🚀 Crunch #024

Bite-sized startup insights trusted by the industry leaders

Trevor here. I’m experimenting with a shorter format (<5 startups per post) and publishing every Tuesday and Friday.

The idea is to remove the long email in your inbox and make it a fun snack to read on the go.


🇺🇸 Arpio: Eliminates downtime for AWS applications by making it easy to recover from any outage in just a few minutes. (Founded 2018, Total Funding Amount: pre-seed stage)

“Arpio curates a replica of your entire AWS environment – including data & infrastructure – enabling rapid failover that eliminates downtime.” — Co-Founder & CEO, Doug Neumann

Amazon is well-known for its server outages. AWS outage that hobbled thousands of online sites and services.

I chatted earlier with an Arpio co-founder and confirmed that they are currently raising a seed round.


🇨🇭 Angle Audio: Social audio app for authentic group conversations. Similar to Clubhouse or Twitter Spaces. (Founded 2020, Total Funding Amount: pre-seed stage)

Last week Angle Audio launched their product on ProductHunt. The early adopters applauded the product’s quality conversations:

“It's one of the best ways to learn and discuss hot topics with experts - gotta love some quality curation AND chit chat...” - Mingle Padegimaite


🇺🇸 Waydev: The software development analytics platform for engineering leaders. Analyzes your codebase, PRs, and tickets to help you bring out the best in your engineers' work. (Founded 2017, Total Funding Amount: angel round/pre-seed stage)

“Our mission is to reinvent how engineering leaders track engineers' output, help them be data-driven, and make objective decisions”— Co-founder & CEO, Alex Circei


🇺🇸 TimeTackle: Increase your team’s efficiency by auditing and analyzing your existing calendar data. (Founded 2021, Total Funding Amount: pre-seed/seed stage)

“We are on a mission to help companies optimize their time using data, automation,  analytics, and machine learning.” — Founder, Syam


🇪🇪 Cuploop: Researches and builds solutions for reusable packaging. Cuploop demo. (Founded 2018, Total Funding Amount: €682k seed)

“In 2021, single-use plastic takeaway food packages will be banned in the EU. We help companies with switching from single-use plastic packages and cups to reusable RFID tagged packages and cups cost-effectively and conveniently.” — Founder, Marek Suchazevski


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