August 2022

Shop-Ware raises cash as cars make a comeback – TechCrunch

Shop-Ware has been waiting for a year like 2020 since 2015. The startup, which sells software to neighborhood automotive shops to digitize their operations, had struggled to capture capital from venture firms. Until recently, its sole major investor was aftermarket automotive giant Bosch. For companies like Shop-Ware, the disruptive wake of COVID-19 has cleared a




Manish Singh – TechCrunch

Amazon is lagging its chief rival Flipkart in India on several key metrics and struggling to make inroads in smaller Indian cities and towns, according to a scathing report by investment firm Sanford India is not proposing to restrict Chinese smartphone manufacturers from operating in the sub-$150 price range, a key minister said Monday, providing



Nori is pitching carbon trading … on the blockchain! – TechCrunch

Cryptocurrency meets carbon trading. That’s the pitch from Nori, a new Seattle-based startup, that just raised $4 million in funding from cryptocurrency-focused investors including Placeholder, North Island Ventures, Tenacious Ventures, and a big, privately held agriculture multinational that the company declined to disclose. Founded by Paul Gambill, a former Deloitte Technology employee who left the


3 ways COVID-19 has affected the property investment market – TechCrunch

Massive disruptions and behavior shifts are opening doors for proptech Jan Večerka is the CEO and founder of BrikkApp, a Europe-based company that connects investors with property investment platforms from all across the world helping them to make the right choice. Two in five people would never invest their money — but those who would


TradeDepot adds $10 million to add financial services to its supply chain services for African SMBs – TechCrunch

Nigeria’s e-commerce startup TradeDepot, which connects international brands to small businesses in Africa, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding to expand its business into financial services and credit offerings for retailers. First launched in 2016, TradeDepot has built up a network of 40,000 small businesses in Nigeria and connects them to


Long-term profitability is the only growth metric that matters – TechCrunch

It’s time to change how you measure success Joe Yakuel is the founder and CEO of WITHIN, the world’s first performance branding company. Your company’s one metric that matters (OMTM) shouldn’t be return on investment (ROI), return on ad spend (ROAS), net promoter score (NPS), brand affinity or one of the other sophisticated-sounding acronyms marketers


Give the gift of Extra Crunch membership – TechCrunch

Starting today, TechCrunch readers can send an Extra Crunch annual membership as a gift to a friend, family member or co-worker. For a limited time we’re offering the gift at a discounted rate of $99/year (plus tax). The gifting feature can be found here. Extra Crunch membership is designed for startup teams, entrepreneurs, investors and