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OP Crypto raising $100M for ‘Fund of Funds’ to back fund managers

OP Crypto is raising $100M for its new investment, dubbed "Fund of Funds", to deploy capital into emerging fund managers focused on...

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MAYA Capital closes second fund with $100M for early-stage Latin American startups

This new fund triples the firm’s assets under management and will enable the pair to invest in another 25 to 30 companies.

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When it comes to sanctions, PE firms must proceed with great caution

In order to effectively mitigate sanction risks, PEs are doing due diligence on their LPs and investing in the management of compliance programs and...

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Gloat nabs $90M to build AI-powered internal jobs marketplaces

Gloat, which is building a platform to power internal jobs marketplaces with AI, has raised $90 million in a venture funding round.

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Degreed’s co-founder is back at the company he left…with the startup he built

David Blake started Degreed in 2012 to give individuals a platform to turn to for open access educational content.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Non-dilutive biotech capital, long-term angel investing, WayRay’s $80M pitch deck

As a veteran startup worker who has been laid off during economic downturns, it's dissonant to hear investors say this is a good time to launch...

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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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Juul, the e-cig maker started at Stanford, watches its U.S. market share get vaporized

It’s almost Shakespearean. Juul, the e-cigarette company that took the U.S. by storm five years ago — and which was valued at its peak at...

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It’s time for LPs to take more responsibility in the fight for economic equality

It's ironic that LPs retreat to familiar networks because most capital goes to white men and most VCs are not profitable in risk-adjusted terms....

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Bill Gates offers guidance on what climate technologies he’s looking to fund

Bill Gates joined us at TechCrunch Sessions: Climate 2022 to discuss his priorities in terms of investment projects and technological breakthroughs...

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We turned our investors into our best source of customer feedback

Next time an investor asks “How can I be helpful?” give this approach some consideration.

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Fountain raises $100M to expand its applicant tracking system

Fountain, a startup developing a cloud-based applicant tracking system for recruiters, has raised $100 million in venture funding to expand its...

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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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MFS Africa raises additional equity and debt capital to take its Series C to $200M

Pan-African digital payments network, MFS Africa, has raised $100 million in equity and debt, additional funding that takes its Series C round to...

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In Southeast Asia, a booming crypto scene

Southeast Asia, a diverse region with an expanding population and rising income, is emerging as a popular destination for crypto entrepreneurs and...

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HYCU locks down additional funding to grow its cloud data protection business

HYCU, a company offering multi-cloud and hybrid cloud data protection services, has raised tens of millions in a Series B venture funding round.

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Juni jumps on $206M to help e-commerce players manage their own money better

The e-commerce market is on track to pass $5.5 trillion in revenues this year, which speaks not only to how much consumers are shopping online these...

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Felix Capital closes fourth fund at $600M, its biggest yet

Amid rising uncertainty about how financing will look for tech in the months and maybe years to come, one of the newer kids on the VC block in Europe...

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How investors are playing offense right now (their words, our two cents)

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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Bonfire Ventures secures $230M for two new funds targeting B2B software startups

Bonfire Ventures aims to help B2B software startups make it to Series A.

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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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Making room at the cap table: A new plan for promoting diversity in tech

As it turns out, we don’t just have a diversity problem in tech employment. We have a diversity problem in tech investment as well.

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As the head of Helios’ new VC arm, Wale Ayeni sees value in frontier markets

Wale Ayeni has a new role as head of Helios Digital Ventures, to spot and back disruptive startups in frontier markets, mainly in Africa and the...

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Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future

Recent capital targeted consumer-facing, or downstream startups, but the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the...

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Your investor has an investment thesis. Here’s why you should care

A lot of the time, it doesn't matter how good your company is. What matters is whether it matches up with your investor's investment thesis.

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Data intelligence startup Near, with 1.6B anonymized user IDs, lists on Nasdaq via SPAC at a $1B market cap; raises $100M

Data intelligence company Near announced it would be listing on Nasdaq by way of a merger with KludeIn I Acquisition Corp.

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Block rival SpotOn lands $300M at $3.6B valuation after doubling ARR last year

SpotOn, a competitor to Block and Toast, raises $300M at a $3.6B valuation in its third funding round in 12 months.

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Autochek expands to North Africa after acquiring Morocco’s Kifal Auto

Autochek expands to Morocco, its sixth market in Africa, after acquiring KIFAL Auto.

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