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A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

We don’t need to tell you about the layoffs that are defining the tech landscape right now, concentrated particularly in late-stage companies that...

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Public tech’s espresso shot is quite literally the Cloud

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Last week...

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Clearco cuts 25% of staff, considers ‘strategic options’ for international operations

Clearco, a Toronto-based fintech capital provider for online companies, tells TechCrunch that it has laid off 125 people, or 25% of its entire staff....

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The $2B dollar baby

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We had an...

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Clearco co-founder Andrew D’Souza steps back as Michele Romanow assumes CEO role

Clearco co-founder Andrew D’Souza tells TechCrunch that he has stepped back from his role as chief executive at the fintech company. Michele...

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Data wants to disrupt your deal flow (again)

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here....

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The Naked Market flashes some new capital to create better-for-you food brands

Its proprietary technology enables The Naked Market to quickly gauge what products are winning with consumers so they can be scaled.

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Asymmetric Capital Partners hits ground running with $105M debut fund targeting B2B startups

The new firm brings together a foursome with operator, venture capital and private equity expertise.

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Why and when startups should look to diverse sources of capital

Venture capital is a popular source of capital for early-stage startups, but it's not the only one. Debt is an increasingly popular alternative,...

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Intuit launches venture arm to invest in startups with innovation for small businesses, consumers

Intuit Ventures will identify growth opportunities and trends beneficial for Intuit's key customers — small businesses and consumers.

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What the MasterClass effect means for edtech

MasterClass, which sells a subscription to celebrity-taught classes, sits on the cusp of entertainment and education. It offers virtual, yet...

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Clearbanc rebrands its way into a unicorn

After five years of providing non-dilutive financing for founders, Clearbanc is tired of being only a bank. So, it’s rebranding, and has just...

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E-commerce-as-a-service platform Cart.com picks up $98M to give brands scaling tools

The company provides software, services and infrastructure to small businesses so they can scale online.

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Clearco gets the SoftBank stamp of approval in new $215M round

Toronto-based Clearco, a fintech capital provider for online companies, has raised $215 million in a round led by SoftBank Vision Fund II. The...

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