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2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach

Ever since the rollout of the $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, established VCs have been outdoing each other to raise ever-bigger funds. But let’s not write the epitaph on smaller funds.

VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, Crunchbase News took a look at the state of that most awkward of pairings: startups and the pursuit of finding a mate.

Startup names may have passed peak weirdness

For years, decades even, startup names have been getting weirder. This isn’t a scientific verdict, but it is how things have seemed to someone who spends a lot of hours perusing this stuff.

Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady

While Silicon Valley remains ground central for hobnobbing with investors, the common wisdom goes, early-stage funding stretches much further elsewhere.

Hire faster, work happier: Startups target employment with AI and engagement tools

There’s a good chance you reached out to your employer and interviewed with other humans to get your job. But if some startups have their way, your next employment experience could be quite differen

Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash

Much of the last couple of decades of innovation has centered around finding ways to get what we want without leaving the sofa. But there’s a catch: We can't lie around ordering pizzas if someone st

Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations

A lot of people still get paid to sit in offices and do repetitive tasks. In recent years, however, employers have been pushing harder to find ways to outsource that work to machines.

Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers

It has the feel of a science fiction plot. A young man heads online to look up deals on things he likes. Slowly, the tables turn. Now, it’s the computer that starts telling him what he wants. Buy th

The alumni of these universities raised the most VC in the past year

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor 2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups Whatever criteria we look at, whether it’s

Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018

Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number of venture-backed companies privately valued over $1 billion have launched public offerings this year.

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals

Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After years of trailing New York City in total annual venture investment, Massachusetts is taking the lead in

Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor 2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups Startup exit tallies commonly underestimate b

While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom

With our fixation on all things tech, we’re missing out on the big picture -- there are actually more biotech and healthcare startup IPOs than tech offerings.

Shoe startups aren’t dragging their feet

Good thing Carrie Bradshaw, the shoe-loving heroine of Sex and the City, wasn’t a footwear venture capitalist. The high-heeled, high-priced and hard-to-walk-in pairs beloved by the TV icon are prett

Hydrate, intoxicate, caffeinate, repeat: Meet the startups pouring the future

These days, it seems like everyone with extra cash has some kind of pricey drinking habit. No matter what your preference, startups and their backers likely have you covered.

VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food

Here is what your daily menu might look like if recently funded startups have their way.

US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as a darn good year for U.S. venture-backed M&A.

Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities

America’s mayors have spent the past nine months tripping over each other to curry favor with Amazon.com in its high-profile search for a second headquarters. More quietly, however, a similar story

Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school

CEOs of funded startups tend to be a well-educated bunch, at least when it comes to university degrees. Yes, it’s true college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates can still do well. But Cru

Shared housing startups are taking off

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor 2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups When young adults leave the parental nest, th
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