What is valuation?
Valuation through ancient times has been the method to determine the value of any commercial exchange and make the transaction fair for all the parties involved. Valuation brings stability to the economy as it promotes the culture of fair dealings as well as the confidence in long term wealth building. Recent trends have even shown […]Read more
Ask Sophie: Which visas are best for U.S. startup accelerators?
Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Ask Sophie: Can […]Read more
5 investors discuss what’s in store for venture debt following SVB’s collapse
There are many questions around the implications of Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) collapse that won’t be answered for a long time. But there’s one question that many startups and investors are hoping will get answered sooner rather than later: What happens to venture debt? SVB was one of the larger, if not the largest, providers […]Read more
Are rising seed-stage valuations a poisoned gift for startups?
Compared to a year ago, startup valuations have dipped across the board, no matter if you’re a startup raising a seed round or a Series E. But there’s good news if you’re a growth-stage startup: Valuations for startups raising Series A, B and C rounds across the world ticked higher in Q1 2023 from Q4 […]Read more
Greenwood’s Ryan Glover to speak on the economics of building a Black business at TechCrunch Live’s Atlanta event
TechCrunch Live is excited to announce a fireside chat with Ryan Glover, co-founder of Greenwood Bank, as part of our virtual TechCrunch Live: Atlanta event on June 7th. Glover will sit down with me, Dominic-Madori Davis, at 2:05 ET to discuss the ‘economics of equality,’ — a conversation talking about the history of financial inequality […]Read more
Union AI raises $19.1M Series A to simplify AI and data workflows with Flyte
Union AI, a Bellevue, Washington–based open source startup that helps businesses build and orchestrate their AI and data workflows with the help of a cloud-native automation platform, today announced that it has raised a $19.1 million Series A round from NEA and Nava Ventures. The company also announced the general availability of its fully managed […]Read more
AI touches everything, everywhere all at once at Disrupt
Like it or not, AI is part of our lives from here on out — for better or worse. In the past six months alone, TechCrunch has written nearly 600 articles focused on the impact of AI technology in our lives across industries as varied as film, healthcare, marketing and supply chains to name but […]Read more
From root to crown, Mast Reforestation is regrowing the tree economy for the 21st century
Here’s the problem: the planet is burning, and there’s not much we can do about it. Forests are in peril not just because of the ravages of climate change, but because the industries that support them remain traditional and under-resourced. Mast Reforestation is building a tech-forward forest-as-a-service company that vastly simplifies and accelerates the process […]Read more
Uber launches private chartered boats in Mykonos
Uber’s getting into boats. Well, more into boats than it was previously. At Uber’s third annual Go-GET product event Wednesday in New York City, the ride-hailing company announced that it’ll soon launch boat travel in Greece, giving vacationers — and boat lovers — the opportunity to book a boat directly via the Uber app. Image […]Read more
Kubernetes and sigstore founders raise $17.5M to launch software supply chain startup Stacklok
After being instrumental in launching the Kubernetes open source project, Kubernetes co-founders Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda left Google to launch Heptio in 2016. They then sold the company to VMware in 2018. Both left VMware in 2022 and McLuckie went on to found a stealth startup after a short stint as an entrepreneur in […]Read more
Emerging managers shouldn’t rush a first close – even in this market
Fundraising has gotten increasingly tough over the last year for funds of all stripes, and especially so for emerging managers. In the first quarter of 2023, venture firms led by up and coming managers raised $1.62 billion, a mere 13% of the total capital raised in the U.S., according to PitchBook. Emerging managers and new […]Read more