Startup and Technology News

QuestBook raises $8.3 million to help web3 developers secure funds

Amazon launches Smart Commerce in India to help offline stores launch digital storefronts

Autochek expands to North Africa after acquiring Morocco’s Kifal Auto

Palette sells a sales commission tool for modern sales teams

CyberConnect raises $15M Series A to put data back in the hands of users

Starting up remotely? Keep these labor laws and tax guidelines in mind

ZMO.ai secures $8M led by Hillhouse to create AI generated fashion models

Jungle Ventures closes a $600M fund, bringing its total assets under management to over $1B

At the first UFO hearing in 50 years, the Pentagon says unexplained reports are way up

Legl, a SaaS for law firm workflows, tops up with $18M

Daily Crunch: Musk pauses Twitter buy until platform proves less than 5% of users are spambots

Facebook and Twitter still can’t contain the Buffalo shooting video

Coinbase backtracks on its hiring plans, citing crypto market turmoil

Candle Media, the new media company co-backed by former Disney execs, acquires Gen Z-focused ATTN: for $100M

Electric Mercedes G-Class will go the distance with Sila’s energy-dense silicon anodes

Three senior Twitter employees leave amid potential Musk takeover

Fable funds quest for accessibility-inclusive development with $10M A round

Netflix lays off 150 staffers, citing slowing revenue growth

YouTube Music for Wear OS now lets users stream content over Wi-Fi and LTE

Founders should be honest about their failures according to Forage CEO

TechCrunch+ roundup: DTC data strategy, starting up solo, insuretech growth versus risk

Tusk Venture Partners just closed its third fund with $140M, double its predecessor fund

Robinhood lets users manage their own crypto wallets in push to spur trading

Koyeb is a serverless platform that integrates with your GitHub repository

Sachin Bansal’s firm fails to secure India bank permit

Pulse, the maker of an automatic Slack status updater, acquires team communication startup Lounge

Apple reportedly testing E Ink outer display for upcoming foldable

Announcing the startups and judges onstage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

How to evolve your DTC startup’s data strategy and identify critical metrics

Argo AI launches driverless autonomous vehicle testing in Miami, Austin

Apple Music’s new concert series will livestream select performances, starting with Harry Styles

Amazon’s free streaming service Freevee launches on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Only 1 in 6 unicorns are true IPO candidates today

Google Cloud launches new software supply chain and zero trust security services

Disney+ promises a light ad load and zero commercials for preschoolers on new ad-supported tier

Goldman Sachs co-leads $70M investment in Elwood Technologies

PSA: Apple’s new rules let apps raise subscription prices automatically

Yo! Egg cracks into US restaurants with plant-based sunny-side-up, poached eggs

Tractian, which uses AI to monitor industrial equipment, raises $15M

Monday.com’s earnings are a vibe check for unicorns

Bill Gates is coming to TC Sessions: Climate

The e-commerce boom is still afoot in Africa, Jumia’s earnings indicate

US names and shames Venezuelan doctor as notorious ransomware maker

Microsoft joins Salesforce, Google and IBM in offering sustainability tracking products

Meta begins testing optional end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app

Warehouse robotics firm GreyOrange raises $110M via growth financing

Forerunner, Bezos back Arrived, a startup that lets you buy into single-family rentals for ‘as little as $100’

Vivun is digitizing pre-sales, and just got $75M in new investment

With a fresh $46M, Instabug aims to do more than fix your app’s bugs

Does Elon Musk really even want to buy Twitter?