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

Brex is acting more and more like a venture capitalist over time

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Twitter CMO is the latest to leave in a string of exec departures

Twitter CMO Leslie Berland is the latest executive leaving the social network, just days into its Elon Musk era, Bloomberg and the New York Times report. Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg also writes

Rewind wants to revamp how you remember, with millions from a16z

While there have been quite a few attempts to disrupt search engines, Rewind may be the first I’ve ever seen try to revamp the way we search through our online lives. One app at a time. Built by Dan

Venture capital will soon be brimming with ghosts

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Let’s check in on community-focused startups

Clubhouse, Chief and On Deck all give us a snapshot into how community startups are doing right now. Hint: It's more complicated these days.

I regret to inform you that Elon has something to do with this

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Clubhouse’s Paul Davison on Twitter, the impact of hype and what happened

Clubhouse CEO and co-founder Paul Davison came to TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about life after the hype and its most formidable competitor, Twitter.

The tide is shifting on tech’s layoff wave. Kind of.

Yes, Chief

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Duolingo’s owl will now shout fractions at you

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Launch House splits with law firm conducting its harassment investigation

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Overheard at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022

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Well, that was Fast

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Zombie startups

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Are CFOs OK? (Answer: Yes, but CEOs? That’s complicated)

The CFOs from OpenSea, Brex and Noom are changing teams. Here's what that says about executive turnover in the high-growth startup world.

Carving out conviction around the future of AI with Sarah Guo

Sarah Guo raised $101 million for her new fund to back companies that are building artificial intelligence and what she describes as software 3.0.

What’s the TAM of the 1%?

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Getaway launches a way for you to enjoy, and own, vacation homes

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Oh look, TripActions raised at a $9.2B valuation after reported $12B IPO filing

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Sarah Guo isn’t late to the AI party

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