While it would be ideal if the startup made it, the financial returns, perhaps lasting decades, come through the IP operation.
On a recent winter morning in New Delhi, Rajan Anandan and Pieter Kemps were pacing the floor of a five-star hotel, quizzing a group of over two dozen young startup founders about their goals. One fou
An emerging class of founders is reminding the ecosystem how collapse can be an activator.
Crowdfunding investment totals in 2022 didn't surpass 2021 but activity declined significantly less than venture did.
SparkLabs Korea, a Seoul-based seed to early-stage accelerator, held a demo Day on Thursday for its 19th cohort of companies. The latest demo day marks its tenth year after SparkLabs launched its acce
Arbor Ventures, funder of fintech and shopping startups like installment loan company Tabby and Amazon brand factory Heyday, has locked down $193 million toward its largest fund to date, TechCrunch ha
Crypto token prices have been trending downward for the past year, with BTC and ETH both down over 50% since last September. Yet despite the downturn in cryptocurrency prices, early-stage web3 startup
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
More investor money is flowing into Indonesia’s startup ecosystem. Today, AC Ventures, which focuses on early-stage startups in the country, announced it has raised $205 million in committed capital
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, Natasha and Danny, otherwise known as your two new favori
Healthcare insurance, if you’re lucky to have it, only covers a subset of conditions in the United States. As a result, patients can often get burdened with horror story charges, like huge deductibl
In a creator-economy world, if you’re only as good as your last YouTube video, then your next YouTube video had better be bigger and louder than the last. Vibely, a new startup co-founded by Asana a
When Okta launched its $50 million Okta Ventures investment fund in April, one of its investments was in an early-stage privacy startup called DataGrail. Today, the companies announced a partnership t
The vast enterprise tech category is Silicon Valley’s richest, and today it’s poised to change faster than ever before. That’s probably the biggest reason to come to TechCrunch’s first-ever sh
Startups in East Africa have a new source for investment and mentorship. Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation — a co-working space and investment fund based in Stockholm — opened its tech fund and e
TechCrunch is heading to Latin America for the first time and staging its first-ever Startup Battlefield Latin America on November 8 in São Paulo to find the next wave of early-stage startups tacklin
Like most VCs, we see dozens of deals each week. We've developed a funnel that enables us to quickly eliminate those that don't fit our general investment criteria. The deals that survive this initial
Over the past 10 years I've been on the first cap tables of three startups for which I've been responsible for closing their capital-raising efforts. I’ve raised money from the smallest angel invest
A curious gap has emerged in the early-stage investment landscape: While emerging startups are able to raise very small, sub-$500,000 rounds, seed and pre-A investors are requiring increasingly higher
Romulus Capital has raised its third—and largest—fund to back early-stage startups, many sourced in labs at MIT, the alma mater of the firm’s founding General Partner, Krishna K. Gupta. The fir