So your startup’s runway is dwindling and fundraising is hard. What’s next?

What should startups do when their runway is ending, investors are disappearing, and options for more capital dwindle?

Percent lands $30M investment to connect investors with private credit

In 2018, Nelson Chu founded Percent with the goal of bringing investors, borrowers and underwriters together to modernize private credit. Seeing an opportunity to tackle the lack of risk management in

Seed Club Ventures emerges from stealth with $25M fund focused on DAOs

Seed Club, a DAO-focused accelerator program, has launched its venture arm out of stealth mode with a $25 million fund, the team shared exclusively with TechCrunch. “Seed Club is a DAO for builders

Venom Foundation and Iceberg Capital launch $1B venture fund to invest in web3

Venom Foundation, a layer-1 blockchain licensed and regulated by the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and investment manager Iceberg Capital have partnered to launch a $1 billion venture fund, the two firms a

Let’s talk about party rounds

Party rounds have been around for over a decade and a subject of debate for just as long. The positives are obvious. The cons are more complicated.

Party rounds are either the dinner party of your dreams or the one where no one shows up

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Why debt raises might make sense in a down economy

Debt, or loans, get a bad rap where they concern startups. But they aren't always a bad financing vehicle, particularly when other forms of capital are constrained.

So. Many. New. Venture. Funds.

Further proving that venture investors have more dry powder than ever before, this week started with a flurry of venture capital fund close announcements across sectors and stages. It tells that LPs a

Republic acquires crowdfunding media agency Arora Project in ‘multimillion-dollar deal’

Off the heels of a $150 million Series B fundraise, New York-based investing platform Republic has acquired Arora Project, an equity crowdfunding media agency that helps startups create and launch cam

Squire, a barbershop tech platform, triples its valuation (again) with Tiger Global

Squire is now a 175-person company with a tech platform used by over 2,000 shops across three continents.

Hiro Capital puts $2.3M into team sports tracking platform PlayerData — as does Sir Terry Leahy

Hiro Capital has gradually been making a name for itself as an investor in the area know as “Digital Sports” or DSports for short. It’s now led a $2.3 million funding round in PlayerData

Lightspeed leads Laiye’s $42M round to bet on Chinese enterprise IT

Laiye, a Chinese startup that offers robotic process automation services to several major tech firms in the nation and government agencies, has raised $42 million in a new funding round as it looks to

Crunch Report | Facebook’s Election Hub

Google Capital has rebranded to CapitalG, Facebook hub gives its election hub top billing in hopes of making you a more informed voter, Wish is rumored to be raising $500 million, Lucas Matney was rea

When The Funding Bubble Bursts It Doesn’t Have To Mean Disaster

Hold tight. Wait till the party’s over Hold tight. We’re in for nasty weather ~Talking Heads, Burning Down The House One law of economic physics always holds true: what goes up must come d

Winter Is (Probably) Coming (Soon)

That’s the gist of a recent interview that venture capitalist Bill Gurley gave. His words matter because they cut to the simple fact that too many companies are burning too much money. Making mo

How Pebble And Other Product Phenomenons Killed It On Kickstarter

It's a good time to be <a target="_blank" href="">Kickstarter.</a> The crowdfunding platform has had a blockbuster year, breaking into mainstream consciousness with campaigns

How Technology Can Solve The Financial Industry’s Deficit Of Trust

To say Wall Street currently suffers from a deficit of trust would be an understatement. In the last few years alone, the government had to bail out Wall Street to the tune of <a href="

Realtime Matching Startup Raises Series A From Dawn Capital

<img src="" width="215" height="45" />The wave of investments in "realtime" is continuing with today's annou