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Daily Crunch: Bitcoin-demanding cybercriminals use bug from 2021 to initiate global ransomware attack 

by Christine Hall / about 3 hours

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Bitcoin-demanding cybercriminals use bug from 2021 to initiate global ransomware attack  by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

ShareWell wants to scale mental health support with its 10,000 support groups

by Haje Jan Kamps / about 4 hours

Therapists — if you can even find one that takes your insurance or new clients — can add a layer of sadness to your wallet even as you’re trying to rectify your own mental health wobbles. ShareWell believes it has an alternate take, with a far more affordable peer-support model, which lands it somewhere between […] ShareWell wants to scale mental health support with its 10,000 support groups by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch

Even well-funded fintech companies are laying off workers

by Mary Ann Azevedo / about 6 hours

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of […] Even well-funded fintech companies are laying off workers by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch

SoftBank’s vibe shift is using silence loudly

by Natasha Mascarenhas / about 7 hours

Welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. It’s February, and that means two things: you can stop wishing people happy new year, and Succession is officially back next month. As always, you can find me on Instagram or Twitter when I’m not […] SoftBank’s vibe shift is using silence loudly by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

What do investors need from your problem slide?

by Haje Jan Kamps / about 9 hours

There are two common problems with the problem slide: Some founders are tempted to go way into the weeds, while others don't include one at all. What do investors need from your problem slide? by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch

Neko, Daniel Ek’s next play, is another spin on preventative healthcare

by Natasha Lomas / about 10 hours

Make room for yet another preventative health play: Spotify founder Daniel Ek officially confirmed rumors of his new “health tech” startup, Neko, Friday by quietly kicking off a body scanning service in Sweden (via Tech EU) after four years of stealthy development. Ek has long expressed a personal interest in tackling a “screwed up” healthcare […] Neko, Daniel Ek’s next play, is another spin on preventative healthcare by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

Practice your startup pitch on TechCrunch Live with Mayfield and Cube

by Matt Burns / about 10 hours

Practice pitching your startup on this week’s TechCrunch Live. I have two amazing guests and they bring along a lot of startup pitching experience. Three guests of this week’s TechCrunch Live event will have two minutes to practice their elevator pitch and they’ll get four minutes of candid feedback from the two guests. This week, […] Practice your startup pitch on TechCrunch Live with Mayfield and Cube by Matt Burns originally published on TechCrunch

Simple HealthKit is taking on health equity with at-home diagnostics, treatment

by Christine Hall / about 11 hours

Simple HealthKit provides at-home and in-clinic diagnostics, performs its own testing and telehealth services and works with pharmacy partners for treatment and follow-up care. Simple HealthKit is taking on health equity with at-home diagnostics, treatment by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

Code-generating platform Magic challenges GitHub’s Copilot with $23M in VC backing

by Kyle Wiggers / about 11 hours

Magic, a startup developing a code-generating platform similar to GitHub’s Copilot, today announced that it raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by Alphabet’s CapitalG with participation from Elad Gil, Nat Friedman and Amplify Partners. So what’s its story? Magic’s CEO and co-founder, Eric Steinberger, says that he was inspired by the […] Code-generating platform Magic challenges GitHub’s Copilot with $23M in VC backing by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

Labor marketplace ShiftMed secures $200M to solve nursing shortage

by Christine Hall / about 12 hours

Its mobile and cloud-based software provides perks to nurses like guaranteed shifts, instant or next-day pay, transportation via Uber Health and health benefits. Labor marketplace ShiftMed secures $200M to solve nursing shortage by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

To improve close rates for technical interviews, give applicants feedback (good or bad)

by Ram Iyer / about 12 hours

Technical interviews are a black box — candidates usually are told whether they made it to the next round, but they rarely find out why. To improve close rates for technical interviews, give applicants feedback (good or bad) by Ram Iyer originally published on TechCrunch

Breef raises $16M to match brands with marketing agencies

by Kyle Wiggers / about 13 hours

Breef, a platform that allows brands to manage and service marketing agency projects, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A round (an undisclosed portion of which was debt) led by Greycroft with participation from BDMI, UTA.VC, Afterpay’s Touch Ventures and UC Berkeley’s The House Fund. The new capital brings Breef’s total […] Breef raises $16M to match brands with marketing agencies by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

Choosing a cloud infrastructure provider: A beginner’s guide

by Ram Iyer / about 14 hours

It's essential to analyze the tools available before you decide on a cloud infrastructure provider to keep application maturity and running costs in check. Choosing a cloud infrastructure provider: A beginner’s guide by Ram Iyer originally published on TechCrunch

Post Series-B, anti-fraud platform SEON acquires AML startup Complytron for a rumoured €2.5M

by Mike Butcher / about 19 hours

Budapest-based SEON, — an anti-fraud platform which looks at a customer’s ‘digital footprint’ to weed out false accounts and thus prevent fraudulent transactions —  has acquired compliance and AML specialist firm,  Complytron, also based out of Budapest. Terms of the deal were not officially released, but Techcrunch sources said the deal was in the region […] Post Series-B, anti-fraud platform SEON acquires AML startup Complytron for a rumoured €2.5M by Mike Butcher originally published on TechCrunch

Dear founders, returning to the office is a numbers game

by Natasha Mascarenhas / 2 days

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Toward the end of 2022, a number of entrepreneurs, some citing Elon Musk, told me that they’re bringing back an in-person work culture in the […] Dear founders, returning to the office is a numbers game by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

