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Parabola no-code platform raises $8M Series A as it focuses on eCommerce

Parabola no-code platform raises M Series A as it focuses on eCommerce Many workers today are still stuck doing a bushel of manual tasks, copying and pasting data into spreadsheets, sending out the same emails every morning and generally lacking any kind of automation because they lack coding skills. Parabola wants to […]

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As funding slows in Boston, its early-stage market could shine

As funding slows in Boston, its early-stage market could shine Chris Lynch, a founder and former general partner at Boston-based seed-stage fund Accomplice, remembers “VC Mountain in Waltham.” Back then, entrepreneurs on funding quests would visit a building overlooking the Waltham Reservoir near Boston where they pitched to a few investors: Matrix […]

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Namely, a former high flier, slashes staff as demand for its HR software dries up in the pandemic

Namely, a former high flier, slashes staff as demand for its HR software dries up in the pandemic Namely, an eight-and-a-half-year-old, New York-based company that sells payroll, talent management and other HR services to mid-size businesses across the U.S. via subscription software, has let go of upwards of 40% of its employees. […]

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Investors tell Indian startups to ‘prepare for the worst’ as Covid-19 uncertainty continues

Investors tell Indian startups to ‘prepare for the worst’ as Covid-19 uncertainty continues Just three months after capping what was the best year for Indian startups, having raised a record $14.5 billion in 2019, they are beginning to struggle to raise new capital as prominent investors urge them to “prepare for the […]

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Ola, Uber’s India rival, invests $100M in scooter rental startup Vogo

Ola, Uber’s India rival, invests 0M in scooter rental startup Vogo We’re familiar with Uber cozying up to scooter startups — it has bought one and invested in another — but over in India, the U.S. firm’s key rival is hatching a major alliance of its own it invested $100 million in […]

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Another crypto exchange goes old school as KuCoin raises $20M from VCs

Another crypto exchange goes old school as KuCoin raises M from VCs I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: one of the biggest trends in crypto this year is companies raising money the old fashioned way through venture capitalists. Hot on the heels of Binance raising money from Singapore’s Vertex […]

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Former Formation 8 GP Shirish Sathaye joins Cervin Ventures

Former Formation 8 GP Shirish Sathaye joins Cervin Ventures Longtime venture capitalist Shirish Sathaye has quietly joined early-stage investor Cervin Ventures as a general partner. Most recently, Sathaye was a general partner at Formation 8, the embattled venture firm co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale, Brian Koo (a scion of the Koo family, owners […]

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The ambitious real estate ‘unicorn’ Opendoor just made its first acquisition, snapping up Open Listings

The ambitious real estate ‘unicorn’ Opendoor just made its first acquisition, snapping up Open Listings Opendoor, a four year-old, San Francisco-based company, has from the outset intended to make it possible to buy and sell residential real estate with a few key strokes. It seemingly gets closer to that audacious vision by […]

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New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide

New unicorn Klook raises 0M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide Klook, a Hong Kong-based startup developing a travel activities platform, has pulled in $200 million in new capital to fuel a major expansion into the U.S. and Europe. A spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the round values the company at […]

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Exclusive: HR startup Namely, once a high flier, gets a new CEO and $60 million in new funding to soar again

Exclusive: HR startup Namely, once a high flier, gets a new CEO and million in new funding to soar again Namely, a 400-person, six-and-a-half-year-old company, has mostly had the kind of trajectory that other startups envy. Mostly. The startup’s mobile-first platform — which sells payroll, talent management, and other HR services to […]

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