entrepreneurship

Vauban, an AngelList-like platform for VCs and angels to run and raise funds, closes $6.3m

It’s always been a slight puzzle why AngelList never really properly took off in Europe, especially when, a few years ago, there was such a dearth of funding options for poorly served European start

TechCrunch+ roundup: Why your title matters, part-time CFOs, Sequoia’s new model

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we won't be publishing on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

VCs and university endowments should partner to make venture more diverse

University endowments should invest in educational opportunities to give more people pathways to careers in venture.

Choose your job title before you name your startup

The ability to quickly spin up a team and launch something is clearly the core of what makes startupland so special (and, candidly, fun to write about).

TechCrunch+ roundup: 5 pitch deck slides to fix, initial viable product, MLOps acceleration

This is a fantastic time to found a startup, but unless you plan to bootstrap it, you will still need to go through the laborious exercise of crafting a pitch deck.

Not all money is created equal: A VC’s advice for founders

Nontraditional investors are bringing only money to the table with the hope that it can punch through all the remaining problems the company faces. Where does this put founders?

SOSV, SBK Tech Ventures and Miaki start a new accelerator in Bangladesh

SOSV, the venture capital firm known for its vertical-focused accelerators like HAX, is expanding its footprint to Bangladesh. SOSV’s Asia-focused accelerator called MOX, SBK Tech Ventures (an e

Elude secures additional funding as it aims to improve travel booking experience

Elude launched on iOS, but has plans to launch a web version and Android version in the coming months.

LiveOak Venture Partners takes in $210M aimed at Texas entrepreneurs

The firm touts this fund as “the largest institutional Texas-focused, early-stage venture fund in the past decade” at a time when funding to companies within the state is at an all-time high.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth budgets, hiring tips, zero-party data Twitter Space

Are you curious about marketing with zero-party data? Join a Twitter Space with with Ben Parr, president and co-founder of Octane AI, tomorrow at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST.

Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra’s 5 essential rules for your first fundraise

I am often asked for fundraising advice, and these are the five tips I give out over and over again.

EasySend raises $55.5M for a no-code platform to build online interactions with customers

No-code continues to permeate the many layers of enterprise IT, where traditionally non-technical workers have had to rely on technical experts to get things done, and startups building these tools ar

AARP, T. Rowe Price, QED kick off community to target $8.3T 50-plus market

Prior to the global pandemic, technology for older folks was a nice to have, but now is “an absolute necessity to live your best life,” according to AARP's Andy Miller.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Collecting zero-party data, Airbnb CEO interview, crypto volatility

On Wednesday, November 17 at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST, I’ll interview Ben Parr on Twitter Spaces about how zero-party marketing best practices. To get a reminder, please follow @techcrunch on Twitter.

Brazil’s Canary sings with closing of biggest fund with $100M in commitments

Canary’s first two funds each invested in approximately 50 companies and the firm's expectation is to do around the same number of first checks with the third fund.

For Them takes in pre-seed capital to launch wellness products targeting the queer community

For Them intends to launch up to five products in the next year.

Israel’s tech sector is on the wrong track

Per capita, Israel has more scientists and engineers than any other country. But it is not enough for the demands created by the burgeoning tech sector.

VCs must do a better job of supporting Black women founders

Without intentionality, investments in Black women founders won't happen, not because of lack of vision or execution or product-market fit, but because of numerous barriers tied up in race and gender.

Female founders are making a buzzing, venture-backed comeback

We’ll have a clearer view of 2021 when all the data trickles in after the conclusion of Q4, but it’s clear that female-founded startups are having a better year than they did in 2020.

Notable, which makes RPA-based tools to speed up healthcare admin, raises $100M at a $600M valuation

Timing is everything in healthcare — yet too often diagnoses, treatments and procedures are held up by paperwork, administrative red tape between patients, clinicians, carers, bookkeepers, insur
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