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WhatsApp rolls out a feature that makes it easier to message yourself

Nov 28, 2022

WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature to let you chat with yourself. Sending messages to your own account can be a way to keep a piece of information easily accessible, right next to your other WhatsApp conversations. Called ‘Message Yourself’, the feature lets users send notes, reminders and shopping lists to themselves on WhatsApp. On Monday, the Meta-owned instant messaging app announced the rollout of the new messaging feature that will reach all its Android and iPhone users ...read more

Cameroonian crypto and savings platform Ejara raises $8M, led by Anthemis and Dragonfly

Nov 28, 2022

Ejara, a Cameroonian fintech offering an investment app that allows users to buy crypto and save through decentralized wallets, has raised $8 million in Series A investment.  London-based venture capital firm Anthemis co-led the growth round alongside crypto-focused fund Dragonfly Capital. Anthemis is a follow-on investor in Ejara, having also led the fintech’s $2 million seed round announced last October.  Participating VC firms in this new financing include other follow-on investors ...read more

3 mistakes to avoid as an emerging manager

Nov 28, 2022

Champ Suthipongchai Contributor Champ Suthipongchai is a co-founder and general partner at Creative Ventures, a method-driven deep tech VC firm investing in startups that address the impact of increasing labor shortages, rising healthcare costs and the climate crisis. More posts by this contributor By all accounts, I was a successful emerging manager. I raised $65 million with fewer than 25 LPs, including an institutional fund of funds and a sovereign wealth fund. I was not ...read more

Lessons for raising $10M without giving up a board seat

Nov 28, 2022

Henry Shapiro Contributor Henry Shapiro is the co-founder of Reclaim.ai, an intelligent calendar assistant platform used daily by over 14,000 companies. Prior to founding Reclaim, Henry led product and marketing at New Relic. More posts by this contributor As a startup founder, you have no shortage of voices to listen to. Most of those voices — especially those from venture capital or other startups — tend to give you a singular piece of advice when it comes to fundrais ...read more

Amazon shutting down wholesale distribution in third business exit in India

Nov 28, 2022

Amazon is shutting down its wholesale distribution business in India, the latest in a series of retreats for the retailer in the key overseas market where it has deployed over $7 billion in the past decade. The American e-commerce giant said Monday that it is discontinuing Amazon Distribution, its wholesale e-commerce website available in small neighborhood stores in Bengaluru, Mysore and Hubli. “We don’t take these decisions lightly. We are discontinuing this programme in a phased ma ...read more

Efficient growth? No problem, bootstrapped startups say

Nov 28, 2022

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Investors these days want to see not only growth , but also a path to profitability — and it isn’t always easy for venture-backed startups to suddenly correct course. But their bootstrapped peers have a leg up, a recent report shows. Let’s explore. — Anna Cheaper growth In ...read more

Pitch Deck Teardown: Juro’s $23M Series B deck

Nov 28, 2022

Back in January, Natasha covered Juro’s Series B round, which added $23 million to its coffers. Juro aims to put an end to contract negotiation madness, moving the workflows out of Microsoft Word and a handful of other subpar tools to an all-in-one, web-based platform for contract negotiation-to-signature workflow. It seems like a very good idea. The deck worked; it helped Juro raise a fine stack of dollars. But is its deck any good? Let’s take a closer look. We’re looking for more un ...read more

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Nov 28, 2022

from the the-man-of-the-hour dept This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is WarioBarker, responding to our post that suggested Elon Musk’s fans will never realize his actions at Twitter are exactly what they accused Jack Dorsey of doing before: I disagree – they’ll recognize it, but consider it perfectly fine because Musk’s on their side. In second place, it’s Rocky responding to a comment defending Musk’s silly Twitter poll about reinstating Trump: We wer ...read more

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 20, 2022

Nov 28, 2022

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 20, 2022. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire ‘It’s the beginning of a sea change’: How tech layoffs are transforming the job market After nine years in tech marketing in Seattle, working his way up from individual contributor i ...read more

Lawyers see crypto regulation coming in 2023 because industry needs to rebuild trust

Nov 27, 2022

Despite an uneven year in the crypto markets, many market participants are unperturbed about the long-term health of the sector and say that legal frameworks in 2023 could restore trust in the industry.  “Crypto will recover,” Katherine Dowling, general counsel member at Bitwise Asset Management, said to TechCrunch. “This is not the death of crypto.” Given the belief by many that crypto remains here to stay, it’s worth looking ahead. Crypto denizens certainly are — after t ...read more