TechCrunch+ roundup: 10 questions to ask a VC, AI and antitrust, Japan investor survey
Founders need to know whether the people they're getting into business with understand how to operate during a downturn.
For startups, growth still trumps cloud cost control
A recent survey of founders indicates that even as startups take a closer look at their cloud spending, growth is still a priority.
TechCrunch+ roundup: South Korea investor survey, 1-hour board meetings, venture leasing basics
To run 60-minute startup board meetings that create value, replace your 80-slide deck with a simple three-page memo.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Venture debt VC survey, PLG boosting tactics, bootstrapping to $40M ARR
ARR has always been a key metric, but with valuations down across the board and new money too tight to mention, it’s now a lodestar.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Psychedelics VC survey, how to run an AI pilot, Europe’s robotics renaissance
Psychedelic startups want to make psilocybin, ketamine and other substances more mainstream, but how are investors approaching this space?
TechCrunch+ roundup: VC robotics survey, Visa Bulletin update, SaaS engagement metrics
Autonomous tractors, semi trucks and warehouse restocking bots have gone from concept to reality. Is robotics mainstream now?
13 VCs talk about the state of robotics investing in 2023
We spoke to 13 of the top robotics VCs to discuss where the category is and what the future looks like.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Ocean tech investor survey, AI and PR, L-1 visa options
You don’t need to hire a mega-influencer like Serena Williams or a Kardashian to build buzz for your startup.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Finding the right LPs, ocean conservation, inside Uber’s pre-seed deck
Startups often lack a deep bench of managerial talent, which means layoffs are usually handled with little empathy and poor communication.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Africa investor survey, biz model basics, video marketing tactics
If your marketing plan doesn’t include TikTok, YouTube Shorts or Instagram Reels, well, can you really call it a marketing plan?
TechCrunch+ roundup: Deep tech fundraising, negative trade secrets, 3 metrics investors love
You can’t create a magic plan to save your startup — there are simply too many factors outside of your control.
TechCrunch+ roundup: 2023 unicorn slump, global VC slowdown, email marketing 101
The hunt is already on for another mythical animal that best represents startup attainment in a down market, like "ARRmadillo."
TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 stock options report, pivot to SaaS, crypto investor survey
If or when you get laid off, there's a chance that a TechCrunch reporter will find out before you do.
The best TechCrunch+ investor surveys of 2022
With the end of 2022 right around the corner, here's a look at some of the more interesting answers some of our surveys unearthed this year.
3 Black investors share what they are prepping for come the new year
For 2023, it appears investors are focusing on trends that are relatively safer and likelier to bear fruit
TechCrunch+ roundup: Headcount data study, SaaS sales mistakes, financial close strategies
Startups that don't have PMF, supportive investors or a manageable burn rate should already be planning to reduce headcount.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Vanity metric dangers, planning for failure, Black founders survey
Relying on vanity metrics is like attending a Little League awards dinner: Everyone goes home a winner!
3 Black founders explain how they’re preparing for a tough 2023
Life as a startup founder is never dull. That’s doubly true for Black founders, who routinely struggle to raise funds, be noticed and get their fair share of attention.
3 Black founders predict little will change in VC in 2023
As the fundraising climate reverts to pre-pandemic levels, Black founders discuss how they're preparing for next year.
TechCrunch+ roundup: New VC rules, AI biotech investor survey, Instagram ad case study
"Growth at all costs" is a fairy tale made possible by cheap money that helped VCs set expectations for founders — and each other.