NFX’s James Currier: Where unicorn ideas come from and why founders ‘have to keep pivoting’
“This is really only talking about world-changing, big-ass businesses with a lot of impact that could be a billion dollars or more in value."
It’s never too late to align product-market fit metrics with your company’s values
It's a perennial question for early-stage startups: how does one find product-market fit (PMF)?
How startups can produce social content that actually resonates
It's hard to win on social media, but Redpoint's head of content Rashad Assir thinks the potential rewards make it totally worth the grind.
Sometimes you need to cut your startup’s school ties
It's possible to build a startup with a founder who wants to stay in academia, but it’s not without its challenges.
Don’t go it alone: Incubators and accelerators help build lifelong relationships
Launching a startup is a solitary activity, but it doesn't have to be. Joining an incubator can help you connect with like-minded people.
Our favorite startups from YC’s Winter 2023 Demo Day — Part 2
Over 20,000 applications flew into Y Combinator, which ended up plucking out 282 startups for its latest batch. Now we’re getting our first look at them through Demo Day. The first day’s demos inc
Our favorite startups from YC’s Winter 2023 Demo Day — Part 1
Here’s a crazy statistic: More than half of the companies in Y Combinator’s latest cohort were accepted to the accelerator with only an idea, no minimum viable product or revenue strategy needed.
At Upfront Summit 2023, AI is the omnipresent celebrity
A marching band, a red carpet and a DJ who codes her beats are all things you can get before coffee (and a business card) at the Upfront Summit, one of venture’s most awaited conferences. But not ev
For Black founders and investors, ringing Nasdaq’s opening bell symbolizes progress
“We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go," one investor told TechCrunch about the event.
How to land investors who fund game-changing companies
For founders and investors alike, hard tech problems present a challenge — how to build a successful company over a long time horizon.
What investors really think about the TAM slide in your pitch deck
"If the founder has that deep personal connection and is willing to put what it takes to take it to those next few levels, that's where the TAM starts to look exciting.”
Investor’s advice during a downturn: Don’t panic
At TechCrunch Disrupt 2022, Ramp CEO Eric Glyman, Airbase CEO Thejo Kote and Anthemis partner Ruth Foxe Blader discussed how to compete in a tough fundraising environment.
Brex co-founder Henrique Dubugras details decisions behind pivots, layoffs, going remote
Brex co-founder Henrique Dubugras and early investor Anu Hariharan discussed the fintech's eventful year at TechCrunch Disrupt.
How Metafy founder Josh Fabian caught the attention of 776 by building in public
In over a decade of investing in startups, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has only once offered to fund a founder on the spot.
These founders landed early checks by being savvy about social media
At TechCrunch Disrupt, three founders credited their early success in raising venture capital to their use of social media platforms.
Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to manage your staff from afar
At this year's TechCrunch Disrupt, three panelists talked about the challenges and opportunities of managing staff in a remote work world.
3 founders discuss how to navigate the nuances of early-stage fundraising
The founders of Fiveable, Alloy Automation, and Parthean detailed their first fundraises at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Crypto bear markets are a ‘great time’ to launch startups, industry execs say
Uniswap's Mary-Catherine Lader, Visa's Cuy Sheffield, and Brett Harrison, former president of FTX, said at TechCrunch Disrupt that it's still a great time to build a crypto startup.
How to raise funds when you aren’t in the Bay Area
At this year's TechCrunch Disrupt, three investors shared tips on how startup founders can fundraise outside of major tech hubs.
Clubhouse’s Paul Davison on Twitter, the impact of hype and what happened
Clubhouse CEO and co-founder Paul Davison came to TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about life after the hype and its most formidable competitor, Twitter.