Five days of Etsy payment processing outages have merchants flipping

***Update to this post can be found here. Those hoping to snag some handmade July 4th cookies and home-made vegan sunblock might have woken up to an empty stomach and sunburn after a serious payment processing outage on e-commerce site Etsy. Over the last five days, a large number of Etsy transactions have been disrupted… Five days of Etsy payment processing outages have merchants flipping 계속 읽기

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Octane raises $52M at a $900M+ valuation to help people finance large recreational purchases

Most of the time when people get loans, it’s for big life purchases such as a house or a car. But not every big purchase is a necessity. Some are more for fun, and the financing options for those types of buys — such as motorcycles and ATVs — are more limited. Today, Octane Lending,… Octane raises $52M at a $900M+ valuation to help people finance large recreational purchases 계속 읽기

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Venafi acquires Jetstack, the startup behind the cert-manager Kubernetes certificate controller

It seems that we are in the middle of a mini acquisition spree for Kubernetes startups, specifically those that can help with Kubernetes security. In the latest development, Venafi, a vendor of certificate and key management for machine-to-machine connections, is acquiring Jetstack, a U.K. startup that helps enterprises migrate and work within Kubernetes and cloud-based… Venafi acquires Jetstack, the startup behind the cert-manager Kubernetes certificate controller 계속 읽기

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Micromobility startup Voi raises $45 million to end sidewalk riding, improve safety

Micromobility startup Voi has raised $45 million, funds it says will be used to research and develop technology that will improve safety, keep users from riding on sidewalks and ensure scooters are properly parked. The funding comes a month after Voi launched a pilot in Northhampton, U.K. with Irish startup Luna to test how computer… Micromobility startup Voi raises $45 million to end sidewalk riding, improve safety 계속 읽기

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Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization

Sindhya Valloppillil Contributor Sindhya Valloppillil is the founder and CEO of Skin Dossier, a venture partner at Next Gen Ventures, a freelance writer and formerly a beauty industry executive and marketing professor. More posts by this contributor It may not be as glamorous as D2C, but beauty tech is big money We have been raised… Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization 계속 읽기

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Information Technology, 50 Years Ago

This guest post is written by Jack Arrington, who contributed 50% of the genetic material required to produce TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. Jack was around at the very beginning of what we today call the Information Technology business. In 1950 pure business necessity drove Bank of America, then the largest bank in the world, to… Information Technology, 50 Years Ago 계속 읽기

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Solid Power expands production capacity to deliver test batteries to BMW, Ford in 2022

Solid Power, a battery developer backed by Ford and BMW, is expanding its Colorado-based factory footprint as it prepares pilot production of its solid state batteries early next year. The new production facility will be dedicated to manufacturing one of the company’s flagship products, a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material, by up to 25 times its… Solid Power expands production capacity to deliver test batteries to BMW, Ford in 2022 계속 읽기

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Venafi acquires Jetstack, the startup behind the cert-manager Kubernetes certificate controller

It seems that we are in the middle of a mini acquisition spree for Kubernetes startups, specifically those that can help with Kubernetes security. In the latest development, Venafi, a vendor of certificate and key management for machine-to-machine connections, is acquiring Jetstack, a U.K. startup that helps enterprises migrate and work within Kubernetes and cloud-based… Venafi acquires Jetstack, the startup behind the cert-manager Kubernetes certificate controller 계속 읽기

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Mobius Labs nabs $6M to help more sectors tap into computer vision

Berlin-based Mobius Labs has closed a €5.2 million (~$6.1M) funding round off the back of increased demand for its computer vision training platform. The Series A investment is led by Ventech VC, along with Atlantic Labs, APEX Ventures, Space Capital, Lunar Ventures plus some additional angel investors. The startup offers an SDK that lets the… Mobius Labs nabs $6M to help more sectors tap into computer vision 계속 읽기

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Beauty Pie, an online buyers’ club, picks up $100M to boost its beauty and wellness business

The beauty industry is worth some $500 billion annually, and the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp rise in the proportion of sales being carried out online. Today, a London-based beauty startup is announcing a major round of funding in hopes of reaping the spoils of that trend with a direct-to-consumer online storefront selling… Beauty Pie, an online buyers’ club, picks up $100M to boost its beauty and wellness business 계속 읽기

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