Venture

AI’s moral compass with a jack of all trades

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single pe

SVB collapse spared an already muted venture deal market

The past year has been tough for startups and investors, but at least Silicon Valley Bank's downfall isn't likely to make it materially tougher.

Dan Teran shares Gutter Capital’s challenge of closing its first fund

Gutter Capital closed on a $25 million fund, about $10 million over its initial fundraising goal, but the process took over a year to secure the commitments.

Distressed Indian startup GoMechanic acquired by Lifelong Group-led consortium

A Lifelong-led consortium has acquired the distressed firm GoMechanic months after the Sequoia India-backed startup admitted “grave errors.”

Amazon-backed Acko nears $120 million in new funding

Indian insurtech Acko is in late-stage discussions to secure $120 million in a funding round, a source told TechCrunch.

The market has changed, but super-voting shares are here to stay, says Mr. IPO

Yesterday, the ride-sharing company Lyft said its two co-founders, John Zimmer and Logan Green, are stepping down from managing the company’s day-to-day operations, though they are retaining their b

Daily Crunch: Zoom’s new AI-powered features include whiteboard generation and meeting summaries

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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?

Alibaba splits into six in biggest overhaul in 24 years

Alibaba never fails to show it’s a fan of restructuring to stay nimble in an ever-changing environment. The e-commerce behemoth said Tuesday that it will split into six business groups, which wi

Building Generative AI before it was cool with Angela Hoover from Andi

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Angela Hoover, the co-founder and CEO of Andi, a program that uses generative AI to bring

Fresh funding gives cat food brand Smalls avenue into retail for the first time

Smalls will open a cat cafe in New York in the fall and continue innovating on its fresh cat food products.

For deep due diligence, minimize disruption to maximize success

If you’re not careful, you can come up against delays, or worse, investors pulling out at the last minute.

Cabify, the Madrid-based Uber rival, says it’s raised $110M

It’s 2023, and we’re years past the peak of monster fundraising for on-demand transportation and delivery startups locked in highly competitive races with each other to dominate urban cons

Isar Aerospace raises $165 million to bring more sovereign launch to Europe

German launch startup Isar Aerospace has scored $165 million (€155 million) in new funding as it races toward the inaugural flight of its Spectrum small rocket later this year. The company, founded

‘High conviction, low volume’: Playfair launches $70M pre-seed fund for European startups

London-based VC firm Playfair Capital targets super-young startups that have yet to make much of a ripple in their respective industries.

Daily Crunch: Twitter tells GitHub to remove proprietary source code and help them ID who posted it

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Why some VCs bet on people over businesses

It’s been tough to raise funds in the last few years for most sectors, and many VCs will tell you that a startup needs to have a killer product-market fit before getting that check. But Eric Tar

Slack backs Videowise’s approach to creating interactive, shoppable videos

Videowise's video platform helps online stores manage and publish videos on an unlimited number of pages without sacrificing page speed. 

Just starting out angel investing? Avoid these 7 mistakes.

I have over 20 years experience and I’ve reviewed about 4,500 deals. These are the seven most valuable lessons I’ve learned.

OpenView goes bigger with seventh fund, closing on $570M to invest in business software startups

Partner Mackey Craven says the product markets for business software “are stronger than they’ve ever been.”
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