The Latest from Ram Iyer
If your face doesn't appear on the team slide in your company's pitch deck, this would be a good time to cancel your upcoming vacation. And maybe one of your subscription boxes.
Round sizes are getting smaller, but investors are raising their expectations: how fluent are you when it comes to your startup's key metrics?
If you can envision a solution that solves a customer's problem, it helps to have technical skills if you want to bring it to market. But that's not a requirement.
This week, we're running several articles on entrepreneurship as TechCrunch staffers recap their conversations and panel discussions from our Early Stage event earlier this month. Stay tuned!
Farmers don't get embarrassed when the price of corn drops; similarly, there's no reason for startup founders to lose their joy because publicly traded tech stocks are undercutting their valuations.
The U.S. is the world’s largest cannabis market, but as more European countries consider legalizing recreational use, investors are looking for opportunities in production, distribution and retail.
With a focus on education that addresses the fragmentation associated with infertility care, Kindbody is growing at a remarkable pace, but it's also helping many patients feel seen and heard for the f
It’s telling of our maturity as a society that infertility is a concept approached with awkwardness and uncertainty.
You may not have heard of Amadeus, but if you've taken a trip, you've probably interacted with its tech stack.
Has it ever been your responsibility to tell someone else that their job has been eliminated? I have, and it's one of the most difficult things I've ever done at work.
Clearly, demo days are a showcase for tech media, but how much value does this performative Silicon Valley tradition create for founders and investors?
There's no textbook-approved technique for building a startup engineering team: in the early days, everyone wears several hats.
If investors don't deliver on their promise to add value for investors, why are pro-rata clauses standard terms?
Once investors started shaving value from high-flying stocks, it changed the game for early-stage valuations, says Navin Chaddha, managing partner at Mayfield.
“Where’s my flying car?” is a staple of Gen X humor, since it reaffirms the cynical viewpoint that technology frequently fails to deliver on its lofty promises. Until recently, elect
Even after due diligence, it’s still hard to determine exactly which kinds of deals an investor is looking for at the moment.
For most products, TAM is presented in nine figures or more, but when you're planning to disrupt a billion-dollar market, these numbers can create a lot of cognitive dissonance.
Growth is good, but like the James Brown song, Klarna is paying the cost to be the boss.
You are more likely to close a sale if you have actionable insights into your prospective customer’s needs. But for enterprise software startups, this presents a special problem.
When we published our last low-code/no-code investor survey in August 2020, the former president had decided to ban TikTok and theaters around the U.S. were shuttering to slow the spread of COVID-19.