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Scale CEO Alex Wang and Accel’s Dan Levine explain why sometimes unconventional VC deals are best

Few companies have done better than Scale at spotting a need in the AI gold rush early on and filling that gap. The startup rightly identified that one of the tasks most important to building effectiv

Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand are joining us on Extra Crunch Live

As the world changes rapidly, so too do the most traditional of industries. That includes property tech and insurtech. Luckily for us, two of the top minds in those spaces are joining us on an upcomin

CEO Manish Chandra and investor Navin Chaddha explain why Poshmark’s Series A deck sings

"When the CEO sets that culture of customer obsession and customer delight, it sets the foundation for the future."

Steady’s Adam Roseman and investor Emmalyn Shaw outline what worked (and what was missing) in the Series A deck

Steady founder and CEO Adam Roseman and Flourish Ventures' Emmalyn Shaw joined Jordan Crook for a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live.

Julia Collins and Sarah Kunst outline how to build a fundraising process

"if you're not a graphic designer, then any incremental minute that you're spending on trying to make your deck pretty is a waste of time."

Justworks’ Series B pitch deck may be the most wonderfully simple deck I’ve ever seen

It may be tough to remember, but there was a time long ago when Justworks wasn’t a household name. Though its monthly revenue growth charts were up and to the right, it had not even broken the $

Ironclad’s Jason Boehmig: The objective of pricing is to become less wrong over time

In 2017, Ironclad founder and CEO Jason Boehmig was looking to raise a Series A. As a former lawyer, Boehmig had a specific process for fundraising and an ultimate goal of finding the right investors

Felicis’ Aydin Senkut and Guideline’s Kevin Busque on the value of simple pitch decks

This week on Extra Crunch Live, Busque and Senkut discussed Guideline's Series B pitch deck — which Senkut described as a "role model" — and how they built trust over time.

Get live feedback on your pitch deck from big-name VCs on Extra Crunch Live

Your startup’s pitch deck could be the difference between getting funded or getting ignored. It’s often the first point of contact between a company and venture investors, but it’s a

Extra Crunch Live is back in 2021, connecting founders with tech giants and each other

In April 2020, when the entire world was laser-focused on the coronavirus pandemic, we realized that startupland was in unprecedented territory. How should startups navigate fundraising, operations, a

General Catalyst’s Katherine Boyle and Peter Boyce are looking for ‘obsessive’ founders

There are definitely people who are working at companies that we start engaging before they even have an idea. So it's never too early

Why Sapphire’s Jai Das thinks the Salesforce-Slack deal could succeed

"I think there are some companies that have a lot of COVID tailwind."

Join a Q&A with General Catalyst’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle on Tuesday at 4 pm EST/1 pm PST

General Catalyst is one of the top VC firms in the U.S., with portfolio companies that include Snap, Kayak, Airbnb, Stripe, HubSpot, GitLab and many others. We’re thrilled to have GC’s Pet

Join us for a live Q&A with Sapphire’s Jai Das right now!

The conversation is part of the second season of our Extra Crunch Live series that has seen all sorts of investors and founders join TechCrunch for a dig into their work.

Why some VCs prefer to work with first-time founders

Repeat founders who have a proven track record, good references, and in the best cases, an exit to point to will have an easy time making inroads with venture capitalists. Earlier this week, for examp

Extra Crunch Live: Join Bessemer’s Byron Deeter for a live Q&A right now

Byron Deeter’s portfolio includes Twilio, DocuSign, Box, Canva, Intercom, SendGrid and many more. He is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced SaaS and cloud investors in the biz, which i

Join us for a live Q&A with Bessemer’s Byron Deeter next Tuesday at 3pm ET, noon PT

The Extra Crunch Live series rolls along with a big new installment next week as Jordan Crook and Alex Wilhelm will welcome Bessemer Venture Partners‘ Byron Deeter to the conversation. Deeter is

Greylock’s Asheem Chandna on ‘shifting left’ in cybersecurity and the future of enterprise startups

Last week was a busy week, what with an election in Myanmar and all (well, and the United States, I guess). So perhaps you were glued to your TV or smartphone, and missed out on our conversation with

Learn how to score your first check with TMV’s Soraya Darabi on November 10

When it comes to financing a startup, the most important — and hardest — check to land is the very first one. The growth of accelerators, rolling funds, community funds, hungry angels and

MG Siegler talks portfolio management and fundraising 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic

This week, GV General Partner (and TechCrunch alum) MG Siegler joined us on Extra Crunch Live for a far-ranging chat about what it takes to foster a good relationship between investor and startup, how
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