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With the right message, even a small startup can connect with established and emerging stars on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube who will promote your products and services — as long as your marketing team understands the influencer marketplace. Creators have a wide variety of brands and revenue channels to choose from, but marketers who understand […]

Meet Mediflash, a new French startup that wants to improve temp staffing in healthcare facilities, such as nursing homes, clinics and mental health facilities. The company positions itself as an alternative to traditional temp staffing agencies. They claim to offer better terms for both caregivers and institutions. “It costs a small fortune to health facilities […]

Based out of London, Wise (previously TransferWise) is a money transfer service allowing private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges.  Recently, the UK fintech company announced its plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange through direct listings. In general, direct listing allows companies to go public without raising any […]

A new age of sustainable transportation is rapidly expanding and bringing an incremental change to the economy. Micro-mobility startups have taken such initiative to bring carbon-free, economically viable and sustainable transport.  World’s safest and smartest e-scooter A leading micro-mobility engineering and technology company from Cambridge, dubbed Superpedestrian has now launched its services in nine new […]

London-based onHand is the world’s first on-demand volunteering that makes employee volunteering as easy as ordering a takeaway. Dubbed as ‘Uber for Volunteering’ by IBM Watson, the company has recently secured £1 million in funding. Partnership with Trainline The investment round was led by Northstar Ventures and with this the company has also launched its […]

Foundries.io is a Cambridge-based company, best known for its cloud development and deployment solutions for secure IoT and Edge devices. Now, the company has raised $8 million (nearly £5.8 million) in a Series A funding round led by IQ Capital along with participation from Crane Venture Partners and Backed VC. Aggressive expansion plans The new […]

Beamery, a London-based talent acquisition platform, has secured $138 million (approx £99 million) funding in Series C round, at a valuation of $800 million (approx £574 million).  The round was led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’) through its Teachers’ Innovation Platform (TIP). Other investors including, Accenture Ventures,  EQT Ventures, Index Ventures, […]

Volt, a London-based company building the infrastructure for global instant payments, has secured $23.5 million (approx £17 million) funding in a Series A round.  The round was led by EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors including, Augmentum Fintech PLC and Fuel Ventures. Several angel investors like Robert Kraal as Chairman (co-founder of Adyen) and […]

Almost everyone is familiar with the pain of going through countless listings while searching for a new home. To make this process easy, protech startup SearchSmartly offers its AI-powered property search platform for users. The company provides ‘hyper-personal’ property searches in London and the Home Counties and has now secured a £1.25 million investment in […]

KeepTruckin, a hardware and software developer that helps trucking fleets manage vehicle, cargo and driver safety, has just raised $190 million in a Series E funding round, which puts the company’s valuation at over $2 billion, according to CEO Shoaib Makani.  G2 Venture Partners, which just raised a $500 million fund to help modernize existing […]

Coda entered the market with an ambitious, but simple, mission. Since launching in 2014, it has seemingly forged a path to realizing its vision with $140 million in funding and 25,000 teams across the globe using the platform. Coda is simple in that its focus is on the document, one of the oldest content formats/tools […]

Early-stage founders, a shipload of opportunity is about to set sail and you don’t want to miss the boat. We have only a few spots left to exhibit in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 (September 21-23). Buy a Startup Alley Pass and take advantage of all the exposure, perks and potential to help your […]

The biggest tech companies have put a lot of time and money into building tools and platforms for their data science teams and those who work with them to glean insights and metrics out of the masses of data that their companies produce: how a company is performing, how a new feature is working, when […]

The AI-powered defense company founded by tech iconoclast Palmer Luckey has landed a $450 million round of investment that values the startup at $4.6 billion just four years in. In April, reports suggested that the company was on the hunt for fresh investment and headed for a valuation between four and five billion, up from […]

