The Latest from Walter Thompson
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!
The venture capital market is slowing down, which means early-stage founders are chasing a smaller pool of money. We asked VCs to name a pro forma pitch practice they think founders should retire.
If you're a startup worker or founder who has questions about living and working legally in the U.S., please join this upcoming Twitter Space with immigration law attorney Sophie Alcorn.
Smaller seed rounds mean shorter runways, so partnering with an investor who actually understands your business well enough to add value is critical.
Farmers don't get embarrassed when the price of corn drops; similarly, there's no reason for startup founders to lose their joy because publicly traded tech stocks are undercutting their valuations.
The U.S. is the world’s largest cannabis market, but as more European countries consider legalizing recreational use, investors are looking for opportunities in production, distribution and retail.
With a focus on education that addresses the fragmentation associated with infertility care, Kindbody is growing at a remarkable pace, but it's also helping many patients feel seen and heard for the f
"It's important as an investor to be extremely humble, because we're going to be wrong a lot. I have this phrase that I use all the time: knowledge competes with imagination."
You may not have heard of Amadeus, but if you've taken a trip, you've probably interacted with its tech stack.
Has it ever been your responsibility to tell someone else that their job has been eliminated? I have, and it's one of the most difficult things I've ever done at work.
Clearly, demo days are a showcase for tech media, but how much value does this performative Silicon Valley tradition create for founders and investors?
There's no textbook-approved technique for building a startup engineering team: in the early days, everyone wears several hats.
If investors don't deliver on their promise to add value for investors, why are pro-rata clauses standard terms?
Once investors started shaving value from high-flying stocks, it changed the game for early-stage valuations, says Navin Chaddha, managing partner at Mayfield.