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Spearhead is transforming founders into angel investors

Becoming an angel investor is simple in principle: have money and invest. Unfortunately for many of the smartest founders in the startup ecosystem, that requirement can prove a complete block on inves

Energy-saving Bitcoin rival Chia raises from A16Z, plans mini-IPO

Bram Cohen invented torrenting. Now he’s building a cryptocurrency called Chia that doesn’t waste electricity like Bitcoin, and top investors are lining up. Chia has just raised a $3.395 m

Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant to discuss Ethereum at Disrupt SF

Cryptocurrencies are back. But did they ever go away? If you ask cryptocurrency advocates, they’re going to tell you that it’s been a slow and steady rise filled with initial coin offerings, forks

In the murky world of ICOs, this young founder aims to lead the way

When it comes to initial coin offerings, or ICOs, there’s plainly a lot that investors still don’t understand. Though start-ups and founders have raised more than $1 billion so far 2017

Naval Ravikant hints at future plans for Product Hunt and adding secondary trading to AngelList

Earlier this week, at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in New York, we sat down with AngelList cofounder and CEO Naval Ravikant to talk primarily about the platform’s new Angel Funds product, w

AngelList just launched full-fledged venture funds

According to AngelList, the startup funding and recruiting platform, the number of companies being minted continues to far exceed the number of funds that can support them at the Series A and even the

AngelList’s Naval Ravikant, Handy’s Oisin Hanrahan and Managed By Q’s Dan Teran to speak at Disrupt NY

In just a couple of months, Disrupt will have landed in the greatest city in the world, New York. And with it comes some of the brightest minds in the world. Today, I'm pleased to announce some of the

AngelList acquires Product Hunt

AngelList, the LinkedIn for startups, just bought Product Hunt, the platform where people vote up or down on startup products. Product Hunt declined to comment on the selling price but a source close

Top tech investors turned into emoji

What do Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and Naval Ravikant look like as emojis? For the launch of emoji marketplace MojiLaLa, the startup made a set inspired by tech’s best-known venture capitalists

Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid, AngelList partner to back “mission-driven” startups

During the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016) at Stanford University today, AngelList, the equity fundraising platform, and activist Shiza Shahid announced a partnership to form a fund called N

Teachable raises $2.5 million to help instructors teach outside the confines of course marketplace

New York-based Teachable has raised $2.5 million in a seed round of venture funding to help instructors of anything set up their own branded storefronts for selling courses and connecting with learner

Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For Angel Investor Of The Year

We're getting ready for the 9th Annual Crunchies here at TechCrunch, where some of the brightest startups, companies and leaders hope to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up f

AngelList Talks Late-Stage Funding Syndicates, Global Expansion And A New Fund Ecosystem As The Angels Take Disrupt

AngelList is expanding globally and launching new vehicles for accredited investors to back what amount to indexed AngelList syndicate funds for the top deals on the platform. That's the latest fro

AngelList Now Has More Than 100K Startup Profiles, Makes More Than 500 Intros Between Startups And Investors A Week

AngelList has quickly emerged as an indispensable resource for connecting entrepreneurs with investors. Started as an email newsletter, the website now has more than 18,000 accredited investors, inclu

David Tisch, Naval Ravikant, Mike Abbott And Aaref Hilaly To Talk Future Of Investing At Disrupt NY

A few top venture firms are seeing returns on investments, but most of the industry is struggling to deliver better results than mutual funds. Meanwhile, angel dollars are still flowing at the seed st