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For better or for worse: Managing founder-CEO tension inside a startup

How a founder and a CEO work through points of tension could help determine the ultimate success of a company.

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Daily Crunch: Plaid product updates signal push to ‘own’ more of the account funding process

It’s Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and we are hanging out at our Mobility event, ogling cars that fly, drive themselves and have various identity...

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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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Just how overpriced are crypto startups?

What's the value of crypto startups now that Coinbase has been repriced and its underlying market in the crypto-equivalent of a recession?

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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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Is there hope for digital health startups post-Roe?

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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QuestBook raises $8.3 million to help web3 developers secure funds

QuestBook’s tool is already helping firms create small funds across the globe so that local talent can find and invest in new projects.

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Plaid officially expands into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding

Fintech decacorn Plaid expands from its core business of account linking into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding.

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Starting up remotely? Keep these labor laws and tax guidelines in mind

You don’t want to be doing a great thing for your business -- finding the right talent in the right location -- and then be hit with a penalty...

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Daily Crunch: Musk pauses Twitter buy until platform proves less than 5% of users are spambots

It’s Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and we are currently in the midst of an existential crisis; aren’t we all, when we are being very honest with...

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Fable funds quest for accessibility-inclusive development with $10M A round

The importance of designing accessibility in software from the ground up has only been emphasized by the pandemic, and as a consequence Fable’s...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: DTC data strategy, starting up solo, insuretech growth versus risk

Fundraising is only one part of the journey. If you can't connect with an investor who'll help you find and fill in your gaps with regard...

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Founders should be honest about their failures according to Forage CEO

Welcome back to Found, the weekly TechCrunch podcast where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Jordan talked with Justin...

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Pulse, the maker of an automatic Slack status updater, acquires team communication startup Lounge

Lounge, a team communication startup that was looking to reimagine the future of work with features designed for remote and distributed workforces,...

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Tractian, which uses AI to monitor industrial equipment, raises $15M

Tractian, which uses AI to monitor and predict the status of industrial equipment, has raised $15M in a venture funding round.

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Yo! Egg cracks into US restaurants with plant-based sunny-side-up, poached eggs

Yo! Egg is going after the more difficult “whole egg” experience, having developed an egg white and running yolk for consumers who like that...

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Warehouse robotics firm GreyOrange raises $110M via growth financing

Atlanta-based GreyOrange specializes in warehouse/logistics robotics. It just raised $110M. Much of the funding will go toward hiringand ramping up...

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With a fresh $46M, Instabug aims to do more than fix your app’s bugs

With customers such as DoorDash, Clubhouse and Verizon, Instabug has raised $46 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners.

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Forerunner, Bezos back Arrived, a startup that lets you buy into single-family rentals for ‘as little as $100’

Arrived has raised $25 million to give people a way to buy shares in single-family rental properties. Bezos Expeditions is an investor.

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Amid crypto’s talent war, Encode Club mints new web3 developers

The profitable London-based startup has trained over 15,000 engineers in web3 skills such as Solidity and Rust

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Greenlight, a $2.3B fintech focused on kids, launches credit card for parents

Atlanta-based Greenlight adds a 3% cash back credit card to its suite of family-focused financial products

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Drip aims to provide thrill of live commerce to NFTs, physical collectibles

Drip is "Shopify for livestream commerce,” providing tooling so users can run live stream auctions, drops or buy it now formats via Drip’s...

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Banking-as-a-service startup Unit closes on $100M at a $1.2B valuation

Unit, a banking-as-a-service startup, has closed on a $100 million Series C round of funding led by Insight Partners. Existing backers Accel, Better...

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Flexxbotics puts work-cell manufacturing on cloud nine

Flexxbotics is focused on the mission of helping discrete manufacturing companies complete the digital transformation. It just got $2.9M to foster...

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Dusty’s construction robots raise another $45M

Dusty Robotics operates in the construction space, which has seen increased focus for automation proponents. It just raised $45M from Scale Venture...

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Three PayPal Ventures alums strike out with their own $158M fund

A trio of former PayPal Ventures alums raise $158 million for Infinity Ventures, an early-stage fintech-focused fund

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Here’s how you can be a speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt

Do you have what it takes to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt? The call for speaker nominations is officially open for you to throw your hat in the ring -...

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What’s ahead for crypto startups?

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

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