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UK’s Magical Mushroom Company uses Mycelium to replace plastic packaging

Global plastic waste has more than doubled, and 40 percent of that waste comes from packaging. Luckily there are no shortage of sustainable packaging...

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The next wave of supply-chain innovation will be driven by startups that help incumbents win

For years, the narrative for innovation in supply chain has focused on the disruptors. Less heralded has been the next wave these disruptors often...

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JOKR leaving U.S., ‘for now,’ to focus on LatAm

The company's U.S. operations accounted for about 5% of the grocery delivery startup's overall business.

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Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation

The tech is not "new," but sector followers are excited for the potential of better-quality, more-cost-effective proteins versus...

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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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Khazenly, an Egyptian on-demand warehousing and fulfiLlment platform, raises $2.5M seed funding

The e-commerce market in Egypt is expected to grow 30% to $7.5 billion this year, spurred by a growing number of younger shoppers and rising incomes....

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PayCargo, a fintech for the freight industry, raises $130M

Shipping and cargo services is one of the more fragmented and analogue verticals in the world of industry, with hundreds of thousands of businesses...

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Arkestro brings game theory and machine learning to procurement with $26M investment

Procurement involves buying supplies and services you need to run your business. For the most part, companies still use email and spreadsheets or...

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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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Departing Amazon exec Dave Clark to head logistics startup Flexport

Dave Clark, the former Amazon consumer chief, will take over as CEO of freight forwarding and customs brokerage startup Flexport starting September...

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US battery production enters new era as Solid Power’s pilot production line debuts

By Solid Power’s very realistic timeline, we might have the opportunity to buy a solid-state battery EV as soon as 2028.

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Microsoft disrupts Iran-linked hackers targeting organizations in Israel

Microsoft said on Thursday that it has successfully “identified and disabled” a previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group that it...

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Rimac raises more than $500M from Porsche, Softbank and Goldman Sachs

Rimac Group said Tuesday it has raised 500 million euro ($536 million), funds that will help the Croatian startup expand beyond its electric hypercar...

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8 IT spending trends for the post-pandemic enterprise in 2022

For our latest survey, we polled 1,200 IT leaders, representing roughly $570 billion in annual IT spending.

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Planet FWD secures $10M so consumer products industry can track carbon emissions

Companies use its emissions reductions engine during the product development phase to understand how to create products with lower carbon footprints.

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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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How femtech startup Inne rebooted its hardware launch after COVID-19 chaos

It’s been a tough few years for Berlin-based femtech hardware startup Inne which came out of stealth R&D in the fall of 2019, shortly...

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Cisco’s latest results indicate a reckoning may soon be at hand

Cisco's acquisitive approach has helped it report decent revenue growth over the years, but the disruption dogs might have finally caught up.

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Everstream Analytics secures new cash to predict supply chain disruptions

Everstream Analytics, a company providing software that attempts to predict supply chain issues and recommend fixes, has raised $24 million in a...

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Fashinza, a B2B supply chain marketplace for fashion brands, raises $100M

Fashinza, a B2B supply chain marketplace for fashion brands, has raised $100 million in a venture funding round that values the company at $300...

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Keelvar raises $24M to automate procurement in the supply chain

Keelvar, a startup developing software to automate supply chain procurement tasks, has raised $24 million in venture funding to expand its platform.

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Socket lands $4.6M to audit and catch malicious open-source code

The startup began working on a tool to help prevent a repeat of some of the worst software supply chain attacks.

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Byrd nabs $56M to grow its European e-commerce logistics and fulfillment network as an alternative to Amazon

Shopify put a spotlight on the role and significance of logistics and fulfillment in e-commerce when it snapped up Deliverr for $2.1 billion last...

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Batteries have become VC and PE’s most electric investment opportunity

Five years ago, battery startups attracted important but not transformative investments. But money began pouring in toward the end of 2020. What...

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As supply chain issues mount, Fictiv helps companies get from prototype to manufacturing

Fictiv's Digital Manufacturing Ecoystem addresses some of the biggest pain points of bringing products to market.

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GitHub will require all users who contribute code to enable two-factor authentication by the end of 2023

Here is some news that is both straightforward and still a long time out but nevertheless important: by the end of 2023, GitHub will require all...

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Charged with billions in capital, meet the 9 startups developing tomorrow’s batteries today

Today’s batteries are better in every respect than those made five years ago, but they still leave much to be desired. What’s needed are some...

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Mass transit group Swvl confirms estimated $100M acquisition of UK start-up Zeelo

Mass transit group Swvl has confirmed to TechCrunch its deal to buy UK start-up Zeelo, estimated to be a $100 million acquisition, according to...

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