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Got ARR? Founderpath wants to help you grow with ‘founder-friendly’ debt financing

Fintech Founderpath has secured $145 million in debt and equity to help founders of B2B SaaS startups grow their businesses by with...

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You can’t afford a house, but you can probably afford Nada

Real-estate fintech company Nada allows investors to buy into the home-equity market for individual cities such as Miami and Austin

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Tesla Cybertruck on track to launch summer 2023, Elon Musk says

Musk said that the battery-electric truck will benefit from Tesla’s learnings on boosting efficiency throughout the manufacturing process.

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Roe reversal weighs heavily on emerging tech cities in red states

The recent increase in conservative legislation and political division could affect the tech landscape, deterring workers from migrating to these...

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Things get messy for Elon Musk with report about new twins he shares with Neuralink exec

Last month, Insider published an explosive report about a former SpaceX flight attendant who accused SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk of both...

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Austin-based True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups

80% of the fund's investors are women, many of whom haven't invested in a venture fund before, partners Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp said

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Tesla sued by former workers for allegedly violating federal law during ‘mass layoffs’

Two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against the EV maker Sunday alleging that the company did not provide the 60 days of advance notice...

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Down bad

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about layoffs and the Winklevoss rock gods. This week, we’re looking at a new layer of...

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Sana’s plan to level up SMB health care brings in $60M

Sana, a startup that wants to make offering health insurance plans more accessible to small businesses, has raised $60 million in a Series B funding...

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The Winklevoss twins rock on

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about an arrest in the crypto world that had investors sweating. This week, we’re talking...

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American Express announces its first US crypto rewards credit card

The credit card giant is launching its crypto offering following similar launches from competitors MasterCard and Visa.

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Chick-fil-A taps Refraction AI for autonomous delivery pilot

The deal with Chick-fil-A is part of tests Refraction is running to understand how it could serve quick service restaurants by maximizing...

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Onramp Funds accelerates e-commerce financing platform with $42M in equity, credit

The company provides working capital based on sales forecast data for shipping, fulfillment, advertising and inventory cost of goods for e-commerce...

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Workrise fixes API that spilled users’ personal information

A security researcher said the API allowed anyone to retrieve personal information about subcontractors without needing a password.

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China’s gaming giant NetEase opens first US studio in Austin

NetEase, the second-largest gaming company in China and the sixth-largest in the world, has opened its first US-based studio in Austin as...

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Clerk bags new capital to improve in-store grocery shopping experience

The company's Grocery TV provides a way for brands and retailers to leverage digital advertising at checkout.

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TechCrunch Live speaks with Silverton Partners and The Zebra on hiring external leadership

TechCrunch Live took a virtual trip to Austin, Texas, and we had a great time even if the tacos were missing. Called TC City Spotlight: Austin, the...

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5 predictions for Tesla Q1 earnings

Per data from Yahoo Finance, analysts expect that Tesla generated Q1 2022 revenues of $17.76 billion, and $2.26 in earnings per share.

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Startups in 2022 are indeed ‘harder, Better, Faster, stronger’

Layoffs at Workrise, Better.com, and the implosion of Fast show that the startup market is changing, and not every company is going to make it of...

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Daily Crunch: Tata Group releases ‘super app’ that bundles 11 consumer services

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Daily Crunch: Citing ‘uncertain mortgage market,’ Better.com rolls out employee buyout plan

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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FabuLingua wins the TechCrunch City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off!

It’s my pleasure to announce FabuLingua won today’s City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off! The company competed against knowRX Health and...

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Billionaire investor Jim Breyer left Silicon Valley for Austin in early 2020; here’s why he loves it

It’s hard to get Jim Breyer to say a critical word, publicly, about anything, so it’s no surprise that, when asked why he moved to Austin...

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Keeping Austin wired (for high-tech manufacturing)

Motorola’s Fort Worth, Texas assembly plant lasted almost exactly a year. The message from the Google-owned smartphone brand was simple: The whole...

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Austin’s Will Hurley on the city’s incredible tech rise

Laura Lorek Contributor Share on Twitter Laura Lorek has lived in the Austin area since 2000, where she's been writing about established...

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Workrise cuts staff, verticals after being valued at $2.9B last year

Austin unicorn Workrise has laid off an unspecified number of employees as it exits several verticals and seeks to divest parts of its business. The...

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Ghost Financial whips up new capital into finance tools for ghost kitchens

Ghost Financial wants to provide “the first cash-back credit card for food and beverage inventory” and use data and tech to underwrite restaurant...

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Austin founders: Pitch on the TechCrunch virtual stage

We know that running a company is hectic, so we are giving Austin founders a couple extra days to apply to pitch at TechCrunch Live on April 6 at...

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