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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.

3 VCs explain how founders can stand out when pitching

For investors Annie Case, Sheel Mohnot and Jomayra Herrera, the founders who manage to capture their attention are the ones who come to the pitch process prepared.

To better thwart ransomware attacks, startups must get cybersecurity basics right

Brett Callow and Katie Moussouris say early-stage startups should focus on cybersecurity basics in order to ward off ransomware actors.

Robotics scene continues to be bullish, but layoffs are looming

“In an economic downturn, the customers will be less willing to be experimental, so they're thinking about cutting costs and then economics just becomes so much more important.”

US Energy Sec. Granholm still ‘bullish’ Congress can ink ‘significant’ climate deal

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she is still "hopeful, positive and in fact bullish" that Congress can agree on "a significant push into clean energy."

Bill Gates offers guidance on what climate technologies he’s looking to fund

Bill Gates joined us at TechCrunch Sessions: Climate 2022 to discuss his priorities in terms of investment projects and technological breakthroughs needed to help effectively address climate change.

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?

‘How doomed are we?’ and more questions for a climate expert

I doubt you'll blame me for blurting out, "How doomed are we?" the moment I sat down with renowned climate modeling expert William Collins at TC Sessions: Climate. 

Planning for the Impossible

Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown sees biodiversity as an even more pressing concern than climate change (though, obviously, one can’t entirely uncouple one from the other).

Founders of recycling startups say the pandemic changed the investment game

For years, startups addressing the recycling crisis labored in relative anonymity. But those who stuck with it are seeing growing investor support, three founders said at TC Sessions: Climate 2022.
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