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Mindbody acquires ClassPass in all-stock deal and secures $500 million investment –

ClassPass, the subscription-based fitness marketplace most recently valued at $1 billion, is today announcing that it has been acquired by Mindbody. Mindbody is a bit like the OpenTable of the fitness world. Its booking software is used by studios, gyms, and other experience-based service providers — the company recently signed a global agreement with Blo […] → Read More

Chime’s Chris Britt and Menlo Ventures’ Shawn Carolan to talk fintech on TechCrunch Live –

In a world where fintech is so hot right now, and investors are being swept up by their excitement for the space, Chime has managed to ride the wave to near perfection. The company has raised upwards of $2.6 billion, including a fresh $750 million just this year. The startup, playing in the fee-free banking […] → Read More

Pilot’s Jessica McKellar and Index’s Mark Goldberg will outline how to become a unicorn on TechCrunch Live –

Pilot, a unicorn fintech company looking to bring bookkeeping into the 21st century, has raised more than $160 million in funding from investors that include Stripe, Sequoia, Index and more. On an upcoming episode of TechCrunch Live, co-founder and CTO Jessica McKellar will sit down with Index Ventures partner Mark Goldberg to discuss how the […] → Read More

Canva is getting into video –

Canva, the $40 billion software startup looking to make design accessible to everyone, has today announced a video editing suite. Launched in 2013, Canva emerged during the design rennaissance, around the same time that Sketch, Figma and InVision were crashing the Adobe party. Unlike the others, Canva focused on democratization of design, creating a UI […] → Read More

Bond Vet stitches up $170 million from Warburg Pincus –

Bond Vet, the NY-based veterinary care clinic, has announced the close of a $170 million investment from Warburg Pincus. The veterinary startup raised $17 million toward the end of 2020, explaining that they’re modeled after CityMD for humans. The company currently offers services in New York City and Long Island, New York. The idea is […] → Read More

Chime’s Chris Britt and Menlo Ventures’ Shawn Carolan to talk fintech on TechCrunch Live –

In a world where fintech is so hot right now, and investors are being swept up by their excitement for the space, Chime has managed to ride the wave to near perfection. The company has raised upwards of $2.6 billion, including a fresh $750 million just this year. The startup, playing in the fee-free banking […] → Read More

Medley, the coaching platform for personal and professional development, gets $3.7M led by A16Z –

Medley, the group coaching platform that focuses on both personal and professional development, has today announced the close of a $3.7 million seed round led by A16Z. Connie Chan and Anne Lee Skates of Andreesen Horowitz led the round, with participation from Aglaé Ventures, Foundation Capital, Ciara Wilson, Jen Rubio, Dara Treseder (Peloton). and Sanyin […] → Read More

Stephanie Zhan walks through the Rec Room pitch deck that won Sequoia’s investment –

Sequoia partner Stephanie Zhan and Nick Fajt, founder and CEO of social gaming platform Rec Room, explained what the venture capital firm looks for in consumer-facing startups. → Read More

Meet the 12 companies launching out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator –

Today, a dozen new companies launched out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York City. The companies span a handful of different sectors including healthcare, fintech, enterprise and consumer-facing products. Thus far, nearly 250 startups have graduated out of the accelerator, collectively having raised more than $1 billion in capital. So without any further […] → Read More

Chime’s Chris Britt and Menlo Ventures’ Shawn Carolan to talk fintech on TechCrunch Live –

In a world where fintech is so hot right now, and investors are being swept up by their excitement for the space, Chime has managed to ride the wave to near perfection. The company has raised upwards of $2.6 billion, including a fresh $750 million just this year. The startup, playing in the fee-free banking […] → Read More

Carrot, a plug-in that automatically categorizes what you’ve added to a cart, raises $5.5 million –

While the recent growth of e-commerce has left us browsing online more than ever, it doesn’t mean we’re actually buying as much as you’d expect. In fact, the Baymard Institute, as cited by Shopify, says that about 70% of shopping carts are abandoned on desktop, a number that only goes up on mobile and tablet. […] → Read More

Check out the amazing speakers joining us on Extra Cru… ahem, TechCrunch Live –

It’s been an Extra Crunch summer. We’ve heard how to craft your pitch deck around the one thing that really hooks an investor, and how the industry experience of Retail Zipline’s Melissa Wong ticked every box for Emergence when raising her Series A. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve also gotten a […] → Read More

How Ryan Reynolds has mastered authentic marketing –

We sat down with Ryan Reynolds at Disrupt to discuss how startups can use "fast-vertising", which involves treating real-time cultural moments as a springboard to build brand buzz. → Read More

What Canva CEO Melanie Perkins looks for in a potential acquisition –

We sat down with Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins at Disrupt 2021 to talk about how she has approached fundraising, and how she's managed to grow Canva's free and paid user base at a rapid clip. → Read More

Check out the amazing speakers joining us on Extra Cru… ahem, TechCrunch Live –

It’s been an Extra Crunch summer. We’ve heard how to craft your pitch deck around the one thing that really hooks an investor, and how the industry experience of Retail Zipline’s Melissa Wong ticked every box for Emergence when raising her Series A. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve also gotten a […] → Read More

Canva raises $200 million at a $40 billion valuation –

Canva is now valued at $40 billion following a fresh capital injection of $200 million (USD) in a round led by T. Rowe Price. New and existing investors participated in the round, including Franklin Templeton, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Bessemer Venture Partners, Greenoaks Capital, Dragoneer Investments, Blackbird, Felicis and AirTree Ventures. This round solidifies Canva […] → Read More

The Disrupt Desk will help you catch everything you missed at Disrupt 2021 –

This year at TechCrunch Disrupt (happening just next week), there is more to explore than ever before. From the scores of Startup Alley companies to the Startup Battlefield presentations to the Disrupt Stage, Extra Crunch Stage and beyond. We’ll hear from big name VCs like Chamath Palihapatiya, a16z’s Katie Haun, GC’s Niko Bonatsos, Forerunner’s Kirsten […] → Read More

Get your pitch-off on with our Disrupt Startup Alley companies on upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live –

Disrupt is right around the corner, and this year the show is packed to the brim with incredible panels and conversations, an absolutely stacked Startup Battlefield cohort of companies launching on our stage, investor insights and a virtual expo hall full of exciting new products and services in the Startup Alley. We can’t wait! Literally. […] → Read More

Get your pitch-off on with our Disrupt Startup Alley companies on upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live –

Disrupt is right around the corner, and this year the show is packed to the brim with incredible panels and conversations, an absolutely stacked Startup Battlefield cohort of companies launching on our stage, investor insights and a virtual expo hall full of exciting new products and services in the Startup Alley. We can’t wait! Literally. […] → Read More

Anima, a no-code tool that turns designs into code, raises $10 million Series A –

Anima, the YC-backed platform that turns designs into code, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A financing. The round was led by MizMaa Ventures with participation from INcapital and Hetz Ventures. We’ve been following Anima, which was bootstrapped until last year, for a while now. The startup indexes on several trending […] → Read More