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Korean proptech startup Rsquare raises $70.5M Series C to fuel its expansion

The commercial real estate brokerage market in South Korea is fragmented, which makes finding a new office for tenants a challenge due to inaccurate information and high cost. It also requires complex

Electric automaker Rivian valuation pops above GM, Ford in biggest IPO of 2021

The euphoria around Rivian kicked into overdrive Wednesday as it debuted as a publicly traded company, with an opening share price of $106.75. If that sticks, it would give Rivian an implied valuation

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Subscription carbon offsetting platform Ecologi hits $8M total raised, includes General Catalyst

People subscribe to music so why wouldn’t they subscribe to carbon offsetting to alleviate their conscience about the climate crisis? That’s partly the thinking behind UK startup Ecologi, which us

Toronto’s transit agency cyberattack exposes 25,000 employees’ data

The Toronto Transit Commission has confirmed that the personal information of tens of thousands of employees may have been compromised as a result of a ransomware attack on its systems last month.  T

YouTube is removing the dislike count on all videos across its platform

YouTube today announced its decision to make the “dislike” count on videos private across its platform. The decision is likely to be controversial given the extent that it impacts the publ

Momentum announces $5M seed to automate sales tasks in Slack

The sales process can be chaotic, with data flowing in from a variety of sources and a number of people involved. Salesforce bought Slack for more than $27 billion last year because it recognized it c

Dear Sophie: Can our employee travel on DACA?

My company wants to send an employee to India to open an office there. He came to the U.S. from India as a child and now has DACA status. Can he take on this project and still return to the U.S.?

How one founder aims to help ensure you can keep upgrading your smartphone regularly

This week we talk to the runner-up in Tech Crunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield: Megan O’Connor from Nth Cycle. Megan first found out about the impending shortage of materials used in batt

Climate fintech company Evergrow nabs $7M seed from XYZ Venture Capital, Congruent Ventures and First Round

Evergrow, a stealth climate fintech startup, just landed over $7 million in seed funding. With a two-pronged approach, Evergrow aims to be the world’s first dedicated carbon offtake company —

New venture fund aims to become the ‘investment and innovation arm of the autism community’

When Christopher Male’s son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2018, the long-time investor found himself in unfamiliar territory. “At the time, I literally knew the word ‘auti

Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss and Volition Capital’s Larry Cheng talk early-stage fundraising on TechCrunch Live

Rent the Runway is more than 10 years old now and has raised upwards of $500 million, recently filing to IPO at a valuation north of $1 billion. Jenny Fleiss is a co-founder at Rent the Runway and sit

Cacheflow drops stealth tag, raises $6M to simplify the SaaS buying experience

Cacheflow this morning announced its exit from stealth and a seed round worth $6 million. The startup is a wager that the software buying experience of today is antiquated — and a rising source

Vertically farmed wasabi arugula isn’t a hypothetical

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, the time of the week when we niche down t

Twitter and ViacomCBS announce global content partnership, plans for Twitter ‘Watch Parties’

Twitter and ViacomCBS today announced a sizable global deal that will see the social media platform streaming digital content from across the ViacomCBS portfolio of news, sports and entertainment bran

Crypto volatility continues to flummox Wall Street

Public-market investors continued to underestimate how volatile the crypto market is, leaving them to over-index on gains, and over-despair on less impressive results.

Johnson & Johnson CEO joins Apple’s board of directors

Alex Gorsky, the chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has joined Apple’s board of directors. Gorsky’s move to Apple’s board comes ahead of his planned departure as CEO of Johnson & Joh

Apple introduces device management solution aimed at small business

For many small businesses, trying to manage their employees’ Apple devices and keep them up-to-date is a huge challenge. These businesses tend to lack sophisticated IT departments, and when devi

Blink, a productivity app aimed at frontline workers, raises $20M at a $100M valuation

Apps catering to frontline workers are seeing a surge of interest in the market these days, as businesses finally start to wake up to using tech to better connect with these employees, and investors e

This new Android spyware masquerades as legitimate apps

Security researchers have uncovered a new spyware campaign that’s targeting South Korean residents with Android devices in order to steal confidential data. Unlike other spyware campaigns that typic
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