Eric Eldon

Eric Eldon is the editor-in-chief of Hoodline and a former co-editor of TechCrunch.

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Startups Weekly: What countries want your startup?

They say business needs certainty to succeed, but new tech startups are still getting funded aggressively despite the pandemic, recession, trade wars and various large disasters....

Startups Weekly: Qualtrics IPO to be even more exciting this time around

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. German software giant SAP bought experience manageme

Startups Weekly: What education do you need to build a great tech company?

The easy startup ideas have all been done — the ones that just required some homebrew hardware hacking or PHP dorm-room coding to get off the ground. These days, you might need multiple advanced tec

Startups Weekly: The TechCrunch List reveals investors who founders love to work with

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. We’re pleased to kick off this week’s ne

Startups Weekly: The world is eating tech

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. You could almost hear the internet cracking apart th

Startups Weekly: Tech unicorns look to IPOs as Lemonade, Accolade boom

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. Hundreds of tech-oriented startups worth a billion o

Startups Weekly: US visa freeze is latest reason to build remote-first

While the US tech industry relentlessly tries to do business with the rest of the world, this week it became further embroiled in national politics. High-skill immigration visas have been suspended un

Startups Weekly: Which investor wrote the first check?

Which startups investors are actually first to backing the best companies? If you know this information before fundraising, you can avoid pitching investors who were always going to tell you that you'

Startups Weekly: A Silicon Valley for everyone

Many in the tech industry saw the threat of the novel coronavirus early and reacted correctly. Fewer have seemed prepared for its aftereffects, like the outflow of talented employees from very pricey

Startups Weekly: The George Floyd protests come home to the tech industry

The tech industry has generally wished that structural discrimination would go away, while pretending that it already has. But technology can be used by anyone for anything. And so, the world has watc

Startups Weekly: Remote-first work will mean ‘globally fair compensation’

Most tech companies base compensation on an employee's local cost of living, in addition to their skills and responsibilities. But expect that to change.

Startups Weekly: SoftBank portfolio results show which tech sectors are still thriving

Remember when the top investors and companies in tech were reacting to SoftBank's every move? These days, we are picking through the latest results from the Japanese conglomerate and its Vision Fund t

Startups Weekly: How will we build the city of the future?

Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT), just subscribe here. Commercial real estate, the traditional heart of most

Startups Weekly: SEC temporarily loosens crowdfunding regulations on small companies

A specific type of small startup has a window to raise crowdfunding in a somewhat less regulated way than normally required in the US based on a temporary set of rule changes by the SEC announced this

Startups Weekly: SaaS companies should target burn to match ARR during pandemic

[Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use every Saturday morning by email (7am PT). Just subscribe here.]  How well is SaaS overcoming business impacts of th

Startups Weekly: Investors are keeping terms friendly — instead they say ‘no’ more often

[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.]  Multiple liquidation preferences, full-ratchet anti-dilution clauses and pa

Startups Weekly: How will tech hubs weather the pandemic?

Cities around the world have become home this decade to distributed tech teams and homegrown startup successes. Each of these additional layers of experience and specialization help to make each local

Startups Weekly: Where social startups will get funding in the future

While consumer tech has matured as a startup category in recent years, many investors continue to be bullish on specific trends like online gaming, voice, and the unbundling of platforms in favor of f

Startups Weekly: SaaS companies feel the churn but hope for a brighter tomorrow

[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.]  There are a few online productivity stocks booming, and a few popular remote-

Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech

TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic — particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to th
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