entrepreneurship

  • Tune In To The Duke Of York’s #PitchAtPalace On Monday

    Tune In To The Duke Of York’s #PitchAtPalace On Monday

    In Merrie Olde England, even The Duke Of York has been bitten by the Startup Bug these past few years, and his Pitch@Palace events have not only become a fixture in the London startup scene, but have also hosted some very decent companies. In fact, his team has expanded to take in areas other than pure tech, and the latest Pitch@Palace5.0 will feature many entrepreneurs from BioTech. Now… Read More

  • Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program

    Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program

    TechCrunch has been running a program called Include for a while now. In its first phase, it offered diverse entrepreneurs, founders, organizations focused on inclusion and technologists a variety of benefits like monetary support and free or discounted tickets to our Disrupt events. Last year, we announced  Include 2.0, the next phase of our diversity program, which brought office… Read More

  • The Bouqs Gains A $12 Million Bushel in Series B Financing To Grow The Business

    The Bouqs Gains A $12 Million Bushel in Series B Financing To Grow The Business

    We’re a week-and-a-half away from Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest days for flower purchases everywhere and probably the best time for The Bouqs, an on-demand-ish flower startup to announce it pulled in $12 million in Series B financing. The Bouqs is not a name that rolls off the tongue, but it promises better pricing and next day shipping with flowers that last longer. Read More

  • Meet The Nominees For The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost here. On February 8, pioneering tech startups, entrepreneurs and investors will make their way to San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for what we like to call the Oscars of startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one these 12 categories. Read More

  • Is VC The Right Money For Fintech? Crunch Network

    Is VC The Right Money For Fintech?

    Financial technology has never been a more exciting or innovative category — especially in New York City. Oddly, tech is not the driving force in many of these ventures. The Blockchain and Bitcoin notwithstanding, most of what we’re seeing now is financial product evolution and the unbundling of the large bank. Most of these companies could have been built 20 years ago. Read More

  • Iterate’s New Platform Helps Corporations Find The Best Tech From Startups

    Iterate’s New Platform Helps Corporations Find The Best Tech From Startups

    Startups are created to solve problems—but that doesn’t matter if the people they want to help don’t know they exist. Iterate Studio was created to match retail companies with startups that have promising technology, but it doesn’t just serve as a matchmaker. Its new cloud-based platform also integrates with popular commerce software and A/B testing services to make… Read More

  • When Burn Rate Outweighs Enthusiasm Crunch Network

    When Burn Rate Outweighs Enthusiasm

    Many business critics of Uber contend that the company is spending “unsustainably.” Despite that nearly all venture-backed startups burn capital unsustainably, Uber’s level of spending is viewed as particularly problematic among its naysayers. Negative press notwithstanding, Uber has now raised billions of dollars — many times over. How is this possible? Read More

  • Interest Rates, Unicorns And What The Fed Means To Silicon Valley Crunch Network

    Interest Rates, Unicorns And What The Fed Means To Silicon Valley

    Changes in macroeconomic forces — starting with the interest rate hike — could have a dramatic impact on Silicon Valley and other regions. Read More

  • Silicon Valley Lies And Those Who Tell Them Crunch Network

    Silicon Valley Lies And Those Who Tell Them

    We are now in a new year. Like most people, you’ll likely start 2016 setting a bunch of resolutions. If you are an entrepreneur, or want to become one, do yourself a favor and make the one resolution that can make 2016 your best year: Stop believing the Silicon Valley lies and those who tell them. Read More

  • Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back Crunch Network

    Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back

    Neckties embedded with QR codes. Pants that make drum noises. “Uber for medical marijuana.” These are just a few of the goofy startup ideas that have cropped up in Silicon Valley in recent years. I can’t be the only one who’s disappointed with this. The Valley is the birthplace of game-changing innovations, like the microprocessor and the PC. It’s home to… Read More

  • Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge contingent to the show again this year and want to see your gadgets, toys and products. TechCrunch cares much more for the hardware startups than the big CE players. We want to see the future FitBits and… Read More

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