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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.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Downturn strategy, recycling startup boom, better board meetings

Because the stakes are so high, we’re only interested in posts offering actionable advice that are written by authors who have experience working under adverse economic circumstances.

Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding amid economic downturn

Not shockingly, Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding this year.

Fearless Fund’s Arian Simone on why a downturn is business as usual for minority founders

"Women of color are the most founded, entrepreneurial demographic. They are just the least funded."

Why it’s so hard to market enterprise AI/ML products and what to do about it

Healthy pipeline generation is the bugbear of the AI/ML industry, yet there is very little content on how to address it.

Five to Nine raises $4.25M seed round to help improve the efficiency of DEI initiatives

Founded by two Black women, Five to Nine helps companies manage their employee resource groups.

Startups are on track to acquire more VC-backed companies than ever in 2022. Here’s why

Startups acquiring other VC-backed companies is nothing new. But up until the last few years, these transactions were mainly large and infrequent. Now, they are getting smaller and more frequent.

Black Founders Matter presses VCs to pledge commitment to diversity

The pledge encourages VCs to invest a quarter of their funds into BIPOC women founders.

Revenue-based financing platform Bloom secures $377M Series A led by Credo and Fortress

While the likes of Pipe are reaching multi-billion valuations, European revenue-based financing is experiencing as much of a boom as it is in the U.S. U.K.-based startup platform Bloom has now secured
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