startup fundraising

Can crypto’s recent wins resurrect venture interest?

Like a tenacious balloon, no matter how hard crypto gets knocked down, it tends to float back up again. But the current crypto bust looks a bit different.

If I’m being honest, I didn’t have what it takes to be a founder

If I map myself against the standards of fundraising today, none of those startups would’ve had a gnat’s shadow’s chance of raising money.

Canadian startups had a tough Q3, and AI’s popularity isn’t making a big difference

Funding to Canadian startups declined by 57% to $808 million in Q3 2023 from the previous quarter, per Tracxn’s Geo Quarterly report.

Pitch Deck Teardown:’s $10M Series A deck

I like a good airline points flight just as much as the fuzzy feeling you get from knowing you've "beaten the system," but does solve a "real" problem?

Bootstrapping is cool once again

Network or no, startup founders are increasingly having to figure out sources of financing that's not venture capital.

The late-stage venture market is crumbling

Proponents of capital efficiency may very well feel this is the medicine the market needed, pain be damned.

Steering through venture’s global correction with the GPCA’s CEO

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show where we niche down to a single top

11 VCs reveal how hard it was for their startups to fundraise in H1 2023

TechCrunch+ recently asked VCs how the first half of 2023 bore out for their investments and how their portcos are handling a cash-light environment.

Down rounds are a ‘ticket to try again,’ says founder who raised 3 in a row

Russ Wilcox, founder of E Ink, recently joined TechCrunch's Found podcast to talk about how he raised multiple down rounds before a successful exit.

Read the room

Let's look into cybersecurity sales, developer content marketing, and fundraising pitches through a common lens: The importance of understanding your audience and putting it first.

4 problems venture capital can’t solve

Sometimes, it's good to ask yourself if you're raising capital in anticipation of pain that may never materialize.

Despite regulatory concerns, the US is far from losing its venture crown

We can learn quite a lot from venture capital investments themselves.

Investors prefer debt over equity (but not venture debt)

Capital markets are changing, which means financing options for companies are changing as well.

Tech investors’ obsession over profit is already waning

New data indicates that venture investors are on their way back to preferring growth over profitability at startups.

Roundtable raises funding round on Roundtable

French startup Roundtable has raised a $3.2 million (€3 million) funding round from a 100 business angels on its own platform.

A Black YC alum explains how he raised $107M

Captain founder Demetrius Gray shares his best practices for networking across geographies, fine-tuning pitches and more.

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2023 unicorn slump, global VC slowdown, email marketing 101

The hunt is already on for another mythical animal that best represents startup attainment in a down market, like "ARRmadillo."

4 tips to find the funding that fits your business

Not all capital providers are equal, so seeking financing isn’t just about securing capital — it's about finding the funding to fit your needs.

You’re not going to grow into your 2021 valuation

If you are growing slower than 30%, there is a strong chance that you will never be able to match your 2021 valuation.

3 questions founders should be asking investors in Q1 2023

It is now more important than ever for every party to approach the negotiating table with clear questions and expectations.
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