Gené Teare

Gené Teare is Head of Content at Crunchbase. She is responsible for data on the Crunchbase platform, the community and venture partnerships who contribute to the accuracy of the dataset.

Gené is a moderator and public speaker on gender equity and funding trends for many tech events including PreMoney, StartupGrind, Grace Hopper, Empire Fintech, and more. She has been writing and presenting on the issue of gender equity using Crunchbase data.

Gené joined TechCrunch in 2008 to run Crunchbase within 6 months of its founding. Working from the Atherton ranch, Gené was also involved with the setup of TechCrunch50 and TechCrunch Disrupt events from 2008 to 2012.

Prior to joining TechCrunch, she was a Director of Marketing and Key Partnerships at RealNames, the company that provided natural language navigation in the browser bar.

She began her early Internet career in the 90s by co-founding Cyberia the original CyberCafe in London with Eva Pascoe.

The Latest from Gené Teare

The Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard is back, now with a record herd of 452 unicorns

We are very pleased to announce that the new and improved Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard re-launched today after nearly a year’s absence from TechCrunch. Venture investors did a lot of handwringing

Decade in review: Trends in seed- and early-stage funding

We’ve decided to step back from the breaking news for a minute to conduct a review of seed and early-stage funding trends over the last decade for U.S.-based companies. I’m fairly certain we can a

The state of the unicorn

So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty good year for technology unicorns. Private investors are minting about one new unicorn a week this year, roughly the same pace as 2016. More existing unicorns

Early stage VC holds up (even as late stage plunges)

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CrunchBase sees rise in average seed round in 2016

The typical investment in a U.S. seed-stage company rose in the first half of 2016, with many startups and their backers looking to shore up a longer runway before seeking Series A funding, according

CrunchBase sees some slowing for early-stage venture in the second quarter

As in past quarters, a high portion of the largest early-stage fundings went to life science companies developing breakthrough therapeutics platforms. Internet and technology companies also closed som

The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders

The CrunchBase Women in Venture report is the third study in our ongoing analysis of women and their participation in the startup ecosystem. This report focuses on the participation of women in ventu

Let’s Face It, 2015 Was A Pretty Lousy Year For Unicorns

It’s been a pretty awful year to be a unicorn in 2015. Box and Square went public this year at significantly less than their last private valuation, Box at a 30 percent discount and Square at

CrunchBase Introduces a Detail-Rich “Leaderboard” for the Unicorn Obsessed

These days, everyone seems to have a unicorn list. And why wouldn’t they? The number of privately held companies to pass the billion-dollar valuation mark has soared so dramatically in recent years

CrunchBase Report: Harvard, Stanford And MIT Top The List Of Schools For Female Founders

Editor’s note: Gené Teare (@geneteare), a past female founder, heads up the CrunchBase Venture Program and CrunchBase’s data work. Ned Desmond (@neddesmond) is the COO of TechCrunch and C

Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

Anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively that women are not well represented in technical or founder roles -- and that quantifying the issue is difficult because data is so scarce. In

Disrupt NY To Feature Indian, Brazilian And Israeli Pavilions

If Battlefield is the soul of Disrupt, Startup Alley is the ever-beating heart. It's a wild marketplace where startups gather on the showfloor to demo their creations. And this year, <a href="https://

Disrupt Startup Alley & Pavilions: Sold Out!

TechCrunch Disrupt is now one week away. We are excited to say that Startup Alley is now SOLD OUT. We have over 200 early stage companies joining us over two days on Monday and Tuesday. Thirty five pe

Over 290 Startups Joining Us At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

At Disrupt San Francisco, which is just around the corner, September 8-12, we will be welcoming for the first time the Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican and Chilean Pavilions. In previous years we have

CrunchBoard Jobs: College Humor,, MyWire, isocket and more

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