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17 pitch decks that startups trying to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions from investors

Jeffrey Nicholson Tracer Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, marketers' need to see their ads are working, and more. Check out these 17 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, media, and marketing.Insider has been t...
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Daily Crunch: Apple urges users to update all devices after hacktivists reveal zero-day flaw

Hello and welcome back to Daily Crunch for September 13, 2021. This is Alex and I am back! A big thanks to Greg for taking over last week while I was on staycation. It is lovely to be back with you all. Before we dive into the news, a reminder that Disrupt is next week. So, make sure you have a ticket and get hype. More here. It’s going to be a heck of a show. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 The TechCrunch Top 3+ The Apple-Epic war far from over: While the internet digests the recent, controver...
Tags: Apple, TC, Instagram, China, Boston, Africa, Tech, Ford, Alibaba, Gm, Alex, Shopify, Databricks, Unicorn, Sapphire Ventures, Mike


16 pitch decks that startups trying to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions from investors

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, marketers' need to see their ads are working, and more. Check out these 16 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, Media, Microsoft, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Diageo, Walmart, Bloomberg


JumpCloud raises $159M on $2.56B valuation for cloud directory tool

JumpCloud, the late-stage startup that is modernizing the notion of corporate directories in a cloud context, announced a $159 million Series F investment on a healthy $2.56 billion valuation today. Sapphire Ventures led the round with new investors participating including Owl Rock, Whale Rock Capital, Sands Capital and Endeavor Catalyst along with existing investors General Atlantic, BlackRock and H.I.G. Growth Partners. The company has now raised almost $356 million with $259 million coming ov...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Funding, Tech, Sapphire Ventures, Das, SMB, Midmarket, Bhargava, Directory Services, Jai Das, Rajat Bhargava, Jumpcloud, Recent Funding, General Atlantic BlackRock


15 pitch decks that startups looking to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, marketers' need to see their ads are working, and more. Check out these 15 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, Media, Microsoft, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Diageo, Walmart, Bloomberg


Contentful raises $175M at a $3B valuation from Tiger for its content delivery service

Contentful this morning announced a $175 million Series F round of capital, led by Tiger Global, valuing the unicorn at around $3 billion. Contentful, formerly known as a UI-free content management system (headless CMS), now views itself in a broader light. More simply, Contentful provides customers with a service that will deliver images, words, and other content to their applications and websites around the world, quickly. According to the company, Tidemark and Base10 Advancement Initiative we...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Cms, Api, Tiger Global, Twilio, Sapphire Ventures, Bessemer, Content Management System, PitchBook Data, GAAP, Sloan, Steve Sloan


Yapily raises $51 million for its open banking API by focusing on infrastructure

Fintech startup Yapily has raised a $51 million Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. The company has been working on a single, unified open banking API for several European markets. Developers can leverage that programming interface to interact with third-party bank accounts directly from their own products. “The core difference between us and most of the players in the space is our focus on the infrastructure,” founder and CEO Stefano Vaccino told me. Unlike Tink or TrueLayer, Yapil...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, France, Tech, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Api, Fintech, Latin America, Sapphire Ventures, Baltics, Northern Europe, U K Germany, Open Banking


14 pitch decks that startups looking to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits and marketers' need to ensure their ads are working. Check out these pitch decks to see how these startups pitched their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, Media, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Bloomberg, Paypal, Canada


See 13 pitch decks that startups looking to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits and marketers' need to ensure their ads are working. Check out these pitch decks to see how these startups pitched their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, Media, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Bloomberg, Paypal, Canada


See 12 pitch decks that startups looking to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits and marketers' need to ensure their ads are working. Check out these pitch decks to see how these startups pitched their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Media, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Bloomberg, Paypal, Canada, Discovery Communications


Credit Suisse credit traders jump to HSBC

The Wall Street bull Reuters/herval Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:General Atlantic's Robbert Vorhoff breaks down the biggest trends in healthcare, and why he's betting on telemedicine. Vanguard's private investments head details how the money manager is bringing private equity to the masses.Revolut is hiring an investor-relations team to help the $5.5 billion fintech manage its private investor...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, Atlantic, Credit Suisse, Hsbc, Zillow, Revolut, Sapphire Ventures, Reuters, Vanguard, LegalZoom, Frank Augstein, NFX, Samantha Lee, Robbert Vorhoff, Intapp


See the pitch decks that fast-growing advertising and media startups used to raise millions from top VCs

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits and marketers' need to ensure their ads are working. Check out these pitch decks to see how these startups pitched their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Media, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Discovery Communications, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Espn


Uptycs secures $50M Series C as security platform continues to expand

Uptycs, a Boston-area startup that uses data to help understand and prevent security attacks, announced a $50 million Series C today, 11 months after announcing a $30 million Series B. Norwest Venture Partners led the round with participation from Sapphire Ventures and ServiceNow Ventures. Company co-founder and CEO Ganesh Pai says that he was still well capitalized from last year’s investment, and wasn’t actually looking to raise funds, but the investors came looking for him and he saw a way to...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Boston, Funding, Tech, Sapphire Ventures, Pai, Norwest Venture Partners, Boston startups, Recent Funding, Ganesh Pai, Uptycs, Latinx Black


