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Amsterdam cyber startup Hadrian closes €10.5M Seed for platform which simulates hacker attacks

As companies grow they expose more of themselves online and become harder to defend in terms of cybersecurity. One report estimates that 30%-40% of a...

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Layoffs hit crypto and real estate tech particularly hard this week

Hey Siri, when does a “macroeconomic downturn” become a “recession”? It’s another bleak week for startups weathering...

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Bangalore-based Pazcare, an employee benefits and insurtech platform, raises $8.2M

Pazcare, a Bangalore-based employee benefits and insurtech platform, announced today it has raised $8.2 million led by Jafco Asia, bringing its...

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If you must conduct layoffs, don’t be a jerk

As yet another week of workforce reductions sweeps the tech industry, remember: layoffs suck, but you can make them suck slightly less.

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Caught COVID-19 abroad? Good luck, you might get stuck

Two years into COVID-19, international travel can still be a logistical nightmare.

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Branch snags $147M at a $1.05B valuation, showing that thorny insurtech market not impervious to growth

Insurance technology startup Branch has raised $147M at a $1.05B valuation. The startup says it bundles auto and home insurance in a single...

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Armed with experience, insurtech MGAs are paving the way for insurtech 2.0

As we enter “insurtech 2.0,” the lessons learned are becoming the new best practices, and nowhere is this more evident than at the startups...

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COVID was the best thing for Kitty, as insurance apps for pets boom

Pet app and insurance provider Lassie has today closed an €11 million Series A round led by Felix Capital.

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North American and European insurtechs are recalibrating after a blockbuster 2021

Let’s explore insurtech activity in both North America and Europe, compare recent results and look ahead to what could be coming.

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Texas exposed 1.8 million residents’ data for almost 3 years

A bug in the department's website exposed personal information to the wider internet.

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Amex Ventures bets $5M on Trellis, which wants to make switching insurance providers easier

How many people have stuck with the same auto insurance provider because the process of finding a new one feels overwhelming and painful? A lot....

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To win insurtech 2.0, focus on underwriting before growth

Focusing on customer experience on the front end leads to rapid growth indeed, but failing to focus on underwriting on the back end can lead to a...

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Daily Crunch: Terraform Labs CEO goes public with strategy to re-peg sliding UST stablecoin

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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Faye hopes to do for travel insurance what Lemonade did for general insurance

While (former) startups like Lemonade came along to attack the tired world of insurance, the travel insurance market is now coming in for the same...

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Bookaway books $35M to scale up its ground transportation booking platform

Travel and tourism are coming back online in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions getting relaxed, and today a startup tackling one part of the equation...

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Gradient Ventures backs Mentum’s goal to democratize investment services in LatAm

The company offers technology in the form of APIs and widgets that businesses can use to create investment products for their customers.

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Business intelligence and analytics firm Pyramid Analytics raises $100M

Pyramid Analytics, a company developing a platform to help businesses analyze and otherwise make use of their data, has raised $100 million in a...

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Consumers and data are driving changes in the insurance sector: Where are we headed?

Digital transformation in insurance is still in its early stages, but the combination of data, automation and massive investments in the sector is a...

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Sensible Weather is building an ‘oh no, it’s raining while I’m on holiday’ insurance product

Sensible’s Weather Guarantee offers the option to recoup experiential losses when bad weather interferes with plans; Infinity Ventures kicks in...

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Alan raises another $193 million for its medical one-stop shop startup

French startup Alan has raised a new €183 million funding round ($193 million at today’s exchange rate). The company sells its own health...

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Circa wants to make first-of-the-month rent payments obsolete

Renters can choose their payment method, split up payments and schedule payments, all while having flexibility should income become a problem.

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‘Decentralized’ web3 startups find out the hard way there’s no safety net

When the Vietnam-based outfit behind the crypto game Axie Infinity was hacked last month — hackers stole upward of $625 million in Ethereum...

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Sika lets patients ‘hack’ their health savings accounts to buy wellness products tax-free

Sika's healthcare fintech can help customers buy skincare products or a Peloton using pre-tax HSA or FSA dollars.

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EvolutionIQ secures $21M to streamline insurance claims processing with AI

EvolutionIQ, a startup leveraging AI to streamline the insurance claim processing workflow, has raised $21 million in a venture capital funding round.

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Stenn banks $50M on a $900M valuation for a platform to finance SMBs that trade internationally

Globalization has been one of the biggest trends in e-commerce in the last decade: internet rails facilitate a much wider marketplace of would-be...

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How compassion and inclusivity are helping Kindbody change the fertility industry

When the topic of fertility comes up, we often hear hushed tones discussing someone else’s or their own journey through infertility.

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What Glossier got wrong

The fundamental disconnect: Software-enabled businesses don’t necessarily monetize the same way that software businesses do.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: ‘Valuation reset,’ spiking crypto losses, US insurtech meltdown

Has it ever been your responsibility to tell someone else that their job has been eliminated? I have, and it's one of the most difficult things...

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