The Latest from Walter Thompson
As a veteran startup worker who has been laid off during economic downturns, it's dissonant to hear investors say this is a good time to launch a software startup. They're not wrong, however.
Because the stakes are so high, we’re only interested in posts offering actionable advice that are written by authors who have experience working under adverse economic circumstances.
No "thought leadership," please: We’re only interested in posts offering actionable advice that were written by authors who have experience working under adverse economic circumstances.
According to The Good Food Institute, fermentation startups received $290 million of the $911 million investors dropped on alternative protein companies in Q1 2022.
It's difficult to build high-growth clean tech companies using venture capital. Despoiling the planet has a much higher return on investment than saving it.
If your name doesn’t appear on the team slide of your company’s pitch deck, this is a time to be cautious: Update your resume, dial back your vacation plans and start adding to your rainy day fund
Tech's rolling green meadows are seeing fewer new unicorns, but the slowing venture market suggests that past mega-deals are making it harder for early-stage startups to fundraise.
If you've ghosted someone after extending a verbal offer of employment, that's going to be a consideration for future candidates. People talk!
The cannabis industry is doing well in the United States: Over 75% of the population lives in a state where access is permitted, and the legal market is expected to generate $33 billion this year.
If you work in a startup, here's some real talk: Your managers are not giving you the full picture of your company's financial situation.
As you may have heard, tech companies are having a bit of a whoopsie.
Fundraising is only one part of the journey. If you can't connect with an investor who'll help you find and fill in your gaps with regard to talent or expertise, you can't build a sustainable company.
If your face doesn't appear on the team slide in your company's pitch deck, this would be a good time to cancel your upcoming vacation. And maybe one of your subscription boxes.
Round sizes are getting smaller, but investors are raising their expectations: how fluent are you when it comes to your startup's key metrics?
If you can envision a solution that solves a customer's problem, it helps to have technical skills if you want to bring it to market. But that's not a requirement.
Did UiPath's valuation get hit by the same shrink ray affecting other software companies, or are other factors at work?
Greylock Partner Glen Evans: “I'm not saying you should overpay or anything like that, but you've got to invest in the earliest hires.“
"Trust me with what you don’t know or what’s not working," says GV investing partner Freerique Dame, "because once we invest, we’re going to have to work on this stuff anyway."
"Understanding the user journey of your customers, and what you're doing with your product is really, really important,” said Frederique Dame. “Be obsessive and talk to customers as much as you ca
This week, we're running several articles on entrepreneurship as TechCrunch staffers recap their conversations and panel discussions from our Early Stage event earlier this month. Stay tuned!