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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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CyberConnect raises $15M Series A to put data back in the hands of users

One of the promises made by web3 entrepreneurs is putting data back in the hands of owners through decentralization. Singapore-based CyberConnect is...

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Jungle Ventures closes a $600M fund, bringing its total assets under management to over $1B

Singapore-based venture firm Jungle Ventures is digging deeper into Southeast Asia and India with the close of its fourth fund. Fund IV totals $600...

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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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Only 1 in 6 unicorns are true IPO candidates today

How did we wind up with so many unicorns and so few IPO-ready private technology companies with IPO-scale valuations?

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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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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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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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A dive into Haun Ventures with the firm’s first deal lead, Sam Rosenblum

Sam Rosenblum never imagined he would work at a crypto-focused investment firm. A Southern California native who spent a “large portion of my...

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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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5 lessons from ‘Star Wars’ that can transform startup managers’ strategies and tactics

'I have a bad feeling about this' are words leaders should live by, because the joke shows awareness and proactivity

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The Interchange: Things go from bad to worse at Better.com

Welcome back to The Interchange, the weekly TechCrunch series that looks at the latest — and what’s ahead — in the global fintech industry....

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Corporate venture investors pulled back in Q1, but less than you imagined

Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends, and more.

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Here come the single-digit SaaS multiples

Day-to-day coverage can provide snapshots instead of complete images. Today, let's slow down and take stock of where are regarding software...

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Register now for TechCrunch Live’s event in Columbus, Ohio!

TechCrunch Live is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, our crew is virtually heading to Columbus to explore the...

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‘Move fast and break things’ is a bad idea for health tech startups

When you're building a digital health company, the ultimate end user is a person in need of medical care.

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Daily Crunch: Key Twitter executives depart following Elon Musk ownership deal

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Gusto raises an extension round, following Faire as unicorns react to a changing market

The HR-tech unicorn raised an extension to its Series E, and other companies are likely to follow suit

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Altro has raised $18M to help you build credit just by paying for your Netflix subscription

Altro founders think credit access should be free. They came up with the idea of helping people build credit through recurring payment forms.

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Data-driven fintech Tifin valued at $842M in new $109M Series D round

TIFIN brought in $109 million in fresh funding to bring its tech to the wealth and asset management industries

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A venture firm gets rewarded for selling at the market top

It used to be that venture capitalists couldn’t sell their stake in a portfolio company before it sold or went public without raising questions...

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Dear Sophie: What are the visa options for international founders?

I started a startup in Pakistan with a couple of co-founders a few years ago. One of the co-founders and I want to move to the United States to...

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Oriient raises $11M Series A for its indoor positioning service

Oriient, which powers the platform that Instacart shoppers use to gather their orders in hundreds of stores, announced that it has raised an $11...

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Finding your startup’s valuation: 5 factors to consider

"What is your valuation?" As an angel investor, this is one of my first questions when talking to founders for a potential investment. And...

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Citi backs Crowdz, a Pipe competitor that just raised $10M for its blockchain-powered invoice financing marketplace

Recurring revenue as an asset class is a relatively new concept, and made more popular by startups such as Pipe, which has built a marketplace...

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Colombian proptech Habi reaches unicorn status with $200M raise co-led by SoftBank and Homebrew

Habi, a Bogota-based proptech, has closed on $200 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Homebrew and SoftBank Latin America Fund. The startup...

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Faye hopes to do for travel insurance what Lemonade did for general insurance

While (former) startups like Lemonade came along to attack the tired world of insurance, the travel insurance market is now coming in for the same...

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