When Vendease launched in January 2020, it wanted to solve the challenges and inefficiencies in Nigeria’s highly fragmented food sector using a marketplace model that connected suppliers and farms to restaurants and food businesses, with deliveries facilitated within 24 hours. But over the next couple of months, Vendease switched from its middleman role — after […]
Vendease, a food procurement platform for African restaurants, nabs $30M led by Partech Africa and TLcom by Tage Kene-Okafor originally published on TechCrunch
Samsung has launched two credit cards in India, entering a crowded category that sees over 50 companies fiercely compete for consumers’ attention in the world’s second largest internet market. The South Korean giant said it has partnered with the Mumbai-headquartered Axis Bank and global payments processor Visa to launch the cards, which it is calling […]
Samsung launches credit card in India by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch
India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact-tracing app and vaccination website to address other health concerns in the South Asian country. A senior official said Sunday that the Indian government is planning to use Aarogya Setu as the country’s standalone health app. The app will offer residents the ability to book medical checkup appointments and verify the […]
India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact tracing app and vaccination website by Jagmeet Singh originally published on TechCrunch
Apple has started assembling the iPhone 14 models in India, it said Monday, locally producing the current lineup for the first time in the same calendar year in the world’s second largest smartphone market as analysts predict a greater shift in the American giant’s future manufacturing. The company’s global partner Foxconn is manufacturing the device […]
Apple starts manufacturing iPhone 14 in India by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch
Interpol has issued a red notice for Do Kwon, requesting law enforcement agencies worldwide to locate and arrest the Terraform Labs founder whose blockchain startup collapsed earlier this year and wiped out investors’ $40 billion. Kwon faces charges in South Korea for the wipeout of investors’ money, the prosecutors said. The notice against Kwon — […]
Interpol issues red notice for Terraform founder Do Kwon by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch
Disperse, a U.K.-based construction tech company that offers an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered platform to help project managers track work and capture data from building sites, has raised $16 million in funding. Founded out of London in 2015, Disperse effectively creates a digital version of an entire construction site, including visual snapshots that track the progress […]
Disperse, which brings AI-fuelled data to construction projects, raises $16M by Paul Sawers originally published on TechCrunch
Thiel Capital’s recent investment in a women's health startup is symbolic, perhaps, of what more could come.
Conservative capitalists are funding their vision of the future by Dominic-Madori Davis originally published on TechCrunch
Many unicorns are avoiding reality by not raising today, hoping that valuations recover and growth reattains its prior market prominence. Will it work?
The unicorn valuation gambit by Alex Wilhelm originally published on TechCrunch
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Insurtech goes niche by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch
Hi, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we very quickly sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the past week. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Get it here. most read GTA 6 footage leaks: Roughly 90 clips of the next Grand Theft Auto game leaked out this […]
GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for “moonlighting” by Greg Kumparak originally published on TechCrunch
Welcome back to Found, the podcast where we get the stories behind the startups. After graduating college, co-founders Amar Shah and Sonia Nigam were bored with their first ”real jobs,” so through trial and error they came up with the idea to develop an API that processes donations, called Change. They talk with Darrell and […]
How Change co-founders brainstormed their way into entrepreneurship by Maggie Stamets originally published on TechCrunch
Netflix is adding Oxenfree, the popular supernatural mystery thriller game created by Night School Studio, to its gaming roster. Oxenfree: Netflix Edition is now available for Netflix subscribers to download on iOS and Android devices, the company announced at its Tudum global fan event on Saturday. The launch of the game comes a year after […]
Netflix’s edition of Night School’s ‘Oxenfree’ is now available to play on iOS and Android by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. When On Deck had to cut its staff twice within a matter of months, its co-founders Erik Torenberg and David Booth published a memo promising to focus more. Thus marked the company’s […]
Tiger Global, fickle checks and the difficulty of acceleration by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in the first half of 2022, up only slightly from the $64.4 billion during the same period in 2021, as hypergrowth fueled by […]
This Week in Apps: YouTube takes on TikTok, Spotify adds audiobooks, BeReal takes a dive by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch
Nubank's decision is now another data point that leaves us wondering how long it will be before another Latin American fintech dares to IPO.
For Brazilian shareholders, Nubank’s IPO has a bitter aftertaste by Anna Heim originally published on TechCrunch
As tools like Salesforce grow in usage, a crop of new startups is emerging to make integrating the tools into existing processes easier.
Startups are building businesses out of DevOps tools for existing sales platforms by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch
Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron, aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in, but not limited to, artificial intelligence — and explain […]
Perceptron: Multilingual, laughing, Pitfall-playing and streetwise AI by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch
Steve Case, the cofounder of America Online, the investment firm Revolution, and its offshoot seed-stage arm Rise of the Rest, has a new book out called Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream. In it, Case argues that Covid was a “shake the globe” moment for entrepreneurship, […]
Steve Case is trying to make money with founders outside Silicon Valley; his plan is starting to work by Connie Loizos originally published on TechCrunch
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Daily Crunch: London-based spatial computing startup Hadean closes $30 million Series A by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch
Startups are given a lot of advice about extending their runway, but after speaking to sources, it seems like there is no magic number.
The ‘ideal runway’ is a myth, isn’t it? by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch