TechCrunch+ roundup: Deep due diligence, early Q1 2023 VC results, flight lessons for angels
Maybe some founders are under pressure to return money to investors, but what about the GPs who are sending funds back to their LPs?
For deep due diligence, minimize disruption to maximize success
If you’re not careful, you can come up against delays, or worse, investors pulling out at the last minute.
3 ways PE firms can ensure relevant due diligence for M&A targets ahead of a recession
It's critical for due diligence providers to analyze a company's business segments and product lines to identify the range of its exposure to potential issues.
All we are saying is give due diligence a chance in 2023
You should never be signing checks because all the cool kids are doing it — that is never a sound approach to doing most things in life, let alone investing millions of dollars.
Maybe FTX was the real poster child for 2021’s startup excess
FTX's bankruptcy filing speaks volumes about how quickly venture capitalists dropped their own advice to secure a seat on a rocket they were hoping would only go up. It did not.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Fundraising beyond the Bay Area, web3 gaming, TDD prep checklist
San Francisco is no longer the center of the startup universe, and it hasn’t been for a while.
A prep checklist for startups about to undergo technical due diligence
Here's a detailed checklist C-level executives and managers can use to help VCs determine if your "codebase is safe enough for investment."
TechCrunch+ roundup: Technical due diligence, web3’s promise, how to hire well
Too often, startup recruiting resembles scenes from heist movies where the characters are putting a crew together.
8 questions to answer before your startup faces technical due diligence
The themes of codebase health that great investors care about are also strategic decisions that help create code to support a great business.
How to create a due diligence road map for Series B investors
By keeping the information you provide tightly coupled with the initial story that captured investor interest, you create momentum within the partnership.
The majority of early-stage VC deals fall apart in due diligence
Here's what investors are looking for when writing the first check into a fledgling startup.
From NDA to LOI: What really happens when your startup is being acquired?
While IPOs may get more headlines, a well-timed, well-planned acquisition can mean even larger opportunities for you, your team and the technologies you’ve built.
5 tips for scaling your green startup during a funding drought
Green startups now need to refine their strategies for raising VC money during the scaling stage, especially when they begin assessing their defining values vis-a-vis their finances.
When it comes to sanctions, PE firms must proceed with great caution
In order to effectively mitigate sanction risks, PEs are doing due diligence on their LPs and investing in the management of compliance programs and policies at their portfolio companies.
Don’t buy a breach or a bad reputation: A more effective approach to M&A due diligence
You can begin intelligence-driven investigation and evaluation much earlier without needing network access or information sharing.
UK’s Thirdfort nabs $20M for tools to help with ID verification, and detect money laundering and payment fraud
Money laundering has been a hot topic of late in the UK, which is facing pressure to not just make tighter rules to track down the origins of money that’s spent on large assets in the country li
Would you marry your investors?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to
3 views: How due diligence will change in 2022
TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm, Natasha Mascarenhas and Mary Ann Azevedo, the trio behind the Equity podcast, dive into what's in store for startup due diligence.
Learning how to ask questions is an essential skill for startup founders
As I interviewed founders about the most valuable learning resources that allowed them to grow into the leaders they are today, I realized that many leaned heavily on carefully-crafted approaches to a
It’s time to better identify the cost of cybersecurity risks in M&A deals
Over the past decade, a number of high-profile cybersecurity issues have arisen during mega-M&A deals, heightening concerns among corporate executives.