Build a solid deck for your quarterly board meetings
As a founder, there’s no shortage of items on your to-do list, but reporting to the board is one area every startup leader needs to prioritize.
IROKO co-founder Bastian Gotter raises $3.2M seed for new venture, Bamba
In 2010, Bastian Gotter invested up to $200,000 into IROKOtv, an African video-on-demand company Jason Njoku, his friend and co-founder, launched in Lagos, Nigeria. For the next couple of years, Gotte
This startup hopes photonics will get us to AI systems faster
The problem with waiting for quantum computing to bring in the next wave of AI is that it’s likely to arrive a lot slower than people would like. The next best options include increasing the speed o
European micromobility startup Reby acquired by PE player House of Lithium for $100M
Founded in 2018, European micromobility startup Reby took an interesting path. It deployed e-scooters in the city of Zaragoza (Spain), during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also created a SaaS-oriented &#
Wale Ayeni, head of VC investments for IFC in Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, is leaving the firm
Tesla’s Kimbal Musk says company was ‘very ignorant’ of environmental impact of its Bitcoin purchase
In an interview with TechCrunch onstage at the Ethereum Denver conference, Tesla board member Kimbal Musk, brother of CEO Elon Musk, said that the company had been “very ignorant” of the e
Pandemic and ‘revenge travel’ helps power Heygo to a $20M Series A funding round
During the worst throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, very few people could travel. Meanwhile, both 2021 and 2022 were predicted to be the years of “revenge travel” where people would do a great deal
Stonly, a customer onboarding platform, raises $22M series A led by Northzone and Accel
In the age of COVID — or rather, the age of massive digitization of services, post-COVID — online customers want to onboard themselves to products and platforms. After all, isn’t it fast
Cortex raises $15M Series A to help development teams wrangle their microservices
Cortex, a startup that helps engineering teams get improved visibility into the Rube Goldberg machine that is their microservices architecture and improve their overall development practices around it
InCloudCounsel raises $200M, rebrands as Ontra to expand its automation tools for contract management
A typical enterprise grapples with hundreds or thousands of agreements, contracts and other legal documents every year, and it usually engages costly legal counsel either inside or outside the company
Bridging the gap: What CISOs must do to get the C-suite on their side
Every CISO must face a cold, hard fact: You might not have a seat at the boardroom table or the executive leadership team meeting.
Watch Edward Snowden launch Global Encryption Day, live today
Marginalized communities, survivors of abuse, politicians, law enforcement — they all use encrypted communications to keep their information safe. But the encryption of the kinds of services you
RepAir Carbon realised fuel cell tech could be applied to CO2 capture — now they plan to scale
Existing technologies for direct air capture technologies require a lot of heat to remove the CO2, after it’s been absorbed into filters. The process to date has been laborious and often highly
Astera Labs, a fabless chip startup, nabs $50M at a $950M valuation to remove bottlenecks in high-bandwidth cloud applications
As more enterprises migrate to cloud-based architectures, they are also taking on more applications (because they can) and, as a result of that, more complex workloads and storage needs. Machine learn
Constructor finds $55M for tech that powers search and discovery for e-commerce businesses
One of the biggest problems in the world of e-commerce is the predicament of shopping cart abandonment: when shoppers aren’t getting to what they want fast enough — whether it’s find
How to establish a health tech startup advisory board
Three to five people is an ideal starting point for an advisory board, depending on the size and stage of your company.
What’s the board’s role in an early-stage startup?
Investors often ask founders about their board: It says a lot about their character, their judgment and their willingness to be challenged.
YELA secures $2M to reproduce Cameo’s celebrity success with an app for the Middle East
The Cameo app, where celebrities send video messages to paying fans, has taken off globally. But now the concept is set to come to the Middle East and South Asia. Tech startup YELA has secured $2 mill
Fewer CEOs are serving on outside boards. That’s good (and bad)
Increased diversity on boards isn’t just a great development by itself; board experience positions members well for future leadership roles, getting more women and people of color into corner office
6 strategies for running more effective startup board meetings
While many entrepreneurs see board meetings as a chore, they can be a powerful tool if used well.