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

Is Nubank’s lower IPO pricing bad news for Brazilian startups?

What’s going on with an IPO that was expected to be a key moment for Brazilian tech companies in particular, and fintech upstarts more broadly?

Why SoundHound is valued at 5 Shazams

To find out why voice AI company SoundHound is set to go public via a SPAC at a nearly $2.1 billion valuation, let's have a closer look at its history, and the case for its double unicorn valuation.

In a crowded global market, Canadian AI startups’ fundraising results stand out

More dollars, rising deal sizes. What's going on in Canada?

SaaS in 2021: How prodigious growth changed the startup landscape permanently

Learn more about OpenView's annual Financial & Operating Benchmarks report, which looks into numbers and best practices behind top of class SaaS performance.

As Sequoia changes its model, other permanent-capital VCs weigh in

To better understand Sequoia's new model, The Exchange reached out to a number of publicly listed venture capital groups from the United Kingdom.

Huge deals are pushing more AI startups into IPO territory

New data from CB Insights details a global AI funding market replete with activity, sharply divided by geography.

Faster deals, less diligence: The African startup market mirrors its larger rivals

Given that VCs are putting more money to work in Africa this year as the quarters tick along, it’s reasonable to anticipate that 2022 could bring even greater total venture investment.

15 sectors pi Ventures expects deep tech to disrupt in the next 5 years

The Exchange gained early access to pi Ventures' Deep Tech Shifts 2026 report, which identifies 15 deep tech subsectors the firm believes will reach an inflection point by 2026.

Why QED, hot on Nubank, is bullish about LatAm fintech

QED's first investment in the region was Nubank, a deal that is set to pay off handsomely.

Appetiser’s co-founders discuss building client relationships and getting to MVP

We interviewed Jamie Shostak and Michael MacRae, co-founders of Australian agency Appetiser, which focuses on designing, building and growing mobile and web apps.

Why LatAm’s fintech boom is more than hype and superlative venture investment

Let’s explore just how much more money fintech startups in Latin America are raising this year before turning to discuss the logic behind the influx. 

Why more SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based pricing

Has usage-based pricing gone mainstream? Out of nearly 600 SaaS companies surveyed, 45% said they are using this flexible pricing model, up from 34% in 2020.

As Yahoo leaves China, an accelerating stream of exits

TechCrunch held events in China as recently as 2019, following several years of hosting conferences in Shenzhen. In the wake of today’s news, TechCrunch.com is no longer available in China.

Since Big Tech came to Denver, investors can’t buy enough local startups

Denver-based startups raised around $2.7 billion in all of 2020. The same data set says that startups in the city have raised $3.1 billion through Q3 of 2021 — more capital in less time.

From the American heartland, a startup boom

The Midwest could sustain its results at present levels. If that comes to pass, the region would no longer be a place to fly over, but a location to Zoom into.

Arbisoft co-founder Yasser Bashir on building trust with early-stage startups

Arbisoft is the latest addition to our series profiling startup software consultants. Its CEO Yasser Bashir shared thoughts on agile development, data science, customer and employee satisfaction, etc.

China’s changing regulatory environment isn’t stopping a venture capital frenzy

We’re digging into the data about Q3 2021 venture capital flowing into Chinese startups, with some help from TechBuzzChina’s Chinese technology analyst and angel investor, Rui Ma.

Leveraging customer feedback and data to iterate on your product

We held a panel during Disrupt with Jean-Denis Grèze of Plaid, Stephanie Mencarelli of InVision and Pete Thompson of eBay on being data driven, segmenting your user base, iteration speed and more.

Investors say Indian startup funding could get even hotter after record Q3

Despite the Series B and C crunch, there’s plenty of evidence that India’s latest venture capital results are not the high-water mark of this startup era.

Why Techstars is doubling down on Europe

As we get into our dive into Q3 2021 venture capital numbers, one region in particular has our attention: Europe.
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