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Taika is building a better coffee through natural chemistry and adaptogens

So, an eight-year product veteran from Facebook and an internationally renowned barista walk into a coffee bar… It’s not a joke. It’s the origin story for Taika, a new startup that&#

Why venture capital firms need culture experts

True Ventures VP of culture Madeline Kolbe Saltzman on how to "scale inclusively."

Caterina Fake is known for her trend-spotting; here’s some of what she’s chasing now

Roughly a year ago, entrepreneurs Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström decided to form a traditional venture outfit called Yes VC. Fast forward, and the duo has nearly closed on $50 million for their deb

Hydrate, intoxicate, caffeinate, repeat: Meet the startups pouring the future

These days, it seems like everyone with extra cash has some kind of pricey drinking habit. No matter what your preference, startups and their backers likely have you covered.

Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million

David Barber, the storied owner of the Blue Hill restaurant, farm, and hospitality consulting mecca (a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama), has long been an angel investo

These cities in California’s East Bay are raking in venture capital

San Francisco Bay Area companies raise so much venture capital relative to other places that a lot of little-known cities in the region outrank major metropolises in total funding. In this two-part se

We hear Blue Bottle Coffee is raising funding, but the company says no

Update: Since the publication of the story, a representative from Blue Bottle reached out to TechCrunch to say that the company is not currently raising financing. We’ve updated with new detail

Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups 

When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive less med

Hipster Coffee Lovers Rejoice, Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $20M

I drink a lot of coffee, if you can't tell. I love coffee so much that I make it a point to hit all of the best spots in every city that I visit. One of my favorite joints in San Francisco is <a targe