EC TechCrunch Disrupt 2021
How to take advantage of distributed work
Distributed work is becoming the norm for many tech companies as the pandemic waxes and wanes. But there are plenty of ways to mess it up, especially if you’re attempting a hybrid solution
Crafting a pitch deck that can’t be ignored
What do you do to build a deck that can’t be ignored? To answer that question, we assembled a group of three exceptional venture capitalists on the Extra Crunch stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021.
How do you select the right tech stack?
Without a good technical foundation, you may end up accumulating a lot of technical debt.
Getting started with building an audience in the creator economy
How can you anticipate the content people want before they want it? How do you figure out where your audience lives online and what they like? What is a creator, after all?
What you should know about prepping your startup for the public markets
Many founders aspire to an IPO, even if the average time horizon has now stretched as capital flows into the market. But how to get a company ready for an IPO isn't usual fare in startup conversations
Leveraging customer feedback and data to iterate on your product
We held a panel during Disrupt with Jean-Denis Grèze of Plaid, Stephanie Mencarelli of InVision and Pete Thompson of eBay on being data driven, segmenting your user base, iteration speed and more.
Getting the details right in your pitch deck
This year's Pitch Deck Teardown at TechCrunch Disrupt was full of invaluable advice from an exceptional VC panel about how to capture investors' attention.
Finding product-market fit, from the earliest stages through growth
Three VCs shared their perspectives on what makes for good product-market fit, how to spot it and how to use it to your best advantage for both your business' growth and for raising capital.
3 founders share strategies for navigating bias and building confidence
Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups are more likely to face an uphill climb than their white, male counterparts, but their challenges stretch beyond systemic bias and lack of access to capital.
Index, Sequoia and Canvas investors weigh in on how to raise your first dollars
Founders seeking to raise their first round of capital may feel overwhelmed with the prospect. There is definitely plenty of capital out there, but there are also a lot of startups clamoring for it.
As Apple messes with attribution, what does growth marketing look like in 2021?
Measuring growth is complex and challenging — and it’s only getting tougher. Changes to attribution in iOS 14 have forced growth marketers to rethink how they define their growth analytics engines
Why and when startups should look to diverse sources of capital
Venture capital is a popular source of capital for early-stage startups, but it's not the only one. Debt is an increasingly popular alternative, as is non-dilutive, revenue-based financing.
What a community means in the modern world of startups
"Community" has grown into one of those buzzy Silicon Valley terms over the years, but long-time advocates explain that the concept is fundamental in entrepreneurship and venture capital investments.
The first win: Getting early customers to take a chance with you
The purpose of your company is to sell your solution and generate revenue, but to do that you require customers. So how do you convince someone to bet on you?
Reid Hoffman on the evolution of ‘blitzscaling’ amid the pandemic
"Blitzscaling itself isn’t the goal," said Hoffman. "Blitzscaling is being inefficient; it’s spending capital inefficiently and hiring inefficiently; it’s being uncertain about your business mod
Where and when to spend your recently raised dollars
'It’s easier to raise and harder to spend these days, because there’s such a high demand for talent.'
Ben Rubin explains why the Web3 era of social media will help everybody get paid
After a decade of a handful of social media companies trading what are essentially publishing tools in exchange for serving us all an endless deluge of ads, the winds of change are finally blowing.
NBA Top Shot creator on the NFT craze and why Ethereum still isn’t consumer friendly
We caught up with the Dapper Labs CEO at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 last week to discuss the challenges facing the crypto space, the future of Ethereum, and how quickly NFTs blew up this year.
The enormous challenges and abundant opportunities in climate tech
The decarbonization of the planet will be the next major disruption of the century, according to SOSV managing general partner Sean O'Sullivan and Carmichael Roberts of Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
Latin America finds a champion in SoftBank Group International CEO Marcelo Claure
Since first announcing it was planting a stake in the ground in the region in early 2019, SoftBank -- from its own balance sheet, it says -- has plugged more than $5 billion into the region, and it