Planet FWD secures $10M so consumer products industry can track carbon emissions
Companies use its emissions reductions engine during the product development phase to understand how to create products with lower carbon footprints.
Daily Crunch: African mobility fintech Moove raises $105M in Series A2
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How to pitch me: 4 VCs share what they’re looking for in March 2022
To learn more about where top VCs are searching for opportunities, and solicit their advice for entrepreneurs who want to attract attention, I asked four investors to share their thoughts.
Startup accelerators’ definition of ‘value add’ is due for a refresh
Much has changed about the way launch pads for startups look, feel and show value today. The earliest investors are rethinking signaling risk, dilution and even the worth of a traditional demo day.
Upmesh wants to build a community-driven discovery app for Southeast Asian live commerce
The founders of Upmesh were building a game on top of Twitch’s API when they realized something about another group of livestreamers. Even though selling through Facebook Live has been gaining popul
Cleo Capital’s Sarah Kunst explains how to get ready to raise your next round
"When a VC says they don't like an LLC, they literally mean they are definitely allergic to peanuts, and you are a bowl of nuts."
American Express taps startup BodesWell for expansion into financial planning
American Express is branching out into financial planning, with a little help from a seven-person startup called BodesWell. This week, the credit card giant launched a pilot of its first self-service
Cleo Capital is targeting $20 million for Fund II
Cleo Capital, a venture capital firm founded in 2018 by Sarah Kunst, is raising up to $20 million for its second fund, according to a source familiar with the matter. A recent SEC filing shows that Cl
Sarah Kunst will outline how to get ready to fundraise at Early Stage
Sarah Kunst, founding partner at Cleo Capital, has worn many hats. She’s been an entrepreneur, served on plenty of boards, is a contributing author at Marie Clare, has been a senior advisor to B
Julia Collins and Sarah Kunst outline how to build a fundraising process
"if you're not a graphic designer, then any incremental minute that you're spending on trying to make your deck pretty is a waste of time."
Join Sarah Kunst and Julia Collins for a live Q&A today at noon PT/3pm ET
Julia Collins is the first Black woman to co-found a unicorn, in the form of Zume, a robotics company that cooked pizzas and delivered them at the same time. The company attracted investment from Soft
Check out the incredible speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in March
Extra Crunch Live is off to a great start this year. Lightspeed’s Gaurav Gupta and Grafana’s Raj Dutt taught us how to nail the narrative. Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut and Guidelin
Want a job in tech? Flockjay pitches its sales training service as an on-ramp to tech careers
“Most people don’t even know that a job in tech sales is even a possibility,” says Shaan Hathiramani, the founder and chief executive of Flockjay, a company offering a tech sales tra
Businesses reducing trash and plastic consumption are beginning to look like treasure to some VCs
Zuleyka Strasner didn’t set out to become an advocate for zero-waste consumption. The former manager of partner operations at Felicis Ventures had initially pursued a career in politics in the U
Startup Alley exhibitors: Register for VC-led Fundraising & Hiring Best Practices webinar
It’s a classic “last but not least” moment for the all the savvy early-stage startup founders exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley at Disrupt 2020. The final webinar in our three-part interactive
Sign up to interview with accelerators before Disrupt 2020
Startup founders, brace yourself for a phenomenal opportunity. TechCrunch, in partnership with cela, will host eleven — count ‘em eleven — accelerators in Digital Startup Alley at Disrupt 2020.
Learn how COVID-19 has disrupted the startup world
What early-stage startup founder wouldn’t love to have a crystal ball? Especially now with a pandemic wreaking economic uncertainty across industries in every corner of the world. We don’t have my
Without desks and a demo day, are accelerators worth it?
As a result of the pandemic, accelerators have moved operations fully remote to abide by social distancing. The shift has forced well-known programs like 500 Startups, Y Combinator and Techstars to go
Y Combinator’s Startup School relaunches to be ready when you are
About three years and more than 100,000 participants later, Y Combinator is relaunching its free online bootcamp Startup School as a continuous year-round program. “Over the last 15 years, startups
Venture firms rush to find ways to support Black founders and investors
As protests against police brutality and economic manifestations of systemic racism in the U.S. continue, venture capital firms are joining the chorus of technology industry advocates lending their su