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Coinbase backtracks on its hiring plans, citing crypto market turmoil

The crypto exchange said its headcount projections are key to meeting the profitability guidance it sets for investors

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TechCrunch+ roundup: DTC data strategy, starting up solo, insuretech growth versus risk

Fundraising is only one part of the journey. If you can't connect with an investor who'll help you find and fill in your gaps with regard...

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Robinhood lets users manage their own crypto wallets in push to spur trading

Amid falling trading volumes, Robinhood adds another crypto product to its platform -- noncustodial wallets

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Only 1 in 6 unicorns are true IPO candidates today

How did we wind up with so many unicorns and so few IPO-ready private technology companies with IPO-scale valuations?

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Goldman Sachs co-leads $70M investment in Elwood Technologies

Despite continued volatility in the crypto markets, there still are plenty of funding rounds being announced by traditional finance players betting...

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Greenlight, a $2.3B fintech focused on kids, launches credit card for parents

Atlanta-based Greenlight adds a 3% cash back credit card to its suite of family-focused financial products

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Fortis Digital Ventures closing $100 million raise for new crypto fund

The fund aims to make blockchain investing easier through asset allocation, risk management and position sizing in crypto.

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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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Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools

Tel Aviv-based Classiq, a startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build quantum algorithms and applications, today announced that it...

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Postmates founder banks $23 million for his new crypto startup TipTop

Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann’s new crypto startup TipTop was lightly teased out a few weeks ago, but now the stealth startup is sharing...

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Data-driven fintech Tifin valued at $842M in new $109M Series D round

TIFIN brought in $109 million in fresh funding to bring its tech to the wealth and asset management industries

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Interswitch receives $110M investment from LeapFrog and Tana Africa Capital

African payments company Interswitch has secured a $110 million joint investment from LeapFrog Investments and Tana Africa Capital to scale its...

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Google Chrome adds virtual credit card numbers to keep your real ones safe

Google today announced that its Chrome browser will now offer users the ability to use a virtual credit card number in online payment forms on the...

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Terra’s UST crash will make life harder for crypto as regulation looms

TerraUSD (UST) fell from grace after it depegged from its $1 value on Monday and since dropped as much as 70% to $0.2998, when it was never supposed...

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Oriient raises $11M Series A for its indoor positioning service

Oriient, which powers the platform that Instacart shoppers use to gather their orders in hundreds of stores, announced that it has raised an $11...

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Finding your startup’s valuation: 5 factors to consider

"What is your valuation?" As an angel investor, this is one of my first questions when talking to founders for a potential investment. And...

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Coinbase’s difficult Q1 results complicate market for crypto startups

Last night, Coinbase's first-quarter earnings report sent its already-depressed stock plummeting, causing the former public-market...

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Luxus wants the crown jewel of your portfolio to be an actual diamond

Female-founded investment platform Luxus hopes investors will bet on diamonds in a downturn by buying fractionalized shares of gems

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MARA raises $23M from Coinbase Ventures and FTX to build Africa’s portal to the crypto economy

The use of cryptocurrency in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among its young people, cannot be overstated. Data from blockchain intelligence firm...

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Crypto forensics startup Chainalysis raises $170M at $8.6B valuation

Chainalysis, a startup that provides crypto investigation and compliance services, has secured $170 million in a Series F funding round led by GIC, a...

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Robinhood aims to court users by offering attractive 1% interest rate on cash

Investing platform Robinhood to double its annual interest yield available to customers on uninvested cash to 1%

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Drive growth with Q5 data, BNPL investor survey, calculating CAC/LTV

Round sizes are getting smaller, but investors are raising their expectations: how fluent are you when it comes to your startup's key metrics?

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Republic’s venture arm reportedly raising $700 million for crypto-focused funds

New York-based investment platform Republic is in talks to raise two new crypto-focused funds

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The age of the centaur: $100M ARR is the new cloud valuation milestone

As the public cloud market pulls back, VCs and founders alike must prioritize recurring revenue over sky high valuations that are often as mythical...

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BNPL in 2022: 4 fintech investors discuss regulation, trends and how to stand out

To get a better picture of where the BNPL market is at right now, we spoke with four active investors about their expectations for the space,...

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Bitcoin’s bid to become the “one chain to rule them all”

VCs are pouring millions of dollars into startups expanding the Bitcoin ecosystem through dApps

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Daily Crunch: PayPal Ventures leads $50M Series B for Egyptian fintech Paymob

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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A founder’s guide to calculating CAC and LTV the right way

There’s one metric that companies must get right in order to demonstrate their potential for growth and attract investors: their LTV/CAC ratio.

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