Countdown Capital

Countdown Capital winding down is not a bad omen for micro funds

As long as micro funds can be nimble enough to gain meaningful ownership, they shouldn't be too concerned about Countdown's fate.

United Launch Alliance and Astrobotic launches, Countdown Capital shutdown

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. By the time you read this, United Launch Alliance will have hopefully launched its Vulcan Centaur rocket for the first time, and Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander will b

Are megafunds squeezing out small VCs and distorting the seed market?

This is our Friday show, and today, Mary Ann Azevedo and Alex Wilhelm took on the week's biggest tech, startup and venture capital news.

Early-stage hard tech firm Countdown Capital shutting down

Countdown Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on hard tech industrial startups, will shut down by the end of March and return uninvested capital, firm founder and solo general partner

VC fundraising gets weird as autumn nears

The first half of 2022 broke fundraising records at VC firms, but everyone we spoke to expected fundraising to slow by the end of the year. While it is slowing down, it's also getting weird.

Countdown Capital raises $15 million to back the next industrial revolution

In a time when most VCs are acting more cautiously and placing focus on companies with a quick path to profitability, Countdown Capital is instead going all in on hard-to-build, capital-intensive bets