Anna Heim

Anna Heim

Reporter, TC+

Extra Crunch Daily Reporter at TechCrunch, exploring SaaS and more. Former LATAM & Media Editor at The Next Web, startup founder and Sciences Po Paris alum.

The Latest from Anna Heim

Retail investors or guinea pigs?

From early IPOs to startup crowdfunding, are non-professional investors assuming more risk than they should?

25 French unicorns, 25 French unicorns, do I hear 100?

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes there will be 100 French unicorns by 2030. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, 10 homegrown decacorns. But shouldn't we all dream of centaurs instead?

Selling to startups is not the same as selling to SMBs

Brex's recent decision to exit part of the SMB market was big news. In this context, we want to talk about just what an SMB is and how not all small accounts are the same.

Finger on your pulse: API-first startup Vivanta hopes to be Plaid for health

Mexico-based startup Vivanta lives at the intersection of healthcare and APIs. Its focus is health data, with an eye on the fact that wearables are becoming ubiquitous.

The rise of API-first companies, in fintech and beyond

It's not just in fintech that API solutions are on the rise — and helping solve a great range of problems.

An inside look at 2150 VC’s bet on urban tech to tackle the climate crisis

To understand where and why 2150 VC is betting, we spoke with partners Jacob Bro and Christian Hernandez about impact investing, regulation and the growing number of funds dedicated to climate tech.

Bidding adieu to the SPAC craze

The implosion of the SPAC boom has proven a multiquarter process. We may be in the final throes of the experiment, at least from a startup perspective.

Why some startups don’t want to be called that

"We're not a startup, we're a scaleup." Why would a tech company say that? Let's explore.

It’s correction time for Latin American VC activity

Let’s dig into the early Q2 data on venture capital investment into LatAm startups, and then discuss the halo effect — or lack thereof — of Latin American giants like Nubank.

As investors focus more on profitability, product-led startups may be sitting pretty

The consensus is that now is a good time for the type of lean growth that product-led growth (PLG) can achieve.

For mental health startups, happiness is in niches

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Investors have flipped their weighting of growth versus profitability

Battery's new report, The Cloud Quarterly, provides insights on what type of public SaaS companies have seen their valuation take a hit or resist in recent months and what they have in common.

Why more funding equates more peace of mind for TRIPP and its users

LA-born startup TRIPP doesn’t want the metaverse to be a mere “shopping mall for virtual consumers,” its founder Nanea Reeves told TechCrunch. Instead, Reeves’ company is envis

Is data observability recession-proof?

What really caught our attention is that Monte Carlo's and Cribl's deals were announced now, right in the middle of a broad startup downturn.

For remittances, crypto is still a problem looking for a solution

Are remittance payments really ripe for crypto disruption? And can DeFi help what a16z's state of crypto report calls the "huge part of the world [ … ] underserved by existing financial institutions

Cannabis, sex tech and psychedelics startups deserve more than stigma

Cannabis, sextech and psychedelics are often lumped together under the "vice" category — a characterization that prevents many VCs from investing in these spaces. But does that make sense?

Despite regulatory hurdles, these 4 US cannabis investors are planting seeds for tomorrow

Bear markets and high interest rates often cause investors to turn away from anything resembling a risky investment. Yet, now is a good time to take another look at the cannabis sector in the U.S.

4 investors discuss the US cannabis market’s prospects in Q3 2022

To understand where the cannabis market is going, we talked to four investors who have been quite active in backing cannabis-related startups in the country.

Questions arise on Y Combinator’s role in startup correction

Some are pointing the finger not just at late-stage capital pools that poured too much liquidity into the startup market -- some startup players are irked at accelerators, Y Combinator in particular.

Europe’s deep tech depends on university spinouts

Deep tech has become a hot topic in Europe. One of the key arguments: European countries have great universities and talent. But how can academic talent translate into startups?
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