Rebecca Szkutak

Becca is a senior writer at TechCrunch that covers venture capital trends and startups. She previously covered the same beat for Forbes and the Venture Capital Journal.

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FLO is improving EV charging infrastructure

Founded by Louis Tremblay, FLO is looking to build robust EV charging infrastructure that will create a reliable web for drivers to get to where they need to go.

Deal Dive: Not all climate startups are focused on carbon

Windfall Bio sells methane-eating microbes to companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint in the short-term.

Airtree Ventures already returned its first fund thanks to Canva while maintaining the majority of its stake

Airtree Ventures uses the secondary market to slim down its stakes while waiting for its portfolio companies to exit.

Cambium is building a recycled wood supply chain

The global demand for wood could grow by 54% between 2010 and 2050, according to a study by the World Resources Institute. While some building materials like steel get consistently recycled back into

Deal Dive: EarliTec Diagnostics raises $21.5M to help diagnose autism earlier

EarliTec's FDA-authorized device helps clinicians diagnose children showing signs of autism as young as 16 months old.

From YC to IPO: Winter 2024 Demo Day, Rubrik and Ibotta

What a week, everyone. Two full days of Y Combinator demo day activity kept us busy, but the latest accelerator cohort’s launch was far from the only big story in startup land. Today on TechCrun

YC’s latest Demo Day shows fascinating wagers on healthcare, chip design, AI and more

As we did on Wednesday, a number of the TechCrunch crew watched the entire run of presentations, picking out a handful of favorites to highlight.

DCVC wanted to raise $500M for its first climate fund, but the market had other plans

DCVC’s target for its first climate-focused fund, DCVC Climate Select, has been all over the place and highlights the roller-coaster venture fundraising conditions of the last few years and how LPs

The 18 most interesting startups from YC’s Demo Day show we’re in an AI bubble

From AI-generated music and grant applications to neat new fintech applications and even some healthtech work, there was something for everyone.

Rubrik’s IPO filing hints at thawing public markets for tech companies

Rubrik initially presents as a moderately growing software business with net losses that stretched to $354 million in its most recent fiscal year.

Thrive Market’s Nick Green talks building a billion-dollar grocery company

Nick Green, one of the company's co-founders, stopped by Found to chat about his company and the market's evolution since he first launched it.

Seso is building software to fix farm workforces and solve agriculture’s HR woes

Migrant workers are a critical labor force for U.S. farms, but getting them here on proper H-2A visas can be complicated, and the compliance surrounding these employees is taxing for farms. Seso was f

Deal Dive: Iron Sheepdog is fixing short-haul trucking from the bottom up

Iron Sheepdog credits its ability to gain traction with truck brokers because it got the truckers themselves to sign on first.

Ibotta’s expansion into enterprise should set it up for a successful IPO

Ibotta's recent partnerships with brands Exxon, Shell and Walmart helped the company reach profitability.

Vibrant Planet uses AI for land mapping and improving climate resiliency

As the planet warms due to human-caused climate change, damage from wildfires has increased with it. The amount of forest area burned by wildfires increased 320% from 1996 to 2021, according to the Na

Former Nextdoor exec raises $25 million for PipeDreams, a startup rolling up HVAC companies

Dan Laufer swore off ever founding a startup again after he sold apartment rental platform RentLingo in 2021, but Laufer also couldn’t ignore the potential to solve a problem he saw unfolding as

Mallard Bay is the Airbnb for guided hunting and fishing

Mallard Bay is building a marketplace and a vertical SaaS platform for guided fishing and hunting industries.

Liquid Death is just one of many VC-backed beverage startups ready to disrupt Coke and Pepsi

Some of the new venture-backed beverage startups are hoping to upend the industry by creating new drink categories.

A $700M SAFE, IPOs are back and how one venture fund is transcending borders

Hello, and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, in which we dig through the most criti

Reddit stock closes up nearly 48% on its first day of trading

Shares of social forum giant Reddit closed its first day of trading at $50.31, up nearly 48% from its IPO price of $34 per share. The company had indicated a target range of $31 to $34 per share in th
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