Ann Lai says she was fired from Bullpen Capital after helping deliver a $145M fund
Ann Lai, a general partner at Bullpen Capital, has been fired from the firm, she says. The investor described the termination experience as “discriminatory and retaliatory” in a LinkedIn post publ
3 mistakes to avoid as an emerging manager
While there’s no one right way to go about fundraising, there are a few wrong ways — and failure is a wonderful teacher.
NEAR protocol spin-off Open Web Collective launches venture arm to invest in early-stage web3
Open Web Collective, a blockchain and web3 accelerator, has launched a new division called OWC Ventures to invest in early-stage crypto startups, the team exclusively told TechCrunch. The division is
How to create a due diligence road map for Series B investors
By keeping the information you provide tightly coupled with the initial story that captured investor interest, you create momentum within the partnership.
Getting serious about Series B: 3 documents that will help founders control the narrative
Founders should think of three primary documents as their holy trinity: the deck, the strategy memo and the forecast model to capture attention and ensure info is transmitted clearly.
Why you must build a moat around early customers, according to Benchling’s CEO and co-founder
Benchling’s unicorn status didn’t come overnight. Some 10 years after its founding, the company is worth more than $6 billion, and the founder sees the company going public in the future.
Ron DeSantis’ proposed ban on ESG investments would be another blow for diverse fund managers
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' proposal comes as founders and investors have called on limited partners, like pension funds, to be held more accountable for where their money goes.
Serena Williams will discuss her expanding focus on VC at TC Disrupt
Yes, you read that right. Serena Williams, widely recognized as the greatest of all time (GOAT) to ever step onto a tennis court — or any other playing field — will join us onstage at TC Disrupt o
The Silicon Peach is still ripe: Atlanta’s venture ecosystem stands strong
TechCrunch conducted a city vibe check with those in the Atlanta area to see how the ecosystem is faring. The verdict? The Silicon Peach is doing just fine
The dog days of Disrupt $1300 savings end tonight
File this post under the apt adage, “All good things must come to an end.” Tonight, the sun sets on early-bird pricing and your chance to save up to $1,300 on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt on Octob
How the problem of hiring healthcare staff has become a fertile ground for startups
The healthcare crisis — more evident now as summer heatwaves put pressure on hospitals — is resulting in a staffing boom. But healthcare professionals in Europe can end up with bad terms and pay d
Fintech Guava raises $2.4M to provide banking services to Black small-business owners
Founded last year, Guava aims to reduce the racial wealth gap by providing financial services to Black small businesses.
The Fashion Kingdom, an Egyptian fashion e-commerce startup, raises $2.6M in seed funding
The Fashion Kingdom (TFK), an Egyptian e-commerce marketplace for fashion, beauty and home accessories items, announced today that it has raised $2.6 million in seed funding led by CVentures, a corpor
Here’s everything you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022
In case you missed it, robots took over TechCrunch on Thursday, July 21. We played host to the robotic industry’s leading startups, researchers and academics at TC Sessions: Robotics. The event
What downturn? Investors remain bullish on HR tech as the Great Resignation slows
HR tech platforms are still getting a lot of investor attention despite headwinds at the macroeconomic level that have the potential to affect their sales.
Ghost appears with new funding, marketplace to match buyers with unsold products
Ghost created a marketplace, similar to eBay, that provides a way for brands to get rid of excess inventory and will handle all of the posting, sales and shipment of goods sold.
Some venture investors are doubling down on crypto despite an unknown recovery timeline
The crypto markets might be red all over, but that isn’t stopping many venture capitalists from investing in the space.
Venture capital funding may have slowed, but VC firms have no problems raising new funds
Three firms discuss their funds and any concerns that limited partners had brought up during the fundraising stage.
OP Crypto raising $100M for ‘Fund of Funds’ to back fund managers
The typical fund consists of deploying capital into certain sectors or industries, but venture capital firm OP Crypto is taking their own twist on the term. OP Crypto is raising $100 million for its n
Helios wants to tame the microservices development chaos
Helios, a Tel Aviv–based startup that wants to make it easier for developers to understand, troubleshoot and test their distributed systems during the development phase, today announced its general