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Nura brings its killer audio tech to a pair of pro earbuds

Nura's user-customizable sound profiles have remained a genuinely exciting feature that’s managed to set the company apart from the throngs of...

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Pitch Deck Teardown: WayRay’s $80M Series C deck

WayRay's deck consists of a whopping 75 slides — around 50 more than I would typically recommend — and it's clear that the founders...

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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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Paris-based Breega closes €250M fund, opens Barcelona office to back Iberian startups

Paris-originated VC Breega wasn’t enormously well-known in the VC world (it only closed its 1st fund in 2015) until, perhaps, it started attracting...

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Shopify breaks out of the website with 100+ new features including NFTs, local shopping and more

Shopify made a name for itself in its early days with a platform for letting retailers keen to establish their own online shops an easy and quick way...

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Twitter is bringing back its long-lost Chirp Developer Conference in November

As Twitter continues to woo developers back to its platform, the company today announced the return of its developer conference, Chirp. The event was...

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Twitter is bringing back its long-lost Chirp Developer Conference in November

As Twitter continues to woo developers back to its platform, the company today announced the return of its developer conference, Chirp. The event was...

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Google for Startups deploys $4M of grant funding to 40 Black-led startups across Europe

In an effort to kick-start a greater number of Black tech Founders in Europe, last year Google for Startups launched a $2m (£1.5m) grant fund to...

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Tabnine raises $15.5M for AI that autocompletes code

Tabnine, which is developing an AI-powered developer tool that autocompletes code, has raised $15.5 million in fresh capital as part of a venture...

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Spotify hypes the revenue potential of podcasts and audiobooks at its second Investor Day event

In its second Investor Day, streaming service Spotify updated the financial community about its potential for further growth and monetization,...

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For mental health startups, happiness is in niches

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name....

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Why more funding equates more peace of mind for TRIPP and its users

LA-born startup TRIPP doesn’t want the metaverse to be a mere “shopping mall for virtual consumers,” its founder Nanea Reeves told...

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Onramp Funds accelerates e-commerce financing platform with $42M in equity, credit

The company provides working capital based on sales forecast data for shipping, fulfillment, advertising and inventory cost of goods for e-commerce...

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With the pandemic leaving many searching, group support app Circles raises new round

Between one-to-one therapy and free online forums, people search for a range of solutions to mental health therapy online. Especially since the...

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Cisco’s latest results indicate a reckoning may soon be at hand

Cisco's acquisitive approach has helped it report decent revenue growth over the years, but the disruption dogs might have finally caught up.

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Sony delivers a killer new pair of earbuds

Surprise! While we were all (understandably) preoccupied with the latest addition to Sony’s excellent over-ear headphones, the LinkBuds S managed...

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Storyblok raises $47M to build out its headless CMS aimed at non-technical users like marketers

The world of web development continues to become increasingly more democratized — and more creative — thanks to innovations in...

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WeAre8 launches crowdfunder for its social media app, where users are paid to watch ads

With Elon Musk’s recent interest in Twitter, Facebook’s growth flattening, and TikTok’s meteoric rise, it feels like the world of social media...

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Top Twitter execs, including heads of revenue and consumer products, are out following Musk deal

Twitter GM of Consumer, Keyvon Beykpour, announced today he will be leaving the company after seven years. Beykpour first joined the social media...

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Mark Zuckerberg shows off Meta’s next headset (kind of)

Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page today to show off a demo of the company’s unreleased “high-end” VR headset. The...

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The best headphones just got better (and pricier)

After a seemingly unending string of leaks, Sony unveiled the latest addition to the line, named, get this, WH-1000XM5. If your naming scheme ain’t...

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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 finally brings noise cancellation to Pixel Buds

Google is finally bringing active noise cancellation to its wireless earbuds with the Pixel Buds Pro.

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It’s not rocket science, why Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover could be bad for privacy

Musk's short 78-word statement on his plans for Twitter left more questions about privacy and security than it gave answers.

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Russia says Nyet, sanctions Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn’s Roslansky, VP Harris and other US leaders

From the department of Tit for Tat, on the heels of a cascade of sanctions against Russia, Russian organizations, and Russian individuals over...

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CNN+ streaming service pulls a Quibi, will shut down a month after launch

Following multiple reports that the new CNN+ subscription streaming service was struggling to attract viewers, CNN and Warner Bros. Discovery today...

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IBM’s rebound continues with faster growth in Q1

There were a lot of lean years for IBM when it posted 22 straight quarters of declining revenues from 2012 to 2017. But for the second straight...

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Peeba raises $4.2M to digitize Asia’s B2B wholesale market  

A startup called Peeba has built a B2B wholesale online platform that connects independent retailers across Asia with unique brands around the...

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