Anna Heim

Anna Heim

Extra Crunch Daily Reporter

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

The Expensify EC-1

Let’s make it clear from the outset that this story is about an expense management SaaS business called Expensify. As you’d expect, yes, this is about the expense management market and how

How a band of P2P hackers planted the seeds of a unique expense management giant

It’s natural to think an expense report management business would play it by the book. But one look at Expensify is enough to tell you that this is a company that never even looked for the book.

Despite gains, gender diversity in VC funding struggled in 2020

There’s no excuse for the slow pace of improvement toward greater equity in the venture capital/startup game. And we’re tired of writing dispiriting posts about it.

As Q2’s lull fades, unicorn IPOs are revving up

Let’s discuss IPOs this morning to fully understand where we stand today in the realm of unicorn liquidity.

Optimism reigns at consumer trading services as fintech VC spikes and Robinhood IPO looms

You could be excused for expecting the boom in consumer asset trading to keep going up and to the right. But will it? There are data in both directions.

Fintech startups set VC records as the 2021 fundraising market continues to impress

The first three months of the year were the most valuable period for fintech investing, ever. Where did the fintech venture capital market push the most money in Q1, and why? Let's dig in.

What can the OKR software sector tell us about startup growth more generally?

In the never-ending stream of funding rounds, from time to time, a group of startups working on the same problem will raise money nearly in unison. So it was with OKR software last year.

Customer care as a service: Outsourcing can help your startup wow clients 24/7

When should you consider outsourcing customer care, and what should you look for? Here's an overview on how startups are leveraging customer care as a service (CCaaS).

How are VCs handling diligence in a world where deals open and close in days, not months?

Some venture capitalists are turning to data to move more quickly. Some are spending more time preparing to be vetted themselves. And some investors are simply doing the work beforehand.

European VC soars in Q1

A stunning first quarter in venture capital funding was not restricted to the United States; Europe also had one hell of a start to the year.

Coinbase’s direct listing alters the landscape for fintech and crypto startups

Is there less risk and more opportunities for VCs who are looking to back crypto and fintech startups?

Inside the US’ epic first-quarter venture capital results

We're diving into the data with help from Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital, Jenny Lefcourt of Freestyle Capital, Iris Choi of Floodgate and Laela Sturdy of CapitalG.

Expect an even hotter AI venture capital market in the wake of the Microsoft-Nuance deal

In light of the Microsoft-Nuance deal, we dug into the AI venture capital market. What’s happening on the startup side in the artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) space?

With the right tools, predicting startup revenue is possible

How do you predict earnings when you are still figuring it out? You need to work on making your revenue predictable, repeatable and scalable; and use tools that will help you create projections.