VCs continue to pour dollars into generative AI
VCs aren't giving up on generative AI, which they believe will be the next big thing in tech. The investment numbers are staggering.
Framework Ventures co-founder says DeFi gives hope following FTX collapse
FTX’s downfall will heighten the need for regulation but also pique the interest of VCs looking to invest in DeFi, according to Framework Ventures' Michael Anderson.
Draymond Green isn’t starting a fund, but is working with top VCs
Draymond Green, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, says he’s working with well-known investors involved in the tech space. That
Why every VC should spend a month with an accelerator
VC is ultimately about people, not ideas, but in the current landscape, investors aren't sufficiently getting to know founders or their experience.
VCs and university endowments should partner to make venture more diverse
University endowments should invest in educational opportunities to give more people pathways to careers in venture.
Solve the ‘dead equity’ problem with a longer founder vesting schedule
The four-year vesting schedule that the typical startup uses today is a problem waiting to happen. Here's how you can fix it forever.
What we’re getting right and wrong about coronavirus and VC investing
It has only been nine days since I wrote an overview of the state of VC investing during the rise of the novel coronavirus pandemic. And what a week it has been: The markets have triggered circuit bre
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="http://www.a16z.com/">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="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/kleiner-perkins-caufield-byers">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="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-arrington">Michael Arrington</a> sat down with nearly half a dozen VC's, including <a href="http://www.crunch