Startup company

  • A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe Crunch Network

    A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

    Chances are you’ve heard of Google. You’re likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a slightly obsessive tech journalist, you may not know that Google, or, more properly, Alphabet, is also invests in startups. And, like most of what Google does, Alphabet invests… Read More

  • Startups are (still) making weird name choices Crunch Network

    Startups are (still) making weird name choices

    First names, foods and animals have been quite popular lately with founders choosing startup names. Meanwhile, other naming styles are getting more fashionable. We take a look at what’s hot now and what might be in vogue next. Read More

  • Tyson Foods invests in Tovala’s new oven and meal kit business

    Tyson Foods invests in Tovala’s new oven and meal kit business

    Tovala, the startup that’s designed a new steam-based oven and accompanying meal kit subscription service, has inked an investment and partnership agreement with the food prep giant Tyson Foods. Through Tyson Ventures, the company’s investment arm, Tovala will get an undisclosed amount of new financing as the two companies pursue collaborations on Tyson-branded Tovala… Read More

  • What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

    What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

    When I began fundraising for CircleUp six years ago, I encountered many investors whose eyes would glaze over when I mentioned “consumer.” These investors would fidget uncomfortably or drop their gaze when I explained that our platform would only provide capital to small CPG companies. I would often hear the skeptical comments, such as, “an energy bar company can’t… Read More

  • Mobile delivers high exit multiples despite broader market slowdown Crunch Network

    Mobile delivers high exit multiples despite broader market slowdown

    In the world of mobile apps, numbers come in two sizes: big and bigger. More than one billion people use Facebook’s mobile app every day. But what about the financial side of the mobile business; specifically, venture investment and returns? By looking at the numbers behind two different ends of the startup life cycle, a reasonable understanding of the mobile market today can be had. Read More

  • Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner

    Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner

    Not every self-driving car has to be able to move passengers from point A to point B. Take, for example, Nuro: The startup just revealed their unique autonomous vehicle platform, which is more of a mobile small logistics platform than a self-driving car. The company, which has been working away in stealth mode in Mountain View until now, has raised a $92 million Series A round led by… Read More

  • Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup

    Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup

    Boeing’s HorizonX is the aerospace company’s vehicle for making investments in promising next-generation startups and technology, and it just placed its latest bet: funding in Cuberg, a Berkeley-based battery tech startup that has a founding team including Stanford University researchers. Battery tech is still one of the most frustrating roadblocks any company encounters when trying… Read More

  • Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups

    Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups

    Los Angeles is becoming one of the more interesting destinations for startups and the investors that provide money for venture capital firms to place bets on young companies are increasingly starting to take notice. New funds are launching in Los Angeles at a pretty feverish clip, and the latest to plant its flag in the city is Bonfire Ventures, which just closed a $60 million vehicle for… Read More

  • Join the TechCrunch Meetup in Davos #TCDavos

    Join the TechCrunch Meetup in Davos #TCDavos

    TechCrunch is holding an informal meetup during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Grab a free ticket here. The event precedes our TechCrunch Meetup the week after in Zug, Switzerland, the so-called Crypto Valley. You can grab a ticket here. The Davos meetup will be co-hosted by Samantha Stein, TechCrunch’s Director of Special Projects &… Read More

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