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In an exclusive TechCrunch exposé, a founder shares the key lessons he learned while steering his startup through YC’s stringent selection process.
Origin stories are satisfying because we already know the hero will overcome the odds — and in doing so, they'll reveal their core strengths.
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
Over the last few days, we’ve published several articles recapping panels from last week’s TechCrunch Early Stage virtual conference. Each story is based on an interview with a founder or
This week included a deep dive on Tonal, a look at Substack's valuation and how-tos on startup hiring and responding to security breaches.
Our reporting team watched more than 300 pitches over 8 hours at YC Demo Day and made a list of their favorite startups.
Most American retail banks are designed the same way: Customers must pass several desks set aside for loan and mortgage officers before they can talk to a customer representative. I only step inside a
Our growing library of how-to stories are aimed squarely at early-stage founders and workers trying to solve long-term problems.
When I needed a new sofa several months ago, I was pleased to find a buy now, pay later (BNPL) option during the checkout process. I had prepared myself to make a major financial outlay, but the servi
Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week!
I'm very proud of the work we're doing here at Extra Crunch, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that today is our second anniversary.
Now, as the world glimpses a brighter, post-pandemic future, we are doubling down on the news and analysis that’s helped many early-stage companies make better decisions.
I've never used "stonkathon" in a headline before, but it's been that kind of week.
Extra Crunch is about to turn two years old and we now have a lot of demanding subscribers. Readers say they want more articles — in even more depth — about the latest trends in early-stage startu
Edtech is so widespread, we already need more consumer-friendly nomenclature to describe the products, services and tools it encompasses.
Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I'd rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office.
Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of identifying a thread that could connect each story in this weekly roundup. There are no unified theories for technology news.
Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week. I hope we can all look forward to a nice, boring weekend with no breaking news alerts.
I've tried to gather a sample of stories that taught me something new (which means this top 10 list betrays my ignorance).
The rest of the world may be slowing down as we prepare for Christmas and New Year's, but we are not taking our foot off the gas.