Design expert Scott Tong outlines 4 concepts founders should consider when designing products
At Early Stage 2021, design expert Scott Tong walked us through some of the ways founders should think about design, what design means and the steps that come before focusing on the pixels.
Sequoia’s Mike Vernal outlines how to design feedback loops in the search for product-market fit
"Finding product-market fit is not a deterministic process. Most of the time, it requires iteration. It requires constant adaptation."
Greylock’s Mike Duboe explains how to define growth and build your team
'I think successful growth folks tend to be voracious learners; they're resourceful and have that sort of get-shit-done mindset; they're ultimately simplifiers and actually generalists.'
Silicon Valley comms expert Caryn Marooney shares how to nail the narrative
"You may think that the message is boring because you've said it once. But repetition never spoils the prayer."
AngelList Venture’s Avlok Kohli on rolling funds and the busy state of VC
The CEO joined us last week at a TechCrunch Early Stage event to share all kinds of insight, from the state of the market to his thoughts on why there's suddenly so much money flooding into VC.
The head of Citi Ventures on how, and why, to leverage corporate venture arms like his
We have not had to wait for a second close or we've not had to request the company to do a second close. We've been able to close along with the rest of the the syndicate."
Cleo Capital’s Sarah Kunst explains how to get ready to raise your next round
"When a VC says they don't like an LLC, they literally mean they are definitely allergic to peanuts, and you are a bowl of nuts."
Norwest’s Lisa Wu explains how to think like a VC when fundraising
The overlapping in job roles is uncanny: The best investors and founders have to find focus through the noise, understand the weight of due diligence and pitch others with conviction.
Emergence Capital’s Doug Landis explains how to identify (and tell) your startup story
Doug Landis joined the TechCrunch Early Stage: Marketing and Fundraising event to discuss the value of storytelling for startups -- and how to do it.
Khosla’s Adina Tecklu breaks down how to nail your pitch
It's so critical to frame the problem from your perspective. And I also think that this is a really great opportunity to introduce emotion to really build a more compelling story.
Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra explains how to optimize your startup’s products for lasting growth
Superhuman worked to optimize and refine their product early to create a version of "growth hacking" that would not only help the company attract users, but serve them best and retain them, too.
Mobility startups can be equitable, accessible and profitable
At TC Sessions: Mobility 2021, Revel CEO and co-founder Frank Reig, Remix CEO and co-founder Tiffany Chu, and lawyer Tamika L. Butler discussed how mobility companies should think about equity.
Experts from Ford, Toyota and Hyundai outline why automakers are pouring money into robotics
We spoke with Max Bajracharya of Toyota Research Institute, Mario Santillo of Ford and Ernestine Fu of Hyundai Motor Group about their companies’ unique approaches to robotics.
Investors Clara Brenner, Quin Garcia and Rachel Holt on SPACs, micromobility and how COVID-19 shaped VC
Few people are more closely tapped into the innovations in the transportation space than investors. We talked to three of them.
Founders Ben Schippers and Evette Ellis are riding the EV sales wave
EV sales are driving demand for services and startups that fulfill the new needs of drivers, charging station operators and others.
Waabi’s Raquel Urtasun explains why it was the right time to launch an AV technology startup
Autonomous vehicle startup Waabi's Raquel Urtasun joined Mobility 2021 to talk about her new venture and the challenges facing the self-driving vehicle industry.
How autonomous delivery startups are navigating policy, partnerships and post-pandemic operations
Gatik's Apeksha Kumavat, Nuro's Amy Jones Satrom and Starship Technologies' Ahti Heinla joined us to discuss their companies’ unique approaches to autonomous delivery.
What’s driving the rise of robotaxis in China with AutoX, Momenta and WeRide
AutoX, Momenta and WeRide took the stage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to discuss the state of robotaxi startups in China and their relationships with local governments in the country.
Why Mate Rimac is working on electric robotaxis
Mate Rimac, the founder and CEO of Croatian electric hypercar and components developer Rimac Automobili, started a separate company nearly three years ago to work on electric robotaxis. Little is know
Scale to launch a mapping product to address the changing needs of its autonomous driving customers
Solving the varied challenges that arise in autonomous driving is an incredibly complex task, but even attempting to get started means ensuring you have quality data that’s accurate and well-ann