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Join ECL on Wednesday to pitch your startup to Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand –

Have you ever dreamed about the opportunity to find yourself in, say, an elevator with an investor who is open to hearing your pitch? Well, then the next episode of Extra Crunch Live is for you. If you’ve hung out with us on an ECL before, you know we start with a bit of top […] → Read More

Leo AR, user-facing marketplace for 3D objects, raises $3 million seed round –

Apple’s introduction of ARKit changed the game for entrepreneurs, not unlike the App Store did on a much, much larger scale back in 2008. One entrepreneur, Dana Loberg, has capitalized on the launch of ARKit with her startup Leo AR. Leo is the result of a few pivots. The company first started out as MojiLala, […] → Read More

Synthesia’s AI video generation platform hooks $12.5 million Series A led by FirstMark –

As AI gets stronger, the possibilities of what we can do with it grow exponentially (for better or worse). Synthesia, an AI video generation platform, is looking to make video content creation as simple and efficient as possible, and FirstMark is taking a bet on it. The company has just announced the close of a […] → Read More

Join ECL on Wednesday to pitch your startup to Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand –

Have you ever dreamed about the opportunity to find yourself in, say, an elevator with an investor who is open to hearing your pitch? Well, then the next episode of Extra Crunch Live is for you. If you’ve hung out with us on an ECL before, you know we start with a bit of top […] → Read More

Hear how to raise big funding (and use it well) from FirstMark’s Rick Heitzmann and Orchard’s Court Cunningham –

Orchard, founded in 2017, was relatively early to the proptech industry. The company, originally called Perch, focused on dual-trackers, which are folks who are both buying and selling a home simultaneously. FirstMark Capital led both the Series A and the Series B funding rounds for Orchard, doubling down on the real estate platform. It goes […] → Read More

Alexa von Tobel outlines how founders should manage personal finances –

Von Tobel outlines steps to stay out of debt, build credit and accumulate wealth to ensure financial peace of mind as you take on the most stressful venture of your life: Starting a company. → Read More

Check out the tech leaders joining us on Extra Crunch Live in May –

Extra Crunch Live, our weekly event series that connects founders with tech leaders, is really picking up speed. Recently, we had a conversation with Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexandr Wang about how sometimes, unconventional VC deals are the best deals. We’ve also taken a walk through early decks from companies like Poshmark, Steady and […] → Read More

Founder and investor Melissa Bradley outlines how to nail your virtual pitch meeting –

Ureeka founder Melissa Bradley explains how to prepare for a virtual pitch, allocate time, how to close meetings with a clear list of action items, and what to avoid. → Read More

Both& introduces a line of D2C transmasculine clothing –

Historically, the transmasculine community has been neglected by the fashion world. But Both& is a new brand looking to offer clothing tailored specifically for transmasculine bodies. The company was founded by Finnegan Shepard, a trans man who started Both& after going through top surgery and feeling like he still couldn’t find clothing that fit his […] → Read More

Swyft raises $17.5 million to bring same-day delivery to all the retailers that aren’t Amazon –

Thanks to major players like Amazon and Walmart, we’ve become accustomed to next- or same-day delivery. But the pandemic has also renewed our interest in buying from smaller businesses and retailers. Swyft, a company that has just raised $17.5 million in Series A, helps retailers of any size provide affordable same-day delivery. The round was […] → Read More

Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexandr Wang will chat about how to create a category on Extra Crunch Live –

Alexandr Wang has spent the last five years looking to accelerate the development of AI and machine learning algorithms with Scale AI. The company has raised upward of $270 million since inception and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. That’s why we’re thrilled to hang out with Wang and Scale AI investor Dan Levine (Accel) […] → Read More

Forerunner’s Eurie Kim will share why she invested in Oura on Extra Crunch Live –

When it comes to building a successful startup, biotech and hardware happen to be two of the most difficult verticals in the tech industry. But Oura is doing it anyway. The health and fitness tracking ring has been used in a number of studies around COVID-19, and been worn by NBA and WNBA players to […] → Read More

Real raises $10M from Lightspeed, Megan Rapinoe and others to rethink therapy –

The last year has put a spotlight on mental health, and startup Real is looking to shake up the space with a product that makes group therapy available on-demand. Founded by CEO Ariela Safira, Real is inspired by a long-standing methodology in the world of mental health: Group therapy. AA, for instance, has been around […] → Read More

mmhmm introduces usage-based enterprise accounts and a beta for Windows –

mmhmm, the software that allows folks to personalize their appearance on video chat, has today announced that its introducing usage-based enterprise accounts. In a conversation with TechCrunch, founder and CEO Phil Libin said this is a natural evolution, remarking that mmhmm has had hundreds of registrations from users all at the same company. “It was […] → Read More

Sarah Kunst will outline how to get ready to fundraise at Early Stage –

Sarah Kunst, founding partner at Cleo Capital, has worn many hats. She’s been an entrepreneur, served on plenty of boards, is a contributing author at Marie Clare, has been a senior advisor to Bumble and worked as a consultant in marketing, business development and more. And with all that experience, she knows all too well […] → Read More

Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand are joining us on Extra Crunch Live –

As the world changes rapidly, so too do the most traditional of industries. That includes property tech and insurtech. Luckily for us, two of the top minds in those spaces are joining us on an upcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live. On April 21 at noon PT/3pm ET, Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf […] → Read More

TC Early Stage will cover everything you need to know about operations for your startup –

TechCrunch Early Stage goes down tomorrow (not a joke!) and the agenda is jam-packed with breakout sessions covering everything a startup needs to know about fundraising and operations. We’ve already told you plenty about the fundraising sessions, which are high in both quality and quantity. Today, however, I’d like to tell you a little bit […] → Read More

Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexandr Wang will chat about how to create a category on Extra Crunch Live –

Alexandr Wang has spent the last five years looking to accelerate the development of AI and machine learning algorithms with Scale AI. The company has raised upward of $270 million since inception and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. That’s why we’re thrilled to hang out with Wang and Scale AI investor Dan Levine (Accel) […] → Read More

TC Early Stage will dive deep on how to fundraise for your startup –

Despite the fact that capital is abundant and dozens of startups get funding every day, the process of raising institutional capital is anything but simple. From getting an investor’s attention to nailing your virtual pitch meeting to the legal aspects of your term sheet, there is plenty to navigate. Luckily, TechCrunch Early Stage is bringing […] → Read More

CEO Manish Chandra and investor Navin Chaddha explain why Poshmark’s Series A deck sings –

"When the CEO sets that culture of customer obsession and customer delight, it sets the foundation for the future." → Read More