Showing customer success platforms haven’t lost steam, Vitally secures $30M

With the fresh cash, Vitally’s total raised stands at $40.6 million. (The company didn’t disclose its exact valuation, but it’s reportedly 5x higher than the previous valuation.) Co-founder and CEO Jamie Davidson says that it’s being put mostly toward hiring and product development efforts; Vitally plans to double the size of its 62-person workforce by […]

CRM Database: What It Is And How It Can Help Your Business

Here’s what you need to know about what CRM databases do, how they work, and where they can benefit your company. A CRM database allows businesses to manage relationships with contacts and customers by centralizing information. These tools create a single source of truth for your team. You can organize your contacts’ data, keep track […]

Mercedes partners with Google to bring Maps and YouTube into its vehicles

Mercedes-Benz and Google have struck a long-term partnership designed to give the German automaker control over its IP and marketplace while offering drivers navigation, maps and YouTube provided by the tech giant. It’s an unusual deal that attempts to strike a Goldilocks-type balance between offering the Google services consumers want without ceding control over the […]

Dear Sophie: Is there a domestic pilot program for H-1B and L visa stamping?

Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. Dear Sophie, I’m in the U.S. on an H-1B, which my employer recently extended. However, I don’t have an H-1B visa stamp in my passport because I originally had a change of status from F-1 STEM OPT. […]

Scoot lands $12M to inject customization into videoconferencing

“Most CEOs in the world agree with this: virtual all-hands meetings hosted on static legacy platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams are terrible at replicating the energy and value of meeting in-person,” Stevens told TechCrunch in an email interview. “CEOs are dissatisfied with their virtual all-hands platforms and badly need something better.” So how’s Scoot […]

Lucid shares drop as EV maker misses 2023 delivery expectations

Luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors missed Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 revenue, as well as 2023 production and delivery goals, causing the company’s stock price to tumble almost 10% in after-hours trading. On Wednesday, Lucid set 2023 annual production targets of 10,000 to 14,000, which is roughly half of the 20,000 […]

Build online branding to fuel startup success

What early-stage founder wouldn’t love to add metaphorical rocket fuel to their startup? We’re here to tell you that you can, in a form you may not have considered: online communities. In a session called “How to Turn Your Startup into a Social Star,” Redpoint’s Rashad Assir (head of content) and Josh Machiz (partner) will […]

Tencent is finally joining the web3 wild west

Support at the top might have emboldened Tencent to host a high-profile web3 event. The firm has dabbled in web3 previously, but it was treading much more carefully. Its domestic projects were largely limited to government-approved efforts, including building a consortium blockchain with corporate partners, in contrast to a global, permissionless one like Ethereum. Tencent […]