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6 tips for SaaS founders who don’t want VC money

Bootstrapping a SaaS company is not only possible — I believe it’s a saner, more sustainable way to build and scale a business. Aytekin Tank Contributor Share on Twitter Ayt.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMar 3rd, 2021

How Pilot charted a course of not raising too much money

A few weeks ago, we wrote about fintech Pilot raising a $100 million Series C that doubled the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion. Bezos Expeditions — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund — and Whale Rock Capital joined the ro.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 7 min. ago

Alexa von Tobel outlines how founders should manage personal finances

Von Tobel outlines steps to stay out of debt, build credit and accumulate wealth to ensure financial peace of mind as you take on the most stressful venture of your life: Starting a company. Few people are more knowledgable on the topic of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 7 min. ago

Check out the tech leaders joining us on Extra Crunch Live in May

Extra Crunch Live, our weekly event series that connects founders with tech leaders, is really picking up speed. Recently, we had a conversation with Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexandr Wang about how sometimes, unconventional VC deal.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 8 min. ago

Are You Worried? … Would It Help?

Amy and I watched Bridge of Spies over the weekend. We enjoyed it, but particularly loved one interaction between the lawyer (James Donovan) and the accused Russian spy (Rudolf Abel). Donovan: You don’t seem alarmed? Abel: Would it help? At mul.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated News16 hr. 40 min. ago

Sunday raises $24 million seed round to build a fast restaurant checkout flow

Meet Sunday, a new startup that is going to attract some headlines as it has raised a $24 million seed round at a $140 million post-money valuation. That’s a lot of money for a company that started just a few months ago but that’s because Sunday.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 7 min. ago

United wants passengers to donate money to sustainable jet fuel. Is it better than carbon offsets for saving the planet?

United Airlines is giving customers who want to reduce the environmental impact of their travel a way to buy sustainable jet fuel that releases fewer emissions than traditional jet fuel......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Amazon’s Alexa earbuds return with a smaller design and wireless charging

It’s been about a year and a half since Amazon released the first Echo Buds. I reviewed them when they arrived, and they were, I don’t know, fine, I guess. They were a bit on the cheap side, facing some stiff competition in the category and, hone.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 40 min. ago

The TechCrunch Survey of Tech Startup Hubs in England and Wales

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey European founders and investors in cities outside the major European capitals. Over the next few weeks, we will ask entrepreneurs in these cities to talk about their ecosystems, in their own wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News21 hr. 39 min. ago

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money

More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News21 hr. 40 min. ago

Australia"s NDIS Gets a Government App With Blockchain But No Ethics

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Good news, disabled Australians! You'll soon be getting an app that will implement a welfare compliance regime designed by the people who brought you robo-debt. But don't worry, it'll have blockchain. N.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

5 product lessons to learn before you write a line of code

To uncover some basic truths about building products, we spoke to three entrepreneurs who have each built more than one company. Before a startup can achieve product-market fit, founders must first listen to their customers, build what they.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Facebook tests video speed dating events with ‘Sparked’

Facebook confirmed it’s testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked, after the app’s website was spotted by The Verge. Unlike dating app giants such as Tinder, Sparked users don’t swipe on people they like or direct message othe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

There’s reason to be skeptical of the $80 TicWatch GTH’s health tracking

Mobvoi's new $80 TicWatch GTH has an Apple Watch-like design, and an array of health-related sensors, but don't expect it to be a medical-grade device......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Hatch, a neobank for SMBs, launches with $20M in funding from investors like Kleiner Perkins, Foundation and Plaid’s founders

After his last startup, Framed Data, was acquired by Square, Thomson Nguyen began exploring new ideas. While an entrepreneur-in-residence at Kleiner Perkins, Nguyen interviewed hundreds of small business owners and realized that many pay hundreds of.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Mobvoi makes dubious health-related claims about new $80 TicWatch GTH

Mobvoi's new $80 TicWatch GTH has an Apple Watch-like design, and an array of health-related sensors, but don't expect it to be a medical-grade device......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

We can’t believe how cheap Beats Studio3 headphones are at Amazon

You don't have to spend a fortune if you want stylish noise-canceling headphones. You can enjoy up to $162 in savings if you buy the Beats Studio3 from Amazon......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

On-demand pediatrics app Biloba adds prescriptions and raises $1.7 million

French startup Biloba has raised a $1.7 million funding round (€1.4 million) a few months after launching its pediatrics app that lets you chat with a doctor whenever you have a question. In addition to raising some money, the startup also recently.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Elder tech company, Papa, raises $60M Led by Tiger Global

Papa, the elder tech company that offers care and companionship to seniors, today announced a $60 million Series C led by Tiger Global Management, bringing its total raised to date to $91 million. The money will be used to propel the company’s grow.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Grover raises $71M to grow its consumer electronics subscription business

A startup tapping into the concept of the circular economy, where people don’t buy items outright but pay an incremental amount to use them temporarily, has raised some funding to scale its business in Europe and beyond. Grover, a Berlin-based.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Researchers use satellite imagery to track interactions between cows and elk at the interface of wildland and rangeland

Cows don't seem to have a whole lot going on most of the time. They're raised to spend their days grazing in the field, raised for the purpose of providing milk or meat, or producing more cows. So when students in UC Santa Barbara ecologist Doug McCa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021