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.

The Latest from Rebecca Szkutak

5 secondaries investors tell us what’s hot and what’s not heading into 2024

Secondary activity is expected to return to normal in 2024. Five investors tells us where they are interested and where they are not.

Summer’s secondary surge didn’t last, but 2024 should be strong

Secondary activity was inconsistent this year, but if the IPO window opens back up in 2024, secondaries should return with it.

Why does MasterClass work? with David Rogier from MasterClass

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by David Rogier, the founder and CEO of MasterClass.

Deal Dive: Betting on beauty fads is big business

RepeatMD recently raised a $50 million Series A round to serve the exploding med spa industry that is built on consumer beauty trends.

Building for Medicaid’s regulatory moment with Neil Batlivala from Pair Team

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Neil Batlivala, the CEO and co-founder at Pair Team, a startup building infrastructure to hel

Owning the earscape market with Lisa Bubbers and Anna Harman from Studs

Welcome back to Found, where we get to the stories behind the startups. Becca and Dom are joined by Lisa Bubbers and Anna Harman, co-founders of the ear piercing company Studs.

US emerging managers started their fundraising rebound in 2023

Fundraising is down across the board, but emerging managers were able to raise the same percentage of that funding total as in former years.

Deal Dive: An AI application that isn’t just marginally better

Pippin Title uses AI to help its customers navigate the fragmented world of property titles into one digital space.

Will 2024 be a bounce-back year for startups?

Enterprise startups were hit hard in 2023, but VCs are a little more optimistic about their portfolio companies heading into 2024.

The time to triage is over

In 2024, extension rounds and bridge financings will go back to being few and far between as VCs refocus on new deals.

Deal Dive: BNPL expands beyond its roots — that’s a good thing

There is a growing group of startups looking to expand the BNPL model into other categories.

Getir is a sign of what’s to come in the M&A market in 2024

Many people, myself included, predicted a wave of startup acquisitions in 2023 as companies rooted in good ideas but built on not-so-good business models ran out of money. That largely didn’t ha

Building digital infrastructure for developing countries with Nasrat Khalid from Aseel

Host Becca Szkutak is joined by our old friend Darrell Etherington to talk with Nasrat Khalid of Aseel.

Deal Dive: AI’s not the only sector dodging the funding slowdown

Defense tech startups raised sizable rounds in 2023, which shows VCs are interested in the sector despite market conditions.

BNPL is just another way of saying ‘debt’

The Equity crew is rounding up the week’s biggest startup and tech news, from WeWork's struggle to stay alive to deals from Charlie and Almouneer.

Founders: It’s never too early to start planning for your succession

Exits are few and far between and founders are burnt out. Even if they don't have immediate plans to leave, planning for it makes it easier.

What not to do when getting your grocery startup off the ground — with Abhi Ramesh from Misfits Market

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Abhi Ramesh, the founder and CEO at Misfits Market, the e-commerce site where customers can b

Why startups should start preparing now for a potential founder breakup

Founders are inherently optimists, but they should plan for worst-case scenarios so they aren't blindsided if something does happen.

Deal Dive: Bagels with a schmear of venture capital

Popup Bagels raised $8 million in venture capital this week. But why would a bagel store chain want such expensive capital?

Adapting to the climate crisis with Jonas Torland from 7Analytics

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom talk about the seemingly endless slate of rainy Saturdays here on the east coast. Thankfully, this episode&
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