The ‘ideal runway’ is a myth, isn’t it?
Startups are given a lot of advice about extending their runway, but after speaking to sources, it seems like there is no magic number.
Seeking product-market fit in a down market? Hire freelancers to manage your burn rate
In today’s uncertain market, using freelancers is a way for companies to find or deepen product-market fit without betting the farm.
As concerns rise over forest carbon offsets, Pachama’s verified offset marketplace gets $15 million
Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest-cost and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s by
From surviving to thriving as a hardware startup
While there will never be one fully exhaustive answer, here are some of the lessons we learned over the years.
4-year founder vesting is dead
A growing number of founders are starting to realize that a 4-year vesting schedule can damage their startup irreparably.
Human Capital: Coinbase and Clubhouse aside, Ethel’s Club founder wants to take us ‘Somewhere Good’
Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly digest about diversity, inclusion and the human labor that powers tech. This week, we’re looking at a number of topics because a lot went down. Coinbase C
University entrepreneurship — without the university
If the pandemic forces school closings for the long-run, students will have to deal with more than a semester with an easier course load.
How freight master Flexport’s Ryan Petersen learned to CEO
“I didn’t know what the term ‘freight forwarder’ meant until a year into starting the business.” Considering his shipping logistics startup Flexport was last valued at $3
Pachama launches to support global reforestation through carbon markets
The world’s forests are ablaze, under threat from illegal logging and disappearing due to the less dramatic environmental degradation wrought by drought and other signs of climate change. ItR
Build trust with remote users to get qualitative feedback
Developers and marketers have automated most feedback and testing, but what about communities like patients or senior citizens who may be more challenging to reach?
Honeycomb.io raises $11.4M to help developers observe and debug their apps
As companies continue to expand the number of cloud-based tools and apps that are used to run their businesses, DevOps continues to grow as a field of IT to help developers meet those demands. In one
Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?
A new wave of revenue-based investors are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt.
How should B2B startups think about growth? Not like B2C
Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of B2B companies apply ineffective demand generation strategies to their startup. If you’re a B2B founder trying to grow your business, this guide is for you...
Equity transcribed: Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups?
Welcome back the latest transcribed edition of Equity, the TechCrunch podcast that takes a closer look at the startup headlines from the week. Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm kick this week off by discuss
Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
This YC-backed startup preps Chinese students for US data jobs
In recent years, data analysts have gone from optional to a career that holds great promise, but demand for quantitative skills applied in business decisions has raced ahead of supply as college curri
Y Combinator president Sam Altman is stepping down amid a series of changes at the accelerator
What's going on at Y Combinator?
All I want for Christmas are these kitschy VC trading cards
TouchBase is selling a line of VC trading cards, featuring Paul Graham, Marc Andreessen, Mary Meeker and Bill Gurley.
Paul Graham on why he doesn’t like seeing college-age and younger founders
Yesterday, as part of some of its programming for startup founders, the startup incubator Y Combinator posted a new interview with its widely revered founder Paul Graham. The apparent idea was for Gra
How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth
Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. AirBed And Breakfast Takes