Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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Finix raises $30 million as fintech’s spotlight picks its sides

Finix announced today that it has raised $30 million in new venture capital, bringing its total known raised to $133 million. The round comes nearly two years after the do-it-yourself payments company closed a $30 million extension to its $35 million Series B and about 18 months after it raised a $3 million SPV led […]

What does the future look like for e-commerce aggregators?

David Wright Contributor Share on Twitter David Wright is the co-founder and CEO of Pattern, an e-commerce acceleration platform. The world of e-commerce isn’t slowing down, yet many e-commerce aggregators are already struggling. Decreased consumer confidence, inflated brand value and a freeze in investment capital are creating a perfect storm. Unless aggregators change how they […]

Nanopath is looking to drastically change medical diagnostics

For co-founders Amogha Tadimety and Alison Burklund, the idea of starting Nanopath, a women-focused molecular diagnostic company, came from a need to create a company focused on women’s health diagnoses based on their own experiences. They said they wanted to make sure women can get proper diagnoses because scientifically, there’s no reason they shouldn’t. “We […]

Not to jinx it, but SaaS valuations appear to be staging a recovery

After enduring a multiquarter selloff that started in late 2021, the value of software companies on the public market is recovering. The modest rebound posted thus far appears to have formed after a bottom in valuation terms was reached in mid-June, toward the end of the second quarter. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. […]

How to conduct a reduction in force: Planning, execution and follow-up

Nigel Morris Contributor Share on Twitter Nigel Morris is the co-founder and managing partner of QED Investors. More posts by this contributor Ending the mental health stigma in the tech community The uncertain economic landscape of 2022 has left businesses and their founders between a rock and a hard place. Many CEOs can’t afford to […]

FullStory secures $25M to help companies spot issues in their apps and websites

FullStory, which sells analytics tools for apps and websites, secured $25 million in new equity financing, paperwork filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week shows. TechCrunch couldn’t independently confirm the investors and the company hadn’t responded to a request for comment as of press time. But according to Crunchbase, the infusion is […]

Dear Sophie: Which immigration options are best for a decentralized team in the US?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How […]

Use a scalpel when cutting startup expenses, not an axe

Scott Lenet Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Lenet is president of Touchdown Ventures. More posts by this contributor The ‘art’ of VC startup valuations is a forgery 3 lies VCs tell ourselves about startup valuations Experienced sailors know that if they turn the wheel too hard, they will soon need to compensate by turning it […]