As crypto startup valuations come back to Earth, big investors are bargain hunting
Crypto funding declined last quarter, but investors behind the largest funds deploying capital in the space are sticking to their guns.
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Investors unfazed by Q1 crypto funding decline
Crypto-focused venture capital investors remain confident in the market as total capital raised dropped in the first quarter.
Passthrough raises $10M to simplify the process of investor onboarding
Tim Flannery, Alex Laplante and Ben Doran were working together at Carta’s investor services team when they realized that onboarding funds to invest in startups was a taxing (no pun intended) proces
Crypto in for a ‘choppy year’ of slow capital deployment, investors say
Crypto investors are trying to put 2022's chaotic market behind them and look forward to the future, even as market sentiment remains sour.
DeFi startups need to experiment with new use cases and build solutions, investors say
Venture capitalists are still bullish on crypto and continuing to look at decentralized finance (DeFi) as a promising opportunity.
For immigrant founders in the UK, office hours with VCs are rocket fuel
The "International Founders Open Office Hours” program aims to help immigrant founders boost their social networks by meeting VCs in the U.K.
6 investors share where they draw the line when it comes to ethical issues
Investors are paying more attention to founder and startup behavior and many won't invest in startups that could compromise their ethics.
Crypto VC deals continue drop as activity follows bearish market prices
Venture capital deal flow into cryptocurrency startups is going in the same direction as the cryptocurrency market cap: down.
4 views on unpaid venture internships
The unpaid element kicked off commentary on the ethics of unpaid work more generally, an issue that felt all the more glaring in an investment group able to raise millions in external capital.
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Announcing the first tranche of Startup Battlefield judges
The Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 is set to be our most epic yet. This year’s competitors, selected from our handpicked cohort, the Startup Battlefield 200, are some o
Startups, if your CEO isn’t running your fundraising, you’re doing it wrong
In my past as an investor and in my present as a pitch coach, I have come across a surprising number of companies where someone who’s not part of the founder team is out there trying to raise mo
On Deck lays off a third of staff after cutting a quarter just months prior
On Deck, a tech company that connects founders to each other, capital and advice, has conducted another round of layoffs just three months after laying off a quarter of its staff. Sources say that mor
The right questions to ask investors when fundraising in a down market
Many investors still have capital available to deploy despite the downturn. Here’s what founders should ask to make the most of their fundraising meetings and identify the right investment partners.
Austin-based True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups
Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp of Austin, Texas-based True Wealth Ventures defy many trends in the venture capital world. The investors, who raised $19.1 million for their first fund in 2018, have just clo
Crypto founders face falling valuations, pulled deals amid market volatility
VCs are playing with web3 founders’ hearts, wallets and valuations as the market shifts to a VC-friendly landscape
3 climate tech VCs share how they find, vet and support carbon-slashing startups
Three investors active in the space joined me on stage at TC Sessions: Climate 2022 this week in Berkeley to share why they’re in it for the long haul.
BNPL in 2022: 4 fintech investors discuss regulation, trends and how to stand out
To get a better picture of where the BNPL market is at right now, we spoke with four active investors about their expectations for the space, upcoming regulation, scalability, default risk and more.