TCV closes record $4B fund to invest in e-commerce, fintech, edtech, travel and more

The pandemic has spelled economic setbacks for many people and industries, but the capital swirling about the technology world continues to roar along. In the latest development, TCV — the storied venture capital firm behind the likes of Airbnb, Spotify,

Pilot CEO Waseem Daher tears down his company’s $60M Series C pitch deck

"There are boxes that you definitely want to check, but I don't think you can outsource the creation of the narrative."

Handy co-founder Oisin Hanrahan is taking over as CEO of ANGI Homeservices

A little over two years after ANGI Homeservices acquired his startup Handy, Oisin Hanrahan is becoming CEO of the combined organization and joining its board of directors. ANGI is a publicly-traded subsidiary of IAC, formed from the merger of Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor.

SpaceX is really just SPAC and an ex

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is our first-ever Wednesday episode. If you want to learn more about the latest edition of the podcast, head here for more. This week we talked about space,

The Equity podcast is growing

Equity is celebrating its fourth birthday in a few weeks, and closed 2020 with its biggest quarter to date. To celebrate, and say thank you to our wonderful listeners who tune into us each and every single week, we’re growing upward and outward! First, as many of you have noticed,

Jumia narrows losses, as its payment service grows in financial results

After years of losses, African e-commerce giant Jumia claimed significant progress towards profitability in its Q4 2020. Backing that claim, Jumia reported record gross profit and some improvements to its cost structure.

Bain’s Matt Harris and Justworks’ Isaac Oates to talk through the Series B deal that brought them to

It’s been almost 10 years since Justworks launched. The platform, founded by Isaac Oates, was yet another example of software eating the world; in this particular instance, it was the world of HR. Since, the company has raised nearly $150 million in funding. All the way back in 2016,

Oak HC/FT closes on $1.4 billion to invest in fintech and healthcare startups

Oak HC/FT general partners Annie Lamont, Andrew Adams and Tricia Kemp invested in healthcare and fintech before the two sectors were mainstream, and today, as a result of that early intuition and a handful of key exits, the trio has over a billion dollars in new fund money to show for it.

Playvox scores $25M Series A and acquires Australian startup Agyle Time

It’s not every day you see a Latin American startup funded by a U.S. venture capital firm based in the midwest. Playvox, a Colombian startup that wants to bring a positive twist to customer service monitoring announced a $25 million Series A from Five Elms Capital, a Kansas City, MO VC firm.

Datastax acquires Kesque as it gets into data streaming

Datastax, the company best known for commercializing the open-source Apache Cassandra database, is moving beyond databases. As the company announced today, it has acquired Kesque, a cloud messaging service.

Prime Movers Lab raises $245 million for second fund to invest in early stage science startups

After revealing its first fund just last year, a $100 million pool of investment capital dedicated to early stage startups focusing on sustainable food development, clean energy, health innovation and new space technologies, Prime Movers Lab is back with a second fund.

海信首次发布Windows Phone手机:MIRA6

中国手机制造商海信首次发布Windows Phone手机:MIRA6。这款智能手机上运行的是最新版本微软手机操作系统Windows Phone 8.1。从规格上来看,这似乎是一个不错的设备。,

Timelapse video reveals massive size of New York City protests

The massive protest marches against police brutality on Saturday in Washington D.C. and New York City have received a fair bit of media attention, but just how big were those protests? Although some officials have released numbers, we still don't have a final,

上一代企业家和这一代企业家有什么区别?

2014年以来,我见过数十位80后创业者,和其中的十多位深入交流过,有朋友问我,你觉得80后创业者有哪些特质?这些年我采访的企业家,明显可以分为两个时代的人,一拨是50后、60后,一拨是70后、80后。

Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

Uber is planning to launch a merchant delivery program that would allow online shoppers to get same-day delivery of goods through both UberRush couriers and Uber drivers. TechCrunch has obtained training documents for Uber drivers and couriers who are part of the merchant delivery pilot program.

Microsoft releases two more updates for Windows 10 RTM

Microsoft is pushing out two more updates labeled KB3105210 and KB3106932 for Windows 10 users. The updates provide bug fixes and performance enhancements, as well as fixes for a few vulnerabilities in Windows 10. In addition, the KB3106932 update...

Newegg to offer more than 5,000 discounted gadgets for Black Friday

If you plan to spend your hard-earned dough on electronics this Black Friday, you might want to hop over to Newegg, which will offer a wide variety of desktop computers and components, laptops, tablets, TVs and other gadgets with some serious discounts.All in all, there will be more than 5,

苹果终于在键盘设计中考虑游戏用户感受了

美国专利商标局日前公布了苹果公司获得的一项专利,其中介绍了与苹果下一代 Magic Keyboard 相关的设计。根据苹果在专利文件中的介绍,新的键盘设计将会支持在每一个按键上使用多个 LED 灯。

勢要終結傳統硬碟,三星宣布將於今年下半年提供高達 15.36TB 的 2.5 吋 SSD

圖片來源: PC.Watch三星發下豪語,將在今年下半年推出採用 2.5 吋硬碟大小的企業級 SSD PM1633a,容量高達 15.36TB ,這款大容量 SSD 採用三星的 3D NAND 技術 V-NAND 顆粒,將 256Gbit 模組進行 16 層堆疊,使單顆顆粒高達 512GB ,打造出這顆超大容量企業級 SSD 。閱讀全文

如何让跨国社交变得更刚需?这家公司觉得外语教学和旅游咨询会是两大方向

无论国内外,现在的社交领域都不缺巨头玩家。这种情况下,判断一个新社交产品逻辑是否成立,其中一个关键因素就是它建立在怎样的应用场景之上。最近我聊到的 Hello Pal 是一个跨国社交平台。创始人 KL 黄 在接受 36 氪采访时表示,想让两个不同国籍的人聊起来,首先要做的是将语言障碍降到最低。为了解决这一问题,Hello Pal 搭建了一个由各国常用短语汇集而成的词库,用户可将母语翻译成其他语种发送给对方;或者直接在常用短语库中挑选想表达的意思,模仿发音来完成实时交流。在我看来,Hello Pal 最有意思的地方在于,除了消除语言障碍,这种沟通机制或许能给用户一个深化关系的理由。

Amber Riley addresses body shamers in beautiful Instagram rant

Amber Riley is singin' a serious tune against body shaming and she wants you to listen.After having dental surgery this past weekend, the former Glee star decided to boldly address her weight and her body shamers while on painkillers.SEE ALSO:

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