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Let’s talk about party rounds

Party rounds have been around for over a decade and a subject of debate for just as long. The positives are obvious. The cons are more complicated.

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Massdriver wants to abstract away infrastructure to let devs focus on coding

Massdriver, a startup developing a platform to abstract away infrastructure management, has raised $4 million in a seed funding round.

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Tech industry reacts to Adam Neumann’s a16z-backed return to real estate

Adam Neumann, whose fall from grace has attracted global interest, just found a ladder in the form of a check from Andreessen Horowitz.

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South Africa’s Talk360 raises $4M to build single payment platform for Africa

Talk360 raises $4 million seed round, led by HAVAÍC, to build single payment platform for Africa.

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Precursor Ventures’ first hire just spun out to start her own venture firm

Sydney Thomas, the first hire at Precursor Ventures, a seed and early-stage focused fund that backs first-time founders, is starting her own venture...

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Felt’s $15 million chance to prove that maps are the next big medium

Felt allows users to build a map with datasets integrated into it, and work with each other to showcase impact in a less static way than a Google...

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Need advice on navigating a tough startup market? Start here

The market for startup investment has changed. From the hottest year in startup VC history to a period of pessimism, how did we get here? This digest...

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London startup Weaver gets $4M to build out a vetted marketplace for home renovations

Weaver, a London-based marketplace and SaaS contract negotiation platform for matching homeowners/architects planning major home renovation projects...

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Kenyan fintech Zanifu nabs $1M to bridge MSME financing gap, eyes Ghana, Uganda expansion

Kenyan fintech Zanifu is set to upgrade its platform and grow the number of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) it extends stock financing to...

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Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 2

From beaming actors into the class room to plucking things out of space, the second day of Y Combinator’s S21 Demo Day was a fresh snapshot of...

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Norwest Venture Partners’ Lisa Wu to teach founders how to think like a VC at TC Early Stage

The best venture capitalists take moonshot risks based on due diligence, support portfolio companies through ups and downs and find focus through...

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Former Asana employees want to take on Discord with a positive platform for creator communities

In a creator-economy world, if you’re only as good as your last YouTube video, then your next YouTube video had better be bigger and louder than...

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ResQ raises $7.5 million to make back of the house top of mind

Entrepreneur Kuljeev Singh has had a three-course meal in the restaurant business. He was an angel investor in ChefHero, a part-time owner in an...

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