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Reliance-backed Dunzo nears fresh funding of $50 million

The Indian hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo is in late-stage discussions to secure about $50 million in a new financing round, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, as the Bengaluru-headquartered startup scrambles for comfort in an otherwise funding winter for younger firms. Reliance Retail and Google, two existing backers of Dunzo, are among those who are holding discussions to invest in the new round, the sources said, requesting anonymity as the information is private. The funding deliberations are currently moving ahead largely with existing backers, the sources said. The startup has been in the market to raise capital for

Y’all, this laptop is too much

Asus’s ROG Flow Z13, a collaboration with Acronym, has hit shelves, and I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Just take a look for yourself. Every so often I receive one of these bizarre little computers that Asus has done in collaboration with someone or other, and my senses are ever so Read More…

Daily Crunch: Ledger locks down another $108M to double down on hardware crypto wallets

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Thursdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! It’s one of our favorite days of the week. Definitely in the top 7. — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 Crypto wallet in disguise: Ledger, a company that designs and manufactures crypto wallets, is now flush with actual cash. Romain writes that after raising over $380 million in 2021, in today’s dollars, Ledger brought in $108 million, raising at the same valuation and from a long list of investors. Even contact centers need

Checkout.com’s new president is bullish on US expansion, says she ‘welcomes’ comparisons to Stripe

Stripe competitor Checkout.com announced last month that Céline Dufétel was appointed as its new president. She had previously served as the London-based fintech startup’s CFO and COO for about 18 months before her promotion. In her expanded role, which still includes serving as the company’s COO, Dufétel oversees all operational and go-to-market teams, including finance and marketing. When announcing the New York-based executive’s appointment, the company had told me that the move was symbolic of Checkout.com “staking its claim in the U.S.” Dufétel certainly has an impressive background in the world of financial services. Immediately prior to joining Checkout, she

Discover the Disrupt 2023 Fintech Stage

TechCrunch Disrupt, the premier event for startup investors and founders, is coming back September 19-21, 2023, with an enhanced new format.  This year, we’re rethinking TC Sessions, the standalone industry events series, and merging them into the big annual tech event — which will once again this year be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Disrupt will have six industry tracks, each with its own stage, including AI, fintech, hardware, SaaS, security and sustainability. On the Fintech Stage we will have some of the biggest industry players discussing some of the hottest 2023 fintech trends.  The specific areas we’re

Yeah, of course, YC’s winter class is oozing with AI companies

Following the hype train isn’t always a bad thing Rebecca Szkutak 13 hours Being an artificial intelligence company has become the soup du jour of startup land. Companies are scrambling to either incorporate AI into their existing business model or change up their marketing so whatever they were already quietly using AI to do is front and center. Y Combinator’s latest class is no different. Angel investor Gokul Rajaram tweeted recently that he had heard from a company in the latest YC cohort that half of the

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