The U.S. VC market has seemingly found a new normal: the number of deals and amount of dollars invested in startups so far this year is stabilizing.
Nearly anything can tear a co-founder relationship asunder. I have observed partnerships go sour over funding disputes, product pipelines, and in one case, a bad experience at Burning Man.
Despite all current and high-profile pressures, it is our view that the technology and innovation supercycle narrative remains unchanged.
According to PitchBook, the median valuation of early-stage U.S. startups that raised venture capital was lower last quarter than in Q1 2022.
Taking a look at an M25 dataset ranking Midwest U.S. cities across datapoints including startup activity, venture activity and business climate.
To really understand what’s going on with Latin American venture capital funding, we have to go deeper than the regional perspective can afford us.
Did no one tell European venture capitalists and startup founders that we’re supposed to be on the cusp of a global recession?
Let’s explore insurtech activity in both North America and Europe, compare recent results and look ahead to what could be coming.
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It does seem that the expected correction in investment into Chinese startups is here. It's just a few quarters late.
It appears the market decided that startups are worth more than they once were, by a material multiple. So were startups dramatically undervalued in prior years and decades?
The good times of the last few years appear to be in rapid decline, with many startups holding onto speculative valuations and revenues more nascent than impressive.
We’ll have a clearer view of 2021 when all the data trickles in after the conclusion of Q4, but it’s clear that female-founded startups are having a better year than they did in 2020.
With around $3 billion invested in the first half of 2021, already around a 50% gain on 2020’s full-year figures, it’s clear Atlanta is seeing an unprecedented wave of venture investment.
Boston is benefiting from larger changes to the U.S. venture capital market, helping close historical gaps in its startup funding market and access funds that previously might have skipped the region.
Chicago is an outlying benefactor from accelerating venture capital activity and the rise of remote investing.
Slightly falling quarterly venture capital totals and a notable decline in unicorn formation does not a startup winter make. So let’s look at what's happened more recently.
The union of talent and money is what startup markets need to thrive. But there are other reasons why LatAm startups are often in the news: strong digital penetration and quick e-commerce growth.
Turning away from the public markets, IPOs, SPACs and Palantir for a moment, would you like to talk about startups again? I would. This morning, I pored over venture capital funding patterns for welln
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a choice of all sorts of news, but as we cut the sh