Venture Capital

3one4 Capital launches $100M fund to back early-stage startups in India

3one4 Capital, a venture capital firm in India, today announced a $100 million fund as the young investment firm looks to back more early-stage startups in the world’s second largest internet market

What will a Wish IPO look like? We may know soon

Wish, the San Francisco-based, 750-person e-commerce app that sells deeply discounted goods that you definitely don’t need but might buy anyway when priced so low — think pool floats, guin

The startup world needs a ‘Black Minds Matter’ awakening

Guests on tech podcasts are a microcosm of what has been happening in the startup ecosystem: Black minds are undervalued and under-appreciated.

Calling Madrid & Barcelona VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe. Our survey of VCs in Madrid & Barcelona will capture how the cities are faring, and what changes a

Owl Ventures’ new pair of funds gives edtech a $585 million boost

Edtech just keeps on booming. Today, Owl Ventures, a San Francisco-based education technology fund whose portfolio includes Byju’s, Labster, MasterClass and Quizlet, announced that it has closed a p

12 Paris-based VCs look at the state of their city

Four years after the Great Recession, France’s newly elected socialist president François Hollande raised taxes and increased regulations on founder-led startups. The subsequent flight of entre

In a post-NDA world, does transparency help founders identify conflicts of interest?

Once upon a time, fintech founders could pitch 10 investors before closing a round in a relatively hushed way. Entrepreneurs could even ask VCs to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to keep their in

10 Berlin-based VCs discuss how COVID-19 has changed the landscape

A breeding ground for European entrepreneurs, Berlin has a knack for producing a lot of new startups: the city attracts top international, diverse talent, and it is packed with investors, events and a

A must-see conversation on the state of VC, this year at Disrupt

On a surface level, the world of venture capital doesn’t look to change much year to year. But in truth, the industry is very much in flux, with many firms grappling with a lack of diversity, de

Steno raises $3.5 million led by First Round to become an extension of law offices

The global legal services industry was worth $849 billion in 2017 and is expected to become a trillion-dollar industry by the end of next year. Little wonder that Steno, an LA-based startup, wants a p

Laura Deming, Frederik Groce, Amish Jani, Jessica Verrilli and Vanessa Larco are coming to Disrupt

At TechCrunch Disrupt, our Startup Battlefield competition this year looks to be fiercer than ever, judging by the applicants. That’s actually saying something, considering the game-changing bra

Calling Warsaw VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe. Our survey of VCs in Warsaw will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought am

Synthetic biology startups are giving investors an appetite

There’s a growing wave of commercial activity from companies that are creating products using new biological engineering technologies. Perhaps the most public (and tastiest) example of the promi

Benchmark’s Peter Fenton is joining us at Disrupt

Benchmark used to be the quintessential Silicon Valley venture firm. It was small. It was focused. It was aggressive while also remaining founder friendly. It stuck to its knitting when it came to its

Funding for mental health-focused startups rises in 2020

Turning away from the public markets, IPOs, SPACs and Palantir for a moment, would you like to talk about startups again? I would. This morning, I pored over venture capital funding patterns for welln

Stride.VC loses partner Pia d’Iribarne

Stride.VC, the London early-stage VC firm founded by Fred Destin and podcaster Harry Stebbings, is losing Paris-based partner Pia d’Iribarne, TechCrunch has learned. According to a regulatory filing

Despite COVID-19, 5 Chicago VCs say region is poised for success

Chicago has a long history of creating industry-leading companies and it doesn’t seem COVID-19 is slowing down the city. TechCrunch surveyed Chicago venture capitalists who remain optimistic des

Calling Paris VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe. Our survey of VCs in Paris will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought amo

Eduardo Saverin on the ‘world of innovation past Silicon Valley’

Eduardo Saverin will forever be known for co-founding Facebook 16 years ago with four other Harvard classmates (one of whom is still running the company). But even before leaving in 2009 for Singapore

Equity Monday: YC Demo Day, two funding rounds and where’s Palantir’s S-1?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big
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