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7 first-time fund managers detail how they’re preparing to thrive during the downturn

Who will fare better in the current venture downturn? Will it be legacy investors with years of experience and sizable portfolios to worry about or emerging managers starting with a clean slate?

On Deck lays off a third of staff after cutting a quarter just months prior

On Deck, a tech company that connects founders to each other, capital and advice, has conducted another round of layoffs just three months after laying off a quarter of its staff. Sources say that mor

Fish and CHIPs

Things were on the quiet side in robotland this week — and honestly, I don’t mind. It can hard to catch your breath covering the industry these days. But even a category as supercharged as rob

Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Glambook recently raised $2.5 million at a $12 million valuation, and I managed to talk it into letting me share its full pitch deck with you to see how the company wove its story to its investors.

VW will roll out a cheaper 2023 ID. 4 EV this fall

Volkswagen will offer a cheaper version of its ID.4 all-electric compact SUV that comes equipped with a smaller battery pack, a move aimed at attracting customers as inflationary pressures push vehicl

Amazon Prime Video launches local service in Nigeria

Amazon Prime Video today announced the launch of the localized version of its streaming service in one of Africa’s biggest markets: Nigeria. Just as it did in Southeast Asia some days back, the tech

3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations

As regulators and investors increasingly focus on ESG issues, tech companies are slowly coming under the spotlight. What can tech companies do to avoid being accused of greenwashing?

Play now, pay later: Halliday bags $6M seed round led by a16z

Blockchain-based games have seen a surge in popularity, but playing them is getting expensive. Play-to-earn games like StepN require players to purchase an NFT before they can participate, while other

Let’s check in with Samsung before next week’s Unpacked event

It has become something of a tradition: Samsung announces an Unpacked and all or most of the big products get teased out in leaks in the weeks leading up to event. Sometimes the leaks come before the

Investors cheer Coinbase’s new partnerships and attempts to reignite growth

While deals with high-profile names are investor-pleasing, they can be better headlines than results.

A new app called Banish blocks those annoying ‘open in app’ banners

A new app for iPhone users can help you browse the web without being constantly bothered by pop-up panels that beg you to use the company’s app instead. The app, called Banish, is a Safari exten

From NDA to LOI: What really happens when your startup is being acquired?

While IPOs may get more headlines, a well-timed, well-planned acquisition can mean even larger opportunities for you, your team and the technologies you’ve built.

Meet the final five Disrupt Audience Choice roundtable winners

TechCrunch readers, you came through in a big way when we asked you to vote for the roundtable topics you want to hear at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco. We’ve been rolling o

Ghost Security emerges from stealth to defend APIs and apps from attackers

Ghost Security, which its founders describe as an “app security” company, today emerged from stealth with $15 million in combined funding from 468 Capital, DNX Ventures, and Munich Re Vent

BlackRock hops on bitcoin bandwagon with new Coinbase tie-up

After years of resisting, the world’s largest asset manager has finally taken the plunge into crypto in a substantial way. BlackRock, which oversees $10 trillion in assets, is partnering with pu

Meta is expanding NFT support on Instagram to 100 countries

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is beginning its international expansion of NFT support on Instagram. The expansion follows the social network’s initial NFT test launch

SoundCloud will reduce its workforce by around 20%, blaming the weak economic environment

As word of layoffs ricochets around the world, SoundCloud will, unfortunately, join the masses. The audio distribution and music sharing platform plans an approximate 20% reduction of its global workf

Digital marketplace Clutch closes $1.2M pre-seed round led by Precursor Ventures

The duo aims to democratize the tools needed for everyone to become a content creator.

Twitter now lets all businesses display location and contact info on their profiles

Twitter announced today that all businesses with professional accounts can now display their location address, hours of operation and additional contact information on their profiles via its Location

Startups have to pay back all that equity compensation someday

All that stock that is paid out in worker comp to preserve cash is really just an IOU to investors that the shares will get bought back eventually.
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