VC Ann Miura-Ko is looking to help more students answer the question: Is this idea big enough?
One could probably argue that Floodgate, the Bay Area-based seed-stage venture firm, punches above its weight. The roughly 15-year-old firm has just around $500 million in assets under management R
Tesorio’s tools aim to help businesses automate payments collection
Although finance teams ultimately control budgets within their companies, investment in technology under the chief financial officer’s purview had been limited — at least until recently. That&
Have we reached peak founder-friendliness?
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Forward Kitchens cooks up $2.5M to transform existing kitchens into digital storefronts
Forward Kitchens provides a turnkey tool for restaurants to set up an online presence.
Do bronze medals ever make sense for unicorns?
When should a startup decide to cease its efforts to challenge leading players in a specific market?
How to craft the right pitch deck for your company at Disrupt 2020
Your startup is special and different, and you need to explain that to distracted investors in just a few short slides. The pandemic has added to your challenge, because more investors have been looki
Get your early-bird pass to Disrupt 2020 — only 4 days left
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Ann Miura-Ko’s framework for building a startup
As an early-stage investor, Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko looks for two breakthroughs in order to invest in a startup: The first happens in the value-seeking stage of a startup’s journey and th
Popshop Live gets $3 million to bring live streaming to shopping
Streaming video has become a huge part of our lives, whether it’s watching your favorite shows on Netflix or getting live TV through Hulu or YouTube or checking out your favorite gamers on Twitc
Learn how to ‘nail it before you scale it’ with Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko at TC Early Stage SF
The countdown has begun for the virtual curtain to open on our inaugural, two-day, virtual TC Early Stage SF on July 21 and 22, and with speakers like Ann Miura-Ko talking about building a minimum via
Tech talent is flocking to smaller cities, but investors aren’t
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IRL, the calendar app for virtual events, launches a web product
IRL, the recently pivoted calendar app that aggregates live virtual events, has today launched a web version of the platform. The company, which has $11 million in funding from Goodwater Capital, Foun
Around is the new floating head video chat multitasking app
You have to actually get work done, not just video call all day, but apps like Zoom want to take over your screen. Remote workers who need to stay in touch while staying productive are forced to juggl
Understanding 2020’s early-stage fundraising market
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Where VCs are looking for voice startup investments
Led by Amazon’s Alexa, smart speakers’ install base is expected to reach 200 million units worldwide by 2020. A quarter of Americans over the age of 12 own a smart speaker, and the majorit
Theresia Gouw and Ann Miura-Ko are coming to Disrupt
For a very long time, the venture industry was stubbornly resistant to change. The same people sat back in their chairs on Sand Hill Road while nervous founders made the rounds, hoping one of these fi
Ashton Kutcher, Ann Miura-Ko and Mamoon Hamid are coming to Disrupt!
The Disrupt Battlefield is one of the best parts of the conference. Twenty+ startups step on to the Disrupt Main Stage with a product, a pitch and a dream. They have six minutes to convey how theyR
Rimeto lands $10M Series A to modernize the corporate directory
The notion of the corporate directory has been around for many years, but in a time of more frequent turnover and shifting responsibilities, the founders of Rimeto, a three-year-old San Francisco star
This startup is helping food app delivery workers start their own damn delivery companies
Following many months of pressure, DoorDash, one of the most frequently used food delivery apps in the U.S., said late last month that it was finally changing its tipping policy to pass along to worke
Huawei sues America as SoftBank spends more money
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