The Latest from Walter Thompson
TechCrunch+ roundup: 3 key hiring metrics, building SDR teams, insurtech investor survey
Marketing teams get a lot of credit for landing new customers, but in reality, sales development representatives do most of the actual work.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Deep due diligence, early Q1 2023 VC results, flight lessons for angels
Maybe some founders are under pressure to return money to investors, but what about the GPs who are sending funds back to their LPs?
TechCrunch+ roundup: 20 questions VCs ask, crypto compliance tips, Indian investor survey
There are a ton of barriers to launching a startup, but impostor syndrome need not be one of them.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Big Data’s cloud backlash, CVC pitch tips, de-risking hardware startups
I started wearing sweaters after I got my last utility bill, but companies at scale can’t dial back their data usage as easily.
TechCrunch+ roundup: 7 VCs who are taking pitches, AI best practices, zero-based budgeting
With SVB’s contagion contained, the VC community seems open to writing smallish checks for pre-revenue startups.
How to pitch me: 7 investors discuss what they’re looking for in March 2023
Pitch better by reading what these seven investors are looking for, how they like to be approached and what’s not working for them anymore.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Beyond the Turing test, 3 VCs on SVB, usage-based pricing tactics
After SVB's failure, who's most vulnerable, who stands to benefit, and what are some of the long-term implications for venture capital?
TC+ roundup: Silicon Valley Bank fails, fintech VC survey, B2B growth tools
Silicon Valley's favorite bank just failed. Sit with that for a moment.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Building a core AI team, Brazil’s CVC climate, remote work rituals
If your startup doesn't have a well-defined business model — and a backup in case the first one fails — it's unlikely to get funded.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Ocean tech investor survey, AI and PR, L-1 visa options
You don’t need to hire a mega-influencer like Serena Williams or a Kardashian to build buzz for your startup.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Using predictive LTV, Boston VC survey, active learning for ML teams
Adding predictive LTV to your startup’s marketing strategy may literally help you stop throwing money away.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Finding the right LPs, ocean conservation, inside Uber’s pre-seed deck
Startups often lack a deep bench of managerial talent, which means layoffs are usually handled with little empathy and poor communication.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Optimizing acquisition, parental leave tips, riding the downturn express
I was dismayed to realize that I'd used the word "downturn" in two different headlines this morning.
TechCrunch+ roundup: M&A red flags, handling problematic CEOs, E-1 visa questions
Early-stage investors don't closely manage the founders they shower with cash, even when things go off the rails.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Advice for laid-off techies, fintech flops, how to build a growth team
Depending on where you worked and what you did, you may already have the experience investors are looking for.
6 VCs share advice for laid-off tech workers planning to launch startups
You may already have the experience investors are looking for when it comes to reaching product-market fit and solving engineering problems.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Africa investor survey, biz model basics, video marketing tactics
If your marketing plan doesn’t include TikTok, YouTube Shorts or Instagram Reels, well, can you really call it a marketing plan?
TechCrunch+ roundup: Generative AI for proptech, cloud vendor shopping, cybersecurity fairy tales
Generative AI reminds me of ball bearings: the technology is relatively inexpensive, highly adaptable and a proven way to reduce friction.
TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS pricing strategies, 2022 open source report, can Vine regrow?
Should Twitter’s developers rebuild Vine from scratch, or can they dust off the old code and turn it back on?
TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS spending squeeze, tax time tips, freemium frameworks
Finding meaningful ways to slash spending can extend your runway and even stave off layoffs in the long run.