This startup just raised $12 million from top VCs to offer financial planning as an employee perk – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Companies increasingly recognize that one of the greatest stresses for their employees is financial wellness. Even at innovative tech startups, people typically bump up against the limits of how much they know about wealth management pretty fast. But providing financial education to a workforce, which has become increasingly common, is largely useless as most…

Instacart raises $225 million at $13.7 billion valuation – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facing unprecedented growth, Instacart has secured new funding to keep up with demand. The San Francisco company announced today that it has raised $225 million in a round led by DST Global and General Catalyst. Existing investor D1 Capital Partners participated in the round, which brings Instacart’s valuation to $13.7 billion. Instacart will use…

Join Alexia and Niko Bonatsos for a Q&A today at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Extra Crunch Live series continues today with two venture capitalists: Alexia and Niko Bonatsos. The two investors don’t work for the same firm, but they each have an interesting perspective on the world of investing. Alexia is a former journalist — and a former co-editor of — who now runs Dream Machine, her own venture…