Venture Capital

Lucky coffee, unicorn stumbles and Sam Altman’s YC wager

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm and Danny Crichton

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author J.D. Vance has raised $93 million for his own Midwestern venture fund

Underserved areas are becoming hot, hot, hot, from the standpoint of venture capitalists and their own backers. In October, Steve Case’s Revolution announced that a second Rise of the Rest Seed

2019 saw a stampede of fintech unicorns

Two years ago, we created the Matrix FinTech Index to highlight what we saw as the beginnings of a 10+ year mega innovation wave in financial services.

How some founders are raising capital outside of the VC world

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, we’re exploring fundraising from outside the venture world. Founders loo

Deciding how much equity to give your key employees

Equity is your most valuable currency — here’s how to use it well for hiring.

Roofstock, which makes it easier to buy a home as an investment property, just raised $50 million in new funding

There are plenty of startups that say they’re making it easier to buy a home. There are fewer startups that are promising to make it easier to buy a home as an income-producing property. Among t

Study associates frequency, quality of monthly reports with startup success

“Despite a lot of publicity and social media, number of sign-ups were modest,” reads one of the last monthly reports I sent to my VCs before my startup ceased to exist. “After the in

Antonia Rojas Eing joins ALLVP as the youngest female VC partner in Latin America

Antonia Rojas Eing, the youngest female partner of Latin America’s major VCs, has joined ALLVP as a partner.  Twenty-nine-year-old Rojas Eing first entered the investment world in Germany (she is h

Say hello to Equity Mondays, the newest podcast from TechCrunch

Hello TechCrunch readers and Equity listeners alike. This morning we have something new for you that Chris and I are excited about: We’re doubling the pace that we bring Equity, TechCrunch&#8217

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin backs ‘startup generator’ Antler

Antler, the self-described “global startup generator” and early-stage venture capital firm, has raised an additional $50 million for its funds in Amsterdam, London, New York, Stockholm, Sy

A venture firm that invests ‘from Park City to Kansas City’ just closed its third fund

Sometimes, in venture capital, it pays to specialize. The latest indicator is a Kansas City, Mo.-based venture firm that’s focused on seed-stage startups that are based anywhere from “Park

Startups Weekly: Oyo has issues + A farewell

In this week's newsletter: India's growing pains, Brazil's latest venture funding and how to pitch journalists.

In the shadow of Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle startups are having a moment

Companies in Seattle raised a record $3.5B in VC funding this year.

2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high-profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey) and big Chinese startup investment energized th

Indian tech startups raised a record $14.5B in 2019

Indian tech startups have never had it so good. Local tech startups in the nation raised $14.5 billion in 2019, beating their previous best of $10.6 billion last year, according to research firm Tracx

Startups Weekly: 2019’s dead startups

In this week's newsletter: Munchery, Scaled Inference, Unicorn and the other startups that folded this year.

VCs from Accel and SoftBank talk Europe’s startup scene, what they expect in 2020, and the future of SoftBank

If you haven’t noticed, Europe’s startup scene is in full bloom, with more than $30 billion deployed in startups across the continent over the last 12 months and more than 20 countries now

Should you pay $50K for your pitch deck? Yes, why the hell not?

Every once in a while on VC Twitter, a comment or statement seems so outlandish, so completely outrageous, that it must be — certainly has to be — false. Such as it was for Primary Ventures invest

2019’s 10 defining moments in venture capital

Every year, the tech industry experiences moments that serve as guideposts for future entrepreneurs and investors looking to profit from the wisdom of the past. In 2017, Susan Fowler published her her

Negotiate for ‘better’ stock in equity-funded acquisitions

Because all equity is not created equal, founders need to understand how to negotiate for better equity when considering an acquisition proposal.
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