Lightspeed fuels Indian workspace interiors platform OfficeBanao with 6M funding

OfficeBanao, an Indian startup offering a workspace interiors platform to businesses in the country, has raised $6 million in seed funding led by Lightspeed. In India’s competitive workspace interior market, traditional providers have long dominated the landscape, often requiring substantial investment of time and resources for clients to achieve their desired results. Furthermore, many of […]

Daily Crunch: Don’t post your darkest, deepest secrets on Twitter Circle

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. Happy Monday Crunch! There’s just one month left to submit nominations for Startup Battlefield 200, so if you want to be on the TechCrunch stage and catapult yourself to fame, fortune, and […]

In edtech, history matters: Reach Capital just closed its largest fund to date

Reach Capital, one of the first venture firms to focus exclusively on edtech, closed its last investment vehicle during an unprecedented boom within tech. The San Francisco-based venture firm saw an increase in digital infrastructure, remote learning and society’s ever fickle attention as an opportunity — and unsurprisingly, those same tailwinds then helped Reach close […]

1 month left to submit nominations for Startup Battlefield 200

Here’s your shot across the bow — there’s a little over one more month left to nominate your startup for Startup Battlefield 200 at Disrupt. Take the opportunity to join this elite group for a new and awesome opportunity at TechCrunch Disrupt. It’s positively packed with perks and possibilities to get your company to the […]

Have startup valuations fallen enough to feel sane again?

Welcome to the new week. While recording Equity this morning, I noted with surprise an interesting bit of data that got me wondering about the current premium that venture investors are paying for startup shares, and if we can see anything new compared to 2022 data, especially given that complaints about YC startup prices are […]

TechCrunch’s startup building podcast Found is nominated for a Webby Award

Each week listeners can tune into Found to get the real stories behind today’s startups. And while that isn’t changing any time soon, this week I’m excited to bring you something a little extra. I’m pleased to announce that Found has been nominated for a viewer’s choice Webby Award in the Best Technology Podcast category. […]

The Petty Shall Inherit The Pennies

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week. Today we are talking about crypto, Uber, and how to be petty at […]

After GoFundMe, Rob Solomon is flying a $200M Kite in the land of commerce

Three years after stepping down as GoFundMe’s chairman and CEO, Rob Solomon is returning to the industry he calls his “first love,” digital commerce, as co-founder and CEO of Kite, a commerce company focused on investing in, acquiring and operating high-potential, digital-first consumer product brands. In addition to GoFundMe, Solomon has a pretty extensive commerce […]

Gradient Ventures backs Axle’s ‘Plaid for insurance’ approach to data verification

The inability to accurately assess risk for insurance purposes is costing the industry a lot of money. Earlier this year, State Farm reported that its property and casualty underwriting business took a $13 billion hit in 2022 due to “rapidly increasing claims severity and significant additions to prior accident year incurred claims.” Axle is trying […]