Unmind raises $47M for a platform to provide mental health support in your workplace

Mental health has been put into the spotlight in a big way in recent times. For many of us, our lives and lifestyles have changed massively in the last year, and alongside that, we’re collectively facing pandemic-fueled mortality on a global scale in a way that hasn’t existed for generations, a perfect storm of sorts that has inevitably had an impact on our state of mind and our moods. Today a startup that has built a platform to help people think about and respond to this situation is announcin...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Europe, UK, John Lewis, London, Workplace, Funding, Tech, Mental Health, Therapy, Healthcare, Taylor, Asos, NICK, Felix Capital


Chargebee valued at $1.4 billion in new $125 million fundraise

A startup that enables businesses to set up and manage their billing, subscription, revenue operations and compliance has become the newest firm to earn the much coveted unicorn status. Chennai and San Francisco-headquartered Chargebee said on Tuesday it has raised $125 million in its Series G financing round led by Sapphire Ventures and existing investors Tiger Global and Insight Venture Partners. The new financing round valued the 10-year-old startup at $1.4 billion, a 3x increase since the Se...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Europe, India, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Paypal, Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Chennai, Zeta, Subramanian, Chargebee, Joel Spolsky


Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds 

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. If you want it in your inbox every Saturday morning, sign up here.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. This week, Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last f...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Coinbase, Squarespace, Exchange, Sapphire Ventures, Chen, Das, Mo, Ron Miller, PitchBook, SimilarWeb, Jai Das, The Exchange, TuSimple


Millions of dollars and 3.5 years, and it all came down to this

Launching a product is a nonevent for many startups. In software, it’s not uncommon to put together a flimsy working prototype over a couple of hours and publish it immediately to start generating feedback from early users and get that iterative flywheel spinning. Launching has a very different meaning, though, for hardware. Once that physical product leaves the warehouse, the design team can’t patch the hardware itself. It’s got to work reliably, be easy to use and most importantly, be safe for...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, EC, Health Tech, Sapphire Ventures, Tonal, Aly Orady, EC-1, EC Consumer Health, EC Ecommerce and D2C, Tonal EC, Bolt Mayfield Shasta


Feedzai raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation for AI tools to fight financial fraud

On the heels of Jumio announcing a $150 million injection this week to continue building out its AI-based ID verification and anti-money laundering platform, another startup in the space is levelling up. Feedzai, which provides banks, others in the financial sector, and any company managing payments online with AI tools to spot and fight fraud — its cornerstone service involves super quick (3 millisecond) checks happening in the background while transactions are being made — has announced a Seri...
Tags: Security, TC, Europe, Enterprise, Finance, Funding, Tech, Fraud, Artificial Intelligence, Portugal, Payments, Citibank, North America, Persona, KKR, Sapphire


Side raises $150M at $1B valuation to help real estate agents go it alone

Side , a real estate technology company that works to turn agents and independent brokerages into boutique brands and businesses, announced Monday that it has raised $150 million in Series D funding. Coatue Management led the round, which brings San Francisco-based Side’s valuation to $1 billion and total funding raised to over $200 million since its 2017 inception. Existing backers Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures and Sapphire Ventures also participated in the new financing. The round ...
Tags: Florida, San Francisco, Tech, Zillow, Shopify, Side, Trulia, Sapphire Ventures, Gal, California Texas, Paul Levine, Hilary Saunders, Matrix Partners Trinity Ventures, Guy Gal Edward Wu, Today Side


Aiming to become the definitive source for location data, SafeGraph raises $45M

While there are plenty of companies selling data about physical locations, SafeGraph CEO Auren Hoffman said his startup is “one of the few companies to sell this data to data science teams.” For the most part, location data has traditionally been sold to marketers, and Hoffman said, “In the marketing world, if your data is like 40% or 50% true, that’s actually amazing.” But that doesn’t cut it for the data scientist who needs to use that data to build complex models and algorithms. So SafeGraph ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Canada, United States, Venture Capital, Peter Thiel, Sapphire Ventures, Hoffman, Sysco, Ben Anderson, Alex Rosen, Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph, SafeGraph Today SafeGraph, Ridge Ventures DNX Ventures


Tetrate, the company born out of Istio’s open source app networking project, raises $40 million

Tetrate, the company commercializing an open source networking project that allows for easier data sharing across different applications, has raised $40 million. The round, led by Sapphire Ventures underscores the importance of the Istio project and just how critical services that facilitate cross-platform data sharing have become. Sapphire was joined by other new investors including Scale Venture Partners and NTTVC, along with existing investors, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, 8VC, a...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Technology, Cloud Computing, Samsung, Tech, Department Of Defense, Computing, Latin America, Geographic, US Air Force, Sap, Sapphire, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures


