Author: Mary Ann Azevedo

Insight Partners Closes $9.5B Growth Equity Fund XI, Its Biggest To Date

Insight Partners announced this morning the final close of a massive $9.5 billion growth equity fund, dubbed Fund XI, its largest to date. Subscribe to […]

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Digital Lending Startup Better.com Hiring ‘Aggressively’ As More People Refinance

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage interest rates have dropped significantly. More homeowners are refinancing, and since they are mostly staying home due […]

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UpCounsel Avoids Shutdown After Last-Minute Acquisition By Enduring Ventures

UpCounsel, an online marketplace for businesses to find and hire legal help, was winding down and had set a closure date of March 4. Subscribe […]

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Startups Pager, Hims & Hers Boost Telehealth Offerings To Address COVID-19 Pandemic

As more people turn to telemedicine for ailments, the current infrastructure is bursting at the seams. Suddenly, telehealth is mainstream. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily […]

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Startups Clamor To Meet Demand For Same-Day Delivery

With so many people confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s only logical that companies providing delivery services are suddenly seeing a […]

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Olive Raises $51M In General Catalyst-Led Round To Create ‘The AI Workforce For Health Care’

To say hospitals are overloaded right now is an understatement. Doctors and nurses are overwhelmed addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, not just in treating those patients […]

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Cybersecurity Startup Axonius Secures $58M Series C Seven Months After Last Raise

New York-based Axonius, a 3-year-old cybersecurity asset management startup, announced it has closed on $58 million in Series C funding. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily […]

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Orion Labs Raises $29M Series B To Serve As The ‘Slack For Deskless Workers’

Orion Labs, which provides automated communications for deskless and frontline workers, has raised $29 million in a Series B round of funding led by Dell […]

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Energy Tech Unicorn RigUp Latest Startup To Lay Off In Austin

RigUp, an Austin-based marketplace for on-demand services and skilled labor in the energy industry, has laid off more than 100 people, according to Austin Inno. […]

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Thumbtack Lays Off 250 Amid ‘Dramatically’ Declining Revenue Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Thumbtack, an online marketplace that connects people to local professionals for their projects, confirmed Monday that it has laid off 250 employees as a result […]

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Preply Raises $10M For Online Language Learning Platform, Sees Big Spike In Demand

Preply, an online language learning startup based in Ukraine, has raised a $10 million Series A amid a surge in demand for its platform. Subscribe […]

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Restaurant365 Confirms Layoffs, Cites COVID-19 Impact

Austin startups are not the only ones laying off employees in the Texas capital. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Irvine, Calif.-based Restaurant365–which has developed cloud-based […]

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COVID-19 Concerns Already Leading To Startup Layoffs In Austin

Over the past three years, I’ve been reporting on how the startup scene in Austin is booming. Record funding in 2019. New unicorns being born. […]

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Plastiq Raises $75M Series D To Give SMBs More Payment Options

Plastiq, an automated payments solution focused on small and medium-sized business (SMBs), announced this morning the close of a $75 million Series D funding round. […]

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Hospital-Disinfecting Robots: Xenex Sees Surge In Orders As COVID-19 Pandemic Escalates

As COVID-19 spreads across the world, hospitals have become ground zero for the virus. It can be challenging for all the surfaces in a hospital […]

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Humio Raises $20M For Its Real-Time Log Management Platform

Humio, which provides a real-time log management platform for on-premises and cloud infrastructures, announced this morning it has raised $20 million in a Series B […]

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TripActions, Zeus Living Laying Off Employees Due To COVID-19 Slowdown

Corporate travel startup TripActions Inc. is reportedly laying off hundreds of employees in the face of a slowdown in business related to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Arkose Labs Raises $22M For Anti-Fraud Platform After 400% Revenue Growth in 2019

Arkose Labs, a startup focused on online fraud and abuse prevention, has raised $22 million in a Series B financing led by Microsoft’s venture fund, […]

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Alternative Investing Startup iCapital Network Closes On $146M Amid Skyrocketing Growth

iCapital Network, a fintech startup which has developed a platform for investing in alternative assets, announced this morning it has raised $146 million in a […]

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Enable My Child Sees Surge In Demand For Pediatric Therapy Platform As COVID-19 Spreads

There’s been a number of headlines around the increased use of telemedicine during these trying times. However, the use of telehealth is not just restricted […]

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