Why you must build a moat around early customers, according to Benchling’s CEO and co-founder
Benchling’s unicorn status didn’t come overnight. Some 10 years after its founding, the company is worth more than $6 billion, and the founder sees the company going public in the future.
Meet the second wave of Disrupt Audience Choice roundtable winners
We asked TechCrunch readers to vote for the roundtable sessions they would most like to see at TC Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco, and startup fans from around the world have spoken. Round
Echobot and Leadfeeder merge, raise $190M in Euro sales tech consolidation play
Sales and marketing has seen a huge boom in the last several years, fueled by developments in user experience and design, innovations around how companies can parse and leverage big data analytics to
From dorm rooms to board rooms: How universities are promoting entrepreneurship
An increasing number of higher education institutions are investing in entrepreneurial pipelines that help students launch startups after graduation.
ClickUp CEO talks hiring, raising and scaling in the white-hot productivity space
Few young software companies have had as great a year as San Diego-based ClickUp. The company, which makes business productivity tools for task management, goals and docs, raised its first bit of outs
Gauging growth in the most challenging environment in decades
Before COVID-19 hit, we were already looking at our operations creatively and seeking to become more efficient, so we’re going to come out of a two-year stretch as an even more efficient company.
Rajeev Suri to step down as Nokia CEO; Pekka Lundmark to take over
Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, is stepping down from his leadership role after overseeing the Finnish networking giant for more than half a decade. Pekka Lundmark, the outgoing President a
Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: Growth Pilots
Growth Pilots is one of the more exclusive performance marketing agencies in San Francisco, but they know how to help high-growth startups excel at paid marketing. CEO and founder Soso Sazesh credits
Verified Expert Brand Designer: Ramotion
Ramotion is a remote branding and product design agency that has worked with Bay Area tech startups since 2014. While they typically do branding for funded, fast-growing startups, Ramotion has helped
Nokia’s Fall Means The Rise Of Startups In Finland
The Finnish economy, which has contracted for three years in a row, is still reeling, but the country’s rising startup scene is a careful indication that Finland - the land of a thousand lakes and t
Let’s Impair That Goodwill, Part 2
Microsoft fired a number of executives today, including Stephen Elop, an executive that returned to the company following a tenure as Nokia's CEO. Elop made his way back to Redmond after Microsoft bou
A Trojan Horse Once Again? Stephen Elop, Now EVP Of Devices At Microsoft, Confirmed As An ‘Internal’ Candidate For CEO Slot, As He Lays Out Plans In His Own Words
Microsoft's <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/09/02/microsoft-enters-into-7-1b-deal-to-buy-nokias-devices-and-services-business-and-license-key-patents/">landmark decision to buy Nokia's handset bu
Watch Nokia’s Stephen Elop Lob Someone Else’s iPhone On The Floor, Promise To Replace It
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is a man with a mission: to try to drum up interest in the company's Windows Phone line of Lumia smartphones in a market saturated with Androids and iPhones. So what better way
TC Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Talks Windows Phone Alternatives, Low-End Devices And Email
Ahead of its Mobile World Congress press conference today, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop sat down with TechCrunch to talk about the company's dual OS strategy, expanding product portfolio and the evolving co
Nokia Confirms It’s Keeping An Open Mind About Using Android In Future. Message To Microsoft: Don’t Take Support For Granted?
Relations between Nokia and its former BFF Microsoft are evidently not as cosy as once they were. While the Finnish mobile maker has reiterated it's "immediately focused" on Windows Phone for smartpho
People Still Believe In Nokia
Nokia has been having a very, very hard time of it lately, dramatically losing market share in the smartphone race to the likes of Samsung and Apple, and getting slammed on a regular basis by the cred
Nokia CEO Elop Wants To Fight Other Windows Phones With Volume
Given all the attention that Nokia's Windows Phones seem to enjoy, it's easy to forget that they won't just be duking it out with Android devices and iPhones. Nokia will also have to compete with fell
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop: Work On First Windows Nokia Phones Has Begun
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/nokia-ms.jpg" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/nokia">Nokia</a> CEO (and former <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com
Look Vic Gundotra, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Can Also Tweet Cryptically!
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/tweetsel.png" /> Google VP <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/vic-gundotra">Vic Gundotra</a> raised some eyebrows with his apparently
Will Microsoft And Nokia Team Up To Take On Apple, Google?
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/elop.jpg" />In rapid succession, Nokia has ousted its CEO, 30-year <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/nokia">Nokia</a> veteran <a href