venture capital funds
Climate tech VC firm closes $300M fund after LPs push for broader investment opportunities
Congruent Ventures new fund bucks the trend of venture pullback, suggesting continued confidence in climate tech.
Q1 performance data shows maturing VC fund vintages aren’t doomed
New data shows that venture performance was down in the first quarter but not nearly as much as the stock market.
NEAR protocol spin-off Open Web Collective launches venture arm to invest in early-stage web3
Open Web Collective, a blockchain and web3 accelerator, has launched a new division called OWC Ventures to invest in early-stage crypto startups, the team exclusively told TechCrunch. The division is
Funds can no longer just be a source of capital
Rather than the main focus being on the next funding round, founders have the opportunity to reprioritize and rebuild. Funds can do that, too.
4 principles private capital firms should follow to win the talent race
When your second-most important asset walks out the door (physical or virtual) every day, attracting and keeping that talent in-house is paramount.
Ron DeSantis’ proposed ban on ESG investments would be another blow for diverse fund managers
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' proposal comes as founders and investors have called on limited partners, like pension funds, to be held more accountable for where their money goes.
As a startup founder, you really need to understand how venture capital works
Once you're on the VC-fueled treadmill, you can't easily step back off.
CoinFund launches $300M web3 fund to invest in early-stage crypto
As capital continues to deploy the crypto economy, another big fund is entering the space. Seven-year-old CoinFund is launching a $300 million early-stage web3 venture fund, CoinFund Ventures I, which
7 first-time fund managers detail how they’re preparing to thrive during the downturn
Who will fare better in the current venture downturn? Will it be legacy investors with years of experience and sizable portfolios to worry about or emerging managers starting with a clean slate?
Are convertible notes the right way to fund your startup?
If an early-stage startup is ready to raise money but its valuation hasn't been established yet, a convertible note can serve as a good fundraising option.
Crypto-focused Multicoin Capital launches $430M venture fund
Crypto-native venture capital firm Multicoin Capital announced a new fund, its third and largest to date at $430 million. “As evidenced by our first and second venture funds, some of the best opport
Pix Moving brings robovans to Japan, eyes DAO-based EV making
A company from China is ready to capture Japan’s demand for autonomous service vehicles as robots play an increasingly important role to address the aging society’s labor shortage. Pix Mov
TechCrunch+ roundup: Downturn strategy, recycling startup boom, better board meetings
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Can we trust capitalism to solve climate change?
At TC Sessions: Climate 2022 last week, we tackled an age-old question: Are corporations really that bad?
Register now for TechCrunch Live’s event in Columbus, Ohio!
TechCrunch Live is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, our crew is virtually heading to Columbus to explore the region’s growing startup ecosystem. We have a speaker li
New VC firm Baukunst spools up to invest in ‘creative technologists’
Aptly, Baukunst — named after the German word for “the art of building” — is looking to invest its freshly raised fund into founders who are “elevating the art of buildin
North Korean hackers are targeting blockchain companies with malicious crypto-stealing apps
The U.S. government has warned that North Korean state-backed hackers known as the Lazarus Group are targeting organizations in the blockchain industry using trojanized cryptocurrency applications. In
Wale Ayeni, head of VC investments for IFC in Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, is leaving the firm
Fast’s demise will teach us just how fragile newly built unicorns really are
Although there was still ample capital in the market and deal-making appeared strong at the start of this year, we're seeing stress cracks appear across the startup sector. What gives?
Makers Fund closes third fund at $500M to back interactive entertainment companies
Makers Fund has closed its third fund of $500 million to invest in interactive entertainment startups. Founding partner Jayson Chi told TechCrunch that it now has over $1 billion in assets under manag