Microsoft launches Pegasus program for startups, awarding up to $350,000 in credits
Microsoft is extending the Startup Founders Hub, its self-service platform that provides founders with free resources including Azure credits, with a new incubator program called the Pegasus Program.
Corporate investment in AI is on the rise, driven by the tech’s promise
Corporate investment in AI is on the rise, driven both by hype and the tech's promise to bolster productivity — and revenues.
Microsoft invests billions more dollars in OpenAI, extends partnership
Microsoft today said that it’s extending its partnership with OpenAI, the startup behind art- and text-generating AI systems like ChatGPT, DALL-E 2 and GPT-3, with a “multi-year, multi-bil
Fears of climate tech underinvestment are probably overblown
Climate tech investment is about to go exponential.
Razor’s Edge Ventures closes $340M fund as it looks to invest in defense startups
In a sign that national security tech is a safe bet even during troubled economic times, defense- and security-focused VC firm Razor’s Edge Ventures today announced the closing of its third star
KKR dives into Avalanche blockchain to tokenize and ‘democratize’ financial services
KKR & Co. is tokenizing a part of one of its private equity funds — a step that may provide institutional private market strategies to more individual investors.
Stockholm’s EQT Growth closes $2.2B to fund scaling European startups like Vinted, Mambu and Epidemic Sound
The days of European startups relocating to the U.S. if they want to grow (and raise money to do so) have been receding in the rearview mirror for a while now, so much so that even in these leaner tim
Boopos adds to its small business M&A lending pot with new investment
The company is able to underwrite online businesses in less than 48 hours and provides facilities for funding up to 80% of an acquisition under a flexible, revenue-based schedule.
We need to unlearn the lessons of the 2021 fundraising bubble
Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.
Investment clubs are cool again, and maybe community is, too
The rise of group investing is just as much about culture as it is about cash.
Will your company cut your benefits or your co-workers first?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week, Natasha was joined by TC+ reporter Rebecca Szku
This new $100M fund plans to focus on startups accelerating the science around longevity
Longevity-focused startups have been proliferating in recent years as we become more focused on our health. However, it’s not just about apps to get you in the gym. Longevity startups can range from
Choose your angel: Learn how they invest and what motivates them
How angels invest shapes your cap table, how many investors you need to wrangle signatures from and how many headaches you have to deal with down the road.
Social investment platform eToro to acquire fintech startup Gatsby for $50M
Multi-asset social investment network and Robinhood competitor eToro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gatsby — a fintech startup which also aimed to go head to head against Robinhood
Digital pensions platform Penfold raises $8.5M Series A led by Bridford Group
Penfold, a digital pensions platform, has closed a £7 million ($8.49 million) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group. Also participating in the round was Jeremy Coller, chi
Urban Innovation Fund, VMG Catalyst among female-led firms raising new funds
Venture capital firms continue to raise new funds, at what seems like lightning speed, and two firms stuck out in recent days.
How investors can still get strong returns from late-stage tech startups
For investors, now is a good time to start seeing the opportunities while also protecting themselves against potential risks down the line.
Why not all VCs are ready to embrace AI-powered investment tools
By 2025, three-quarters of VCs could use AI to guide their investments. But we're a far cry from that number today.
7 first-time funds see an advantage in entering a downturn without a large portfolio
Last year saw a record 270 first-time funds close, which means there are almost 300 new managers who raised their fund in a bull market and are now deploying it in very different market conditions.
Learn how to recession-proof your startup and more with these Disrupt roundtables
I tell you what, folks. The roundtable discussions at TechCrunch Disrupt — coming to you live and in person on October 18-20 in San Francisco with an online day October 21 — will be off the hook.