7 investors discuss why edtech startups must go back to basics to survive
Investors are preparing for a time of going heads down, helping their portfolio companies that want to prioritize growth instead of raising more capital, and rethinking their metrics of success.
Edtech isn’t special anymore, and that’s a good thing
Edtech is facing a reality check in the form of discipline. Investors explained that while the whole startup ecosystem is slower this year, edtech hasn’t escaped that trend.
Ghost appears with new funding, marketplace to match buyers with unsold products
Ghost created a marketplace, similar to eBay, that provides a way for brands to get rid of excess inventory and will handle all of the posting, sales and shipment of goods sold.
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
Slope brings on new CFO, customers, capital as it rises to offer businesses buy now, pay later
Its API technology can approve businesses for the BNPL in seconds so they can begin offering the installments.
13 investors say lifelong learning is taking edtech mainstream
The venture potential of a startup that caters to individual students — instead of a slow-moving, small-pocketed institution — has a bullish aura that attracts investors. Add in a pandemic that fo
8 edtech investors talk reskilling, digital universities, ISAs and other post-pandemic trends
We know that the coronavirus has brought unprecedented attention to the edtech market, but now what? What happens when schools are no longer clambering toward an overnight solution? When the surges sl
It’s a new era for fertility tech
We explored venture capitalists' latest bets on fertility and contraception tech, including Modern Fertility, Extend Fertility, Natural Cycles, Nurx, Clue and more.
Union Square Ventures secures $429M across two new funds
USV co-founder Fred Wilson expect U.S. venture capitalists will "take a more cautious stance in 2019."
Plus-sized clothing startup Dia&Co gets another $70M from Sequoia, USV
Dia&Co co-founder and CEO Nadia Boujarwah wants to change the retail market for plus-sized women.
Rebecca Kaden joins Union Square Ventures as general partner
Rebecca Kaden has announced that she's leaving Maveron to join Union Square Ventures as a general partner on the investment team. She'll be the first female partner at USV. She said that her faith in
Equity podcast: Facebook good, everyone else bad
Update from Executive Producer Henry Pickavet: “We’re aware that Alex inexplicably stopped talking mid-sentence towards the end of the episode. We’re working with him to improve his struggle