Daily Crunch: Property management startup Doorstead raises $21.5M Series B

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HealthAtom empowers LatAm’s small healthcare offices with cloud-based ops

HealthAtom is aiming to be the go-to cloud-based operations system for small and midsize healthcare companies across Latin America (LatAm). Although the company has been around since 2012, this is the first time it has announced fresh capital, in the amount of $10 million. HealthAtom’s medilink and dentalink software suites let clinics create schedules, manage […]

VC deal activity fell in 2022, signaling tough times ahead

Market headwinds continue to dog startups chasing venture backing. That’s the top-level finding of a new PitchBook report that looked at VC trends toward the end of 2022, specifically Q4, including investments made at the seed, late-stage and nearing-the-exit levels. First, the good news: “On an annual basis, angel- and seed-stage deal activity remained relatively […]

How global unrest will impact innovation in 2023

David Magerman Contributor Share on Twitter David Magerman is managing partner at Differential Ventures. The global economic and political turmoil of the past year has had a meaningful impact on corporate innovation in the technology industry and beyond. The worldwide battle with COVID, the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the economic fallout of the COVID lockdowns and […]

Will record levels of dry powder trigger a delayed explosion of startup investment?

Raphael Mukomilow Contributor Raphael Mukomilow is partner and head of growth at Picus Capital. His focus is later-stage and growth investments.  Pierre Bourdon Contributor Pierre Bourdon is an investor at Picus Capital. After the challenging year that was 2022, one might think that the coming months are not looking great for VCs or founders. But, […]

Black founders still raised just 1% of all VC funds in 2022

Some. Good. News. The latest Crunchbase data shows that Black startup founders in the United States raised around $264 million out of the total $33.6 billion in venture capital allocated in Q4 2022. That’s an uptick from the $178 million — or 0.43% — the group raised in Q3. In total, U.S. Black founders raised […]

Lumus shows off AR glasses that don’t look too dorky

AR tech sounds pretty cool, but nobody wants to be a glasshole. Today at CES, we checked out Lumus‘ bid to make AR glasses a little bit less cringe. The company creates a series of glasses that look, well, more or less like glasses, and are compatible with prescription lenses, too. The new glasses are […]

CES, NYE, SBF and FTX. Lol.

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. To start off the year, we are welcoming on Rebecca Szkutak as a returning host who will be joining us while Alex is out on paternity leave. We’re lucky to have her for […]

Doorstead closes on $21.5M to make sure you always have a tenant for your rental property

Doorstead, a property management startup which offers “guaranteed” rental payments to homeowners, has raised $21.5 million in a Series B round of funding. Ryan Waliany and Jennifer Bronzo started Doorstead in 2019, initially testing out its model for setting prices for rental properties on Craigslist. Over time, the company built out a pricing model through […]