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Breaking a myth: Data shows you don’t actually need a co-founder

We are often told that starting a startup on your own is madness. There are thousands of articles out there that tell you that and why why you need a co-founder. Probably solid advice, but data from C

CrunchBase launches its official app for iOS

CrunchBase, the database of startups, announced today the launch of its iOS app. The app allows users to look up information about companies, acquisitions, investors, funding rounds and business news,

CrunchBase Spotlight: Data hints at down rounds, but not wipeout, for marketplace lending

Marketplace lending may not be prospering now but a resurgence could be on deck.

The next new thing: Women VCs

Few — though not most — see what’s coming next, too, and that’s women VCs, taking their place alongside men, in equal, or nearly equal, numbers. In fact, we’d argue that the shif

The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders

The CrunchBase Women in Venture report is the third study in our ongoing analysis of women and their participation in the startup ecosystem. This report focuses on the participation of women in ventu

CrunchBase Raises $2M Series A2, Launches Paid Plans For Data Access

CrunchBase, a service that surfaces information about startup funding, venture capital investments and people in the startup ecosystem, was spun out of TechCrunch and its parent company AOL/Verizon la

The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you, our readers, the top 20 highest paying

AOL/Verizon Completes Spinout Of CrunchBase Funded By Emergence Capital

CrunchBase, the database of startups, other tech companies and the people who work in them that was originally developed alongside TechCrunch, is spinning out from AOL/Verizon. Emergence Capital is

CrunchBase Introduces a Detail-Rich “Leaderboard” for the Unicorn Obsessed

These days, everyone seems to have a unicorn list. And why wouldn’t they? The number of privately held companies to pass the billion-dollar valuation mark has soared so dramatically in recent years

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Apple held an event in San Francisco during which it announced tons of new hardware, rival transportation apps in Asia battled for more funding, and Periscope added Facebook sharing. This i

CrunchBase Is Spinning Out, Backed by Emergence Capital

Eight-year-old, San Francisco-based CrunchBase looks to become a standalone company in the very near future. According to several sources, the unit, which calls itself the “definitive database of th

CrunchBase And Compass Partner To Rank Global Startup Ecosystems

Our data and analytics loving sister company CrunchBase is partnering with Compass (the minds behind the 2012 Startup Genome Project) on a new study to provide a taxonomy for global startup ecosystem

CrunchBase Launching New Events Section

CrunchBase, the business graph to TechCrunch's business laugh, is launching a new feature here at Disrupt Europe in London. It's a new events section that old CrunchBase is rolling out with some snazz

CrunchBase Grows Its Global Reach, Adding Incubators, VC Partners And A New Leaderboard Feature

Everyone knows CrunchBase as the leading site for all the information that investors and the startup community may need. But now the site that's given you so much for so little is adding even more fea

Venture Investors Begin To Drill In To Oil Deals

The oil and gas business is technologically challenging, data-heavy, and traditionally ignored by venture capitalists. But a few firms are looking to change that with a new concentration on software a

VCs Say “Ni Hao” To Chinese Startups

Venture capital investment in Chinese startup companies is surging again. After several years of a moribund market, investment in Chinese technology startups is en vogue again thanks in part to the so

[Updated] Hey Boss, Let Me Know If CrunchBase Is Getting Sold?

If there's one thing to take away from the conversation CrunchBase co-founders Mike Arrington and current President Matt Kaufman had on stage, it's that if venture investors want to make a bid for the

Meet The New CrunchBase

Since it was first launched in 2007, CrunchBase has been an invaluable source of information about major companies, startups, investors, and executives in the tech ecosystem. Today we're proud to intr

Hey, Big Spender! Venture Investment Soars In January

Holy shit did venture capitalists spend a lot of money in January. Investments in new companies shot to $5.8 billion by the end of the month up from $3.5 billion over the same period last year, acc

Euro Secondhand Marketplace Vinted Raises $27M To Take On The Salvation Army

The clothes may be cheap, but prices for tech companies launching mobile and web-based marketplaces to sell secondhand and consignment clothing keep going up.  The latest company trying to get people
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