Netflix crackdown, monetizing ChatGPT and bypassing FB’s 2FA

by Henry Pickavet / 2 days

Happy weekend, folks, and welcome back to the TechCrunch Week in Review. Henry here, standing in for a vacationing Kyle Wiggers, who is standing in for a parental-leaving Greg Kumparak. Listen, we’ve got a deep bench, and both blokes will be back very soon. Until then, check out just a few of the top stories […] Netflix crackdown, monetizing ChatGPT and bypassing FB’s 2FA by Henry Pickavet originally published on TechCrunch

Does usage-based pricing call for a new growth infrastructure stack?

by Anna Heim / 2 days

"It's not either usage-based or subscription pricing,” VC firm OpenView wrote in its second State of Usage-Based Pricing report. These hybrid approaches call for new tools, but which ones? Does usage-based pricing call for a new growth infrastructure stack? by Anna Heim originally published on TechCrunch

Data hints at the value of startup offices

by Natasha Mascarenhas / 3 days

Data looks at whether having an office, at the earliest stages of company-building, truly does impact the bottom line. Data hints at the value of startup offices by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

Plant-based Rebellyous is raising millions to ‘rethink the nugget’

by Harri Weber / 3 days

Rebellyous, a startup that’s striving to build “a better chicken,” has raised at least $20 million in fresh funding, TechCrunch has learned. Based in Seattle, the venture-backed company calls its production tech the “most advanced plant-based meat manufacturing system on the planet.” Rebellyous aims to raise as much as $30.7 million in total, according to […] Plant-based Rebellyous is raising millions to ‘rethink the nugget’ by Harri Weber originally published on TechCrunch

Daily Crunch: Apple says it earned $20.8B from 935M subscriptions last fiscal quarter

by Christine Hall / 3 days

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Apple says it earned $20.8B from 935M subscriptions last fiscal quarter by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

Venture funding has started flooding back in at least one area: Secondaries

by Rebecca Szkutak / 3 days

The venture secondaries market has been on the same roller-coaster ride as the broader VC market over the past few years, but it looks poised to break away in 2023. Like venture capital as a whole, the secondaries market was hot in 2021 as a bunch of new players — sound familiar? — entered the […] Venture funding has started flooding back in at least one area: Secondaries by Rebecca Szkutak originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS pricing strategies, 2022 open source report, can Vine regrow?

by Walter Thompson / 3 days

Should Twitter’s developers rebuild Vine from scratch, or can they dust off the old code and turn it back on? TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS pricing strategies, 2022 open source report, can Vine regrow? by Walter Thompson originally published on TechCrunch

More job cuts loom as Sendy changes course in Nigeria

by Annie Njanja / 3 days

In October last year, Sendy, a Kenyan logistics scale-up, wound up its supplies service, which enabled retailers to purchase FMCGs directly from manufacturers, saying it was directing all its focus on its end-to-end fulfillment offering. Months later, the company is ceasing on-ground operations in Nigeria, one of its four markets in Africa. This means that […] More job cuts loom as Sendy changes course in Nigeria by Annie Njanja originally published on TechCrunch

VC Kerty Levy discusses the Northeast seed market

by Lauren Simonds / 3 days

Information is power, especially when you’re just beginning your startup journey. Whether you’re in the idea stage or building on the friends-and-family plan or preparing to pitch investors, it’s imperative to understand the shifting VC funding landscape as you plan for future growth. It’s no secret that funding is harder to come by in this […] VC Kerty Levy discusses the Northeast seed market by Lauren Simonds originally published on TechCrunch

The impact investor and climate correspondent walk into a bar

by Rebecca Szkutak / 3 days

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas and Becca Szkutak took to their mics to sing a duet about this week’s startup news. Just kidding! But we did highlight some fun companies raising capital and talked […] The impact investor and climate correspondent walk into a bar by Rebecca Szkutak originally published on TechCrunch

Is your startup heading to MWC? TechCrunch wants to hear from you

by Brian Heater / 3 days

Nature is healing, the tech show is returning to in-person events. I’m not sure I’m entirely over CES less than a month after returning from Vegas, but we’re already in full planning mode for TechCrunch’s return to Barcelona. We’ll be sending an extremely scaled down team to this year’s event, but while we’re in Catalonia, […] Is your startup heading to MWC? TechCrunch wants to hear from you by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Why invest in Ukrainian startups today?

by Ram Iyer / 4 days

A few reasons why the prospects of the Ukrainian tech sector aren't as bleak as they may seem from the outside. Why invest in Ukrainian startups today? by Ram Iyer originally published on TechCrunch

SunFi aims to be the fastest way for Nigerians to find, finance and manage solar

by Tage Kene-Okafor / 4 days

SunFi, the Nigerian clean tech startup that connects people and businesses who want solar energy access to payment plans that match their needs, has raised $2.325 million in seed funding. The self-described energy financial tech platform received backing from lead investors Nairobi-based Factor[e] and Sterling Bank’s SCM Capital Asset Management and participating investors such as […] SunFi aims to be the fastest way for Nigerians to find, finance and manage solar by Tage Kene-Okafor originally published on TechCrunch

Daily Crunch: Hundreds of Salesforce workers laid off in January just discovered they were out of work today

by Christine Hall / 4 days

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Hundreds of Salesforce workers laid off in January just discovered they were out of work today by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

Rebar robotics firm Toggle adds another $3M to its fundraising tally

by Brian Heater / 4 days

There’s no denying that the robotics startup world has taken a hit during the ongoing economic downturn. Recent numbers prove what we’ve all suspected for some time. But two things are true: 1) The lull is temporary; and 2) While robotics isn’t recession-proof, construction might as well be. This is certainly a theme of late […] Rebar robotics firm Toggle adds another $3M to its fundraising tally by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

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