Ryan Breslow’s Love health, wellness marketplace goes live

Ryan Breslow, the brazen founder and former CEO of Bolt, told TechCrunch in 2022 that he was leaving the one-click checkout company to start a new company in the health and wellness sector called Love. Well, today is not only Global Love Day, but Love’s launch. Love previously raised $7.5 million from investors, including Human […]

Only two weeks left to apply to Startup Battlefield 200 at Disrupt 2023

You blinked, and suddenly there are only two weeks left to apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. Maybe you meant to submit — or finish — your application, but life is full of distractions. So consider this a timely reminder about the magnitude of this high-visibility opportunity. Don’t let it slip […]

RTRO launches an algorithm-free social app for friends, creators and brands

Ahead of Meta’s launch of a text-based social network, female-founded social networking startup RTRO is launching its app this week with the goal of connecting brands, creators, and their fans and followers in a more positive environment focused on human connections and communities, not algorithm-driven content. To accomplish this, RTRO divides its social experience into […]

The ice-breaking IPO we’ve waited for might not come from the US after all

British semiconductor giant ARM is heading back to the public markets after more than five years of private life. Even better, the company’s note announcing that it filed privately to go public — a draft F-1 listing, in other words — said that it may list in the United States. Why get so excited about […]

Multilocation Marketing in Healthcare: The Biggest Challenges

Building a multilocation healthcare business expands your reach, patient base, and profit margin.  But, these benefits come with several unique marketing challenges.  The good news? They also come with remarkable marketing opportunities.  In this article, I identify several common challenges and how to overcome them with effective marketing strategies.  12 Marketing Challenges Unique to Multilocation […]

Once-hot photo-sharing app Poparazzi is shutting down

Poparazzi, the once-hot photo-sharing app that hit the top of the App Store in 2021, is shutting down. The company announced the news via a Medium blog late last week, informing users that the app would be discontinued and users had until June 30, 2023 to download their content. Last year, Poparazzi’s founders at TTYL […]

How this investor widens its net by refusing warm intros

I have often been annoyed by warm introductions. I get why investors insist on them, but it has always struck me as lazy and un-inclusive. So I was filled with great delight and curiosity when I was introduced to GoAhead Ventures. The firm claims it will hear anyone’s pitch, no matter where in the world […]

Hey look, OpenAI is even richer now

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 OpenAI, earnings, First Republic Bank, and ARM. Oh, […]