The #MyTechBestfriend fallout continues

The bad blood between tech boot camp MyTechBestfriend and many of its former students is anything but finished, according to nearly a dozen people who spoke to TechCrunch. In November, TechCrunch detailed the fallout between Mary Awodele, the founder of the Texas-based MTBF, and her students. Students accused Awodele of bullying and harassment while alleging […]

Fintech Vint hopes to turn wine and spirits into a mainstream asset class

Do you invest in wine and spirits? Fintech startup Vint thinks everyone should, and is hoping to facilitate this. But don’t expect bottles to be shipped to you: Investments via Vint are fractional. Depending on how deep your pockets are, this is probably for the best: A recent offering that sold out on Vint was […]

3 Black founders explain how they’re preparing for a tough 2023

Life as a startup founder is never dull. That’s doubly true for Black founders, who routinely struggle to raise funds, be noticed and get their fair share of attention. For the new year, TechCrunch+ conducted a mini-survey to found out what Black founders are expecting in 2023. All three founders brought up the same concerns […]

3 Black founders predict little will change in VC in 2023

Though inflation appears to be dropping, economic conditions remain uncertain, and the overall fundraising climate is reverting to pre-pandemic levels. For Black founders, who have rarely received more than 1% of total venture capital invested in startups, 2022 wasn’t kind, and 2023 doesn’t look promising given how things are going. To find out how Black […] snags $31M to scale its ‘unsupervised’ autonomous driving software

A few bright spots remain in the autonomous vehicle industry even amid macroeconomic headwinds that have nearly shut off the spigot of venture capital and led to further consolidation., a startup developing software designed for advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving and robotics, is one of them. The Menlo Park, California-based startup recently raised […]

Salon software Mangomint raises $13M as it booms in post-COVID labor shortage

Ever needed to read your credit card information on the phone to make a massage appointment? The process is annoying, and it makes you wonder how safe it is to give a stranger your personal details. That’s why Los Angeles-based Mangomint built a SaaS tool that strives to streamline the booking experience for the beauty […]

Revel raises $7.8M to become the Instagram and Robinhood of NFT platforms

Revel, an NFT or “social collectibles” platform, raised $7.8 million in seed financing led by Dragonfly Capital, the startup’s CEO, Adi Sideman, exclusively told TechCrunch. “One way to describe Revel is a cross between Instagram and Robinhood, wrapped in social game economics,” Sideman said. Instagram is known as a social media platform while Robinhood is […]

Design and implement a content governance system to increase ROI

Christopher P. Willis Contributor Share on Twitter Christopher P. Willis is the chief marketing and pipeline officer at Acrolinx and has over 20 years of experience growing companies in the technology sector. Content is the core of customer experience. A company’s product or service can be phenomenal, but if the enterprise content — marketing, messaging, […]