• Emma, the money management app, rolls out cryptocurrency support October 18, 2018 8:00 am
    Emma, the U.K. money management app (or self-described “financial advocate”), is launching a cryptocurrency feature by integrating with a plethora of exchanges so that you can easily track your cryptocurrency balances. The idea is that a modern PFM type app should support cryptocurrency if it wants to provide insights into a user’s whole financial life, […]
    Steve O'Hear
  • Cryptocurrency wallet startup Cobo raises $13M Series A to enter the U.S. and Southeast Asia October 18, 2018 5:48 am
    Cobo, a cryptocurrency wallet startup headquartered in Beijing, has raised a $13 million Series A to enter new international markets. The round was led by DHVC and Wu Capital, a family office based in China. Cobo plans to expand in the United States and Southeast Asia, in particular Vietnam and Indonesia. Cobo is also now […]
    Catherine Shu
  • YC grad Oh My Green gets $20M seed investment October 18, 2018 3:39 am
    Oh My Green has raised $20 million from Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures and others to bring healthier foods to offices around the U.S.
    Kate Clark
  • Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention October 17, 2018 8:45 pm
    Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy.
    Jonathan Shieber
  • Health insurance startup Alan covers meditation app subscription October 17, 2018 5:14 pm
    French startup Alan wants to be a bit better than your good old health insurance. That’s why the company is trying something new and now covers part of your Petit Bambou subscription. Petit Bambou is a popular meditation app. It’s a sort of Headspace, but with French content. You download an app, put your earphones, […]
    Romain Dillet
  • New York on Tech is helping under-resourced students become future tech leaders October 17, 2018 5:00 pm
    Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson were riding the subway home from a college leadership conference when they realized they were getting off at the same stop.  It turned out, they had grown up in the same neighborhood, no more than 5 blocks apart. Years later, both Santana and Robinson were working six-figure jobs in the tech […]
    Arman Tabatabai
  • N26 faces criticism regarding its identification processes October 17, 2018 4:48 pm
    Fintech startup N26 is growing quite rapidly. Building a startup is hard, but building a startup that manages your bank account is even harder given the increased scrutiny. German weekly magazine Wirtschaftswoche published an article that questioned N26’s identification processes. According to Wirtschaftswoche, it’s quite easy to create an account with a fake ID document. […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Crypto Quantique unveils its ‘quantum driven secure chip’ for IoT devices October 17, 2018 4:01 pm
    With Gartner estimating that there will be 150 billion connected devices by 2030 — many of them mission critical, such as powering major national infrastructure — the risk and realisation that these devices aren’t secured properly is leading some cyber security experts to predict that there is a large-scale disaster waiting to happen. And the […]
    Steve O'Hear
  • These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator October 17, 2018 3:05 pm
    A look at the 20 most successful companies to come out of Y Combinator.
    Kate Clark
  • The new normal October 17, 2018 3:01 pm
    When we first started writing about startups at TechCrunch the idea of a startup – a small business with global ambitions – was a pipe dream. How could a side hustle like Twitter turn into a mouthpiece for heroes and villains? How could a video uploading service like YouTube destroy the media industry? How could […]
    John Biggs
  • Epsagon emerges from stealth with serverless monitoring tool October 17, 2018 1:22 pm
    Epsagon, an Israeli startup, launched today with a new serverless tool that helps customers monitor infrastructure, even when they don’t know where or what that is. That’s the nature of serverless of course. It involves ephemeral resources. Developers build a series of event triggers and the cloud vendor spins up the necessary resources as needed. […]
    Ron Miller
  • Azimo launches business money transfer service October 17, 2018 1:19 pm
    Hot on the heels of raising $20 million in Series C funding led by Japan’s Rakuten Capital, London-based money transfer service Azimo is launching a new service aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. Dubbed “Azimo Business,” it lets SMEs across the U.K. and Europe send payments to an impressive 189 countries — including many emerging […]
    Steve O'Hear
  • Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI October 17, 2018 11:40 am
    London-based startup Applied has bagged £1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on behavioural science to level the playing field and help employers fill vacancies with skilled candidates they might otherwise have overlooked. Fairer hiring is the pitch. “If you’re hiring for […]
    Natasha Lomas
  • Smule raises $20M, with plans to expand India operations October 17, 2018 9:00 am
    App maker turned music social network Smule has raised another $20 million. The latest round follows a $54 million raise in May of last year, led by Tencent, intent on helping the company expand Asia operations. This time out, funding is arriving via Times Bridge, the VC wing of India media conglomerate The Times Group. […]
    Brian Heater
  • Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking October 17, 2018 8:00 am
    Memory, a startup out of Norway and maker of time tracking app Timely, has raised $5 million in further funding. Leading the round is Concentric, and Investinor, with participation from existing investor SNÖ Ventures. The company had previously raised $1 million in 2016 from 500 Startups, and SNÖ. Founded by Mathias Mikkelsen, a designer by […]
    Steve O'Hear
  • Roborace to augment racing drivers with robots at Disrupt October 17, 2018 7:17 am
    Formula E is so 2017. This year, it's all about Roborace, an upcoming F1-style competition. And the big new thing is that it's all about self-driving technology working with human drivers. I'm excited to announce that Roborace CEO Lucas DiGrassi will come to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to talk about this crazy idea. DiGrassi may sound […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G October 17, 2018 4:10 am
    Samsung Electronics is betting that acquiring Zhilabs, a real-time networks analytics startup based in Barcelona, will ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. Financial details of the deal, which was announced today, have not been disclosed. Zhilabs will be fully owned by Samsung, but it will continue to operate independently under its own management. […]
    Catherine Shu
  • Scribd and The New York Times announce a joint $12.99 subscription October 17, 2018 4:00 am
    If you want to subscribe to both Scribd and The New York Times, you can now do it for a combined price of $12.99 per month — particularly impressive when you consider that a standard NYT digital subscription costs $15.99 on its own. You sign up and pay through Scribd, but once you do, you’ll […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Blockchain media startup Civil is issuing full refunds to all buyers of its cryptocurrency October 16, 2018 10:57 pm
    Many doubted The Civil Media Company's ambitious plan to sell $8 million worth of its cryptocurrency, called CVL. The skeptics, as it turns out, were right.
    Kate Clark
  • 10 lessons from Marketo’s growth to a multi-billion-dollar exit October 16, 2018 10:00 pm
    It’s hard for entrepreneurs to know the trade-offs required when making the tough decisions -- especially early on. Here are some suggestions.
    David Riggs