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TechCrunch+ roundup: Credit Karma post-exit, recruiting developers, re:Invent recap

The very day in Feb. 2020 that Credit Karma planned to announce that it had been acquired by Intuit for over $7 billion, the stock market tanked, spooked by news that a virus could start a pandemic.

Startups Weekly: What countries want your startup?

They say business needs certainty to succeed, but new tech startups are still getting funded aggressively despite the pandemic, recession, trade wars and various large disasters....

Announcing TechCrunch Early Stage, a new event series all about founders

TechCrunch covers a lot of bases in the tech startup world, but none is more important than supporting founders — especially early-stage founders. That’s what our new event series, TechCrunch

Learn how to raise your first euros at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

Thinking about sending a cold pitch? Curious how to connect with investors? Looking for fundraising tips for your first venture? Startup funding experts — including Forward Partners managing par

8 tips for founders trying to raise their first round of venture capital

Charles Hudson, Annie Kadavy and Russ Heddleston offer pro tips.

Get your pitchdeck analyzed by top investors and experts at Disrupt SF next week

…And see other pitchdecks get the teardown treatment from top early-stage investors Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), Anu Duggal (Female Founders Fund) and Russ Heddleston (CEO of DocSend). I

Startups Weekly: 2019 VC spending may eclipse 2018 record

In this week's newsletter: When to seek VC backing, Lance Armstrong's VC career and Calm's big raise.

Colonna call, timing a VC pitch, WeChat, patents, and growth

Editor’s Note: Shortened week Due to the U.S. Independence Day holiday this week on July 4th, Extra Crunch will not be publishing our normal editorial on Thursday and Friday of this week, nor will w

Ray Dalio, Niantic, Adobe, Dropbox, remote work, Northzone, and Slack

Ray Dalio on the Extra Crunch stage at Disrupt SF 2019 This year at Disrupt SF, we will be hosting a special Extra Crunch stage focused on the issues that confront startup founders in building their c

‘The Operators’: Acceleprise partner Whitney Sales and Docsend CEO Russ Heddleston on how to grow your sales strategies

Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor Share on X Tim Hsia is the CEO of Media Mobilize and a Venture Partner at Digital Garage. Neil Devani is an angel investor and venture capitalist focused on comp

Annie Kadavy, Russ Heddleston and Charles Hudson will tell us how to raise seed money at Disrupt SF

Just about anyone can come up with a good idea. Fewer people can execute on that idea and turn it into a prototype or MVP. But there is still one final challenge for most entrepreneurs that can prove

Startups Weekly: Zoom CEO says its stock price is ‘too high’

In this week's newsletter: More IPOs, Boston Dynamics dog-like robot makes its debut and Ro raises $85M.

Niantic EC-1, Part 3 and what the data show are the best fundraising decks

Harry Potter, the Platform, and the Future of Niantic After deep dives into the story of Niantic’s spinout from Google and its creation and development of Pokémon GO, TechCrunch editor Greg Kumpara