Venture capital firm Redpoint hires a ‘head of founder experience’

Venture capital firm Redpoint hires a ‘head of founder experience’

As access to top deals becomes more competitive, venture capital firms are creating new roles to attract top entrepreneurs. Now, in addition to recruiting top dealmakers, firms are bringing in culture experts and allocating roles to individuals who better understand and empathize with the founder journey. In keeping with this Read more…

8 tips for founders trying to raise their first round of venture capital

8 tips for founders trying to raise their first round of venture capital

If you’re an avid TechCrunch reader, someone who loves to absorb endless startup profiles and pore through fundraising stories, you might think raising venture capital is easy. In reality, it’s very, very difficult and not the best source of capital for most businesses. For startups hoping to scale far and Read more…

SmileClubDirect’s former CEO is back with a new dental startup called Tend

SmileClubDirect’s former CEO is back with a new dental startup called Tend

Tend is among a growing number of new dental brands that are attracting money from venture investors who are still kicking themselves for missing runaway stories. Most notable among these is newly public SmileDirectClub, which sells teeth-straightening products directly to consumers and is beloved by analysts even though its shares Read more…

Root Insurance valuation hits $3.65 billion in latest round led by DST Global and Coatue

Root Insurance valuation hits $3.65 billion in latest round led by DST Global and Coatue

Root Insurance,  lang=”EN”>an Ohio-based car insurance startup that uses smartphone technology to understand individual driver behavior, said Monday it has raised $350 million on a $3.65 billion valuation in a Series E funding round.  The amount of the round was reported last month, citing anonymous sources. This official announcement fills Read more…