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VC investors and startup founders see hope in the red wave that wasn't

Janna Meyrowitz Turner’s biggest concern going into the U.S. midterm elections was that more than half of American voters had an election denier on their ballot. She was quite nervous, alongside pund..

Sweden’s EQT Ventures closes a its third fund at €1.1B to double down on European and early-stage startups

Startups might be in a funding midwinter, but the ray of sun shining on some VCs speaks of a different trend. EQT Ventures, the venture fund arm of Sweden’s investment giant EQT making early-stage bet..

Daily Crunch: Binance says it will buy FTX after smaller rival stumbles through ‘liquidity crunch’

Daily Crunch: Binance says it will buy FTX after smaller rival stumbles through ‘liquidity crunch’ To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every da..

Peloton co-founder John Foley is a rug guy now

John Foley clearly didn’t take (ahem) a brake after leaving Peloton. The former co-founder and CEO of the connected fitness company — who stepped down as CEO in February and left the company altogeth..

Security automation startup Veriti launches out of stealth with $18.5M

Veriti, a platform for unifying cybersecurity infrastructure, today emerged from stealth with $18.5 million in funding, a combination of $12 million from Insight Partners and a $6.5 million round led ..

Quona Capital sinking $332M into startups focused on financial inclusion

Though finance technology startups are having a moment when it comes to decreased venture capital deals and layoffs, Quona Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in emerging markets that acceler..

Former Tink employees launch Atlar, a payment automation startup

Stockholm-based startup Atlar raised a $5 million (€5 million) seed round led by Index Ventures. The company has been working on an application programming interface (API) that facilitates bank-to-ban..

Daily Crunch: Say ‘fromage’! French startup PhotoRoom captures $19M Series A

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello, dear crunchers! We hope you’ve had a peaceful weekend and t..

These folks are working to bring more diversity to the venture LP investing pool

These folks are working to bring more diversity to the venture LP investing pool That could help startups build more diverse cap tables When you think about diversity in the startup ecosystem, one ar..

Carbon Re spins out of academia-land to take on cement pollution

Spinning out of top U.K. universities Cambridge University and UCL, Carbon Re just raised £4.2 million ($4.8 million) in a bid to tackle the gigatonnes of carbon emissions spewing forth from the tradi..

Yassir pulls in $150M for its super app, led by Mary Meeker’s BOND

Yassir, an African super app platform that offers on-demand services such as ride-hailing, food and grocery delivery, and payments, has raised $150 million in Series B funding, five times what it rais..

How ButcherBox bootstrapped to $600M in revenue

Some of the best companies only come about because they found a problem worth solving. For Mike Salguero, CEO and co-founder at ButcherBox, the problem and opportunity in the extraordinarily broken s..

The fintech layoffs just keep on coming

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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. We’ve been livi..

Daily Crunch: Twitter layoffs violated federal worker protections, class action lawsuit alleges

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Friday, and all eyes are on the vast number of Twitter employees w..

Benitago Group exec confirms it didn’t close, but did lay off some employees

Benitago Group’s website no longer working this week set off an alarm bell for some folks, those who regularly follow the comings-and-goings of active fulfillment-by-Amazon aggregators. They believed ..

VCs decipher the recent fintech layoffs — and why they're happening now

Many big companies in the fintech world cut jobs in the past month. And yet Stripe’s announcement it would lay off 14% of its workforce still made a splash, proving that unicorns and decacorns are not..

AfroTech Conference heads to Austin for first in-person event since 2019

The AfroTech Conference, one of the nation’s most prominent Black tech gatherings, will touch down in Austin on November 13 for its first in-person event since 2019. The event is put on annually by t..

Most of the unicorns aren’t

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Oh what a week. What a week. Things are busier than ever at Te..

More than 70 VC firms join VCs for Repro coalition to support reproductive rights

Seventy-five venture capital firms, including Bloomberg Beta, 776, and M13, are standing together to launch VCs for Repro, a coalition stating that criminalizing abortion is a violation of human right..

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Australian Financial Review

How a frenzied bidding war broke out for a broke HR software firm

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Market Watch

: MongoDB stock streaks toward best day ever after big beat, forecast

MongoDB Inc. MDB shares were on track for their best day ever on Friday after the database company posted a big beat-and-raise quarter. MongoDB shares soared as much as 35% to an intraday high of $397..
Fox News

Woman walking along California beach finds ancient, foot-long mastodon tooth

A woman taking a Memorial Day weekend stroll on a California beach found something unusual sticking out of the sand: a tooth from an ancient mastodon. But then the fossil vanished, and it took a med…..