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

RevRoad Capital raises $61 million for early-stage startups in Utah and beyond

RevRoad was started in 2017 as a venture services firm for startups in Utah. The organization offered a two-year program with access to 12 resources ranging from legal services to sales help to mentor

How founders can cut through the noise and find events that are actually worth it

Founders get bombarded with invitations to events, and not all of them are worth it, but there are ways to figure out which will provide value.

Deal Dive: Why does General Catalyst want to buy a healthcare system?

Why would a VC firm want to own its own healthcare system? Why would it want that stress or such a costly asset when it could just continue with its healthcare partnerships?

Solar-powered everything with Giovanni Fili of Exeger

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Giovanni Fili, the founder and CEO of Exeger, a startup that creates flexible solar cells tha

To attend or not to attend: We asked 52 founders whether events are useful or a waste of time

There are many founder-focused events but are they actually helpful or just a distraction? Founders need to strike a balance.

Deal Dive: The future of social media is vertical

While many startups are looking to be the next Twitter, those targeting specific communities may find a better outcome.

Employee liquidity isn’t a myth, but it isn’t easy to provide either

There are many ways startups can build a program to allow their staff to take some early liquidity.

Making wearable medical devices more patient-friendly with Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas from Acurable

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week we talk with Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas from Acurable.

Found: Live from TechCrunch Disrupt with cybersecurity trailblazer Window Snyder from Thistle Technologies

Welcome back to Found, the podcast where we get the stories behind the startups.

The current labor market is a gold mine of talent for startups

The whiplash we've seen in the labor market over the last few years has created an environment that startups can and should take advantage of.

Building an equitable cap table puts more tools in a startup’s toolbox

Building an equitable cap table allows startups to bring on experts they wouldn't be able to hire while making VC more diverse.

Equity Live: Self-flying helicopters, AI and the battle of the features

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups. We were live at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023!

Deal Dive: Elder tech is expanding beyond reactive solutions

Bold creates personalized exercise programs for seniors to reduce injury. It's one of the latest companies expanding the eldertech sector.

Superorganism wants to be the conservationist on the cap table

The earth has seen a 69% decline in wildlife populations over the last 50 years. In the same amount of time, carbon emissions have increased by 90%. And while many venture firms have been created to f

Can the quick grocery delivery model only work in emerging markets?

While many quick grocery delivery startups have struggled, others are still seeing growth. Why? They are focused on emerging markets.

Taking learnings from working at Amazon to clean beauty with Jaleh Bisharat from NakedPoppy

This episode dives into building a company later in life, the clean beauty movement and when to know to split a startup into two entities.

A program so nice, these founders did YC twice

Parker Conrad may be best known as the founder of both Zenefits and Rippling, but he is also arguably the best-known founder to have gone through Y Combinator’s accelerator program twice. Of cou

Deal Dive: I think I know why this company can’t land a deal

It's not surprising Victory Park Capital can't find a buyer for its stake in Perch; this market is tough for Amazon aggregator startups.

Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 2023 Demo Day, Day 1

What follows are our favorites from the first day’s pitches, listed in no particular order.

Here’s why some investors are sitting out of YC Demo Day

TechCrunch+ heard from 15 VCs about why or why not they are tuning in to YC's Demo Day festivities this week.
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