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Tracking China’s astounding venture capital slowdown

Let's explore China's Q4 2019 venture capital results and pull in fresh data from 2020 to get a handle on what's happening in the country today.

Is this what an early-stage slowdown looks like?

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re exploring some fascinating data from Silicon Valley Bank marke

TLcom Capital closes $71M Africa fund with plans to back 12 startups

VC firm TLcom Capital has closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million with plans to make up to 12 startup investments over the next 18 months. The group —  with offices in London, Lagos, and Nairobi

Top Hat raises $55M Series D for its higher ed learning platform

Toronto-based Top Hat, a company that makes a number of software tools for teachers in higher education, today announced that it has raised a $55 million Series D funding round co-ed by Georgian Partn

Startups Weekly: Tech layoffs spread (a bit)

Are January layoffs just a few post-WeWork jitters? TechCrunch has found itself writing about layoffs at a few notable tech companies this week — and not just SoftBank-backed ones. The focus is very

What’s the right pace for raising capital?

How much is too much too early? What amount of capital raise is typical for comparable peers? How capital-efficient are the best-in-class companies?

Clearcover and Lemonade tout improving margins as they scale fundraising, ARR

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re taking a quick glance at the venture-backed insurance space. On

The five biggest rounds in tech in 2019 and what they mean

Funding for tech startups has been on an inevitable upswing for years, a result of a virtuous circle where wildly successful tech companies on the public markets whet the appetites of investors and in

Do more startups die of indigestion or starvation?

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today, we’re weighing a standard bit of startup wisdom that recently reemer

Virtual product placement is coming for TV and movies and Ryff has raised cash to put it there

In a world where ad rates are declining for traditional broadcast media, the corporations responsible for making the fictions that millions devour daily need to find a new business model. Subscription

These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors

VCs tout themselves as frontier technology investors, but most are using the same tools we've used for the past 20+ years — Excel and recent college grads searching Google.

Daily Crunch: Facebook announces photo transfer tool

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe her

Submit a guest column to Extra Crunch (and TechCrunch)

We're changing how guest columns work here at TechCrunch, with the goal of publishing more about key topics for our startup founder audience.

Decide which type of investor to target for raising capital

Venture capital is just one of many options to finance your business, typically the most expensive. The broader question is: what type of capital should you raise, and from whom?  

China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut

36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday. The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to slash the size of its offering from 3.6 mi

Crunchbase raises $30M more to double down on its ambition to be a ‘LinkedIn for company data’

The internet and search engines like Google have made the world our oyster when it comes to sourcing information, but in the world of business, there remains a persistent need for more targeted market

Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends

Hardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active

Startups Weekly: Part & Parcel plans plus-sized fashion empire

In this week's newsletter: Part & Parcel is bringing plus-sized clothing out of the dark corners of department stores.

RapidAPI nabs $25M led by Microsoft as its API marketplace cracks 10K APIs and 1M users

APIs — the lightweight programming interfaces used by developers to integrate other applications with theirs, or to help their apps integrate with others — have become an essential buildin

Where are all the biotech startups raising?

Where are all the biotechnology companies raising these days? We crunched some numbers to arrive at an answer.
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