Mobility should be a right, but too often it’s a privilege. Can startups provide the technology and the systems necessary to help correct this injustice? Shared micromobility, in particular, offers an opportunity for more equitable and accessible mobility within cities, but only if done intentionally. Building equity and accessibility into the business model is not […]

Wise, the fintech company formerly known as TransferWise, has announced that it wants to become a public company on the London Stock Exchange. Instead of following the traditional IPO route, Wise plans to go public via a direct listing. This is going to be the biggest direct listing on the London Stock Exchange. If you’re […]

Databases run the world, but database products are often some of the most mature and venerable software in the modern tech stack. Designers will pixel push, frontend engineers will add clicks to make it more difficult to drop out of a soporific Zoom call, but few companies are ever willing to rip out their database […]

TechCrunch City Spotlight: Pittsburgh is getting closer, with impressive featured speakers including Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian and Mayor Bill Peduto. However, we’ve saved the best for last: Our last speaker is Karin Tsai, director of engineering at Duolingo, a $2.4 billion business that is all about making language learning fun and accessible. The […]

Poised to transform the early education market, Madrid-based Lingokids has announced $40M (€33.3M) in Series C funding. The Series C was led by an undisclosed investor, with participation from London-based VC GP Bullhound and existing investors HV Capital and game and toy company Ravensburger, among others. The funding will be used for further international expansion, […]

The eqtble founders (from l to r): Ethan Veres, Gabe Horwitz and Joseph Ifiegbu. (Image: eqtble) “People are the backbone of any organization. People are more important than the product. Without people, you don’t have a product,” says Joseph Ifiegbu, who is Snap’s former head of human resources technology and also previous lead of WeWork’s […]

Jonathan Bush, the CEO and co-founder of Athenahealth, is a controversial figure in the controversial field of healthcare. More than two decades after he started the now-public healthcare company, Bush lost Athenahealth to Elliott Management, an activist investor that bought the company alongside Veritas Capital. During this tense period of time, domestic violence allegations surfaced […]

Twine, a video chat startup that launched amid the pandemic as a sort of “Zoom for meeting new people,” shifted its focus to online events and, as a result, has now closed on $3.3 million in seed funding. To date, twine’s events customers have included names like Microsoft, Amazon, Forrester and others, and the service […]

For all that’s said about fundraising and working alongside investors, rarely do we get to see founders and their investors in candid conversation with one another. Extra Crunch Live is changing that. On the weekly live show, we sit down with founders and the VCs who funded them to talk about how they came together […]

Claroty, an industrial cybersecurity company that helps customers protect and manage their Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) assets, has raised $140 million in its latest, and potentially last, round of funding.  With the new round of Series D funding, co-led by Bessemer and 40 North, the company has now amassed a total of […]

Companies like Stripe and Twilio have put APIs front and center as an effective way to integrate complex functionality that may not be core to your own technology stack but is a necessary part of your wider business. Today, a company that has taken that model to create an effective way to integrate email, calendars […]

Valencia-based startup Internxt has been quietly working on an ambitious plan to make decentralized cloud storage massively accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It’s just bagged $1 million in seed funding led by Angels Capital, a European VC fund owned by Juan Roig (aka Spain’s richest grocer and second-wealthiest billionaire), and Miami-based The Venture […]

A lot of information can be gleaned about a surface area just by taking the ground temperature data. If a crop field is under stress, for example, the ground temperature will be elevated long before there’s any actual indication of the stress on the plant itself, Hydrosat CEO and co-founder Pieter Fossel explained to TechCrunch. […]

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Every company is a fintech.”  But these days, that’s becoming more and more true as an increasing number of companies that are not even in the financial services space seek to add a fintech component to their offering. A group of startups poised to benefit from this shift are those […]

Most of us have been stuck inside our homes for more than a year now! We are socializing online through various social media apps including the buzziest Clubhouse.  The audio-based platform has been the talk of the town for quite some time now since Elon Musk’s entry. Back in January Elon Musk tweeted that he’d […]

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