‘There’s too much opportunity’ in Cerebral Valley
Evan Buhler moved to San Francisco’s Hayes Valley three months ago to build an AI company that would combine the buzzy technology and his experience as a startup attorney. At the time, he didn’t r
SVB collapse forces African startups to rethink their banking options
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) last week sent ripples in startup ecosystems around the world, and it is emerging that millions of dollars held by African startups and venture capital funds
Is Silicon Valley really losing its crown?
You can argue the point of Silicon Valley's purported centrality to the globally dominant United States startup market either way.
Steve Case is trying to make money with founders outside Silicon Valley; his plan is starting to work
Steve Case, the co-founder of America Online, the investment firm Revolution and its offshoot seed-stage arm Rise of the Rest, has a new book out called “Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in S
Polygon founder raises $50M for emerging markets-focused web3 venture fund
Ethereum layer-two scaling platform Polygon raised $450 million earlier this year in its first major financing round. Now, the protocol’s co-founder Sandeep Nailwal is launching another project,
Haus, a VC-backed aperitif startup, is up for sale after Series A falls through
Haus launched in 2019 as an answer to a generation’s craving for a more transparent alcohol brand, raising millions in venture funding from angels such as Casey Neistat, Away co-founder Jen Rubio an
The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance
Intel's choice to build a $20 billion chip fabrication facility in Columbus, Ohio, along with the passage of the CHIPS Act, could set the stage for a startup ecosystem boost.
Check out the first Disrupt Audience Choice roundtable winners
Roundtables — some of the most popular sessions at TechCrunch Disrupt — are 30-minute expert-led discussions designed for up to 20 attendees who share an interest in a particular subject. The form
Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and tattoos and booze and fun. If you want to get this
TechCrunch+ roundup: DTC data strategy, starting up solo, insuretech growth versus risk
Fundraising is only one part of the journey. If you can't connect with an investor who'll help you find and fill in your gaps with regard to talent or expertise, you can't build a sustainable company.
Anglo-Hungarian anti-fraud platform SEON pulls in a $94M Series B led by IVP
Last year, SEON, which has an anti-fraud platform designed to fight accounts raised a $12 million Series A. It does this by looking at a customer’s ‘digital footprint’ – especially their s
Sequoia debuts Arc, a London/SV program to find and mentor outlier startups, backing each with $1M
Sequoia has over the years made a name for itself for its early-stage bets on younger companies, many of which (Apple, Klarna and WhatsApp, to name a few) have gone on to become tech giants. Now, as c
Payrails emerges from stealth with $6.4M led by a16z to build the OS for payments
Payments — taking and paying out money — remains a fragmented and complex area for merchants, marketplaces and others that do business with multiple parties online. As it grows — fro
The inevitable codification of Silicon Valley’s relationships
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week, Natasha is running the show, which means we’r
Dive deep into Snorkel.AI’s pitch technique that raised $135m
Snorkel.AI's co-founder, and CEO, Alex Ratner, and Greylock partner Saam Motamedi talk about the importance of storytelling when fundraising.
The US must harness the power of Silicon Valley to spur military innovation
Harnessing the extraordinary potential of the U.S. private sector and bringing its vastly superior resources to bear more effectively is the key to prevailing in this strategic competition.
The truth about management in Silicon Valley: It doesn’t exist
The tech industry is home to some of the world’s greatest innovators, and incredible success stories. But it’s also a space where there’s a surprising lack of appreciation for skilled management
Veed, an online video editing platform, picks up $35M from Sequoia
Video is the beating heart of the most popular content online these days, and it’s not just because it’s entertaining. It’s also because of how accessible it is: It’s become in
More tech drama, please
A Twitter thread from Bolt CEO Ryan Breslow was good fun, and useful in bringing a bit of necessary combat back to tech.
AI chip designer Moffett AI raises ‘tens of millions of dollars’ in Series A round
China’s call to foster semiconductor independence has sent investors chasing after chip startups of all sorts. Moffett AI, a Shenzhen-based chip design company, has received a fresh Series A inj