Blispay raises $12 million to help retail customers avoid payments for 6 months

If you’re looking to buy something, but don’t want to pay for it yet, Blispay thinks it has the solution for you. The startup works...

SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

SoftBank’s huge $100 billion investment fund — the largest tech fund in history — announced its first close today… and it’s huge. The Japanese telecom giant revealed that...

Equity podcast: Instagram copies Snap again and Greycroft’s Ellie Wheeler on self-driving cars

Hello and welcome back to another episode of Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast focusing on all things venture and capital. This week we pulled off our very...

Hong Kong’s Qupital raises $2M led by Alibaba to finance invoice loans for SMES

Qupital, a one-year-old Hong Kong-based startup that addresses cash flow issues for SMEs, has closed a $2 million seed funding round. The is certainly a notable...

Cadre and Point are betting that the best way to win in real estate...

On the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt, the founders of two of the hottest startups in real estate, Cadre and Point articulated the inefficiencies of today’s real estate markets and...

CreditHero wants to help fix credit scores for those afraid to even look

With apps like Robinhood and services like Wealthfront for investing, and Credit Karma to check your credit score regularly, it might seem like financial services...

AOL co-founder Steve Case on why VCs need to look beyond Silicon Valley

AOL co-founder Steve Case took to the stage at Disrupt New York this morning to discuss myriad issues, from his former company’s merging with one-time...

Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 20th class

41 startups graced the stage at 500 Startups’ 20th demo day at the Parc55 hotel in downtown San Francisco. The event came complete with mascots, a summer of love theme and...

Equity podcast: Where did Snap’s market cap go, and why does Josh Elman like...

Welcome back to another episode of Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast focused on finding the humor in money. This week, our own Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm,...

SoFi plans to apply for a bank charter in the next month

With an eye on providing banking services later this year, online lending startup SoFi is planning to apply for an industrial bank charter in the next month,...