How to create a due diligence road map for Series B investors
By keeping the information you provide tightly coupled with the initial story that captured investor interest, you create momentum within the partnership.
The VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ breaks out in the East as a €70M fund breaks cover
There is a fight emerging in Central and Eastern Europe, and all the way down into the South Eastern regions. Investors such as Inovo, Credo, LauncHub, Vitosha, VentureFriends, and Marathon VC are all
VC funds still rolling as Northzone announces largest fund, while Salkantay is largest Peru fund
Northzone and Salkantay Ventures join other venture capital firms in raising their largest funds to date.
Funds can no longer just be a source of capital
Rather than the main focus being on the next funding round, founders have the opportunity to reprioritize and rebuild. Funds can do that, too.
Stockholm’s EQT Growth closes $2.2B to fund scaling European startups like Vinted, Mambu and Epidemic Sound
The days of European startups relocating to the U.S. if they want to grow (and raise money to do so) have been receding in the rearview mirror for a while now, so much so that even in these leaner tim
An action plan for founders fundraising in fintech’s choppy waters
If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously low or making difficult choices about preserving capi
Boopos adds to its small business M&A lending pot with new investment
The company is able to underwrite online businesses in less than 48 hours and provides facilities for funding up to 80% of an acquisition under a flexible, revenue-based schedule.
Stop sensationalizing the ‘collapse’ of VC: Look at the data
The narrative falls short when you look at data from before 2021. In the U.S. and globally, VC activity is well on track to exceed a long-term trend that started in 2006 for total amount invested.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Gen Z VCs, choosing a GTM model, crypto crisis communication tips
To be clear: Most investors want to say “yes.” No one becomes a venture capitalist just so they can stomp on someone’s dreams.
Nikola, Lucid latest EV SPACs trying to raise cash
Two EV manufacturers are seeking cash infusions this week to bring their delayed vehicles to market. Nikola, a Phoenix-based electric truck maker, said in a securities filing Tuesday that it plans to
Key issues you should consider before signing an international merger deal
By understanding the key issues in cross-border tech M&A, an international acquirer can close a successful transaction and achieve its commercial objectives in the United States.
Meet the judges for the Minneapolis TechCrunch Live pitch-off
TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event focused on the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 7. I hope you can join us. We have an agenda packed with insiders who can speak to
Investors detail their red (and green) flags for startups seeking venture dollars
TechCrunch sat down with several investors to hear how they're looking at the funding environment today and what their red flags -- and green flags -- are for startups looking to raise another round.
A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash
Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of it.
A look at progress toward venture equity this Women’s Equality Day
Progress in the amount of venture capital funding raised by companies by all-women teams has been slow and daunting, if steady.
Pitch your startup at TechCrunch Live’s Minneapolis event
TechCrunch is thrilled to be (virtually) headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event takes place on September 7 at 2:00 pm CDT/12:00 pm PDT. It’s free to attend, and it’s free to submit yo
TechCrunch+ roundup: How VC really works, longevity investor survey, choosing your angel
“Venture capital” is semantically equivalent to “dangerous money,” which is part of its mystique.
Planning to use your startup equity as collateral? Good luck
If you have equity and are seeking liquidity, you are not alone. Getting liquidity for startup equity is an industrywide problem and has been for decades.
Choose your angel: Learn how they invest and what motivates them
How angels invest shapes your cap table, how many investors you need to wrangle signatures from and how many headaches you have to deal with down the road.
As a startup founder, you really need to understand how venture capital works
Once you're on the VC-fueled treadmill, you can't easily step back off.