Friday, April 10, 2020

When is it time to stop fundraising? – TechCrunch

Russ Heddleston Contributor Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held...

Bird lays off about 30% of workforce amid COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

Bird is the latest startup hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Bird laid off about 30% of its employees amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, TechCrunch has learned....

Stripe leads $20M Series A into Fast, which is building a universal checkout service...

Early this morning, Fast, a startup building platform-agnostic login and checkout services, announced that Stripe has led a $20 million investment into its business. Prior investors Index Ventures and Susa...

What we’ve learned from building 40,000+ links for clients – TechCrunch

Amanda Milligan Contributor Amanda Milligan is the marketing director at Fractl, a prominent growth marketing agency that’s helped Fortune 500 companies and boutique businesses alike earn quality media coverage, backlinks, awareness and...

Hospital droid Diligent Robotics raises $10M to assist nurses – TechCrunch

Twenty-eight percent of a nurse’s time is wasted on low-skilled tasks like fetching medical tools. We need them focused on the complex and compassionate work of treating patients, especially amid...

Remote Year, which helps you work while traveling the world, lays off 50% of...

Remote Year wants to help people travel around the world and keep their job while doing so. The Chicago startup relies on the idea that “great work can be done...

Torch & Everwise merge into affordable exec coaching for all – TechCrunch

While companies might pay for a CEO coach, lower level employees often get stuck with lame skill-building worksheets or no mentorship at all. Not only does that limit their potential...

Impossible Foods confirms $500 million fundraising, has raised $1.3 billion in total – TechCrunch

Impossible Foods, the privately held meat replacement challenger to publicly traded Beyond Meat, said it has raised roughly $500 million in its latest round of funding. The new investment brings the...

Blockchain (the company) lets you borrow USD PAX against collateral – TechCrunch

What do you do when you’re rich in cryptocurrencies but you don’t want to sell your positions? The company named Blockchain thinks it has found a solution. It lets you...

Citing concern over COVID-19, Y Combinator moves demo day online – TechCrunch

Startup accelerator Y Combinator announced today that it has moved its demo day online, citing a “growing concern over COVID-19,” or coronavirus. The demo day has historically drawn crowds of...

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