TechCrunch+ roundup: How VC really works, longevity investor survey, choosing your angel
“Venture capital” is semantically equivalent to “dangerous money,” which is part of its mystique.
Choose your angel: Learn how they invest and what motivates them
How angels invest shapes your cap table, how many investors you need to wrangle signatures from and how many headaches you have to deal with down the road.
NZVC creates fund for early-stage New Zealand ventures
NZVC’s fund is targeting the seed to Series A gap to help New Zealand companies grow.
Essential steps to thriving and surviving while fundraising
While not every fundraise is the same, founders can tap the experience of others who have been down this path to ensure their fundraising efforts are efficient and successful.
Hustle Fund wants to help spawn a new generation of angel investors
Kara Penn is the mother of four daughters and owner of Mission Spark, a management and strategy consulting company. And now, thanks to Hustle Fund, she is also an angel investor. Hustle Fund is coming
OpsLevel raises $5M to fix DevOps
The term “DevOps” has been rendered meaningless and developers still don’t have access to the right tools to put the overall idea into practice, the team behind DevOps startup OpsLev
Meet the Disrupt 2020 ‘TC10’
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
Africa’s top angel Tomi Davies eyes startups and co-investors
When Nigerian angel investor Tomi Davies backed his first company — Strika Entertainment in 2001 — he admits he wasn’t aware of his future role. “I was just helping out friends. I didn’t kno
Space Angels’ Chad Anderson on entering a new decade in the ‘entrepreneurial space age’
Space as an investment target is trending upwards in the VC community, but specialist firm Space Angels has been focused on the sector longer than most. The network of angel investors just published i
VC Brad Feld on WeWork, SoftBank, and why venture firms may have to slow down their pacing in 2020
Yesterday, we had a chance to talk with longtime venture investor Brad Feld of Foundry Group, whose book “Venture Deals” was recently republished for the fourth time, and for good reason.
Honest financing as a path to economic mobility and social justice
Max Levchin Contributor More posts by this contributor In The Land Of Opportunity, Why Hinder Our Own Success? Societal health can be assessed by a handful of factors: economic mobility (is the curren
The thing about cycles
The Internet is awash with gloom-and-doom predictions about the death of many unicorns, a down market for investing in startups, falling public company multiples and a massive disconnect between priva
A New Way To Fund Unicorns Starts To Look Less Magical
If you haven’t heard of a fairly new twist on investing called special purpose vehicles (SPVs), you probably aren’t an institutional investor or a wealthy individual with direct ties to either a v
Twenty-Year-Old Shahed Khan Has More Connections Than You Do
Shahed Khan is a kind of VC wunderkind at the moment. At age 20, while many of his peers are either attending college or living with their parents, he’s working as an entrepreneur-in-residenc
What If The Angels Go Back To Heaven?
“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s how Ralph Waldo Emerson described his distrust of a certain type of “private adventurer.” I think of that whenev
How To Be A VC Without Any Capital
One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, t
The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors
Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech -- both in race and gender -- has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups h
Amidst Few Exits, “Dabbling” Investors And Dearth Of Seed Capital, A Growing Digital Health Market Turns To Crowdfunding
Over the last few years, digital health has emerged as a market rife with opportunity, and both startups and investors are beginning to take notice. <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/06/25/torrid-r
30 Days In, Bitcoin Angel Group BitAngels Doubles Network To 120, Puts First $100K Into Seasteading Venture, Blueseed
As has been written ad nauseam, we've seen a lot of activity in the wild and wacky world of cryptocurrency of late, thanks primarily to the tech industry's new obsession with Bitcoin. <a href="https:/
Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists?
<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Zach Noorani is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.</em> Isn’t it fun to ponder the awesome disruptive power that equity crowdfunding might hav