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YC and a16z back virtual reality basketball app Gym Class

Despite Zuckerberg & Co. spending billions of dollars on virtual reality tech every fiscal quarter, the wider VR startup ecosystem has been having a tough few years coming down from the highs of 2

a16z now wants to manage the money of the entrepreneurs it backs

Andreessen Horowitz’s recent hire of former Jordan Park Group Chief Investment Officer Michel Del Buono suggests the venture capital firm is getting into startup founder wealth management. The outfi

Sprig raises $30M to help companies gauge users’ reactions to products

Sprig, a startup offering tools for user and software product research, today announced that it raised $30 million in a funding round from Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, First Round Capital, Elad Gil and

Fly.io wants to change the way companies deploy apps at the edge

Fly.io co-founder and CEO Kurt Mackey says that developers don’t really understand the term edge computing. They just know they want to run their applications closer to the user to make them more re

TechCrunch+ roundup: Bridge round scarcity, resilient e-commerce, CVC negotiating tips

Founders who are hunting for an extension round in this market should remember why there was only enough room for Rose on the door at the end of "Titanic."

Resourcely helps automate security, so developers can concentrate on coding

When Resourcely co-founder and CEO Travis McPeak was working at Netflix, he recognized a significant tension that existed between security and speed. If you move fast, you really do tend to break thin

How e-commerce brands can outlast this market downturn

For e-commerce brands, the wave of bad economic news is a shot across the bow heralding a major change in consumer spending. Bleak times are ahead, but there’s room for optimism.

Pink Sauce went viral on TikTok. But then it exploded (literally).

Over the last month, a chef in Miami has been taking over TikTok with her signature product: Pink Sauce. Carly Pii, who uses the handle @chef.pii, posted a series of videos promoting her homemade cond

Andreessen Horowitz ditches physical HQ in return for global outposts

For a long time, distributed work for VCs looked like a split-HQ between two cities in different parts of the world. Now, it may look like “the cloud.” Andreessen Horowitz, a venture firm

Whatnot’s valuation doubles to $3.7B as livestream shopping gains popularity in US

Whatnot plans roll out additional categories for collectors, including diecast cars, stamps and action figures.

Bored Apes founders on their plans for Otherside metaverse

After seemingly pulling off the strangest unicorn success story in tech, the founders of NFT project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) have an awful lot to prove with their startup Yuga‘s early beta v

Alloy Automation, Fiveable and Parthean founders discuss raising first dollars at TC Disrupt

When you’re building a startup and thinking about what it’s going to take to raise your first dollars in a slowing capital market, perspective can be very helpful. In this case perspective, like a

GameStop looks to diversify its meme money

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at web3 without Web 2.0’s winners. This week, we’re looking at a crossover episode for meme investing. You can get this in your inbox e

Tecton raises $100M, proving that the MLOps market is still hot

Machine learning can provide companies with a competitive advantage by using the data they’re collecting — for example, purchasing patterns — to generate predictions that power reven

It sounds like Elon Musk is still trying to get out of his own Twitter deal

According to a new report from The Washington Post that relies heavily on anonymous sources, the world’s richest man is still looking for a way out of a $44 billion deal of his own making. The P

Daily Crunch: China criticizes India for ‘frequent investigations’ of local Chinese firms

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

a16z leads $6.5M seed round for Adaptive, a construction software and fintech play

In the construction business, time is money. But with so many moving parts, it can be extremely challenging for construction companies to manage the administrative aspects of their finances. Adaptive,

Why build a tech mafia when you can just build each other?

Natasha and Alex asked: Why is tech full of copycats, and what’s the next full circle moment we can expect?

With maiden $42M fund, Bonfire Union wants to invest in web3 like Tencent does in Web 2.0

Mask Network, a Binance-backed startup that enables users to send cryptocurrencies and encrypted messages on established internet platforms like Twitter, has an ambitious goal: to become the corporate

Substack cuts 13 jobs to avoid raising more venture capital

The newsletter platform Substack laid off 13 employees today, mostly in HR and writer support roles. Co-founder and CEO Chris Best informed the company after holding meetings with the affected employe
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