corporate finance

How to approach (and work with) the 3 types of corporate VCs

In this overview, we’ll discuss the types of CVCs, the best way to approach each type and the key things to keep in mind during initial discussions.

Why don’t more VCs care about good tech (yet)?

How long are investors going to ignore the growing consumer appetite for responsible and impactful businesses?

Startups Weekly: How will we build the city of the future?

Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT), just subscribe here. Commercial real estate, the traditional heart of most

Big VCs stacked billions in Q1 while smaller firms saw their haul shrink

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. After spending perhaps more time than we should have recently trying to figure ou

How to protect your equity if you’ve been furloughed or laid off

Those who have a good understanding of equity may be positioned for a big payday down the line.

AngelList wants to improve comparing VC fund performance with new metrics and calculator

There is immense opacity in the venture capital industry, and that has made comparing venture funds notoriously difficult. Traditional benchmarks calculated by groups like Cambridge Associates bucket

Uber pushes adjusted quarterly profit target to 2021

Uber has pushed its target to achieve a measure of profitability to a quarter in 2021, reversing a decision made just three months ago to move up the goal to the end of this year. Uber will miss its t

This venture firm in India is offering fast funding to early-stage startups in a time of uncertainty

As investors get cautious about dealmaking in India amid the coronavirus outbreak and their appetite to fund early stage startups begins to evaporate, one venture capital fund is stepping up to make t

Autotech Ventures raises more than $150 million with an eye on ground transportation startups

Autotech Ventures popped on the scene three years ago with a $120 million debut fund and a plan to invest in early-stage ground transportation startups. Now, with investments in 26 startups and a hand

Introducing the term-sheet grader

What to do if your term sheet has too many tough terms, and which are the ones to focus on?

Alphabet grew more than expected in Q1, but its ad business saw ‘significant slowdown’ in March

Today after the bell, Alphabet, parent company of Google, reported its Q1 2020 performance. The company’s $41.16 billion in revenue for the three-month period came in ahead of expectations, best founder Bryce Roberts: Profitability is ‘more achievable than a Series A round’

"If you have to ask people for permission to exist, and the more you rely on those people for yourself to exist, the more risk and exposure you have.”

Pandemic forces fundraising founders to accept ‘discounts across the board’

Startup founders who are fundraising in this climate should expect venture investors to take a huge chunk out of their valuation expectations. “What we’re seeing across the board is discou

Finnish VC Icebreaker launches second fund to continue backing ‘pre-founders’ and pre-seed startups, the Finnish venture capital firm that backs “pre-founders” and pre-seed to seed-stage startups, has launched a second fund, with a first close of €50 million. That’s

Startups Weekly: Investors are keeping terms friendly — instead they say ‘no’ more often

[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.]  Multiple liquidation preferences, full-ratchet anti-dilution clauses and pa

How deal terms are changing right now

Trying to raise money for a startup is never a walk in the park. Still, there are good times, there are bad times, and there is right now, a moment of uncertainty unlike anything that most of us have

Pandemic reset leads investors to focus on resilience, adaptability

Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Share on Twitter Mahendra Ramsinghani founded Secure Octane Investments, which includes Demisto, CyberGRX and 16 other infrastructure and cybersecurity companies. Mahe

Digging into Europe’s Q1 venture results

Despite COVID-19, China's broad shuttering and an aged bull market deep, Europe's venture capital activity in Q1 2020 was mostly fine.

Green shoots for software companies

Looking for good news despite all the market gloom

Everee raises a $10M Series A to scale its worker-friendly payroll software service

This morning Everee, a Utah-based software as a service (SaaS) startup focused on payroll, announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A. The funding event was led by Origin Ventures and Signal
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