Connie Loizos

Connie Loizos

Silicon Valley Editor

Loizos has been reporting on Silicon Valley since the late ’90s, when she joined the original Red Herring magazine. She is currently the Silicon Valley Editor of TechCrunch. She’s also the founder of StrictlyVC, a daily e-newsletter and lecture series.

The Latest from Connie Loizos

Report: Substack, the highly hyped newsletter platform, has ditched plans for a Series C

Substack, the five-year-old newsletter platform that has aggressively positioned itself as a disruptive force in media, has abandoned efforts to raise a Series C round, The New York Times is reporting

A look at the nine teams that just presented at Pear’s latest demo day

TechCrunch has been covering the demo days of the seed-stage venture firm Pear VC since 2015. (There we are in the front row in 2016, surrounded by investors, typing away.) A few things have remained

Indigov lands more funding to connect besieged lawmakers and their oft-frustrated constituents

Republican lawmakers are facing growing anger over the deadliest mass shooting at an American school in nearly a decade yesterday, with many of their constituents expressing frustration over their rep

Sequoia Capital plays Nostradamus (again)

Sequoia Capital, the storied, 50-year-old venture firm, has become known over the years for using sweeping memos to warn the founders in its portfolio about market shifts after the shift has become so

Pear, now nearly 10 years old and with numerous hits, looks to close its biggest fund by far

Pear, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based venture firm that we’ve been tracking since its outset in 2012, looks to be raising a fourth fund that’s targeting $410 million in capital commitments, shows a

Why founders should start talking now to bankers and potential buyers

Founders have gotten the memo that the ground is shifting under their feet right now. What to do about it is the question. Already, teams are making plans to scale back their spending to preserve capi

Tusk Venture Partners just closed its third fund with $140M, double its predecessor fund

Tusk Venture Partners, the now six-year-old, New York-based early-stage venture firm co-founded by longtime political strategist Bradley Tusk and former Blackstone director Jordan Nof, has closed its

A dive into Haun Ventures with the firm’s first deal lead, Sam Rosenblum

Sam Rosenblum never imagined he would work at a crypto-focused investment firm. A Southern California native who spent a “large portion of my life outdoors in the sun, playing sports and hanging

A venture firm gets rewarded for selling at the market top

It used to be that venture capitalists couldn’t sell their stake in a portfolio company before it sold or went public without raising questions about the outfit’s prospects. As startups be

Tiger Global, hit by $17B in hedge fund losses, has nearly depleted its latest VC fund

Tiger Global is having a year. According to a new report from Financial Times, the low-flying-yet-seemingly-ubiquitous 21-year-old outfit has seen losses of about $17 billion during this year’s tech

Bonobos co-founder Andy Dunn is taking public his secret battle with bipolar disorder

Andy Dunn, the co-founder and former CEO of the men’s clothing company Bonobos, has something new to sell: his life story. It might just save another life. In “Burn Rate,” hitting bo

Sequoia’s Jess Lee explains how VCs think about their deals

Jess Lee, a partner at Sequoia Capital, shared insights to help startup founders achieve more success when they pitch investors.

Chingona Ventures lands $52M to fund overlooked founders in massive markets

Chingona Ventures, a three-year-old, Chicago-based venture outfit that invests in pre-seed startups, primarily in the Midwest and primarily founded by overlooked individuals who are focused on massive

Unusual Ventures just closed a $485M fund by promising hands-on (full-time) help

Unusual Ventures, a now 30-person outfit founded nearly five years ago by former Lightspeed Ventures investor John Vrionis and serial entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, has closed its third fund with $485 mil

Index Ventures is opening shop in New York

Index Ventures, the venture firm founded in Switzerland in 1996, with offices also in London and San Francisco, is opening its fourth office in New York. Two Index veterans — Shardul Shah, who j

Bull City Venture Partners is the opposite of flashy — and its backers approve

Bull City Venture Partners is the opposite of flashy. The 20-year-old, generalist venture outfit only invests in two to four companies each year. It mostly invests in founders who’ve been around

USV quietly announces $625M in fresh funding for ‘both Web2 and Web3’ teams

Union Square Ventures (USV), the 19-year-old, New York-based venture firm, has raised $275 million for its eighth early-stage fund and $350 million for its fourth opportunity fund, the firm announc

Slow Ventures picks up the pace with two new funds and some experimental strategies

Slow Ventures, a 12-year-old, generalist venture firm that’s headed up by former Facebook execs Kevin Colleran and Sam Lessin, along with Will Quist, formerly of Industry Ventures, says it just

This West Point grad started a booking system for restaurants, and VCs just funded it

Luke Hutchison didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do as a graduate of West Point in 2013 — only that, ever since the 9/11 attack in New York, he wanted to serve his country. Certainly, he n

‘Decentralized’ web3 startups find out the hard way there’s no safety net

When the Vietnam-based outfit behind the crypto game Axie Infinity was hacked last month — hackers stole upward of $625 million in Ethereum from its blockchain, with the FBI now pointing fingers
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