6 tips for launching a blockchain startup • TechCrunch

Wolfgang Rückerl Contributor These days, a blockchain startup founder should expect to navigate challenging waters. Even in the best of times, founders must both prepare for a bull market and…

Sarah Guo isn’t late to the AI party • TechCrunch

Sarah Guo isn’t late to the AI party, but she did just raise a $101 million fund to bet on the appetizers. Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about…

The Berlin startup that wants to give Zapier a run for its money • TechCrunch

Zapier and IFTTT are, today, very large platforms for creating automation rules for texts or getting two apps to “talk” to each other via APIs. However, these are “hammers to…

Egyptian consumer money app Telda raises $20M from GFC, Sequoia Capital and Block  • TechCrunch

Telda, an Egyptian consumer money app founded by ex-Swvl executive Ahmed Sabbah last April, has raised $20 million in seed funding. The fintech, in a statement, said it wants to…

The Muse buys Fairygodboss as roll-up acquisitions come to VC

Not every startup can reach its full potential — or survive — on its own. Venture capital puts a lot of emphasis on startups reaching unicorn status or exiting through…

Vanta lands $40M to automate cybersecurity compliance • TechCrunch

Vanta, a security compliance automation startup, today announced that it raised $40 million in an extension of its Series B funding round that closed in June, which valued the company…

After selling his last startup to Google, this founder now wants to automate mundane tasks with Relay • TechCrunch

Some seven years after selling his previous company to Google, Jacob Bank is preparing to launch his next project, this time with a focus on automating mundane, repetitive tasks. Bank…

Lifestores Healthcare raises $3M to expand its pharmaceutical marketplace across Nigeria • TechCrunch

Africa’s $45 billion pharmaceuticals market is expected to grow 10% CAGR to $100 billion by 2030. Yet, the sector struggles with highly fragmented and undercapitalized supply chains rife with fake…

FlapKap provides revenue-based financing to e-commerce brands in MENA, gets $3.6M seed funding • TechCrunch

Recent research suggests that the e-commerce market in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt account for a combined $21.4 billion and is projected to grow by more than 50% to $33.3…

Investing platform raises $11M to offer climate investing from a different angle to ESG ratings • TechCrunch

Net Purpose, a platform for sustainable investors, has raised $11 million in a Series A round led by ETF Partners, funding that will be used to expand its product and…