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Where top VCs are investing in fintech

Where top VCs are investing in fintech Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex processes and outdated unfriendly interfaces that mar billion dollar financial services verticals, such as insurtech, […]

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Slack investor Index Ventures backs Slack competitor Quill

Slack investor Index Ventures backs Slack competitor Quill Slack created a new solution for workplace communication, one copied by many, even Microsoft. But the product, which is meant to help individuals and businesses collaborate, has been critiqued for sending too many notifications, with some claiming it’s sabotaged workplace productivity. Quill, a startup […]

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Sydney’s AirTree Ventures closes $275M fund as Aussie unicorns gather pace

Sydney’s AirTree Ventures closes 5M fund as Aussie unicorns gather pace The Australian scene industry has, in the last few years, started to generate a swathe of startups that have broken through internationally. Prior to this current era, Australia was scene has very much a local market in tech terms, with only […]

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Where top VCs are investing in edtech

Where top VCs are investing in edtech Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of overall — so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new solutions? According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 […]

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Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for .05B Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60 percent of this will be in cash and 40 percent in Splunk common stock. The companies expect the […]

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BuzzFeed CTO joins men’s health startup Ro

BuzzFeed CTO joins men’s health startup Ro Ro, a two-year-old startup known for its online pharmacy of men’s health products, has named BuzzFeed’s Todd Levy its chief technology officer. Levy first joined BuzzFeed in 2014 as the digital media company’s vice president of engineering; he was named CTO in 2016. Prior to […]

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Almost sold out! Buy a ticket to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party

Almost sold out! Buy a ticket to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party Last call, startuppers! TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley summer soiree — a.k.a. the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party — is nearly sold out. If you want to join the brightest members of the startup community on July 25 and celebrate your […]

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Final ticket release to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party

Final ticket release to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party One of Silicon Valley’s most fun and enduring traditions — the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party — takes place on July 25. If you don’t have a ticket yet, know this: We just released the last batch of tickets. Once they’re gone, that’s […]

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Alyce picks up $11.5 million Series A to help companies give better corporate gifts

Alyce picks up .5 million Series A to help companies give better corporate gifts Alyce, an AI-powered platform that helps sales people, marketers and event planners give better corporate gifts, has today announced the close of an $11.5 million Series A funding. The round was led by Manifest, with participation from General […]

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General Catalyst just carved out an aggressive new seed-stage program — here’s what to know

General Catalyst just carved out an aggressive new seed-stage program — here’s what to know General Catalyst is diving more seriously into the business of funding seed-stage startups. To wit, the venture firm is announcing today that it plans to invest at least $25 million each year in nascent teams that “can’t […]

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