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The future of retail and office space is up in the air, and proptech investors are optimistic

The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home.

Do more startups die of indigestion or starvation?

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today, we’re weighing a standard bit of startup wisdom that recently reemer

Airbnb’s WeWork problem

Airbnb may be another overvalued 'unicorn,' but it's no WeWork. 

VC Brad Feld on WeWork, SoftBank, and why venture firms may have to slow down their pacing in 2020

Yesterday, we had a chance to talk with longtime venture investor Brad Feld of Foundry Group, whose book “Venture Deals” was recently republished for the fourth time, and for good reason.

Why it’s no surprise that pro rata rights don’t mean what they used to

Yesterday, renowned investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures observed in a blog post that fewer founders in today’s go-go market have been honoring what are called pro rata rights, or the r

Union Square Ventures secures $429M across two new funds

USV co-founder Fred Wilson expect U.S. venture capitalists will "take a more cautious stance in 2019."

Everything old is new again as demand response comes to real estate with Blueprint Power

Real estate developers and their properties are getting an opportunity to cash in on power management and surplus energy production thanks to a new company called Blueprint Power. It’s a new twi

A year after its launch, Tech:NYC has become a force in New York politics

It’s been a little over a year since Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong appeared onstage at Disrupt in New York to launch Tech:NYC. The two titans of New York City’s tech scene were angling t

Etsy names Josh Silverman as its new CEO

There's been a shakeup in Etsy's leadership, with CEO Chad Dickerson and CTO John Allspaw departing. Josh Silverman, the former Skype and Evite CEO who joined Etsy's board last fall, is taking over as

Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong say policy matters for New York’s tech growth

Against a backdrop of a New York investment scene that’s been long on promise and press and somewhat lacking in terms of exits, tech icons Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, and T

What bubble? USV’s Fred Wilson says the future of tech investing remains strong

While many people in the venture community bemoan the near-term fate of the industry, Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures and one of the architects of the resurgence of New York's tec

Fred Wilson to rep New York at Disrupt NY in May

Fred Wilson is a name that needs no introduction, but we're going to do it anyway. TechCrunch is excited to announce that Fred Wilson will be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, which goes down M

Tech Giants Sign Letter Against EU Laws To Hand Huge New Powers To ISPs

New European legislation which threatens net neutrality is set to go before the EU Parliament Tuesday. The EU is planning new rules it claims will ‘protect’ Net neutrality, but a leading legal exp

Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valu

Corporate Venture Capital Is King In Japan

When it comes to raising money in the U.S., corporate venture capital is seemingly synonymous with “Plan C.” If you can’t raise money from top-tier firms, you move on to Plan B, second-tier firm

Should On-Demand Startups Share More Data To Quell Legal Fears? Ron Conway, Fred Wilson Weigh In

As the technology business becomes more mainstream, tackling more legacy and non-tech problems, we're seeing the tech industry look for better ways to engage with the communities they are potentially

We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

Disrupt NY will be here in no time, and you know what that means. You should probably get started on Disrupt NY Battlefield applications. We're about to close submissions so we want you to be able to

Silicon Valley Moguls Push For Campaign Finance Reform

When it comes to big money in politics, a group of tech magnates is fighting fire with fire — or super PAC with super PAC — according to a report from Reuters. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, U

Fred Wilson On The New York Startup Scene And Why Too Much Money Is “The Root Of All Evil”

When Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson took the stage today at TechCrunch's Disrupt New York conference, he elaborated on <a target="_blank" href="http://avc.com/2014/05/the-valuation-trap/">a recent

VC Fred Wilson: By 2020 Apple Won’t Be A Top-3 Tech Company, Google And Facebook Will

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/fred-wilson">Fred Wilson</a> of New York's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.usv.com">Union Square Ventures</a>, one of the top tech investo
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