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Past articles by Matt:

Making DAOs accessible for normals on TechCrunch Live

Want to start a DAO? It’s not that hard. Want to join a DAO? It’s even easier, but there are several steps to get connected. Some of those steps are daunting. That’s why Alex Taub started Upstream, which attempts to make starting and onboarding for a DAO much easier. Tune in to the next TechCrunch […] → Read More

How to launch a startup into a regulated market, according to Bradley Tusk

Tusk advises startups to ask and answer: What are the laws on the books? Who are you pissing off? How do you get elected officials on your side? → Read More

What if your startup doesn’t take off overnight?

Natalie Gordon founded Babylist in 2011, and today it’s a leading marketplace for baby gift registries. But it didn’t take off at first. It took several years for Gordon to spin the startup into its current trajectory and several more for users to follow. This is normal! And we’re excited to have Jesse Draper join […] → Read More

Here are the 5 finalists of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2022

During the last two days, 20 startups pitched their companies as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2022. These 20 companies were selected as the best of the brand-new Startup Battlefield 200 and competed for a chance to take home Battlefield Cup and $100,000. TechCrunch editors and expert judges winnowed them down to the […] → Read More

Jane Technologies launches its first iOS app for cannabis shopping

Jane Technologies’ impressive cannabis marketplace is finally available in an app. The company today launched its first iOS app enabling users to browse the inventory of local cannabis dispensaries and make purchases within the app. Its web-based marketplace is lovely, and I’ve found it amazingly accurate, thanks to its live inventory information. I’m thrilled the company […] → Read More

How Dutchie raised half a billion for cannabis tech on TechCrunch Live

Dutchie is expanding its cannabis tech offering, and is quickly becoming the market leader with its dispensary management platform. → Read More

Build for the future now with Mammoth Biosciences and Mayfield

Trevor Martin’s Mammoth Biosciences aims to use CRISPR technology to democratize disease detection. Join this TechCrunch Live event to hear from Trevor Martin and Mayfield investor Ursheet Parikh on how Mammoth Biosciences positioned itself to achieve the lofty goal. Spoiler: Trevor Martin spent time putting the basics in place to ensure future success. This TechCrunch […] → Read More

Fundraise for network access with Sapphire Ventures and Medable

Join Cathy Gao, partner at Sapphire Ventures, and Dr. Michelle Longmire, physician/scientist turned startup founder, on TechCrunch Live September 28 at 11:30 a.m. PDT/2:30 p.m. EDT. → Read More

Kode Labs raises $8m to advance its smart building platform

RiverSouth is called the smartest building in North America and features a wild array of technology for tenants, business owners, and real estate managers. Kode OS underpins the building’s systems, a real estate platform developed by the Detroit-based startup, Kode Labs. The platform ingests data from any number of systems and provides users with a […] → Read More

Flowhub launches Maui, the next generation of its cannabis POS platform

Today Flowhub, one of the first companies to build POS systems for dispensaries, unveiled the latest iteration of its platform. → Read More

Selling APIs with Orum and Amex Ventures on TechCrunch Live

Stephany Kirkpatrick launched in 2019 and quickly gained investments from some of the top fintech venture capital firms. Why? Kirkpatrick’s company is reinventing how money is transferred between banks, making the transaction nearly instantaneous. Along with Matt Sueoka, Global Head and SVP of Amex Ventures Stephany Kirkpatrick will speak on what it takes to […] → Read More

Mobility startups are filling the void in the much, much smaller Detroit auto show

Long-time visitors to the Detroit auto show will be disappointed. The glitz and glamor are gone. In 2022 the show is much, much smaller than in the past. Ford, General Motors, and Stallantis are exhibiting, and Toyota has a simple booth. That’s about it: No Volkswagen, BMW, Honda or other industry giants. And that’s great […] → Read More

Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner

Lumafield today announced a $35 million Series B, and new features for its desktop X-ray computed tomography platform that aims to provide engineers and designers with unparalleled access to their products. Lumafield revealed the Neptune scanner and Voyager software in April when the company emerged from stealth. The company also released significant updates to […] → Read More

Building products for future needs with Bling Capital and Shift on TechCrunch Live

Toby Russell is a veteran entrepreneur and helped to found Shift. The company was among the first online-only used car marketplaces and pioneered many of the services now standard across the industry. Long-time DCM partner Kyle Lui invested in several of Shift’s fundraising rounds, and he’s now at Bling Capital as the fund’s second general […] → Read More

Watch the TechCrunch Live Minneapolis Pitch-Off right here

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 7, TechCrunch Live hosted a special, extended event focusing on Minneapolis, Minnesota. The area is quickly becoming a major hotbed of startups in the Midwest, and the event featured some of the best founders and investors from the region. Following the panels and interviews, three Minneapolis startups competed for free tickets to […] → Read More

NXgenPort wins the TechCrunch Live Minneapolis pitch-off

Today TechCrunch hosted a special TechCrunch Live event focused on the great city of Minneapolis. Three local companies competed in a pitch-off, and I’m pleased to report the winner. NXgenPort won the pitch competition and will be fast-tracked into the Battlefield 200 where the company will get free exhibition space at TechCrunch Disrupt this coming […] → Read More

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Live’s special Minneapolis event! –

Minneapolis is quickly solidifying itself as one of the Midwest’s most important startup ecosystem. TechCrunch Live is thrilled to host a special (virtual) event in the Twin Cities. Next week, on Wednesday, September 7, our crew is set to interview some of the best startups and investors, and speak on the area’s recent fundings, best […] → Read More

Hear the steps to raise a Series A on today’s TechCrunch Live –

Today’s TechCrunch Live is all about raising a Series A. Jenny Lefcourt from Freestyle Partners and Guillaume de Zwirek CEO and co-founder of WELL Health are scheduled to speak on the specific steps founders should follow. I hope you can join us. Like every week, the event is free to attend. We’re going to start […] → Read More

Meet the judges for the Minneapolis TechCrunch Live pitch-off –

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event focused on the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 7. I hope you can join us. We have an agenda packed with insiders who can speak to the growing startup ecosystem in the Twin Cities. But for the pitch-off, we’ve recruited two outsiders to judge the […] → Read More

Meadow expands beyond California, bringing its cannabis point of sale platform to Michigan

Expanding outside of California could force Meadow, which builds tools for cannabis dispensaries, to change its strategy of growing slowly. → Read More