Investor Surveys

Perhaps this is why the bitcoin spot ETFs are yet to send crypto prices to the moon

A survey of TechCrunch readers reveals that while the spot ETFs may boost bitcoin's price, they may not be attracting many people who don't own bitcoin.

It’s a good time to invest in early-stage edtech, investors say

It would be shortsighted to overlook edtech amid the present downturn, especially now that AI is disrupting nearly every industry out there.

Will startup valuations start to recover in 2024? Investors aren’t so sure

Most VCs think valuations are close to the bottom, if not already there, but few think there will be any relief in 2024.

VCs anticipate more exits in 2024 but have no consensus on when or how

Some investors are more optimistic about M&A in 2024, while others think we will see a rebound in the IPO market.

The TechCrunch+ surveys you need to read ahead of 2024

There was a lot to talk about this year, and investors and founders sure did share their thoughts freely with us in our surveys.

More than 40 investors share their top predictions for 2024

From when the exit market reopens to what happens with AI investing, more than 40 VCs share their predictions and expectations for 2024.

Secondaries investors say some valuations are still too high

While valuations have fallen quite a bit, some sectors are still too inflated for secondaries investors to find attractive.

5 secondaries investors tell us what’s hot and what’s not heading into 2024

Secondary activity is expected to return to normal in 2024. Five investors tells us where they are interested and where they are not.

Why these investors think saving the trees isn’t just for protesters anymore

A fresh crop of startups has emerged to combat deforestation and climate change, and a handful investors have embraced the challenge along with them.

In Australia and New Zealand, a venture downturn isn’t the end. It’s time to shine.

The geographic isolation of Australia and New Zealand creates a sense of hustle, if not urgency, around raising funds and building a global product.

Investors say New Zealand has ‘all the right ingredients’ to be a startup nation

This is part of a survey of investors focused on Australia and New Zealand. The following responses are from the New Zealand investors.

Australian investors say capital limitations push founders to ‘new heights of creativity’

This is part of a survey of investors focused on Australia and New Zealand. The following responses are from the Australian investors.

5 investors have high hopes for defense tech amid growing venture interest

It is likely not an overstatement to say that the relationship between U.S. defense and Silicon Valley is undergoing its most profound transformation since the 1950s.

5 investors on the pros and cons of open source AI business models

As a part of TC's ongoing AI survey series, we spoke to a group of five investors about the pros and cons of open source AI business models.

How founders can cut through the noise and find events that are actually worth it

Founders get bombarded with invitations to events, and not all of them are worth it, but there are ways to figure out which will provide value.

6 VCs explain how startups can capture and defend market share in the AI era

We asked six venture capitalists who are active in the AI investing space to walk us through what they are seeing in the market today.

To attend or not to attend: We asked 52 founders whether events are useful or a waste of time

There are many founder-focused events but are they actually helpful or just a distraction? Founders need to strike a balance.

10 investors talk about the future of AI and what lies beyond the ChatGPT hype

To better understand where startups still stand a chance, and where oligopoly dynamics and first-mover advantages are shaping up, we polled a select group of investors about the future of AI.

How to pitch me: 7 investors discuss what they’re looking for in September 2023

If you’d like to know what investors are looking for, how they want to be approached and what they’re most likely to ask, keep reading.

8 web3 gaming experts discuss hurdles and opportunities in the road to wider adoption

What will it take to spur more mainstream gamers to pick up and play web3 games? We asked eight web3 gaming experts to find out.
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