EC News Analysis

Neobanks should take heart from Monzo’s performance in 2022

Monzo's results are one more ray of warm sunshine for this particular subsector of the beleaguered fintech market.

Welcome to the trillion-dollar club, Nvidia

Given that the stock market has battered tech stocks in recent quarters, how is Nvidia breaking away from the pack? What can we learn from its rise?

TechCrunch+’s holiday reading list

It's Memorial Day here in the United States, which means that the flow of tech news is slower than normal.

3 Views on a16z’s latest reported early-stage effort

This is not the first time that we’ve seen funds try to go earlier in the investing world. Will the a16z effort pay off? Will it be ultimately good for founders? 

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a bot

We may be so comprehensively copulated at this moment in time, that digging our way out might prove impossible. Brew a cup of coffee and take a breath; this isn't going to be pretty.

Deal Dive: Gradiant is the new kind of unicorn worth getting excited about

The 10-year-old company that's been grinding away in a tough industry offers a lot of hints of what the unicorns of 2023 will look like.

The new rules of venture debt are already being written

Venture debt, in many ways, used to be an afterthought. But in the post-SVB world, raising this kind of debt is going to look very different.

Even as crypto exchanges exit Canada, Coinbase intends to play the ‘long game’

As crypto exchanges leave Canada amid new regulatory frameworks, a number of exchanges like Coinabse plan to stay in the market.

Yeah, tech growth is slowing down

Airbnb, Twilio and Amplitude's earnings together indicate that tech growth is slowing not just for Big Tech, it's across the board.

We’re close to peak pessimism around fintech

Given what's happening, it's hard to summon the courage to argue that we are close to seeing fintech valuations bottoming out or even rebound.

Space startups need to start preparing for a post-Starship world

SpaceX's Starship is poised to change the launch industry — and give space startup founders much to consider.

Deal Dive: VC interest in wildfire tech grows as the world burns around us

As wildfires continue to become a larger threat, the group of entrepreneurs looking to create tech solutions grows with it.

Has the seed stage come back down to earth? It depends where you look

While some seed investors are seeing deal valuations soften, others are passing on companies still looking for too much.

Blank Street cracked the code on making coffee shops attractive to VC

Blank Street's focus on efficiency appeals to venture capitalists but time will tell if its approach draws in long-term customers.

Tech investors’ obsession over profit is already waning

New data indicates that venture investors are on their way back to preferring growth over profitability at startups.

Yeah, the data is bad, but I’m still optimistic about emerging managers

Emerging managers saw the funding declines of 2022 continue into 2023. But I think the space is worth getting excited about.

Secondary market trackers are lighting up a traditionally dark deal environment

A new fleet of startups is providing access to secondary deal data, which tells us how companies are doing in an otherwise quiet market.

To raise an opportunity fund this year or to not raise an opportunity fund?

Many early-stage-focused firms started raising follow-on funds in recent years but may not continue with 2023's muted exit environment.

How a fintech company handled a fintech crisis

Spend management company Airbase found itself trying to access its own funds while also helping customers make payments through Silicon Valley Bank during the bank's collapse.

Hong Kong is charting its own web3 path despite China’s anti-crypto stance

While these developments are encouraging signs to some, others question whether the semi-autonomous region has the right conditions for building all forms of web3 organizations and businesses to thriv
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