Category: Fundings and Exits

Years after crashing on Travis Kalanick’s couch, this founder has raised $18M for his startup, Mashape

For Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti, the Silicon Valley dream is playing out as well as could be imagined. In 2009, Marietti and his co-founder Marco Palladino — who’d formed a software company in Milan a year earlier — learned of and were accepted into TechCrunch50, a pitch competition that has evolved into today’s giant TechCrunch Disrupt events. As the event approached, Uber…

Online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats is looking to sell for $1.5 billion

Online secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats is looking for a buyer and they’re hoping to fetch a price of about $1.5 billion, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is working with Morgan Stanley to unload Vivid, which could net a tidy profit for the firm a little over a year after acquiring the business for…

Clarity Money raises another $11 million to help users improve their financial health

Founded by serial entrepreneur Adam Dell, Clarity Money makes a personal finance app that aims to help users lower their monthly bills and improve their financial health along the way. Just three months after launch, the company is announcing another $11 million in funding from RRE Ventures and Citi Ventures. Clarity Money uses machine learning and AI…