After making pre-seed investments for seven years, I've observed how different the pre-seed stage is from Series A and later-stage investing. Today, I want to highlight four ideas that are true across
If 2020 hasn’t been wild enough, there’s an extra special twist going down at Disrupt 2020 beyond the fact that, for the first time ever, the conference will be fully virtual. It also happ
Disrupt 2020 is a few weeks away and we’re looking for founders to submit their pitch decks. In the Pitch Deck Teardown, top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will evaluate and suggest fixes
We’re excited to announce a new event at Disrupt 2020. Called Pitch Deck Teardown, top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will evaluate and suggest fixes for Disrupt 2020 attendees’ pit
Entrepreneurs-turned-investors are in a truly unique position in the tech world, with experience on both sides of the table and unique insights into how businesses should operate and grow. Alexa von T
Extra Crunch Live is on fire, and the hits keep rolling! Next week, we’ll sit down with Initialized’s Alexis Ohanian and Garry Tan. You can catch the chat live on Tuesday, June 2 at 2 p.m.
When the world is in an unprecedented state, it’s fair — and appropriate — to challenge the status quo. Right now, Jordan Crook and Natasha Mascarenhas are hosting a Extra Crunch Live chat w
[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.] Multiple liquidation preferences, full-ratchet anti-dilution clauses and pa
Billionaire. Entrepreneur. Investor. Shark. Mark Cuban is one of tech’s best-known entrepreneurs, so we are amped to have him join us for an upcoming Extra Crunch Live, our virtual speaker serie
Earlier this week, we kicked off our Extra Crunch Live series with an interesting chat with Cowboy’s Aileen Lee and Ted Wang. Today, we will be back at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST/10 p.m. GMT with a n
The tech industry (and the world at large) is not experiencing temporary anxiety — the uncertainty we’re all coping with is the new normal. Sudden shifts in behavior have made some startups ta
The new Extra Crunch Live series is taking flight this week. Today we’re talking to Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee and Ted Wang. This Thursday we’re keeping the parade of well-known inv
Today’s a big day! Extra Crunch Live Episode 1: Aileen Lee and Ted Wang airs in just a few minutes, at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT. We could not be more excited to have such esteemed guests for the lau
Stripe raises new funding, Uber acknowledges financial uncertainty and a controversial facial recognition startup accidentally exposes its source code. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 17, 202
The startup world is going through yet another evolution. A few years ago, VCs were focused on growth over profitability. Now, making money is just as important, if not more, than sheer growth. And we
Early-stage founders: Don’t miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of tech giants. We know COVID-19 has created challenges for startup founders, but fear not. Disrupt SF is still proceeding as
Cowboy Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Maveron and more are betting on cruelty-free, organic and sustainable makeup sales.
In this week's newsletter: CrowdStrike readies its IPO, Brex eyes a $2B valuation and SoFi lands a whopping $500M.
We are very pleased to announce that the new and improved Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard re-launched today after nearly a year’s absence from TechCrunch. Venture investors did a lot of handwringing
It takes a lot more than a good idea and the right timing to build a billion-dollar company. Talent, focus, operational effectiveness and a healthy dose of luck all play a part.