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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Walter Thompson

Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.

Do you fit the mold for the next generation of values-driven VCs?
Annie Siebert

The future of VC will be driven by venture capitalists with strong values who have built funds with the new needs of founders in mind.

Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $68M
Ingrid Lunden

A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its business. Lingoda, which connects students who want to learn a language — currently English, Spanish, French or German — with native-speaking teachers who run […]

Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms
Devin Coldewey

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads along with students, intelligently correcting errors in real time. Promising pilots and research mean the […]

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

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 dollars in fees to maintain a business checking account. “Most small businesses are low margin, high cash flow, so […]

SambaNova raises $676M at a $5.1B valuation to double down on cloud-based AI software for enterprises
Ingrid Lunden

Artificial intelligence technology holds a huge amount of promise for enterprises — as a tool to process and understand their data more efficiently; as a way to leapfrog into new kinds of services and products; and as a critical stepping stone into whatever the future might hold for their businesses. But the problem for many […]

Berlin Brands Group raises $240M to buy and scale up third-party Amazon Marketplace brands
Ingrid Lunden

The race is on for companies building e-commerce empires by rolling up smaller, promising businesses that sell via Amazon and other marketplaces and growing by using some economies of scale to operate them as one. In the latest development, Berlin Brands Group has raised $240 million that it says it will be using to acquire […]

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

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 startup that runs a subscription model where people can rent out consumer electronics like computers, […]

Docugami’s new model for understanding documents cuts its teeth on NASA archives
Devin Coldewey

You hear so much about data these days that you might forget that a huge amount of the world runs on documents: a veritable menagerie of heterogeneous files and formats holding enormous value yet incompatible with the new era of clean, structured databases. Docugami plans to change that with a system that intuitively understands any […]

Nigerian fintech Appzone raises $10M for expansion and proprietary technology
Tage Kene-Okafor

Africa’s fintech space has gained proper attention over the past few years in investments but it is not news that startups still battle with offering high-quality products. However, they seem to be doing quite well compared with traditional banks that face challenges like legacy cost structures and a major lack of operational efficiency. Appzone is […]

Let’s talk about gaslighting and fundraising
Natasha Mascarenhas

“Most of the startups I give advice to about how to raise venture capital shouldn’t be raising venture capital,” an investor recently told me. While the idea that every startup isn’t venture-backable might run counter to the narrative to the barrage of funding news each week, I think it’s important to double click on the […]

This Week in Apps: Facebook’s other Clubhouse rival, Apple details ATT, App Store trial nears
Sarah Perez

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]

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