TechCrunch podcasts this week: Bowery Farms, web3 startup Yat and Stripe’s internal valuation

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We have a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. Embedded below are the latest from The TechCrunch Podcast from Darrell, who talks to TC writers about their own stories of the week; Chain Reaction, our crypto-focused…

Nucleus Genomics lands new funding from Alexis Ohanian to help people assess specific disease risks

Nucleus Genomics, a genetic testing company focused on calculating a patient’s risk of certain diseases, is adding $14 million to their initial seed funding round. With this round the company has raised, in total, $17.5 million. This “seed plus” funding round was led by Alexis Ohanian’s 776. Ohanian is joining investors like Founders Fund, Adrian…

Are convertible notes the right way to fund your startup?

Julie Gionfriddo Contributor Share on Twitter Julie Gionfriddo is director of advisory services at accounting and advisory firm Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP. Prior to joining FML CPAs, Julie spent nearly 20 years at PE and VC firms rising to the level of principal. If an early-stage startup is ready to raise money but its…

TechCrunch+ roundup: Save your equity, LatAm crypto survey, where the runway ends

TechCrunch+ roundup: Save your equity, LatAm crypto survey, where the runway ends

Money doesn’t need to be protected from sudden vibrations or direct sunlight, so the term “dry powder” strikes me as a poor metaphor for the mounds of cash investors were dropping on startups just a few months ago. “What’s crazy to me is that some of these companies are still in the seed stage backed…

Making sense of the market right now with Danny Rimer of Index Ventures

If you’re feeling confused about the state of startup investing, join the club. Public company shares have been relentlessly hammered in recent months amid rising fears of a recession, yet startup funding seems as brisk as ever and, more surprising, to us, VCs are still routinely announcing enormous new funds as they have for many…

Cryptominers defend gigawatt-scale energy usage called out by Congress

Citing “disturbing” levels of power used by cryptocurrency miners, a group of Democrats led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to crack down on the controversial industry. The letter, signed by four senators and two representatives, calls on regulators to compel cryptominers to disclose their carbon…

Astrology addicts can now see zodiac content on Bumble

Is it really written in the stars? This week, Bumble launched weekly customized astrology content in-app, with astrologer Aliza Kelly taking on the task of helping you find a star-crossed soulmate. Dubbed “Astrology Tuesdays,” Bumble users in the U.S. can go to the new astrology channel within the conversations screen in Bumble’s Date mode. There…

Hulu is turning Spotify’s most popular playlist into a new docuseries, ‘RapCaviar Presents’

Spotify’s hip-hop playlist “RapCaviar” will now be a new documentary series on Hulu. The eight-episode docuseries “RapCaviar Presents” aims to address “today’s most provocative issues” through stories of top hip-hop artists like Tyler the Creator, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Saweetie and Roddy Ricch, according to Spotify. The show will premiere on Hulu…