Startups Weekly

Is this the year that we get our dream back channeling platform?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Among many of the entrepreneur catchphrases out there, the on

The end of the demo day, dilution and other startup accelerator resolutions

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. In April 2020, NextView VC launched its debut accelerator in t

Startup accelerators’ definition of ‘value add’ is due for a refresh

Much has changed about the way launch pads for startups look, feel and show value today. The earliest investors are rethinking signaling risk, dilution and even the worth of a traditional demo day.

The big startup question on my mind for 2022

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends.

More than another check, founders need activation energy

If there’s one lesson learned amid the pandemic, it’s that we can’t take anything for granted -- whether it’s continued growth or another flood of funding.

Startups Weekly (Taylor’s Version)

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. If you don’t understand this headline, let’s start with a

Why the founder-friendly era needs a ‘VP of Nothing’

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends.

Fractions aren’t enough of an answer to divisions

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends.

Contracts first, Clubhouse rooms second

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends.

Education is redefining its own definition of effective

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. I have a theory. The debate around accreditation in education

All things in moderation, including moderation

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Indiegogo, an early startup that capitalized on the crowdfundi

Every startup has a tipping point. How do you recalibrate?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. I spent the past month interviewing current and former employe

The return of text is inevitable

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. On Equity this week, we discussed the value of the written wor

Coinbase, Clubhouse and the inevitable conflict of competition

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. This week, cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced

The full-stack approach, but this time sans status quo

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Emerging founders and investors in tech must be exuding extrem

When the biggest Disruption is to just sit down and focus

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here.  And just like that, TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 has come to an e

Executive coaching for employees is complicated and emotional

BetterUp, a reskilling and coaching platform for employees before and beyond the C-suite, is getting in touch with its emotions. This week, the richly funded unicorn startup announced a pair of acquis

The next big startup may just help venture back more startups

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here.  Oper8r, built by Winter Mead and Welly Sculley, wants to hel

What 377 Y Combinator pitches will teach you about startups

Along with a cadre of other TechCrunch folks, I spent this week extremely focused on one event: Y Combinator. The elite accelerator announced a staggering 377 startups as its Summer 2021 cohort. We co

Want to be a more holistic healthcare company? Add some Ginger 

When Headspace merged with on-demand mental healthcare platform Ginger, I was surprised. After all, Ginger raised $100 million in Series E funding just a few months ago — and last time I spoke to CE
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