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Why you must build a moat around early customers, according to Benchling’s CEO and co-founder

[embedded content] Benchling’s unicorn status didn’t come overnight. Some ten years after its founding, the company is worth more than $6 billion, and the founder sees the company going public […]




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Thirdweb raises $24M at a $160M valuation from Haun Ventures, Shopify and Coinbase for its Web3 development kit

There’s been a lot of hype about “Web3”, but the reality is that it’s still a largely nascent and fragmented concept, and that has led to Web3 startups building platforms […]




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Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt

Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as COVID bit into the economy, tech […]




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Upstream’s new vault could help NFT holders sleep at night

Imagine paying millions of dollars for a JPEG of a monkey just to have it stolen from your digital wallet. That’s exactly what happened to actor Seth Green, who ended […]




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Balance raises $56M to tip the one-click checkout scales in favor of B2B merchants

There are many companies bringing one-click checkout to the direct-to-consumer marketplace, but few are developing similar tools for the business-to-business marketplace. B2B payment volume is five times the size of […]




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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues […]




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How to evolve your DTC startup’s data strategy and identify critical metrics

Michael Perez Contributor Direct-to-consumer companies generate a wealth of raw transactional data that needs to be refined into metrics and dimensions that founders and operators can interpret on a dashboard. […]




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Daily Crunch: Larry Ellison leads investor group chipping in $7.1B toward Musk’s Twitter buyout

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Demand Curve: How I’d grow Skio

Keeping churn rates low while building a customer base Joey Noble 12 hours Joey Noble Contributor More posts by this contributor Demand Curve: How Ahrefs’ homepage educates prospects to purchase […]