6 River Systems co-founder on the state of warehouse robots
Robots have conquered ProMat. The supply chain and logistics show is a kind of perfect microcosm of where the industry is heading. Many of the show’s main attractions have moved from center stage to
Replo gives businesses a low-code option for creating Shopify landing pages
Prior to starting Replo, the co-founders launched and sold Berkeleytime.com, a platform that digitized University of California, Berkeley’s course scheduling system.
Triple Whale raises $25M for its smart Shopify data platform
Shopify powers a massive number of e-commerce sites, so it’s also no surprise that there is a vast ecosystem of tools around it that help these merchants manage all aspects of running their stor
Quantifying the global e-commerce slowdown
What do recent e-commerce earnings results tell us about the post-pandemic e-commerce reality?
Shopify agrees to consumer safety tweaks in Europe
Shopify has agreed to make changes linked to shopper safety and combating fakes after a regulatory intervention in the European Union following a number of complaints, the Commission said today. The c
Keith Rabois’ OpenStore bags new funding as valuation soars to $970M
While other e-commerce aggregators announced layoffs, OpenStore “grew substantially, increased brands and tripled its team,” Rabois said.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Dotcom crash history lessons, post-M&A strategies, climate tech heats up
Today at noon PT/3 pm ET, Anna Barber, partner at M13, will join us on a Twitter Space to talk about how today's startup operators can avoid many of the missteps founders made in past downturns.
Enterprise e-commerce in 2022: As TAM expands, the platform wars are heating up
2022 is turning out to be a phenomenal year for enterprise e-commerce platforms. The pandemic was a reckoning for corporations ambivalent about e-commerce, and the result of that is evident.
For LatAm payment orchestration startups, market fragmentation is a blessing in disguise
To be successful in Latin America, payment orchestrators must provide a robust value proposition that meets the unique conditions of the region.
Pitch Deck Teardown: Front’s $65M Series D deck
Front's pitch deck is a tight, 11-slide deck that opens with a mic drop, and, these must be some butter-slathered microphones, because it sure is slippery — the mics keeps dropping as the slides pro
Why you must build a moat around early customers, according to Benchling’s CEO and co-founder
Benchling’s unicorn status didn’t come overnight. Some 10 years after its founding, the company is worth more than $6 billion, and the founder sees the company going public in the future.
Thirdweb raises $24M at a $160M valuation from Haun Ventures, Shopify and Coinbase for its web3 development kit
There’s been a lot of hype about “web3”, but the reality is that it’s still a largely nascent and fragmented concept, and that has led to web3 startups building platforms to en
Is Adam Neumann a new man? and other TC news
This week on The TechCrunch Podcast Anita Ramaswamy is back to talk about Adam Neumann’s latest Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup, and Amanda Silberling joins us to talk about teens flocking away f
Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and Squarespace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life
Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another service that’s wrapped into another platform l
Highbeam inks $7M to shine light on e-commerce-specific banking needs
By focusing on e-commerce, Highbeam is able to provide a single financial view of the business and help entrepreneurs decide the right cash and credit options.
Daily Crunch: 7 months after emerging from stealth, YC alum Arc secures $20M Series A
Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Shopify launches Collabs, a new way for creators to earn revenue on the platform
Shopify announced today that it’s launching a new “Shopify Collabs” offering to connect creators with merchants on its platform and give them a new way to make money. With this new p
Gorgias’ valuation rises to $710M with $30M Series C for e-commerce customer support
Gorgias' technology brings all of the channels that shoppers use to contact online stores into one feed for each company.
Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt
Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as COVID bit into the economy, tech products turned o