VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app

VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s…

Leap, a ‘social learning’ platform aimed at over 55s, raises a $3.1M seed round

Leap, a platform for people over 55 to learn via social interaction, has raised $3.1 million in a seed round led by European early-stage investor Creandum and SF-based South Park…

India’s Inshorts raises $60 million following Public social network app growth

Indian startup Inshorts, which operates an eponymous news aggregator service, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as its two-year-old bet — the launch of a new social…

Anyone is building a marketplace for advice, one 5-minute call at a time

Anyone, an audio app that’s building a “marketplace for advice” one five-minute phone call at a time, is launching new versions of its iOS and Android apps today* and beginning…

SwoonMe uses avatars and audio for its ‘less superficial’ dating app

A new startup called SwoonMe aims to fix the problem with superficial dating apps, where users primarily make decisions based on how someone looks in their photos. Instead of swiping…

This week in growth marketing on TechCrunch

TechCrunch is trying to help you find the best growth marketer to work with through founder recommendations that we get in this survey. We’re sharing a few of our favorites…

Extra Crunch roundup: CEO Twitter etiquette, lifting click-through rates, edtech avalanche

Yesterday, China ordered ride-hailing company Didi to stop signing up new customers after regulators announced a cybersecurity review of the company’s operations. As of this writing, Didi’s stock price is…

3 guiding principles for CEOs who post on Twitter

Lisa W. Liu Contributor Lisa W. Liu is a senior partner at The Mitzel Group, where her practice focuses on business and immigration issues. A CEO’s fiduciary duties to their…

Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley steps back from the company

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley has announced that he is stepping back from his full-time role at the company. During the first seven years of the company, he was the startup’s…

PairTree speeds adoption process with an online, self-matching platform and $2.25M seed

Making the choice to adopt, or to find an adopting family, is a legally complex, emotionally taxing, expensive and time-consuming process. PairTree aims to make one part at least considerably…