Mangrove raises $170M for its new fund to invest in Europe and Israeli startups

Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading early-stage venture capital firms, has raised $170 million for its latest fund. Mangrove V will be used to invest across Europe an

Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

Waymo is exploring self-driving trucks, Bumble's meetup space, the Hive and reaction from VCs after pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. All this on Crunch Report.

What bubble? VCs spent $12 billion on startups in first quarter

Venture capitalists will tell you that a lackluster IPO market and struggling tech stocks mean that they are being more cautious, but the data suggests otherwise. Apart from last year, which saw $13.7

10 Things That Can Derail A Round Of Funding

We read a lot about the seemingly 50-plus eight-figure venture rounds happening every day. All those great stories; this Razor-a-Day company raising at $600 million, that Valets-for-Pets company raisi

When The Funding Bubble Bursts It Doesn’t Have To Mean Disaster

Hold tight. Wait till the party’s over Hold tight. We’re in for nasty weather ~Talking Heads, Burning Down The House One law of economic physics always holds true: what goes up must come d

Five Hard Things That Great VCs Do

One of the hard things about being a VC today: You must give entrepreneurs more than just capital. In my experience as a founder and sometime investor, here are five hard things I’ve seen great VCs

VCs, They’re Just Like Us!

One of our favourite things about Twitter is that if you follow the right people, its conversational nature can feel like you're hanging out at Starbucks eavesdropping on other people's conversations.

The Worst Thing About Being A VC Is Other VCs

So you think you want to be a VC. It sounds like a pretty cool job, after all. You have good pay and benefits, get to meet with lots of interesting entrepreneurs and play with cool technology, can han

John Doerr On Zynga Investment: “We Own 60M Shares, So I Want That Stock Back Above $10 … Where God Intended It”

Investors tend not to be cool, sexy or "famous" in the traditional sense. After all, anyone can invest in one great company, but reproducing those victories habitually over decades is nearly impossibl

The Path To Starting A Startup

<strong>Editor’s note:</strong> <em>Scott Weiss is a partner at <a target="_blank" href="">Andreessen Horowitz</a> and the former co-founder and CEO of IronPort Systems, which wa

VC Giants, Thinking Smaller: Why Kleiner Perkins’ Aileen Lee Is Getting Into Seed Funding

As a partner at <a target="_blank" href="">Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers</a>, Aileen Lee has been a part of one of

VCs: Secondary Funding Markets Are A Double-Edged Sword

A lot of things have changed in Silicon Valley in recent years -- apps have access to a plug-and-play social infrastructure provided by the likes of Facebook and Twitter, the mobile boom has truly mad

VC’s Say Your Startup’s Location Still Matters

At this morning's TechCrunch Disrupt, <a href="">Michael Arrington</a> sat down with nearly half a dozen VC's, including <a href="http://www.crunch

Study: VCs Still Addicted To IPOs

<img src="" /> It seems that Venture investors are none-too-happy with current IPO activity. According to a study sponsored by <a hre

Super Angel/VC Smackdown: Why the Hate? (TCTV)

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-216138" title="Smackdown-wrestlers" src="" alt="" width="286" height="220" />Wat

Atari: The History

GamaSutra has a 20 page article on Atari from 1978 until 1981 – the golden age of the console. Those were heady days, friends. Imagination was king and because the graphics were so bad you could