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Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt

Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as...

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How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape

As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while...

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Say hello to the kickass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022

TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event Disrupt back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20...

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24 hours left to save $1,300 on early-bird passes to Disrupt

We’re T-minus 24 hours until the TechCrunch Disrupt early bird flies south and takes up to $1,300 in savings with it. If you’re serious about...

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Zededa lands a cash infusion to expand its edge device management software

Zededa, a startup developing a software-as-a-service product for edge device management and deployment, has raised $26 million in a Series B equity...

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Pear VC’s Anand Iyer goes solo with new $200M fund for crypto developer tools

Iyer, who worked as a developer evangelist at Microsoft and entrepreneur, is funding early-stage founders building web3 infrastructure

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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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Can Andreessen Horowitz prevent the next crypto winter?

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the rough road ahead for Coinbase. This week, we’re talking a bit...

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TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Scaling web3, bulls and bears, falling tech valuations, and UFOs

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating...

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Filing: Anduril is raising up to $1.2B, sources say at a $7B pre-money valuation, for its defense tech

Technology built to improve state resilience — be it in the form of cybersecurity, energy independence, national defense or something else...

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Digital health startups brace for a Post-Roe world

Per a leaked draft obtained by Politico, The Supreme Court is set to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a precedent that protects a...

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Digital bank Umba raises $15M, plans to expand into three new African markets

There’s no shortage of digital banks in Nigeria and, in general, in Africa. As the region continues to experience rapid growth in mobile usage and...

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3 ways deep tech founders can climb out of pilot purgatory

Big problems make room for big returns, and while I don’t presume to have a silver bullet solution, here are three ways deep tech founders can...

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Cloaked raises $25M Series A to generate privacy-friendly identities on the fly

The Series A startup offers a service like a password manager but for generating online identities.

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Gandeeva Therapeutics raises $40m zoom in on biomolecules – and create new drugs in the process

The field scientists once jokingly called “blobography” has come a long way. Cryogenic electron microscopy was formerly known for delivering...

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With funding from top investors, Gameto aims to delay — even eradicate — menopause

With every year, more scientists and academics are very specifically trying to lengthen the lifespan of humans and ensure that those extra years are...

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Archive.ai aims to free marketers from their monotonous workflows

Archive.ai founders believe the future of marketing will be a culture of “building with you” versus the “talking at you” approach they...

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Biotech startup Shiru sprouting plant-based ingredients with new capital infusion

The company plans to have ingredients ready by next year, which means we could see the first commercial products containing Shiru’s ingredients on...

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Bild takes in funding to share, collaborate on hardware designs in the cloud

Bild, which came out of private beta, is streamlining the design review process so that hardware product releases can be developed faster.

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Instacart acquires Caper AI, a smart cart and instant checkout startup, for $350M, as it moves deeper into physical retail tech

Instacart made its name by providing a way for consumers to bypass shopping in stores in person, by ordering items online and getting them delivered...

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Clarifai moves beyond computer vision to manage companies’ unstructured data

Clarifai enables customers to make sense of the 90% of unstructured data they have using artificial intelligence.

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Chronosphere raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation for cloud-native monitoring, adds granular, distributed tracing to its dashboard

Data observability — necessary to keep tabs on infrastructure performing as it should; to see if apps are returning errors; and to ensure that...

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This startup wants to bring clarity to the complex world of IVF

About 180 million people globally suffer from infertility. In the United States, one in eight families have trouble conceiving. The statistics are...

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Hadrian is building the factories of the future for rocket ships and advanced manufacturing

If the eight person team behind the new startup Hadrian has their way, they’ll have transformed the manufacturing industry within the next...

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Maven’s comprehensive approach to women’s health earns it unicorn status

For Kate Ryder, the founder of women’s health clinic and benefits platform Maven, business is personal. During the first year of building her...

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Extra Crunch roundup: NS1 EC-1, Pakistan’s tech ecosystem, SPACs bonanza

Just like NYC's flooded subway system, internet infrastructure doesn't attract much attention until there's a notable failure.

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Renegade Partners rolls out its much-anticipated debut fund with $100 million

Renegade Partners — a Bay Area-based venture firm co-founded by veteran VCs Renata Quintini and Roseanne Wincek — is taking the wraps off...

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Anduril raises $450M as the defense tech company’s valuation soars to $4.6B

The AI-powered defense company founded by tech iconoclast Palmer Luckey has landed a $450 million round of investment that values the startup at $4.6...

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