Retail tech startup Swiftly valued at $1B after bagging another $100M – TechFlashes

Swiftly Systems entered unicorn territory after announcing today that it grabbed another round of $100 million, this time in a Series C. The new funding was led by BRV...

OpenAI begins allowing users to edit faces with DALL-E 2 – TechFlashes

After initially disabling the capability, OpenAI today announced that customers with access to DALL-E 2 can upload people’s faces to edit them using the AI-powered image-generating system. Previously, OpenAI...

TikTok’s BeReal clone is now available as standalone app outside the US – TechFlashes

TikTok over the weekend launched its BeReal clone, TikTok Now, as a standalone mobile app across global markets outside the U.S., largely on iOS. The app offers a similar...

BeReal reportedly considers paid features in lieu of advertisements – TechFlashes

The viral photo-sharing app BeReal has accomplished something incredible, quickly racking up 15 million users in a super saturated social market. It’s so popular that Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat...

Why Ford will have to eat an extra $1B in supplier costs this quarter...

Ford said Monday that supplier costs will be $1 billion higher in the third quarter than expected due to rising inflation and persistent supply chain problems. Ford also disclosed that...

Daily Crunch: Rockstar’s whoopsie means you can get an early look at GTA 6...

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Happy Monday! We’re late to the party, but...

Sequence orders up $19M led by a16z for a new approach to B2B fintech...

When it comes to fintech, consumers have commanded the most attention in the last decade, with banking, credit, investing and other legacy services getting the disruption treatment. But at...

Zopper raises $75 million to solve India’s insurance problem – TechFlashes

For more than half a decade, Zopper built a platform for small and medium-sized businesses, helping merchants with invoicing and payments through its point-of-sale platform. It sold that IP...

Meta alumni’s startup TrueFoundry raises $2.3 million to accelerate ML deployments – TechFlashes

A group of former Meta engineers is building a platform to help enterprises deploy machine learning models at the speed of big tech companies. Their startup, TrueFoundry, has raised...

Announcing the Startup Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 – TechFlashes

TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 is weeks away, and today I’m thrilled to announce the 200 startups selected to participate in the first-ever Startup Battlefield 200 cohort. These companies were selected...