Cast your votes for the Disrupt sessions you want

In case you haven’t heard, you — yes you, TechCrunch readers — have a voice and a vote in the programming at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, taking place September 19–21 in San Francisco. Audience Choice voting is open now through May 17 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Final chance: Today’s the last day you can score early-bird […]

Onboarding and automation: What fintechs can learn from big banks

Michael Beckley Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Beckley is a co-founder and CTO of Appian, where he drives the technical vision for the company, leads product and solutions marketing teams, and oversees customer initiatives. When the economy is tight, financial institutions are faced with several mutually-reinforcing challenges. The temptation for bad action on the part […]

Pale Blue Dot continues investing in its climate vision, with a second, $100M fund

Sweden-based VC fund Pale Blue Dot bounced onto the scene in 2020 with a €53 million fund to help climate-focused startups. This fund grew again by €34 million in April 2021, and after deploying investments into 28 climate-forward companies, the investor this week announced it has officially closed its second fund. This one is valued […]

The debate happening inside of every VC firm

Precursor’s Charles Hudson wants to be cautious but not too cautious. The venture capitalist was at an AI confab last month, but he has not yet made a new AI investment during the current hype cycle. He’s one of many investors who have seen an inflection point take over a sector before, bringing in boatloads […]

Venture-backed everything for real world problems, please

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Mary Ann, Natasha and Alex are closing out another news-filled week full of change, and since we did have the crew for one last chat, here’s what we got into: Deals of the Week: Alex wanted to […]

Indian edtech giant Byju’s raises $250 million, on track to close another $700 million

Byju’s has raised $250 million and is close to securing about $700 million more, two people familiar with the matter said, as the Indian edech giant builds up its war chest ahead of the highly-anticipated IPO of its subsidiary Aakash. The New York-headquartered investment firm Davidson Kempner has invested $250 million in Byju’s via structured […]

TechCrunch Disrupt early-bird sale ends today

It’s all come down to this, the final day of our TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 early-bird sale. We’re not here to judge; we’re simply here to remind you that procrastination is neither your friend nor kind to your wallet. Last day to early-bird your way to TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 Your last chance to save up to […]

Your Guide to Moving to Texas: 8 Things You Should Know in Advance

Texas is a wonderful state to move to. However, before you decide to make the move, you should know several things, such as what the weather is like, what the job market is like, and how affordable the Lone Star State is. Here are Your Guide to Moving to Texas: 8 Things You Should Know […]