U.S. Justice Department investigating Equifax execs who dumped shares before announcing breach

The U.S. Justice Department is said to be investigating the questionable sale of stock by Equifax executives in advance of the company’s public announcement of...

Chilean startup ComparaOnline raises $14 million for its financial education tools for Latin America

Venture investing in Latin America continues to pick up the pace, with new deals in financial technology services leading the way. One example of investors’ renewed...

Equifax security and information executives are stepping down

Equifax reported last week a leak on July 29 that compromised the data of 143 million Americans. This breach included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver...

Equity podcast: SoFi loses its CEO, big rounds for unicorns, and will this VC...

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital themed podcast that we are bringing live to Disrupt SF next Wednesday. All the cool kids will be...

CashShield raises $5.5 million to prevent credit card fraud

Over $10 billion is wasted every year due to fraudulent e-commerce charges and that number is growing. This is not only costly and time-consuming for...

SEC shows support for ICO’s that are not obviously securities

The SEC appears to have taken very thoughtful action on two crypto projects to date.  Nay-sayers are predicting the end, while proponents of crypto dismiss...

Costanoa Ventures raises $175 million fund

Costanoa Ventures has raised a $175 million fund, the the third fund for the Palo Alto-based venture firm. With a focus on enterprise technology, Costanoa...

Venmo is offering users an (ugly) physical debit card

After Square unveiled a free debit card that would be tied to their Square Cash App, it was only a matter of time until we...

Don’t count on any Apple fireworks on Wall Street next week

Barring Apple coming out with a delayed launch date for the next-generation iPhone, the guts of which are basically laid out on the Internet already,...

Is it exit season yet?

 Startup funding and exiting activity has been slow over the past few months in the U.S. Fewer companies closed rounds, IPO volumes were light, and not a lot of big M&A...

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Judge rules Uber must disclose key document in Waymo self-driving car...

A magistrate judge has ruled that Uber Technologies Inc must hand over a key document that could shed light on what its executives...