India exempts startups from long-standing ‘angel tax’ – TechCrunch

India exempts startups from long-standing ‘angel tax’ – TechCrunch

India today addressed a long-standing challenge that has been affecting the country’s booming startup ecosystem. As part of a raft of measures to boost overall economic growth from a five-year low, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said New Delhi is exempting startups from Section 56(2) — a provision more popularly known as an “angel tax” in the local […]

Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails – TechCrunch

Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails – TechCrunch

Oh hey y’all, it’s Friday! It’s August! Which means it’s a great day for Facebook to drop a little news it would prefer you don’t notice. News that you won’t find a link to on the homepage of Facebook’s Newsroom — which is replete with colorfully illustrated items it does want you to read (like […]

The myth of “stage agnostic” investing – TechCrunch

The myth of “stage agnostic” investing – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were helmed by Kate Clark, Alex Wilhelm, and yet another extra special guest. Unusual Ventures co-founder and partner John Vironis joined us to talk soil investing (yes, it’s a thing), seed investing, growth investing and all […]

Addressing Risk: Data Security Questions for CIOs

Addressing Risk: Data Security Questions for CIOs

Position your organization not just for legal and regulatory compliance, but also for safer and more effective use of information assets. Here are five questions to ask. Highly publicized data breaches and newly enacted statutory and regulatory requirements (e.g., GDPR, CCPA and breach notification statutes in all 50 states) are focusing attention on data and […]

2-for-1 Disrupt Berlin 2019 passes – TechCrunch

2-for-1 Disrupt Berlin 2019 passes – TechCrunch

Summer’s fading fast, but our 2-for-1 summer flash sale on Innovator, Founder or Investor passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 is fading even faster. Today’s the final day you can get 2-for-1 tickets to join us in Berlin for two jam-packed days of startup goodness and opportunity. Why not do it for the lowest price? Our 2-for-1 summer flash […]

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world – TechCrunch

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world – TechCrunch

New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, prices, and lists African travel and cultural experiences—from paragliding tours to wine-tasting to concerts. The startup generates revenues by taking a 20% commission on each transaction. Community managers in Africa […]

Workplace digital assistant startup Capacity raises $13.2M from Midwestern VCs – TechCrunch

Workplace digital assistant startup Capacity raises $13.2M from Midwestern VCs – TechCrunch

Solving information scatter inside enterprises seems to be the founding idea behind dozens of enterprise software startups. Capacity, which recently rebranded from Jane.ai, is raising new cash to tackle the issue with its corporate data search platform. The company just closed a $13.2 million Series B, funded entirely by Midwestern private investors and angels. The […]