A fund like this could help revive growth in the ecosystem, but it will take many like this in order to create another wave of capital like we saw in 2021.
SAFE rounds, or simple agreements for future equity, have been around since Y Combinator invented them a decade ago. But they took on a different role in 2021 when they became a fast-moving tool that
While seed-focused VCs are enjoying this market, other investors are pulling out and deal count numbers are down.
Even the matter of branding a firm as a “friends and family” venture rather than “pre-seed” may attract founders from communities in which venture language isn’t common.
Fabrice Grinda says he never intended to run a venture firm. He just really (really) enjoyed angel investing. In fact, by late 2013, when he was on the verge of selling the global classifieds marketpl
Sequoia Capital, a storied venture capital firm, announced today that it has launched a $195 million dedicated seed fund, its fifth. The vehicle will be used to back founders across the United States
Is it time for a Common App that helps startup founders pitch a ton of investors all at once? Afore Capital wants to make it happen.
Despite strong economic headwinds, many young startups don't think the current market will materially impact their runway or headcount.
French VC firm Partech has closed another seed fund dedicated to early-stage tech startups — the fund is called Partech Entrepreneur IV. This time, Partech has raised €120 million. It represents
After months of declining venture deal activity, investors are starting to get active again, especially at the early stages.
It was back in 2019 that we reported on Visionaries Club, a new, Berlin-based, European VC focusing on B2B, founded by Sebastian Pollok and Robert Lacher. At the time, Visionaries Club had launched tw
Party rounds have been around for over a decade and a subject of debate for just as long. The positives are obvious. The cons are more complicated.
Modern DevOps turned back the clock on agile software development. Them’s fighting words, but they’re words Cory O’Daniel, the CEO of Massdriver, stands by. From his point of view, e
WeWork co-founder and former chief executive Adam Neumann’s career arc has felt synonymous with the rise and eventual fall of unicorn dreams. The entrepreneur, whose fall from grace has attracted gl
Many businesses looking to set up pan-African operations are often met with the challenge of establishing payment services that are appropriate for each country they go to. Most of the payment service
Sydney Thomas, who was the first hire at Precursor Ventures, a seed and early-stage focused fund that backs first-time founders, is starting her own venture firm. The investor is going from principal
Despite economic turmoil in the tech world, an Oakland-based startup shows that moonshots are still getting funded. Felt, co-founded by Sam Hashemi and Can Duruk, wants to disrupt the role of maps in
The market for startup investment has changed. From the hottest year in startup VC history to a period of pessimism, how did we get here? This digest of TechCrunch coverage looks to answer that.
Weaver, a London-based marketplace and SaaS contract negotiation platform for matching homeowners/architects planning major home renovation projects with vetted contractors, has closed a $4 million se
Kenyan fintech Zanifu is set to upgrade its platform and grow the number of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) it extends stock financing to after securing $1 million in seed funding. Saviu V