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Here’s the full list of 28 US AI startups that have raised 0M or more in 2024 | TechCrunch

Here’s the full list of 28 US AI startups that have raised $100M or more in 2024 | TechCrunch

For some, AI fatigue is real — but venture investors clearly aren't tired of the category. In the first half of 2024 alone, more than that Globally, $35.5 billion was invested in AI startups., found recent Crunchbase data. Five of the six venture rounds over $1 billion in the first half of 2024 were raised […]

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J2 Ventures, focused on military healthcare, grabs 0M for its second fund | TechCrunch

J2 Ventures, focused on military healthcare, grabs $150M for its second fund | TechCrunch

J2 Ventures, a firm led mostly by U.S. military veterans, announced Thursday that it has raised a second round of funding of $150 million. The Boston-based firm invests in startups whose products are bought by civilians and the US Department of Defense. While many budding VCs struggle to raise other funds, J2's latest vehicle is […]

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Europe is still serious about ESG, and Apiday is helping companies comply | TechCrunch

Europe is still serious about ESG, and Apiday is helping companies comply | TechCrunch

European regulation is turning ESG reporting from a good to a must. This creates new tailwinds for Paris-based startups. Updaywhose platform targets private equity funds and blue-chip companies that need to track and pilot sustainability practices. Asset management firms have been a key target for Apiday, particularly European companies. Due to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure […]

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Investors won't give you the real reason they are passing on your startup | TechCrunch

Investors won't give you the real reason they are passing on your startup | TechCrunch

“When an investor pass on you, they won't tell you the real reason,” said Tom Bloomfield, group partner at Y Combinator. “At the seed stage, frankly, nobody knows what's going to happen. The future is very uncertain. What they are deciding is the perceived quality of the founder. When they pass, what they are thinking […]

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Windfall Bio is seeing strong demand for its methane-eating microbe startup | TechCrunch

Windfall Bio is seeing strong demand for its methane-eating microbe startup | TechCrunch

When Josh Silverman Started shopping around the idea for his methane-eating microbe startup, Windfall Bio, eight years ago, the market wasn't ready. “Nobody cared about methane,” he said. Companies were instead focused on reducing their carbon emissions. But after a few years, the market is starting to come around. Menlo Park-based Windfall Bio raised a […]

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