Natasha Mascarenhas

Natasha Mascarenhas

Senior Reporter

Natasha Mascarenhas is a senior reporter at TechCrunch covering early stage startups and venture capital trends. She also tracks the different networks that play into founder success, from loneliness to immigration. Before TechCrunch, Natasha reported on the same beat for Crunchbase News. She also has bylines in the Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, BostInno, and is proudly from New Jersey.

Reach Natasha via e-mail at natasha.m@techcrunch.com or through DM on Twitter @nmasc_.

The Latest from Natasha Mascarenhas

Apple stock drops on rare Q4 earnings miss

Apple has thus far been lauded for a deliberate hiring approach that saved the company from the mass layoffs conducted by top competitors like Alphabet and Amazon. But not even the iPhone maker is imm

Disclo aims to inspire inclusive workplaces — starting with disability accommodations

Disclo CEO and co-founder Hannah Olson was diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was in college. At the time, she didn’t really see herself as someone with a disability, even though it meant spending

If, and only if, McDonald’s had an appetite for acquisitions

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The latecomer advantage in startups

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You could be Wasted and not even know it

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Stripe eyes an exit over next 12 months

Fintech startup Stripe has set a 12-month deadline for itself to go public, either through a direct listing, or pursuing a transaction on the private market, such as a fundraising event and a tender o

NEA now manages over $25 billion in assets — oh, and it’s looking beyond venture

New Enterprise Associates, known by the acronym NEA, has closed a new pair of early-stage and growth-stage funds, both hovering a little over $3 billion to a total of $6.2 billion. The two-fund struct

All is fair in love and moderation

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Another All Raise CEO steps down

Less than a year after assuming the role, All Raise CEO Mandela SH Dixon has stepped down from her position at the nonprofit. The entrepreneur, who previously ran Founder Gym, an online training cente

Sunfish’s technology wants to bring affordability to assisted reproduction

Sunfish, a new startup built by a former director at one of the oldest surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the world, has raised $4 million to build financial assistance tooling for hopeful parents

Babylist makes an even bigger bet on baby products with Expectful acquisition

Today, baby registry and product discovery platform Babylist announced that it has acquired health and wellness tool Expectful for an undisclosed price. The deal brings together two companies focused

All that VC dry powder is damper than you think

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Tech forgot its umbrella

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Gas, Slay, what’s next? Fire?

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Sophia Amoruso launches Trust Fund for founders

Sophia Amoruso, the creator of Nasty Gal and Girlboss, has started a movement, has empowered generations of women and has done the entrepreneur victory lap — the last of which she doesn’t nece

Sequoia injects $195 million into an ever-eager seed environment

Sequoia Capital, a storied venture capital firm, announced today that it has launched a $195 million dedicated seed fund, its fifth. The vehicle will be used to back founders across the United States

Twitter rivals, unicorn trivia and valuation homework

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Clearco co-founder Michele Romanow steps down, cuts 30% of staff

In pursuit of profits, Clearco co-founder Michele Romanow has stepped down as chief executive of the company around a year after assuming the official role. The shift comes alongside yet another round

The slow-burn standardization of venture capital

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Is it time for a Common App for startup founders?

Is it time for a Common App that helps startup founders pitch a ton of investors all at once? Afore Capital wants to make it happen.
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