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Squaring Databricks’ 2021 valuation as it crosses a $1B annual run rate

With $1 billion or more worth of annualized revenue, what can we learn about Databricks' growth rate, and how well does its valuation slot into...

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15Five, a pioneer in talent management HR tech, raises $52M to boost its own performance

15Five — an early mover in the world of building technology to help motivate teams, and to improve performance management for execs overseeing...

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Project A Ventures closes its fourth fund, hitting $375M, the largest to date

Project A Ventures launched 10 years ago in Berlin when a handful of a ex-Rocket Internet players decided they’d try their own hand at this startup...

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What the wave of layoffs says about the value of crypto exchanges

How could companies like Coinbase, which reported massive growth and huge profits last year, now be in a position where they would need to slash...

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As investors focus more on profitability, product-led startups may be sitting pretty

The consensus is that now is a good time for the type of lean growth that product-led growth (PLG) can achieve.

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Why web3 companies get hacked so often, according to crypto VC Grace Isford

Isford, a venture investor at Lux focused on crypto infrastructure, shares her predictions for startups in the space

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IROKO co-founder Bastian Gotter raises $3.2M seed for new venture, Bamba

In 2010, Bastian Gotter invested up to $200,000 into IROKOtv, an African video-on-demand company Jason Njoku, his friend and co-founder, launched in...

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Earlybird VC closes new €350M fund for Western European startups, with a deeptech angle

Earlybird VC was one of the, if not the “OG” of the emergence of Berlin as a key global tech startup ecosystem 15 years ago. Founded in 1997,...

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Google Cloud and SAP launch a native integration between Workspace and S/4HANA Cloud

Google and SAP have partnered around a number of different projects over the years and Google Cloud, just like its competitors, is a strategic cloud...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Creating financial models, UiPath’s plummet, pitch deck pro tips

Did UiPath's valuation get hit by the same shrink ray affecting other software companies, or are other factors at work?

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Ethereum-focused BlockApps raised $41 million to expand into enterprise blockchain space

While the digital asset industry has brought in some skeptics over the past couple years, investors are hoping that crypto startups can push...

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Observe.ai raises $125M, adding Zoom as an investor, to supercharge the contact center market

Contact centers play a key part in call a company engages with customers, amounting to what is a $400 billion market globally. Today, a company that...

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A look at six new funds begs the question: is a slowdown really coming?

If that slowdown comes, however, it could happen slowly, given that our inboxes are filled with news about newly raised venture funds.

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Use RevOps to develop a customer-led approach to B2B sales

The media is abuzz with articles telling us how to improve B2B sales, but at the same time, we also see headlines like “The end of B2B sales.”...

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What Yuga Labs wants to build after raising $450M

With popular NFT projects under its belt, and some evidence of ability to use one collection of digital assets to grow another, Yuga has ambitious...

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Put the zoo in Zoom with these horrific 3D animatars

Zoom is introducing the Avatars feature today, which lets you show up to your work meetings as a 3D animal

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Ardoq, the enterprise architecture startup, raises $125M to help organizations make sense of their networks

As organizations continue to build out their digital architecture, a new category of enterprise software has emerged to help them manage that...

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Daily Crunch: Drone service Wing completes 200K commercial deliveries, partners with supermarket chain

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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Connecteam raises $120M at an $800M+ valuation for comms app for deskless workers

After years of being overlooked, frontline employees and others who do not sit at desks all day are taking center stage in a new wave of workplace...

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Subskribe revamps quote-to-revenue approach for new ‘post-subscription SaaS’ world

Subskribe is bringing flexibility to a siloed subscription-based billing system that doesn't ebb or flow when customers do.

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Tropic takes in more capital as demand for software procurement savings continues

Tropic’s technology brings a click-and-approve approach to buying and managing all of that software.

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Databook provides insights so sales reps become customer experts

Databook brings a "Moneyball" approach to the way sales reps interact with clients

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European cloud firms call for clearer ‘ex ante’ rules to end abusive software licensing

European cloud computing companies have raised the alarm over what they say is a “critical loophole” in the EU’s flagship plan to...

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Nigeria’s SeamlessHR raises $10M to expand HR and payroll solutions across Africa

Africa’s appetite for cloud computing software continues to increase as connectivity and bandwidth opportunities push boundaries. Per reports, the...

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Newly minted unicorn Tackle plans to use $100 million Series C to accelerate the future of software sales

Tackle.io, a startup that helps software companies sell through cloud marketplaces such as AWS's, raised a $100 million Series C funding round...

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Things are heating up for Costanoa Ventures; closes two oversubscribed funds

With Fund IV, Costanoa is adding investments in Latin America and Africa, and expanding its fintech practice to include cryptocurrency and...

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HashiCorp’s IPO filing reveals a growing business, but at a slower pace

To understand HashiCorp's performance, we'll need to spend a minute talking about how it approaches the market. If you are a fan of open...

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VCs are racing to pay more to get smaller pieces of less profitable companies

While perusing SVB's State of the Market" report, we found an interesting pattern: Venture capital investors are racing to pay more to buy...

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