venture capital

  • The Dark Ages of Austin startup capital Crunch Network

    The Dark Ages of Austin startup capital

    An Austin-based venture capital firm recently offered my company $400,000 for 40 percent of its equity. This was one week before their counterpart in the Bay Area offered $2 million for 20 percent of the same company. Nothing had changed in that week, and both received the same pitch and deck in the weeks prior. Read More

  • When capital prefers venture over public markets Crunch Network

    When capital prefers venture over public markets

    Market movements in the technology sector — particularly in SaaS tech companies — are causing a stir among investors. It’s always a challenge to estimate valuation ranges for publicly traded companies because these calculations require assumptions of growth. Investors are trying to draw parallels between publicly traded companies and private venture-funded companies, but a… Read More

  • Israeli Investment Firms receive $665 Million In Commitments In February Crunch Network

    Israeli Investment Firms receive $665 Million In Commitments In February

    Fund February: A flurry of VC funds launch in Israel. Read More

  • Newcomer Rocket Lab Secures Spire As Their Next Customer

    Newcomer Rocket Lab Secures Spire As Their Next Customer

    Rocket Lab, the venture capital-backed space start up, is constructing the first private launch range in the world. The company told TechCrunch that they have secured Spire as their next customer for a launch later this year. While Rocket Lab has yet to fly their first commercial mission, Spire has made an agreement with the launch provider for an impressive 12 launches over the next 18… Read More

  • Don’t Mortgage Your Startup Crunch Network

    Don’t Mortgage Your Startup

    The last 5-10 years have been an extraordinary time for early stage tech founders to raise money. But easy access to capital has ingrained some bad habits among founders. There has always been the risk of over-funding your company or not being able to find a funder for your next round, but now it’s far more common to see founders blithely accepting deal terms that could kill their… Read More

  • The Startup Landscape For Cybersecurity Companies In Israel Crunch Network

    The Startup Landscape For Cybersecurity Companies In Israel

    There are more than 300 cybersecurity companies operating in Israel, making it an industry second only to the U.S. in size. In 2014, exports by Israeli cybersecurity companies reached $6B, equating to approximately 10% of the global cybersecurity market. In 2015, we expect that percentage to increase as the number of startups grew almost 25% over 2014, with 81 new cybersecurity startups founded. Read More

  • Storm Ventures Launches $10M Fund For Indian SaaS Startups

    Storm Ventures Launches $10M Fund For Indian SaaS Startups

    Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a set of initiatives, called Startup India, designed to help the country’s fledgling tech companies and their investors. One of the first Silicon Valley venture capital firms to take advantage of Startup India is Storm Ventures, which just launched a new fund for SaaS startups in India. Read More

  • Venture Capital Is Terrible At Online Shopping Crunch Network

    Venture Capital Is Terrible At Online Shopping

    Another day, another series of Silicon Valley e-commerce explosions: Gilt Groupe just sold for a fraction of its valuation (and its capital raised) and One Kings Lane is reportedly the next to die. Previously it was Fab.com being sold for nothing after severely underperforming — ah, Fab, the first billion-dollar retail “unicorn” born with crossed eyes and a trick knee. Read More

  • Lessons From Bill Campbell, Silicon Valley’s Secret Executive Coach Crunch Network

    Lessons From Bill Campbell, Silicon Valley’s Secret Executive Coach

    Former Columbia University football coach Bill Campbell had long ago tossed the football for a more corporate role: coach to legendary CEOs such as Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page. Before long, tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, who wanted to level up, sought out Campbell for advice. Read More

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