TechCrunch wants to meet your startup at CES 2023

We’re a month out from the next CES. TechCrunch is returning to Vegas for the first time a few years and — as usual — we’re on the hunt for the most fascinating startups. Work for a startup showing off a cool new product at CES next month? Let us know by filling out the […]

Q&A: ‘Better Venture’ authors on why VC has failed to reinvent itself

On Wednesday, Erika Brodnock and Johannes Lenhard published their book, “Better Venture: Improving Diversity, Innovation, and Profitability in Venture Capital and Startups,” which serves as a guide for those looking to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the venture capital market. The authors conducted more than 80 interviews to gauge how much progress there has […]

GoStudent uses its warchest to acquire large network of traditional tutoring centres in Europe

GoStudent — the Austria-based late-stage Tutor marketplace which has raised $686.3 million (and attained a €3BN valuation) to date — has acquired Germany-based Studienkreis, a traditional tutoring company, founded in 1974, which is focused on the German-speaking ‘DACH’ region. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Studienkreis had previously been owned, since 2017, by the […]

Singapore-based e-commerce platform Carousell lays off 10% of staff

Carousell, a Singaporean consumer-to-consumer (C2C) service platform operating across Southeast Asia, is letting go of about 110 employees, or 10% of its total headcount, in an effort to reduce costs amid a challenging market condition for the tech industry.  The announcement came from the company’s blog on Thursday, posted by co-founder and CEO of Carousell […]

Are we bullfighting in Spain? Because that’s a red flag

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. For the last time in 2022, the whole Friday gang got together to chat through the latest and greatest in the world of technology and startup news. From here on out, Equity is […]

Zylo, a SaaS management platform, raises $31.5M

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions have become a fixture of the modern enterprise; organizations with more than 1,000 employees use over 150 SaaS apps on average, according to BetterCloud. Fully managed apps are often a lighter load on IT teams because they’re entirely cloud-based. But increasingly, organizations are under pressure to reduce their SaaS budgets as inflation […]

Smoodi closes $5M to expand reach for its robotic smart blender

Smoodi wants to see its smoothies in the hands of, well, everyone, and a new infusion of capital and distribution partnership has the startup well on its way. Incubated out of Harvard’s Innovation Lab in 2018, CEO Pascal Kriesche and Morgan Abraham call their company a “healthy smoothie store-in-a-box” that is essentially a robot that […]

Early HIV Detection for Better Care: Bridging the Gap with Advanced  4th  Gen Rapid Tests

December 2: In India, of the approximately 2.35 million people living with HIV (PLHIV), only 1.78 million know their status. Important gains made in HIV testing nationwide have also been threatened over recent years, with people facing obstacles to accessing diagnostics during the pandemic. Bridging India’s testing gap is essential to strengthen the nation’s infection […]