Connie Loizos

Connie Loizos

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

Confirmed: Managed by Q sells to rival Eden for what sources say is just 11% of what WeWork paid for it last year

Managed by Q co-founder Dan Teran had a plan. After selling his office management company to WeWork last year for a tidy $220 million — $100 million in cash and the rest in stock — he want

Connie Chan of Andreessen Horowitz discusses consumer tech’s winners and losers

Last week, I sat down with Connie Chan, a general partner with Andreessen Horowitz who focuses on investing in consumer tech. She joined the firm in 2011 after working at HP in China. From her tempora

Andreessen Horowitz has backed Run The World, a startup with a timely offering: live online events

Every day, there’s another event-related cancellation owing to concern around coronavirus. Just today Microsoft announced it will not have a presence at the Game Developers Conference in mid-Mar

A look at Made Renovation, which just raised $9 million in seed funding to zero in on bathroom remodels

Made Renovation, a new, San Francisco-based company, thinks it has found a profitable way to help homeowners get done something that busy general contractors in the Bay Area won’t otherwise make

Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney says adios altogether to the company amid layoffs

Last week, the Business of Fashion broke the news that co-founder and CEO Tyler Haney was stepping down from her role as CEO of the activewear label Outdoor Voices, citing slowing growth for the compa

YC just published a 70-page Series A guide so founders don’t tank their own prospects

This morning, Y Combinator is publishing a 70-page Series A guide based on its work with 190 YC companies over the last couple of years. It’s part of an initiative launched in 2018 to help these

Fifth Wall Ventures’s new $100 million ‘retail’ fund aims to back online brands that need real-world space

Fifth Wall Ventures, a four-year-old, LA-based real estate-focused venture firm, has just closed a $100 million vehicle that it’s calling its “retail fund.” The vehicle comes hot on

Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney is stepping down as CEO as growth slows

Tyler Haney, the founder and chief executive of activewear label Outdoor Voices, has stepped down, the company confirmed for us this afternoon. The Business of Fashion, which first reported the news,

At Tock, this restaurant group owner and former trader is building a Spotify for reservations

Tock, a six-year-old, Chicago-based culinary reservation service, has never had the kind of brand-recognition that other companies in the space have enjoyed, from publicly traded OpenTable to Resy, th

Codecademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

Codecademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably

VCs to antitrust officials: We’d rather take our chances

Last week at Stanford, antitrust officials from the U.S. Department of Justice organized a day-long conference that engaged numerous venture capitalists in conversations about big tech. The DOJ wanted

Well, Bill Gates is never going to buy a Tesla now

Elon Musk is not one to mince words, but he may have just lost a potential customer because of a cutting tweet. That customer is renowned big deal Bill Gates, who sat down recently with YouTuber Marqu

Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace on coronavirus, WeWork and what’s shaking up proptech

Last week, we interviewed Brendan Wallace, a real estate-focused venture capitalist whose portfolio companies include Opendoor, which buys and sell homes, and scooter company Lime, which helps buildin

Portfolio bloat: What’s happening to thousands of startups going nowhere fast

Earlier this week, much was made of the e-commerce business Brandless deciding to shutter its doors. Industry observers found its fate particularly interesting, given that Brandless was only a few yea

Battery Ventures just closed on a whopping $2 billion across two funds, two years after its last fundraise

Battery Ventures, the now 37-year-old investment firm, just closed on two new funds with $2 billion in capital commitments — nearly double the record-breaking $1.2 billion that the firm closed o

Tuesday Capital teams up with design powerhouse Frog to grab startups’ attention — and keep it

In a day and age when everyone seems to have their own seed-stage venture fund, it’s hard to stand out. But Tuesday Capital, the San Francisco-based outfit formerly known as CrunchFund, thinks i

SoftBank-backed Brandless shuts its doors for good

It was a roller coaster ride — a short one. Brandless, a San Francisco-based e-commerce company that made and sold an assortment of “cruelty-free” products in beauty and personal car

Elon Musk tweets out #DeleteFacebook, saying ‘it’s lame’

Facebook receives plenty of pointed criticism from numerous corners, including for refusing to police political speech on Facebook, its seemingly endless string of privacy breaches and its apparent co

More cash-crunched companies turn to convertible notes

Convertible notes are not just for early-stage startups any more. These promissory notes, which are structured as debt that convert into equity upon a specific event like a certain date or the closing

Catching up with B Capital, the fast-growing firm founded by Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly

B Capital Group, formed in 2015 by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly, formerly of Bain Capital, has been quietly building its business since closing its first fund with $360 million
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