Search API startup Algolia raises $150 million at $2.25 billion valuation – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Algolia has raised a $150 million Series D funding round at a post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Compared to the Series C round from October 2019, the company’s valuation has more than quadrupled. It means that Algolia is now a unicorn with a valuation above $1 billion. The company is best known for its search-as-a-service … Read more

Sila banks $13M to offer single API for developing financial products, services – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes Sila announced Monday it raised $13 million in Series A funding for its banking and payment platform that gives software teams tools to build the next generation of financial products and services. Revolution Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investors Madrona Venture Group, Oregon Venture Fund and Mucker Capital, as well as … Read more

Pattern89 API Analyzes Digital Marketing Data To Improve Ad Creativity & Performance

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Pattern89 API tool from social media marketing platform Pattern89 is designed to provide users with lifetime analytics of their digital marketing data, analyzing various ads, formats, dates and audiences to determine the creative performance of a user’s digital marketing initiatives. Back-Of-The-Box Details The platform organizes data sets into consumable analytics reports that compare top-performing … Read more

Extra Crunch roundup: Crucial API metrics, US startup funding, advanced SEO tactics – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 12 minutes On a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live, Retail Zipline founder Melissa Wong and Emergence Capital investor Lotti Siniscalco joined Managing Editor Jordan Crook to walk attendees through Zipline’s Series A deck. Interestingly, the conversation revealed that Wong declined an invitation to do a virtual pitch and insisted on an in-person meeting. “She was one … Read more

The most important API metric is time to first call – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Invest in TTFC to expand your potential developer base Joyce Lin is head of developer relations at Postman. API publishers among Postman’s community of more than 15 million are working toward more seamless and integrated developer experiences for their APIs. Distilled from hundreds of one-on-one discussions, I recently shared a study on increasing adoption of … Read more

Cloverly snags $2.1M seed to continue developing API to measure and offset carbon usage – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Cloverly, an Atlanta-based early stage startup, has developed an API that helps companies measure and then offset their carbon emissions. Today the company announced a $2.1 million seed round. TechSquare Ventures led the round with participation from SoftBank Opportunity Fund and Panoramic Ventures along with Circadian Ventures, Knoll Ventures, and SaaS Ventures
. While it was … Read more

Tinybird turns raw data into realtime API at scale – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes Meet Tinybird, a new startup that helps developers build data products at scale without having to worry about infrastructure, query time and all those annoying issues that come up once you deal with huge data sets. The company ingests data at scale, lets you transform it using SQL and then exposes that data through API … Read more

Months later, we’re still making sense of the Supreme Court’s API copyright ruling – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 11 minutes Kin Lane is Chief Evangelist at Postman, an API development platform with a user base of over 13 million software developers. APIs, or application programming interfaces, make the digital world go round. Working behind the scenes to define the parameters by which software applications communicate with each other, APIs underpin every kind of app — … Read more

Codat raises $40M from Tiger for its SMB-focused API service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes This morning Codat, a startup that provides APIs to link small-business fintech data to external services, announced that it has closed a $40 million round led by Tiger Global. The company raised $10 million in a Series A around a year ago that Index led; Codat also raised some strategic capital in the interim, but … Read more

Gusto is now offering pieces of its service to other companies via API – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes This morning Gusto, a unicorn that sells payroll and benefits management software, announced that it will now offer part of its service via an API to external platforms. The new product, dubbed Gusto Embedded Payroll, will allow vertical SaaS companies to provide payroll support to their own customers. The move to provide elements of its … Read more