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The thing we thought was happening with robotic investments is definitely happening

There was a brief, beautiful moment for a few months in 2021 when it felt like robotic investments might be immune from broader market forces. We all fundamentally and implicitly understood this to no

Has the FTX mess iced venture interest in crypto?

Many folks building or investing in blockchain-based assets and protocols have kept their chins up amid a series of crises. But what do the numbers tell us?

Harmonic helps investors query the startup searches of their wildest dreams

Siri, show me fintech companies, founded in the last two years, that haven’t raised over the past year but have grown headcount by 100% in the same time frame; and can it be founded by Stanford

Plummeting unicorn births underscore a changing venture capital market

Per Crunchbase data, the rate at which unicorns are being born has fallen nearly 80% from its peak, which was notably reached one year ago.

Grocery delivery startups with low margins might drop IPO dreams for M&A reality

Getting a bunch of bananas and avocados from your favorite 15-minute grocery delivery company at 3 a.m. might be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but some of these companies are finding themselv

Tracking cybersecurity investment during the venture downturn

Is cybersecurity venture capital deal activity holding up better than other sectors this deep into Q3?

Unicorn fundraising is reverting to a (very elevated) baseline

Provided that you have a memory longer than the average fish, there's nothing to be so scared about. Yet.

The venture slowdown finally hit early-stage valuations, PitchBook data shows

According to PitchBook, the median valuation of early-stage U.S. startups that raised venture capital was lower last quarter than in Q1 2022.

Latin America’s slowing VC market hides local strength

To really understand what’s going on with Latin American venture capital funding, we have to go deeper than the regional perspective can afford us.

Thanks to Amazon, One Medical and Whole Foods are on the same dang shelf

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann got together with Grace once agai

Robotics scene continues to be bullish, but layoffs are looming

“In an economic downturn, the customers will be less willing to be experimental, so they're thinking about cutting costs and then economics just becomes so much more important.”

Crunchbase looks to grow its database of startups with $50M in new cash

In both down times and boom times, businesses across industries are faced with the challenge of building sales pipelines and closing revenue. “Account-based” intelligence — i.e., res

While venture cools down around the world, climate startups are blazing hot

Climate tech winners in the second quarter spanned a range of businesses, from renewable energy developers to EV manufacturers and nuclear startups.

How many unicorns are just ponies now?

If Instacart, which was able to raise aggressively during the pandemic, is actually worth a fraction of what investors calculated last year, what about other unicorns?

VCs slow Latin American investments after blowout 2021

A report from the Latin America-focused Sling Hub platform indicates that June was a record-low result for the value of venture capital fundraising. What does that mean for the region moving forward?

As the global venture capital market slows, is the US dodging the downturn?

The global VC total in the second quarter was still above any quarter of 2020. It's a massive figure, in other words, indicative of a private capital market that is far from moribund.

When did the startup boom peak?

Both startup and venture capital reached an activity zenith at some point in the last few quarters -- but when?

4 negotiation points startup founders must focus on in a down market

As founders bend over backward to get backing, legal due diligence can sometimes go overlooked.

Just how wrong were those 2021 valuations?

Happy Monday. It’s Independence Day here in the United States, which means that much of TechCrunch is on holiday. But as last week came to a close, several important pieces of data dropped that

CIBC Innovation Banking comes in with new $1.5B venture financing to fill VC gap

CIBC's Mark McQueen says the bank's non-dilutive capital can be "unicorn fuel" as startups wait for VC funding spigot to flow faster.
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