough feature or overarching theme that makes this release stand out. Apple has focused...
Near Space Labs closes $13M Series A to send more Earth imaging robots to the stratosphere
Today 14:41 EDT
The decreasing cost of launch and a slew of other tech innovations have brought about a renaissance in geospatial intelligence, with multiple startups aiming to capture higher-quality and more frequent...
Carmichael Roberts, Sean O’Sullivan will share insights into climate tech and investing at Disrupt
Today 14:32 EDT
The effects of a warming planet, from frequent and extreme flooding to hurricanes and drought, has prompted activists and governments to take action. It’s also spurred a growing number of entrepreneurs...
Fivetran, the data connectivity startup, had a big day today. For starters it announced a $565 million investment on $5.6 billion valuation, but it didn’t stop there. It also announced its second...
Disrupt 2021 kicks off tomorrow
Today 14:04 EDT
Time to carbo-load, startup fans. Tomorrow we kick off the opportunity marathon that is TechCrunch Disrupt 2021, and we can’t wait to see it all unfold! Considering the amount of programming available...
Freshworks’ valuation could crest $10B in upcoming IPO
Today 14:00 EDT
Freshworks now expects to charge between $32 and $34 per share in its debut, up from the $28 to $32 per-share range that it initially disclosed.
Toast will have to post pretty damn strong growth numbers for it to keep its multiple up. But the market appears willing to take that risk.
Coinbase efforts to play hardball with the Securities and Exchange Commission didn’t last too long. The cryptocurrency exchange had garnered the ire of the regulatory commission over its plans to...
iOS 15 is now available to download
Today 13:05 EDT
Apple has just released the final version of iOS 15, the next major version of the operating system for the iPhone. It is a free download and it works with the iPhone 6s or later, both generations of...
The crypto space has matured so much in so little time, but even amid a blockbuster year, it’s still facing down the existential risk of aggressive regulation from U.S. agencies. All the while, venture...
Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay
Today 12:32 EDT
Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures. Razorpay said on...
The web version Google Meets can soon detect when someone is underexposed due to bad lighting. Meet will then increase the brightness so it's easier to see yourself and your cohorts on calls.
September arrived in the blink of an eye, and October 27 — TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 to be precise — is hot on its heels. Now’s the time to gather your team and strategize how you’ll cover the day-long...
Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India.
F5 acquires cloud security startup Threat Stack for $68 million
Today 11:43 EDT
Applications networking company F5 has announced it’s acquiring Threat Stack, a Boston-based cloud security and compliance startup, for $68 million. The deal, which comes months after F5 bought...
Which VCs are set to make a killing in GitLab’s IPO
Today 11:38 EDT
Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX
Today 10:48 EDT
Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian...
Equity Monday: A global selloff to kick off Disrupt week
Today 10:28 EDT
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private...
The Station: Gogoro scoots into a SPAC, a Rivian milestone and Tesla prepares to unleash FSD beta software
Today 10:25 EDT
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your...
Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans
Today 10:20 EDT
Facetune developer Lightricks, which operates over a dozen subscription-based photo and video editing apps across iOS and Android, now has $130 million in new funding to further grow its business. The...
Today, TechCrunch is excited to announce the 20 startups pitching on stage in this year’s Startup Battlefield. Selected from the most competitive batch in TC history, selected founders from across the...