Category: Fundings and Exits

Years after crashing on Travis Kalanick’s couch, this founder has raised $18M for his startup, Mashape

For Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti, the Silicon Valley dream is playing out as well as could be imagined. In 2009, Marietti and his co-founder Marco Palladino — who’d formed a software company in Milan a year earlier — learned of and were accepted into TechCrunch50, a pitch competition that has evolved into today’s giant TechCrunch Disrupt events. As the event approached, Uber…

Online secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats is looking for a buyer and they’re hoping to fetch a price of about $1.5 billion, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is working with Morgan Stanley to unload Vivid, which could net a tidy profit for the firm a little over a year after acquiring the business for…

Lystable, a startup that makes a workflow management platform aimed at businesses needing to manage lots of freelancers, has topped up its Series A again — this time with an additional $10 million, which founder and CEO Peter Johnston says will be used to fund a change of business model with a payments focus. The Techstars London-incubated startup and 2015 Disrupt London battlefield…