Startups Weekly

What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

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As startup layoffs continue, some perspective

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Nuance? In this startup market?

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Footnotes on Sequoia’s startup memo

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TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Scaling web3, bulls and bears, falling tech valuations and UFOs

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y

Everyone is drafting their own startup Black Swan memo

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When your startup’s core mission is set to be overturned

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The Great Resignation, meet the Great Reset

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Slice and dice it all you want, that’s a seed round

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Deal terms feel like dart boards these days

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We’re still in founder-friendly market, kind of

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Crypto’s latest disruption may be investor expectations

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What 411 YC Demo Day pitches will teach you about startups

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We keep trying to reinvent startup accelerators 

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Tiger’s stamp of approval is coming for the early stage

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Startups scramble in wake of Ukraine invasion

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Hire, then wire with a twist

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Hopin’ into lessons from Peloton

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It’s not a startup reckoning, it’s a recorrection

The final lesson from the pandemic bump, and later deceleration, is which startups are disruption-proof.

Edtech’s search for the magic metric

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