There’s a reason why US Midwest startups had fewer layoffs, Chicago VC says

Over time, many cities across the Midwest have been building out bona fide startup ecosystems, as M25's annual ranking of Midwest startup hubs makes clear.

Seeking nominations for the top music startups helping labels, artists, and other creators grow their businesses

Insider is compiling our inaugural list of the top startups building products for artists, labels, and other music creators.

VSC Ventures adds $14 million to its storytelling-meets-checkbook investment pitch

It’s a hard time to be building in public. Which means that it’s a hard time to tell your story as an entrepreneur. Which means that for a new venture firm like VSC, which offers public relations...

Airlines are trying to resurrect the Concorde era

Boom Supersonic wants to bring back supersonic flight, but experts have their doubts. | Boom Supersonic Is there such a thing as a green supersonic jet? American Airlines on Tuesday...

HyperTrack, a logistics startup that offers APIs for freight order planning, assignment, and tracking, announces a...

In a sign that the market for logistics and transportation tech isn’t cooling , HyperTrack, a startup offering APIs for freight order planning, assignment and tracking, today closed a $25 million...

Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act "Secretly" Brought To You By Bill Gates

Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act "Secretly" Brought To You By Bill Gates The Democrats' "Inflation Reduction Act" - which according to the Congressional Budget Office will raise...

How Startups Can Expand To Global Markets

When a founder lacks go-to-market (GTM) expertise, it impacts their ability to plan business expansion strategies, conduct market analysis and develop customer acquisition plans—all of which are...

Ex-Novastar partner Niraj Varia takes on new challenge as CEO of Kenyan agtech iProcure

Niraj Varia spent the last eight years at Novastar Ventures, a global VC with hubs in Nairobi, Lagos and London, having joined it at inception and rising through the ranks to become partner. Under...

Google Parent Alphabet Ranked Biggest Blockchain Sponsor with Investment Outlay of $1.5B

Tolu is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast based in Lagos. He likes to demystify crypto stories to the bare basics so that anyone anywhere can understand without too much background...

On acquisitions, Beltway and tech talk past each other

Meta's plan to acquire a small virtual-reality firm — and the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit to stop the deal — has become a Rorschach test for influential figures in both D.C. and Silicon...

NTU, Algorand to roll out center for blockchain research

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is set to launch a center for blockchain research. Called the Algorand Center of Excellence at NTU (ACE@NTU), the center is one of 10 such ACEs...

Eat Just bags $25M, gets Alibaba’s help to sell alternative protein in China

China is a notoriously difficult market for international startups to crack, but one company seems to have found the recipe for wooing the country’s picky consumers. Three years after Eat Just...

The Unintended Consequences of OTC Hearing Aids

FDA finalized over-the-counter hearing aids that can be sold without a prescription to people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. OTC hearing aids will be available as soon as October. For the...

Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2022

Forbes and TrueBridge Capital search for the country's 25 most likely to become unicorns. Of the 175 companies to make this list over the years, 116 have becomeunicorns. Just 5 imploded or shut...

The Unintended Consequences of OTC Hearing Aids

FDA finalized over-the-counter hearing aids that can be sold without a prescription to people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. OTC hearing aids will be available as soon as October. For the...

PITCH-DECK LIBRARY: Search over 815 pitch decks that startups including Uber, Postmates, and Airbnb used to raise...

Business Insider has obtained scores of pitch decks used by startups to persuade VCs and other investors to fund them. You can search for them here.

Japan's Mizuho Securities looking at opportunities for U.S. growth

By Makiko Yamazaki and Ritsuko Shimizu TOKYO - Mizuho Securities Co, the brokerage arm of Mizuho Financial Group, "has room for further growth" in the United States and acquisitions are one...

SPACs in July: separating the men from the boys

Innoviz Technologies, founded in 2016, develops navigational sensors for self-driving cars. Innoviz was one of the first Israeli startups to successfully merge with SPAC by deciding to merge with...

Hear how to fundraise from VCs in Minneapolis, Minn at TechCrunch Live’s special event!

TechCrunch is thrilled to host a special TechCrunch Live centered around Minneapolis, Minnesota. On September 7, TechCrunch Live will feature some of the best startups and investors from the...

Guesty books $170M to double down on property management tools for Airbnb and other rental platforms

Platforms like Airbnb have boomed with more consumers (and business users) than ever before keen stay in private properties when traveling or working away from their usual home base. That’s also...

Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2022

Forbes and TrueBridge Capital search for the country's 25 most likely to become unicorns. Of the 175 companies to make this list over the years, 116 have becomeunicorns. Just 5 imploded or shut...

Next Billion-Dollar Startups: Why These Alumni Are Thriving

Why these alumni of the Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startups list are thriving.

Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2022

With markets down and tech investors skittish, it’s been a challenging year for young, venture-backed startups. These 25 represent the ones we think have the best chance of reaching a...

2022 Next Billion-Dollar Startups: Despite Market Turmoil, Technology Gains Persist Across Industries

Among this year's Next Billion-Dollar Startups, the lion's share of companies are in the fintech, insurtech and productivity software sectors.

Next Billion-Dollar Startups: In A Tough Year For Tech Firms And Venture Funding, Why These 25 Should Prosper

In a tough year for tech firms and venture funding, these 25 companies made the cut for this year's Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startups list.

YC-backed Arc, a digital bank for ‘high-growth’ SaaS startups, lands $20M Series A

Arc, a company that aims to give SaaS startups “a way to borrow, save and spend” in one place, has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding. The raise comes seven months after Arc emerged...

Arc, which offers debt funding and digital banking services to SaaS startups, raised a $20M Series A, after raising...

Arc, a company that aims to give SaaS startups “a way to borrow, save and spend” in one place, has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding. The raise comes seven months after Arc emerged...

Indian Billionaire’s Stock Holdings Worth Nearly $4 Billion in Focus After Death

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, known as India's Warren Buffett, died of a reported cardiac arrest Sunday. The self-made trader invested in a wide swathe of established businesses and startups. He served on...

SoftBank, Sequoia China back this ERP startup enabling China’s online exporters

Thanks to cross-border e-commerce platforms, China continues to be a major exporter of consumer goods for the world in the online shopping age. It’s not just marketplaces like Amazon and...

Dianxiaomi, an e-commerce SaaS provider for SMBs in China, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, has raised a $110M...

Thanks to cross-border e-commerce platforms, China continues to be a major exporter of consumer goods for the world in the online shopping age. It’s not just marketplaces like Amazon and...

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