TechCrunch+ roundup: Beyond the Turing test, 3 VCs on SVB, usage-based pricing tactics

After SVB's failure, who's most vulnerable, who stands to benefit, and what are some of the long-term implications for venture capital?

Finding your startup’s valuation: An angel investor explains how

A fair valuation that feels good to both the founder and investor will lead to a partnership in which both sides win.

Does it ever make more sense to raise a structured round over taking a valuation cut?

Many VCs have said startups should always choose a down round over a structured round, but it isn't that cut and dry.

Investor interest in SpaceX appears immune to Musk’s meddling

While Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter negatively impacted Tesla's stock price, SpaceX didn't see the same result.

Is the glass half-empty or half-full in the seed market?

New data from Carta indicates that valuations for very early-stage startups are holding up better than we might have expected in the current slowdown.

We need to unlearn the lessons of the 2021 fundraising bubble

Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.

Magic Eden looks to challenge OpenSea’s NFT dominance

Few startups in the crypto world boast the market dominance that OpenSea currently enjoys, but numerous venture-backed startups are looking to chip away at their lead. Welcome back to Chain Reaction,

$10B crypto developer platform Alchemy buys coding bootcamp in first-ever acquisition

Web3 developer infrastructure startup Alchemy, which last raised a $200 million Series C1 last February, has just made its first acquisition ever — and it’s in the education space. The co

Should founders announce down rounds? This PR expert says you have nothing to hide

Down round news may not be a slam dunk that generates a tier one feature like a funding round that drove your valuation upward, but it’s still funding.

Stripe has laid off employees behind TaxJar, a tax compliance startup it acquired last year

Stripe has laid off some of the employees who support TaxJar, a tax compliance startup that it acquired last year, TechCrunch has learned from multiple sources and firsthand documentation. The layoffs

When the dam breaks, IPOs are going to be wild

No one expects every startup worth $1 billion to be ready to go public, but the collection of billion-dollar startups that are ready to list is larger than you might think.

Here’s what you need to get your financials in order if you want to be acquired

A solid financial structure must not be underestimated. It provides credibility and puts the target company in a stronger negotiating position.

How investors can still get strong returns from late-stage tech startups

For investors, now is a good time to start seeing the opportunities while also protecting themselves against potential risks down the line.

The cybersecurity funding bubble hasn’t burst — but it’s starting to deflate

Despite a slowdown in financing and an apparent over-investment in certain cybersecurity subsectors, investors don’t expect doom and gloom for the cybersecurity market going forward.

From NDA to LOI: What really happens when your startup is being acquired?

While IPOs may get more headlines, a well-timed, well-planned acquisition can mean even larger opportunities for you, your team and the technologies you’ve built.

5 tips for scaling your green startup during a funding drought

Green startups now need to refine their strategies for raising VC money during the scaling stage, especially when they begin assessing their defining values vis-a-vis their finances.

A niche facet of startup employee pay, explained

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 to

Stripe’s new and lower internal valuation, explained

As one of the most richly valued startups in history, is Stripe's internal valuation cut as bearish as the big numbers might lead some to believe?

WTF is a 409A?

In the past few months, both Stripe and Instacart have seen their internal valuations updated in a 409A appraisal process. What is this all about, and why should startups consider a lower valuation?

Fundraising tips for early and midstage startups in 2022

As valuations continue to undulate, the most important thing founders and CEOs can do is show investors that when a downturn hits, your startup can survive and continue to gain market share.
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