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Coming out of COVID, investors lose their taste for board meetings

Two weeks ago, longtime venture capitalist Chris Olsen, a general partner and cofounder of Drive Capital in Columbus, Oh., settled into his seat for...

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Sequoia Capital reportedly raising two funds, and despite slower VC environment, it’s not alone

This news comes out just over a month after the venture capital giant warned founders to expect a longer economic recovery.

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Nautical Commerce sails away with new funding to bring marketplace tech to the masses

The company is boiling down the time it takes for businesses to create an e-commerce marketplace from two to three years to about 90 days.

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TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Layoffs, the crypto downturn, investor offense, and Columbus, Ohio

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating...

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How Olive pivoted 27 times on its way to a 4 billion valuation

Olive is a homegrown Columbus, Ohio unicorn; hear from the CEO and lead investor how the company was founded and grew into an industry leader. Sean...

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Startups in Columbus, Ohio are thriving and hiring

Amid a wave of nationwide tech layoffs, tech hubs like Columbus, Ohio are still seeing growth and hiring for the future.

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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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Landline wants to fully check you in for your flight — far from the airport

Running an airline is a tough industry, with many companies either folding shop or merging with rivals to survive. Being an airline passenger...

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Travel booking app Hopper upgrades its valuation to $5B on secondary sale

Hopper, the mobile travel booking startup and app that lets users book flights, hotels, cars, and — most recently — short-term home...

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Hallow, a religious app for Catholics, talks the talk as religious platforms draw investor attention

According to PitchBook data, faith-based, mostly Christian, apps attracted $175.3 million in venture funding this year through mid-December, more...

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Mantium raises $12.75M in seed funding, launches cloud-based AI platform

Ohio-based startup Mantium has today announced closing $12.75 million in seed funding, as well as the launch of a cloud-based AI platform —...

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When I Work, a messaging app that lets shift-based teams schedule work and more, raises $200M

Hourly workers make up abut 55% of the working world, yet when it comes to tech built for the world of work, their so-called knowledge worker...

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Meroxa raises $15M Series A for its real-time data platform

Meroxa, a startup that makes it easier for businesses to build the data pipelines to power both their analytics and operational workflows, today...

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Launching Panoramic Ventures, Atlanta’s BIP Capital adds a new partner and plans $300 million new VC fund

Atlanta-based BIP Capital has a new name for its venture capital operations (Panoramic Ventures); a new partner (Paul Judge); and is launching a $300...

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Three-dimensional search engine Physna wants to be the Google of the physical world

In June of 1999, Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins invested $25 million into an early-stage company developing a new search engine called Google,...

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Branch raises $48M from Lee Fixel’s Addition, Indeed to provide accelerated payments to workers

Branch, which has built a flexible workforce payments platform, announced today it has raised $48 million in Series B funding and closed on a $500...

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Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app

Coding is not just for engineers and computer programmers anymore: The pace of technology and its growing ubiquity mean that even nontech roles will...

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SkyWatch raises $17.2M for its Earth observation data platform

Waterloo-based SkyWatch was among the first startups to recognize that the key to unlocking the real benefits of the space economy lay in making...

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