How to mobilize generalist VCs for a moonshot idea

Moonshot startups are inherently about venturing into uncharted territory, giving us new superpowers and creating new markets.

IT budgets should increase in 2024, but it still could be tough going for startups

What does it all mean for startups entering 2024? It means they have to prove their worth more than ever.

Former DCG, Blockchain Capital investors launch $20M early-stage fund at crypto advisory firm Reverie

After a couple years of dabbling in angel investments, crypto advisory firm Reverie is now bringing a bigger checkbook to bear. The firm is launching a flagship $20 million fund to invest in pre-seed

Never express your ‘use of funds’ slide as percentages

Early-stage companies need to paint a compelling picture for another round of funding. That’s where startups often fall down. Here’s how to fix that.

There’s a growing desire in the UK for more Black specialty venture funds

There is an increasing number of funds saying they are dedicated toward backing diverse founders.

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.

Apple readies its next iPhone, Joe Rogan interviews Zuck, and Twitter purportedly pauses plans to compete with OnlyFans

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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
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