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Multicoin Capital debuts new $100M fund to bet on crypto startups and tokens

Crypto startups couldn’t be hotter as currencies push past all-time-highs and investor appetite reaches mania for new projects. Crypto investment firms that have been investing in blockchain startups for years are not only beginning to see majo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMay 4th, 2021

ifeel, another well-being platform that blends self-care tools with 1-2-1 therapy, scores $6.6M

If the pandemic has been good for anything it’s been good for the therapy business and for startups targeting mental health, with VCs kept very busy signing checks. To wit, here’s another one: Madrid-based ifeel has bagged €5.5 million.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

Could NFT auctions be moving away from Ethereum? One new group is betting they will

NFTs were arguably already taking off when Beeple sold his NFT artwork for $69m. But another crypto project attracted attention when it bought an original Banksy artwork for $95,000. The group literally burnt the artwork and sold its NFT on the OpenS.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Born in the pandemic, Moonfire’s first $60M Seed fund will combine remote investing with big data

During the pandemic, we’ve seen the rise of ‘Zoom investing’ – where VCs literally use remote video conference tools like Zoom and Google Meet to take pitches from entrepreneurs. Now a new European Seed fund plans to leverage that emergin.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

Einride, the Swedish startup known for its unusual-looking electric and autonomous pods that are designed to carry freight, has raised $110 million to help fund its expansion in Europe and into the United States. The Series B round, which far exceeds.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 16 min. ago

Shift Technology raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation to fight insurance fraud with AI

While insurance providers continue to get disrupted by startups like Lemonade, Alan, Clearcover, Pie and many others applying tech to rethink how to build a business around helping people and companies mitigate against risks with some financial secur.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 48 min. ago

Founded by former Carousell and Fave execs, Rainforest gets $36M to consolidate Asia-Pacific Amazon Marketplace brands

Singapore-based Rainforest is one of the newest entrants in the wave of startups that “roll-up” small e-commerce brands. Launched in January by alumni from some of Southeast Asia’s top startups, including Carousell, OVO and Fave, Rainforest acq.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

Una Brands launches with $40M to roll up brands on multiple Asia-Pacific e-commerce platforms

One of the biggest funding trends of the past year is companies that consolidate small e-commerce brands. Many of the most notable startups in the space, like Thrasio, Berlin Brands Group and Branded Group, focus on consolidating Amazon Marketplace s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 16 min. ago

Applications for the TC Early Stage Pitch-Off in July are open

Early-stage startups — now is your time to shine at the TechCrunch Early Stage event on July 8 and 9. This is part two of the highly successful event from April where top experts train and teach founders how to build, launch and scale their co.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 48 min. ago

The Daily Crunch: Peloton share price falls 14% after product recall and data breach; CEO apologizes

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 48 min. ago

Beyond the fanfare and SEC warnings, SPACs are here to stay

Can SPACs still solve the funding problem for capital-intensive, deep tech startups? And will they become a permanent financing option? Matt Johnson Contributor Share on Twitter.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 16 min. ago

Despite gains, gender diversity in VC funding struggled in 2020

There’s no excuse for the slow pace of improvement toward greater equity in the venture capital/startup game. And we’re tired of writing dispiriting posts about it. People have been discussing the importance of expanding opportunities f.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 16 min. ago

Emergence, known for its enterprise bets, just rounded up nearly $1 billion across two new funds

Emergence, the 18-year-old, San Mateo, Ca.-based venture firm focused on enterprise tech startups, has rounded up nearly a billion dollars in capital commitments across two funds. It closed its sixth early-stage fund with $575 million; the outfit als.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 48 min. ago

4 strategies for building a digital health unicorn

The influx of capital to healthcare shouldn't be surprising; the pandemic made it clear that digital health is the future. But building a healthcare unicorn requires founders who are long on vision. BIll Taranto Contribu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 48 min. ago

The morality and efficacy of going public earlier

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex and Chris dug into the world of the IPO. Not just the numbers and the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 48 min. ago

Former JCI battery unit Clarios files for stock offering

The Clarios stock offering, which could value the company at over $20 billion, would mark one of the biggest automotive stock market debuts this year......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

With backers like Tiger Global, LatAm crypto exchange Bitso raises $250M at a $2.2B valuation

Bitso, a regulated crypto exchange in Latin America, announced today it has raised $250 million in a Series C round of funding that values the company at $2.2 billion. Tiger Global and Coatue co-led the round, which also included participation from P.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Egypt’s Flextock closes $3.25M in the largest pre-seed yet in MENA

Flextock, one of the 10 African startups from the recent Y Combinator winter batch, has bagged an impressive pre-seed round just two months after graduation.  The five-month-old company, which helps consumers and businesses manage e-commerce and ful.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Belgium"s Government Network Goes Down After Massive DDoS Attack

Most of the Belgium government's IT network has been down today after a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack knocked offline both internal systems and public-facing websites. From a report: The attack targeted Belnet, a government-fund.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Multicoin Capital debuts new $100M fund to bet on crypto startups and tokens

Crypto startups couldn’t be hotter as currencies push past all-time-highs and investor appetite reaches mania for new projects. Crypto investment firms that have been investing in blockchain startups for years are not only beginning to see majo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Fitness ring maker Oura raises $100M

It’s been a wild couple of years for Oura. Last year, in particular, proved to be a major driver for the wearable fitness manufacturer. With the pandemic bringing professional sports to a screeching halt in 2020, a number of major leagues have adop.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021