The Latest from Ram Iyer
Coinbase is having to defend its model to investors who may have bought into its stock when it was trading much higher. And per its own notes, the bad times are not about to end any time soon.
Marketing can’t cure everything that ails a company, but it is the easiest channel to make iterative changes that produce immediate results.
There's one bright light amidst the gloom: Startups that generate enough revenue to drive steady growth will find many investors willing to take their calls.
Unlike soft drinks, startups are not a volume business, which means they must revisit their pricing models regularly.
I remember the dread I felt as a startup worker during downturns when I read about mass layoffs at tech firms that had previously been considered ascendant.
It sounds counterintuitive, but in this environment, a lower valuation might help you retain and hire talented employees.
As a veteran startup worker who has been laid off during economic downturns, it's dissonant to hear investors say this is a good time to launch a software startup. They're not wrong, however.
According to The Good Food Institute, fermentation startups received $290 million of the $911 million investors dropped on alternative protein companies in Q1 2022.
It's difficult to build high-growth clean tech companies using venture capital. Despoiling the planet has a much higher return on investment than saving it.
Tech's rolling green meadows are seeing fewer new unicorns, but the slowing venture market suggests that past mega-deals are making it harder for early-stage startups to fundraise.
If you've ghosted someone after extending a verbal offer of employment, that's going to be a consideration for future candidates. People talk!
If you work in a startup, here's some real talk: Your managers are not giving you the full picture of your company's financial situation.
As you may have heard, tech companies are having a bit of a whoopsie.
Fundraising is only one part of the journey. If you can't connect with an investor who'll help you find and fill in your gaps with regard to talent or expertise, you can't build a sustainable company.
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.