Startups – TechCrunch 6 March 2018

Wethos looks to match freelancers with non-profits

 With the boom of tech startups and the digitization of incumbent industries, there is a talent shortage in Silicon Valley But no sector has felt that shortage more than the non-profit space. Wethos is looking to change that. The company was founded by Rachel Renock, Claire Humphreys and Kristen Ablamsky with the express intent to connect freelancers with non-profit organizations fighting… Read More

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WeWork acquires SEO and marketing company Conductor

 WeWork is acquiring Conductor. The two businesses might not seem like an obvious fit. Why would a coworking giant buy a company that’s best known for search engine optimization? Well, Conductor co-founder and CEO Seth Besmertnik said that he and WeWork CEO Adam Neumann went to college together, and they’ve “kept reconnecting and reconnecting over the years.” More… Read More

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Degreed gets $42M to help build a tool to help employees learn the right skills

 When an employee is looking to advance in their career, where they work might have a kind of strict hierarchical path for the role they’re in and what titles come next — but there’s a good chance that employee might want to try something new without leaving their company. Instead of going from just an agent to a manager of agents, or following some existing promotion line,… Read More

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Justworks raises $40M to build a simpler business operations suite

 Isaac Oates runs a startup that’s looking to be a complete suite of operational tools like human resources and payroll for businesses — but he and his team initially didn’t get why users kept asking better reporting tools over and over again. It’s indicative of the constant push-and-pull startups and founders face when having to juggle the hopes and dreams of their own… Read More

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Snyk snares $7 million Series A to help developers deliver open source components securely

 Open source libraries provide a tremendously valuable resource for developers, but in today’s rapid fire application development environment, it’s not always a simple matter to make sure you’re using secure code. Snyk, a software service startup wants to help developers find and fix vulnerabilities in their open source code before it goes into production. The company announced… Read More

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Blockchain company Centrifuge wants every business to get paid on time

 The co-founders behind Centrifuge have previously created an essential company with Taulia. Now, they want to do it again, but on the blockchain. Taulia is a supply-chain financing company. It has raised over $150 million and moves billions of dollars per day. 97 out of the Fortune 100 companies use it to improve liquidity when it comes to accounts payable. Let’s say you’re a… Read More

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