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Medchart raises $17M to help businesses more easily access patient-authorized health data

Electronic h ealth records (EHR) have long held promise as a means of unlocking new superpowers for caregiving and patients in the medical industry, but while they’ve been a thing for a long tim

Forget the piggy bank, Till Financial’s kids’ spend management app gets Gates’ backing

Today’s children and teens want more power and control over their spending. And while there are a number of financial services and apps out there aimed at helping this demographic save and invest mo

With $30M extension, BigID boosts Series D to $100M at $1.25B valuation

When we last heard from BigID at the end of 2020, the company was announcing a $70 million Series D at a $1 billion valuation. Today, it announced a $30 million extension on that deal valuing the comp

Will Budweiser brew eggs and will Post cereal make meat?

Corporations are quickly waking up to the market potential of alternative proteins, with the nation’s biggest consumer brands continuing to make investments and create partnerships with startup

Tiger Global backs Indian crypto startup at over $500M valuation

CoinSwitch K uber, a startup that allows young users in India to invest in cryptocurrencies, said on Thursday it has raised $25 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its reach in Indi

SmartNews’ COVID-19 vaccine alert reaches 1M users in Japan a week after launching

SmartNews announced today that its tools to help Japanese users find nearby COVID-19 vaccine bookings have reached more than one million users just a week after launching. The news discovery unicorn d

Bux, a European Robinhood, raises $80M to expand its neo-broker platform

A new wave o f apps have democratized the concept of investing, bringing the ability to trade in stocks and currencies to a wider pool of users who can use these platforms to make incremental, or much

Founders Factory Africa partners with Small Foundation to invest in 18 agritech startups

Johannesburg-based investment company Founders Factory Africa (FFA) today announced a partnership with Small Foundation that will see it select 18 agritech startups for an acceleration and incubation

Satellite Vu’s $5M seed round will fuel the launch of its thermal imaging satellites

Earth imaging is an increasingly crowded space, but Satellite Vu is taking a different approach by focusing on infrared and heat emissions, which are crucial for industry and climate change monitoring

Dutch startup GO Sharing raises $60M to expand beyond e-mopeds and into new markets

On-demand ac cess to electric mopeds — the small, motorised scooters that you sit on, not kick — has been a small but persistent part of the multi-modal transportation mix on offer to peop

9 investors, execs and founders discuss Zagreb’s startup potential

"With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's easier to land remote jobs and stay in Zagreb, which will positively impact the Croatian startup ecosystem."

Oath Care just raised $2 million to develop a social, health-focused app that groups expectant and new parents

Being an exp ectant mom can be frightening, as can mothering an infant or toddler. The answers don’t come automatically, and while there’s no shortage of books and websites (and advice fro

Ornikar raises $120M as its driving school marketplace goes up a gear with car insurance

A French sta rtup that set out to bring a new approach to driver education and road safety, and then used that foothold to expand into the related area of car insurance, is today announcing a big roun

Lina Khan’s timely tech skepticism makes for a refreshingly friendly FTC confirmation hearing

One never kn ows how a confirmation hearing will go these days, especially one for a young outsider nominated to an important position despite challenging the status quo and big business. Lina Khan, j

Look at this tiny new Polaroid camera can you believe it

A lot has ch anged in the last decade-ish of instant photography, yet all the while the boxy build of instant cameras has stayed more or less intact. Modern instant shooters have slimmed down and put

As UiPath closes above its final private valuation, CFO Ashim Gupta discusses his company’s path to market

TechCrunch spoke with UiPath CFO Ashim Gupta today to learn more about his company's foray into the public markets.

Daily Crunch: Google Meet will get a new look and new features

Google annou nces upgrades to Google Meet, Amazon is bringing its palm scanner to Whole Foods and Microsoft looks at the effect of video calls on our brains. This is your Daily Crunch for April 21, 20

Apple and Google pressed in antitrust hearing on whether app stores share data with product development teams

In today&#82 17;s antitrust hearing in the U.S. Senate, Apple and Google representatives were questioned on whether they have a “strict firewall” or other internal policies in place that p

New privacy bill would end law enforcement practice of buying data from brokers

A new bill k nown as the Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act would seal up a loophole that intelligence and law enforcement agencies use to obtain troves of sensitive and identifying information to w

The ANYmal inspection robot gives Spot some four-legged competition

We’ve cove red Swiss robotics company ANYbotics with some regularity over the years. The company has offered its own take on the quadrupedal robotics space that has, naturally, drawn comparisons to
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