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Women are leaving VC firms and creating a new class of emerging investors

Over the past year, numerous notable women investors have left their roles at established firms to launch funds of their own.

TechCrunch podcasts this week: Layoffs, the crypto downturn, investor offense and Columbus, Ohio

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y

TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Scaling web3, bulls and bears, falling tech valuations and UFOs

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y

TechCrunch+ roundup: After the exit, starting up in stealth, Wag’s SPAC plans

Startups do not have a great survival rate. Nine out of ten will fail, and those that persist will likely need at least three to four years to become profitable.

China’s regulatory crackdown is good news for startups aligned with CCP goals

Things are changing in China, and the regulatory landscape of tech work in the country won't be the same from here on out.

Duolingo boosts IPO price target in boon to edtech startups

Duolingo is now targeting a $95 to $100 per share IPO price range, up from $85 to $95 per share, or a gain of around 12% at the bottom and 5% at the top.

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside Sprinklr’s IPO filing, how digital transformation is reshaping markets

Since we were off yesterday for Memorial Day, today's roundup is brief, but we'll have much more to recap on Friday.

Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I'd rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office.

5 questions about 2021’s startup market

As we turn the page, I have a number of questions worth raising as we muck into 2021.

It’s holiday season for tech unicorns

Did you follow all of the unicorn news from the last couple of weeks? No? Here’s a list of headlines to catch you up....

Here comes the next IPO wave

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Are you tired? I am. What a week. But, if you kept

Extra Crunch roundup: B2B marketplaces, edtech M&A, breaking into the $1M ARR club

I’ve worked at TechCrunch for a little over a year, but this was one of the hardest weeks on the job so far. Like many people, I’ve been distracted in recent days. As I write this, I have

Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings

World events have so far not stopped the enthusiasm for tech investing, and really, where else are those dollars going to go?

Is your startup the next TikTok?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. And I don’t mean building an app that gets the

From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.

The future of retail and office space is up in the air, and proptech investors are optimistic

The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home.

Startup Alley exhibitors: Register for VC-led Fundraising & Hiring Best Practices webinar

It’s a classic “last but not least” moment for the all the savvy early-stage startup founders exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley at Disrupt 2020. The final webinar in our three-part interactive

Startups Weekly: Will future unicorns go public sooner?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. The public markets are staying receptive to tech IPO

Learn how COVID-19 has disrupted the startup world

What early-stage startup founder wouldn’t love to have a crystal ball? Especially now with a pandemic wreaking economic uncertainty across industries in every corner of the world. We don’t have my

3 perspectives on the future of SF and NYC as startup hubs

It has been an incredibly tough period for everyone the past few months as the global COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out whole industries from the economic map. While tech has been among the most resilie