A VC Firm uniquely positioned for global elevation

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Sapphire Ventures.] Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm with more than $5.7 billion under management across over 10 countries. They invest in growth stage companies, leading financing rounds in the $10 – $50 million range, with a strong focus on next-gen enterprise & consumer tech. Since splitting from parent company SAP in 2011, they have invested in over 120 companies ...
Tags: Linkedin, Radio, Sap, Trulia, Sapphire Ventures, Zillow Group, Paul Levine, U S Europe Israel Notable


Is Compass more innovative than Redfin? This VC doesn’t think so

Sapphire Ventures' Paul Levine called the timing of Compass' IPO "fantastic," but he cast doubt on how innovative it is compared to other publicly traded real estate companies.
Tags: Radio, Sapphire Ventures, Redfin, Paul Levine


Flowhaven raises $16M to evolve brand licensing management beyond emails and spreadsheets

The media licensing business is a massive market, but much of the work involved is still handled manually through emails and spreadsheets. A startup called Flowhaven is working to change that. The company, which has now closed on $16 million in Series A funding, helps brands to manage their licensing partnerships, including the account management aspects, the individual product information, the financial information, and more. The new round was led by Sapphire Sport, the part of Sapphire Venture...
Tags: Startups, Media, Entertainment, Funding, Brands, Tech, Software, Nintendo, Global Founders Capital, Rovio, Sapphire Ventures, Licensing, Torma, HELSINKI LONDON, Sapphire Sport, Flowhaven


Customer support startup Gorgias raises $25M

Gorgias announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series B funding, bringing the startup’s pre-money valuation to $300 million. When the company raised its Series A just over a year ago, CEO Romain Lapeyre (who founded Gorgias with CTO Alex Plugaru) told me that it works with e-commerce businesses to automate responses to their most common customer service questions, while also providing tools that help the support team respond more quickly and even convince customers to buy additional p...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Funding, Tech, Cto, Sapphire Ventures, Electrolux, Steve Madden, Gorgias, Lapeyre, Sergio Tacchini, Rajeev Dham, Romain Lapeyre, Alex Plugaru, SaaStr Alven Amplify Partners CRV


Join us for a live Q&A with Sapphire’s Jai Das today at 2 pm EST/11 am PST

Today’s the day! In just a few hours I am chatting with with Jai Das, a managing director at Sapphire Ventures. The conversation is part of the second season of Extra Crunch Live series that has seen all sorts of investors and founders join TechCrunch for a dig into their work. Das’ participation comes at the perfect moment: he invested early in MuleSoft, which sold to Salesforce for $6.5 billion back in 2018. Salesforce is expected to announce its purchase of Slack later today, perhaps before o...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Youtube, Sapphire, Sapphire Ventures, Byron Deeter, Bessemer, Das, Mulesoft, Jai Das, Extra Crunch Live


Join us for a live Q&A with Sapphire’s Jai Das on Tuesday at 2 pm ET/11 am PT

Sure, we’re heading into a holiday weekend here in America, but that doesn’t mean that the good ship TechCrunch is going to slow down. We’re diving right back in next week with another installment in season two of Extra Crunch Live, our regular interview series with startup founders, venture capitalists, and other leaders from the technology community. This series is for Extra Crunch members, so if you haven’t signed up you can hop on that train right here. Next week I’m virtually sitting down w...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Youtube, America, Tech, Square, Sap, Sapphire, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Byron Deeter, Bessemer, Mulesoft, Jai Das, Sapphire Ventures Das


Join us for a live Q&A with Sapphire’s Jai Das on Tuesday at 2 pm EST/11 am PST

Sure, we’re heading into a holiday weekend here in America, but that doesn’t mean that the good ship TechCrunch is going to slow down. We’re diving right back in next week with another installment in season two of Extra Crunch Live, our regular interview series with startup founders, venture capitalists and other leaders from the technology community. This series is for Extra Crunch members, so if you haven’t signed up you can hop on that train right here. Next week I’m virtually sitting down wi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Youtube, America, Tech, Square, Sap, Sapphire, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Byron Deeter, Bessemer, Mulesoft, Jai Das, Sapphire Ventures Das


Mobile banking app Current raises $131M Series C, tops 2 million members

U.S. challenger bank Current, which has doubled its member base in less than six months, announced this morning it raised $131 million in Series C funding, led by Tiger Global Management. The additional financing brings Current to over $180 million in total funding to date, and gives the company a valuation of $750 million. The round also brought in new investors, Sapphire Ventures and Avenir. Existing investors returned for the Series C, as well, including Foundation Capital, Wellington Mana...
Tags: Google, Apps, Money, Finance, Funding, Tech, Banking, Bank, Financial Services, Sapphire Ventures, Mobile Banking, Challenger Bank, Current, Stuart Sopp, Foundation Capital Wellington Management Company


How the pandemic drove the IPO wave we see today

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. I had a neat look into the world of mental health startup fundraising planned for this week, but after being slow-motion carpet-bombed by S-1s, that is now shoved off to Monday and we have to pause and talk about COVID-19. The pandemic has been the most animating force for startups and venture capital in 2020, discounting the slow movement of glob...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ipo, Virginia, United States, Bird, Airbnb, Exchange, Sapphire Ventures, Byron Deeter, Doordash, Bessemer, Klarna, SPAC, Peloton