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Pastel, a Nigerian bookkeeping and digital platform for merchants, raises $5.5M led by TLcom

PASTEL, A NIGERIAN BOOKKEEPING AND DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR MERCHANTS, RAISES $5.5M LED BY TLCOM

There's no end to digitizing the operations of small and medium businesses in the traditional retail sector across sub-Saharan Africa....

Why Twitter anons are sending crypto to celebrities

WHY TWITTER ANONS ARE SENDING CRYPTO TO CELEBRITIES

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week , we talked about a hack that gave new, ironic meaning to the word “trustless.” This week,...

 
 
 
You're not that special

YOU'RE NOT THAT SPECIAL

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Daily Crunch: Samsung's vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

DAILY CRUNCH: SAMSUNG'S VICE CHAIRMAN RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL PARDON FOR BRIBERY CONVICTION

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This startup is setting a DALL-E 2-like AI free, consequences be damned

THIS STARTUP IS SETTING A DALL-E 2-LIKE AI FREE, CONSEQUENCES BE DAMNED

DALL-E 2, OpenAI's powerful text-to-image AI system, can create photos in the style of cartoonists, 19th century daguerreotypists,...

TechCrunch+ roundup: Down-funnel growth metrics, RIF planning, is e-commerce aggregation over?

TECHCRUNCH+ ROUNDUP: DOWN-FUNNEL GROWTH METRICS, RIF PLANNING, IS E-COMMERCE AGGREGATION OVER?

In the video game Katamari Damacy, players control an avatar who rolls a sticky ball that captures anything it touches. The goal is...

 
 
 
Diagnostic Robotics has AI catching health problems before they take you to the ER

DIAGNOSTIC ROBOTICS HAS AI CATCHING HEALTH PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY TAKE YOU TO THE ER

A stitch in time saves nine, they say - and a blood thinner in time saves a trip to the emergency room for a heart attack, as Diagnostic...

SunGreenH2's nano-scale engineering could double green hydrogen production

SUNGREENH2'S NANO-SCALE ENGINEERING COULD DOUBLE GREEN HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

If there is ever going to be a national hydrogen economy, we're going to need to change a few things. One of them is how we produce...

 
 
 
Superblocks secures $37M to help companies build and maintain internal apps

SUPERBLOCKS SECURES $37M TO HELP COMPANIES BUILD AND MAINTAIN INTERNAL APPS

The economic downturn prompted a hiring slowdown across the tech industry, forcing CTOs - and the teams that they manage - to do more...

 
 
 

LAUNCH PRICE TC SESSIONS: CRYPTO TIX GOING, GOING

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions:...

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

DAILY CRUNCH: SPOTIFY TICKETS ROLLOUT LETS CONCERTGOERS BUY PASSES FOR LIVE GIGS

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Expedock cinches Series A to grow its freight paperwork management platform

EXPEDOCK CINCHES SERIES A TO GROW ITS FREIGHT PAPERWORK MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Since the start of the pandemic, the global supply chain has undergone - and is undergoing - immense strain. As of late last month,...

Spotify starts selling live music tickets to fans directly

SPOTIFY STARTS SELLING LIVE MUSIC TICKETS TO FANS DIRECTLY

Spotify has launched a new site to sell fans tickets to live gigs directly from its platform instead of redirecting users to partners...

 
 
 
Businesses including Stitch Fix are already experimenting with DALL-E 2

BUSINESSES INCLUDING STITCH FIX ARE ALREADY EXPERIMENTING WITH DALL-E 2

It's been just a few weeks since OpenAI began allowing customers to commercially use images created by DALL-E 2, its remarkably powerful...

How investors can still get strong returns from late-stage tech startups

HOW INVESTORS CAN STILL GET STRONG RETURNS FROM LATE-STAGE TECH STARTUPS

Frederik Mijnhardt Contributor Share on Twitter Frederik Mijnhardt is the CEO of Secfi , an equity planning platform for startup executives...

 
 
 
To optimize for growth, study your down-funnel metrics

TO OPTIMIZE FOR GROWTH, STUDY YOUR DOWN-FUNNEL METRICS

Jonathan Martinez Contributor Share on Twitter Jonathan Martinez is a former YouTuber, UC Berkeley alum and growth marketing nerd who's...

Shopic lands $30M to bring its item-scanning ‘smart cart' tech to more stores

SHOPIC LANDS $30M TO BRING ITS ITEM-SCANNING ‘SMART CART' TECH TO MORE STORES

Stores face new challenges in a world forever changed by the pandemic. Amazon and other tech giants are encroaching on their business....

 
 
 

BOUNDARY LAYER SKIMS ACROSS THE WATER WITH A CAVALCADE OF LAUNCH PARTNERS

It seems like only a couple of months since Boundary Layer announced its $5 million-ish round of financing, but the company hasn't...

Daily Crunch: ‘Winter may be longer' because unicorns won't accept down rounds, says SoftBank leader

DAILY CRUNCH: ‘WINTER MAY BE LONGER' BECAUSE UNICORNS WON'T ACCEPT DOWN ROUNDS, SAYS SOFTBANK LEADER

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