Top VCs have expanded into broader asset managers; is the model sustainable?
Last week at TechCrunch’s annual Disrupt event, this editor sat down with VCs from two firms that have come to look similar in ways over the last five or so years. One of those VCs was Niko Bona
General Catalyst, Abstract back Wanderlog’s $1.5M round for collaborative travel
The free itinerary maker and road trip planner takes the best parts of Google Docs and Maps and enables users to import the information and map out their trips with others.
Collective, a back-office platform for the self-employed, raises $20M from Ashton Kutcher’s VC
With so much focus on the “creator economy”, and countries hit by the effects of the pandemic, the self-employed market is “booming”, for good or for ill. So it’s not too muc
Club Feast raises $3.5M to help restaurants deliver meals that only cost $5.99
Club Feast, a startup with a more affordable approach to meal delivery, is announcing that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding led by General Catalyst. The company was founded by Atallah Atalla
7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020
For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The r
Submit your pitch deck to Disrupt 2020’s Pitch Deck Teardown
Disrupt 2020 is a few weeks away and we’re looking for founders to submit their pitch decks. In the Pitch Deck Teardown, top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will evaluate and suggest fixes
Why VCs say they’re open for business, even if they’re pausing new deals
This week Alexia Bonatsos of Dream Machine and Niko Bonatsos of General Catalyst swung by Extra Crunch Live to discuss where they are investing today and what the future might look like. As expected,
Extra Crunch Live: Join Alexia and Niko Bonatsos for a Q&A right now
The Extra Crunch Live series continues today with two venture capitalists: Alexia and Niko Bonatsos. The two investors don’t work for the same firm, but they each have an interesting perspecti
Startups Weekly: How will we build the city of the future?
Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT), just subscribe here. Commercial real estate, the traditional heart of most
Extra Crunch Live: Join Alexia and Niko Bonatsos for a Q&A May 19th at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT
The Extra Crunch Live series rolls along next week with something special: My old boss is taking part. Let me explain. Alexia Bonatsos was once co-editor of TechCrunch and was part of my interview cir
Startups Weekly: Investors also face a pandemic reckoning
Billions of dollars have flowed into startup investing this decade, but the era appears to be closing with the coronavirus pandemic. Limited partners are saying no to younger venture firms who are sti
GC’s Niko Bonatsos on Y Combinator, edtech and investing in the shadow of coronavirus
This week, Extra Crunch hosted a call with General Catalyst managing director Niko Bonatsos to discuss a number of startup topics, including what the novel coronavirus is doing to investing in the Val
Join General Catalyst’s Niko Bonatsos on a live WFH conference call tomorrow at 12pm PT
Coronavirus is spreading, work from home is the new open office layout and YC Demo Day just finished yesterday, completely online. There is huge change underway in the world these days, but one thing
Meet with General Catalyst investors in September
TechCrunch will partner with General Catalyst for Include Office Hours on September 4th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Partners Niko Bonatsos and Kyle Doherty will meet with underrepresented and underser
Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?
Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity.
Enterprise AR is an opportunity to ‘do well by doing good,’ says General Catalyst
A founder-investor panel on augmented reality (AR) technology here at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin suggests growth hopes for the space have regrouped around enterprise use-cases, after the VR consumer h
Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018
On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether
Hear from investors at General Catalyst, FirstMark and Shasta at TC Sessions: AR/VR
The worlds of augmented reality and VR theoretically represent a boundless expanse for startups looking to create a new digital future. Realizing that future is the tough part, and doing so while Goog
TC Sessions: AR/VR early-bird sale extended to Friday
You heard it here first! Early-bird ticket sales are extended till September 28 for TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR on October 18 at UCLA. Don’t miss out on the biggest savings for this event —
Product Hunt Radio: The rise of voice and the evolution of VC
After a long hiatus, Product Hunt Radio is back. Every week I’m joined by the founders, investors and makers shaping the future of technology. You’ll hear from people you may recognize and others