How to Land Early-Stage Funding

Spoiler alert: Uber for X is no longer a differentiator. Mobility isn’t a nascent vertical, and sector startups seeking funding should consider that advantage. Investors don’t need to explain the venture-sized opportunity in the transportation industry; instead they want to see contrarian growth – whether that’s a new angle on an old technology, or profitability. TechCrunch is bringing together three venture capitalists – Yoon Choi from Muirwoods Ventures, Mar Hershenson from Pear VC and Gabriel Scheer from Elemental – to talk about their investment strategies, what’s hot, and what’s not.