Expo+ passes to TechCrunch Disrupt are on sale now

Terrific news for anyone who lacks either the time or the budget to go whole-hog at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 on September 19–21 in San Francisco. We’ve just released a fresh batch of Expo+ passes into the wild, so to speak. It’s a great option for anyone interested in seeing the next generation of early-stage startups […]

TechCrunch Live is going to Atlanta and you’re invited!

Atlanta, Georgia has emerged as one of the buzziest new hubs in the nation, with booming enterprise, cybersecurity, and SaaS sectors, as well as a slew of investors looking to back the hot new startups coming from the city. Some well-known companies from Atlanta include Calendly, Kabbage, One Trust, and FullStory — all unicorns, by […]

Finix becomes a payments processor, heating up its competition with Stripe

Payments infrastructure startup Finix has slowly been taking swipes at Stripe, first becoming a facilitator, and now becoming a processor. Finix said today it now is directly connected to all major U.S. card networks — American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa. Now that Finix no longer relies on a third-party processor, it says it’s able to […]

As another startup bank partner collapses, tech feels the gap

When First Republic Bank was in its final moments, Silicon Valley didn’t convulse with shock or lather itself into a social media tizzy. Instead of panic, which rippled throughout the startup community in March when Silicon Valley Bank signaled trouble, there was widespread malaise. Part of the reason for that may be that we’ve been […]

3 questions CISOs expect you to answer during a security pitch

Nancy Wang Contributor Share on Twitter Nancy Wang is the general manager and director of engineering for AWS Data Protection and a venture partner at Felicis Ventures on enterprise infrastructure investments. Steve Zalewski Contributor Share on Twitter Steve Zalewski is the former CISO of Levi Strauss and the founder of S3 Consulting, an executive advisory […]

Pietra helped creators start DTC businesses; now it has a roadmap for everyone

The direct-to-consumer business world continues to be noisy. It’s not enough to just start up a business and advertise on Google and Facebook: Today’s e-commerce merchants have to be masters of all channels. That’s where Pietra comes in. The ex-Uber team, led by Ronak Trivedi, co-founder and CEO, started in 2019 as a marketplace for […]