TechCrunch+ roundup: Churn rate basics, BNPL fraud, fundraising IP checklist
The venture capital market is slowing down, which means early-stage founders are chasing a smaller pool of money. We asked VCs to name a pro forma pitch practice they think founders should retire.
Daily Crunch: Elon Musk unveils three-pronged strategy to fund his $43B Twitter purchase
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How to pitch me: 6 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2022
Smaller seed rounds mean shorter runways, so partnering with an investor who actually understands your business well enough to add value is critical.
TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 VC predictions, how to hook an angel, product advisory councils
Well-researched personas are useful, but nothing is better than talking to a customer if you want to understand what delights them — and what they're willing to pay for.
500 Global’s Christine Tsai shares her 2022 VC predictions
After incredible growth in the past two year, all signs point to a continued abundance of opportunities for startup founders and investors in the year ahead.
3 adtech and martech VCs see major opportunities in privacy and compliance
There seems to be plenty of activity in adtech and martech, particularly across the commerce ecosystem with tools that support monetization for small merchants.
5 VCs agree: COVID-19 reshaped adtech and martech
We last surveyed VCs about their advertising and marketing investment strategies back in January — which is to say, in a completely different world, before the coronavirus pandemic began to wreak ha
Where top VCs are investing in adtech and martech
Lately, the venture community’s relationship with advertising tech has been a rocky one. Advertising is no longer the venture oasis it was in the past, with the flow of VC dollars in the space d
Google veteran Tony Wang joins 500 Startups as managing partner
Wang was most recently the COO at Color Genomics.
Two years after a first close, 500 Startups wraps its Middle East fund with $33 million
When 500 Startups partner Hasan Haider announced the $15 million first close for the accelerator and investment firm’s Middle Eastern focused fund, 500 Falcons, Dave McClure was still at the hel
AirAsia launches a $60M fund to help startups get into Southeast Asia
Budget airline AirAsia is getting into the VC game after it unveiled a venture capital fund that aims to invest in startups across the world. The airline today announced Redbeat Capital, a $60 million
Slack raises, Dropbox and Snap report earnings and Magic Leap is real
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by 500 Startup
500 Startups Keeps Its Commitment To Invest In Women In Tech
"The best thing women in tech can do is to invest in other women," 500 Startups managing partner Christine Tsai told me by phone earlier today. That's exactly what the early-stage investment firm has
Startuphood And Parenthood: Not For The Faint Of Heart
<blockquote>Parenthood is the closest thing I've found to entrepreneurship. Looks cool from the outside but can be really messy inside. Everyone has advice, you work like a dog, the highs are amazing