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NFT summer in New York is in full swing amid crypto winter

Anita and Lucas discuss the NFT NYC conference and dive into recent DAO and dogecoin drama

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Black Founders Matter presses VCs to pledge commitment to diversity

Black Founders Matter announced today the formation of the 25 by 25 Pledge, which encourages venture capitalists to commit to investing a quarter of...

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This is the beginning of the unbundled database era

The enterprise wants to store everything they can in the hopes of being able to deliver improved customer experiences and new market capabilities.

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Revenue-based financing platform Bloom secures $377M Series A led by Credo and Fortress

While the likes of Pipe are reaching multi-billion valuations, European revenue-based financing is experiencing as much of a boom as it is in the US....

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Register now for TechCrunch Live’s event in Columbus, Ohio!

TechCrunch Live is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, our crew is virtually heading to Columbus to explore the...

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With new serverless database, Cloudflare gets serious about infrastructure services

When AWS launched its storage offering in 2006, it began a march to offer compute, storage and database services in the cloud. Google, Microsoft,...

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NetApp acquires Instaclustr to deliver open source databases as a service

Companies producing software are becoming ever more reliant on open source databases to build their programs, but it’s complex working with all...

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Pinecone announces $28M Series A for purpose-built database aimed at data scientists

When Pinecone launched last year, the company’s message was around building a serverless vector database designed specifically for the needs of...

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PopSQL aims to be a modern data team’s best friend

PopSQL enables users to connect to the database, write a SQL query and easily share it with others.

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ApertureData is building a database focused on images with $3M seed

When Vishakha Gupta and her co-founder Luis Remis were working together at Intel Labs in 2016, they were charged with figuring out how to manage...

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PalmPay raised $100M Series A last August, claims to have 5 million users

Africa-focused payments startup PalmPay raised a $100 million Series A round last year. TechCrunch spotted this news in Partech Africa’s latest...

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Canva acquires Flourish in mission to tell better stories with data

The acquisition comes as the visual communications company reached over 75 million monthly active users, up over 30 million in the past 12 months.

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BigPanda gets its horn after securing $190M in fresh capital

The company’s technology transforms huge volumes of IT data into actionable insight and automates incident management so IT operations teams can be...

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‘Pfeffel’ artist satirizes Boris Johnson with parody NFTs, sending 52% of proceeds to charity

As crazy as the NFT market has become, there’s been an increasing range of other things to do with NFTs other than pimp images of apes and punks...

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Oracle snags Cerner in $28B mega deal to make a big move into healthcare

Who says the holiday week is a slow news week? Oracle was kind enough to help tech journalists weary from working on year-end stories with some big...

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Cockroach Labs keeps rolling with $278M Series F on $5B valuation

Cockroach Labs, makers of CockroachDB, has been raking in money this year. It started the year with a $160 million Series E on a $2 billion valuation...

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AWS introduces DMS Fleet Advisor to simplify data migration to Amazon cloud

Two years ago at AWS re:Invent, then AWS CEO Andy Jassy made it clear that he was tired of the slow pace of change and he wanted to find ways to get...

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QuestDB snares $12M Series A with hosted version coming soon

QuestDB, makers of the speedy open source time series database, announced a $12 million Series A today from 468 Capital, Uncorrelated Ventures and a...

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Activeloop snags $5M seed to build streaming database for AI applications

Activeloop, a member of the Y Combinator summer 2018 cohort, is building a database specifically designed for media-focused artificial intelligence...

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Cockroach Labs announces serverless version of SQL database

Cockroach Labs, the makers of CockroachDB, announced a public beta of a new serverless version of its SQL database today, giving developers an easier...

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Facebook researchers collect thousands of hours of first-person video to train AI

If the AIs of the future are, as many tech companies seem to hope, going to look through our eyes in the form of AR glasses and other wearables,...

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Seqera Labs grabs $5.5M to help sequence COVID-19 variants and other complex data problems

Bringing order and understanding to unstructured information located across disparate silos has been one of the more significant breakthroughs of the...

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Yugabyte announces $48M investment as cloud-native database makes enterprise push

As demand for cloud-native applications is growing, Yugabyte, makers of the cloud-native, open-source YugabyteDB database, is seeing a corresponding...

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Big data VC OpenOcean hits $111.5M for third fund, appoints Ekaterina Almasque to GP

OpenOcean, a European VC which has tended to specialise in big data-oriented startups and deep tech, has reach the €92 million ($111.5 million)...

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Google says geofence warrants make up one-quarter of all US demands

The search giant revealed it received 20,932 geofence warrants in three years.

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Companies betting on data must value people as much as AI

The truth is, we are still early when it comes to data transformation. The success of tech giants that put data at the core of their business models...

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CockroachDB, the database that just won’t die

There is an art to engineering and sometimes engineering can transform art. For Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis, the two worlds collided when they...

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The CockroachDB EC-1

Database technology can change the world, but the world in these parts changes very, very slowly. That’s made building a startup in the sector a...

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