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  • How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

    How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

    Seed accelerators have been around for 10 years now and their popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon. Sure, criticism for the programs themselves and the proliferation of different programs around the world have taken some wind out of the sails, but primarily, joining an accelerator program – or rather, being accepted to an accelerator – is still considered… Read More

  • Consider Pitching A “Virtual Startup” To Your Boss

    Consider Pitching A “Virtual Startup” To Your Boss

    Over the years I’ve been part of several of startups, and I love the energy, excitement and sense of risk that comes with launching into uncharted waters. My last startup was acquired in 2007, and I’ve been working at the acquirer ever since. A bit over two years ago, I got the itch to do something entrepreneurial again. When I talked with my boss about quitting to build a new… Read More

  • Silicon Valley Can Accelerate Social Impact Globally

    Silicon Valley Can Accelerate Social Impact Globally

    Silicon Valley’s influence is undeniable but its global impact has always been a passive byproduct of success at home. To make a lasting, material difference, there needs to be a concerted effort to expand its reach in a substantial and sustainable way. For the better part of the last century, the Valley has been a bedrock for technological progress and era-defining industry. From… Read More

  • TC Makers: We Learn How MarkForged Prints Unbreakable Objects

    We first met the folks at MarkForged at CES where they showed us their printer that could create nearly unbreakable objects. By weaving carbon fiber between layers of plastic, the team made some of the coolest 3D printed objects we’ve ever seen. I went to Boston where we met MarkForged’s founder Greg Mark who walked us through his workshop from start to finish. There we saw… Read More

  • CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

    CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

    Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a house where the roof is angled or structured improperly for solar panel installation. A new Boston-based startup called CloudSolar is offering an intriguing solution. Read More

  • Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

    Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

    In the venture capital world, we’re about to experience an explosion of hiring around one very specific function. These people won’t invest in startups, nor will they analyze companies. They won’t help operate the management company, nor will they focus on LPs. They won’t be EIRs or in-house recruiters or PR consultants or pretty much anything you’re accustomed… Read More

  • Ginkgo Bioworks Lands $9 Million In Series A Funding To Build Out New Lab Facilities

    Ginkgo Bioworks Lands $9 Million In Series A Funding To Build Out New Lab Facilities

    Ginkgo Bioworks, the Boston-based startup working with DARPA and others on wild science projects involving bio-organisms, has just raised $9 Million in Series A Financing from Felicis Ventures, OS Fund, Data Collective, iGlobe Partners and Vast Ventures. Ginkgo Bioworks specializes in engineering microbes to produce cultured ingredients, such as flavors, fragrances, cosmetics, and… Read More

  • That’s A Wrap On The Atlanta And Boston TC Meetups!

    That’s A Wrap On The Atlanta And Boston TC Meetups!

    This week, TechCrunch had its world rocked by two very special cities on the East Coast. First we hit up Atlanta, where we felt true Southern Hospitality as ten startups pitched a packed audience at Prive night club. After a fierce debate, our expert panel of judges crowned Carlingo the winner, but not before we caught up with Yik Yak on stage. Carlingo is a service that handles the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    And so the countdown begins. We’re nearly a month away from the TechCrunch Pitch-Offs in Atlanta (February 24) and Boston (February 26), and we can hardly wait to head back to two of our favorite cities! If you have yet to check out one of the regional TechCrunch Pitch-offs, the first thing that you should know is that they’re legendary. Read More

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