“When you no longer believe, if you're not buying what you're selling anymore, then it is time to stop," said M13 Partner Anna Barber.
There’s no nice way to say this: when it comes to onboarding new employees, most early-stage startups are either inept or uninterested.
As fintechs become more efficient, so too do fraudsters. “Faster instant payments mean faster fraud,” Sardine CEO and co-founder Soups Ranjan told TechCrunch. That’s the thesis behin
Web Summit, one of the world’s largest events centered around technology startups, is to launch a brand-new venture capital vehicle consisting of two new funds, TechCrunch understands. The move
OurCrowd, the global crowdfunding venture firm, today announced its newest fund. As the organization announced at today’s Clinton Global Initiative event in New York, it is partnering with the WHO F
A significant number of companies are following popular advice to try and break even, but the sad truth is that this is probably the worst possible advice for most startups right now.
It's natural for founders to live and breathe for their customers and product, but the dirty little secret of fundraising is that your investors are extraordinarily unlikely to care about your product
The investors I’ve spoken to recently are still open to good ideas, but when they come from founders who are already working toward product-market fit, it boosts their confidence.
Despite well-known volatility in the crypto market, crypto startups building infrastructure to support the industry’s long-term growth have seemed to fare better than their peers. This is especi
Northzone and Salkantay Ventures join other venture capital firms in raising their largest funds to date.
Rather than the main focus being on the next funding round, founders have the opportunity to reprioritize and rebuild. Funds can do that, too.
The days of European startups relocating to the U.S. if they want to grow (and raise money to do so) have been receding in the rearview mirror for a while now, so much so that even in these leaner tim
The most important metric VCs want to see is non-linear organic growth of your product’s user base, including usage expansion within specific teams.
At the risk of invoking the “do you even lift?” meme: every process inside your organization can be improved, and founders need to make gains wherever possible.
If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously low or making difficult choices about preserving capi
The company is able to underwrite online businesses in less than 48 hours and provides facilities for funding up to 80% of an acquisition under a flexible, revenue-based schedule.
Beginning with the first company I co-founded 25 years ago and continuing through the second company I co-founded 15 years ago, I raised over $100M from top-tier VCs.
Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.
To be clear: Most investors want to say “yes.” No one becomes a venture capitalist just so they can stomp on someone’s dreams.
In a downturn, getting the timing and evolution of a GTM model right relative to the maturity of a business can make the business and getting it wrong can break it.