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About 6 years ago my coworker showed me his side project that was netting $3000/month and I got all excited about that and started my own side-project immediately. It wasn't until recently that I started reading more about the startup lifecycle and realized that I had bypassed some of the most important steps. So now here I am with a working produc ...
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My friend and I are thinking of creating an app that would allow you to talk to people in your immediate surroundings. Eg. Library, coffe shop or a train. It’ll be like a local Omegle. You could connect to the people near you in a specific radius which you can choose. You could start anonymously and then choose to reveal yourself in whatever manne ...
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Lightmatter, which is developing AI chips that use light signals rather than electrical signals, raises $80M Series B, bringing its total raised to about $113M  —  AI is fundamental to many products and services today, but its hunger for data and computing cycles is bottomless.
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So basically I'm running a bootstraped startup - it's a SaaS.
I just got a $3k grant from my university to spend on the development of my startup. The problem is that I'm actually confused how to spend it.
If I would get e.g. $100k I would probably hire a dev to help, run paid ads and generally aim to grow much faster. But the problem with $3 ...
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Starting a new paid marketing campaign is no easy feat. There are logistical considerations, financial considerations, audience considerations, duration considerations. Let’s imagine you’ve decided to start a new Google Ads campaign. You have a vague idea how much everything will cost, and you’re eager to get started. Before you hit the green light
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Let's unpack the deal to gain a better understanding of the huge exit and the value of Divvy's richly funded competitors.
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Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: ReCharge, which develops subscription management software for e-commerce firms, raises $227M Series B at a $2.1B valuation, bringing its total raised to $277M  —  ReCharge, a provider of subscription management software for e-commerce, announced today that it has raised $227 million …
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This morning Metafy, a distributed startup building a marketplace to match gamers with instructors, announced that it has closed an additional $5.5 million to its $3.15 million seed round. Call it a seed-2, seed-extension or merely a baby Series A; Forerunner Ventures, DCM and Seven Seven Six led the round as a trio. Metafy’s model […]
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ReCharge, a provider of subscription management software for e-commerce, announced today that it has raised $227 million in a Series B growth round at a $2.1 billion valuation.  Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth and Bain Capital Ventures provided the capital. Notably, Santa Monica, California-based ReCharge was bootstrapped for several years before ra
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The topic of compensation has historically been a delicate one that has left many people — especially startup employees — wondering just what drives what can feel like random decisions around pay and equity. Last June, software engineers (and housemates) Miles Hobby and Geoffrey Tisserand set about trying to solve the problem for companies by […]
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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is one of the most popular parts of our annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference which is happening on September 21-23 this year. Now we’re very excited to reveal one of the fine people who will be judging Startup Battlefield at this year’s all-virtual event in September: Shauntel Garvey, a general partner at Reach Capi
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If you ask Nik Bonaddio why he wanted to build a new mobile trivia app, his answer is simple. “In my life, I’ve got very few true passions: I love trivia and I love sports,” Bonaddio told me. “I’ve already started a sports company, so I’ve got to start a trivia company.” He isn’t kidding […]
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If the pandemic has been good for anything it’s been good for the therapy business and for startups targeting mental health, with VCs kept very busy signing checks. To wit, here’s another one: Madrid-based ifeel has bagged €5.5 million (~$6.6M) in Series A funding, led by Nauta Capital. The startup was founded back in 2017 […]
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: French startup Shift Technology, which uses AI to help insurance providers detect and prevent fraud, raises $220M Series D at a $1B+ valuation, led by Advent  —  While insurance providers continue to get disrupted by startups like Lemonade, Alan, Clearcover, Pie and many others applying tech …
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How marketplaces have evolved and how the connections created within marketplaces give brands a more 360 view of customers Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Mini malls, shopping centers, and large department stores all still exist and remain popular despite their digital counterparts But online marketplaces are where more and more brands are gatheri ...
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Autonomous vehicles rely on many sensors to perceive the world around them, and while cameras and lidar get a lot of the attention, good old radar is an important piece of the puzzle — though it has some fundamental limitations. Oculii, which just raised a $55M round, aims to minimize those limitations and make radar […]
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I know a few startups who are (or have been) absolute beasts at pitch competitions yet some how never make money and end up going defunct.
I don’t know if it’s because they spend more time trying to win pitch competitions than getting customers or if they’re just better charlatans than product owners but I swear I see that all the time
Anyone ...
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Last October, I made a chrome extension which adds 15+ customizations/tweaks to Notion. In case you don't know Notion.so is a fantastic tool to manage docs, team, work collaboration, personal work etc. I made it mostly for my own needs as I always felt Notion could be more prod ...
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