Is Knotel poised to turn WeWork from a Unicorn into an Icarus?

Is Knotel poised to turn WeWork from a Unicorn into an Icarus?

The day of reckoning for the ‘flexible office space as a startup’ is coming, and it’s coming up fast. WeWork’s IPO filing has fired the starting gun on the race to become the game-changer both in the future of property and real estate but also the future of how we Read more…

Frontier technologies are moving closer to the center of venture investment

Frontier technologies are moving closer to the center of venture investment

As the technologies that were once considered science fiction become the purview of science, the venture capital firms that were once investing at the industry’s fringes are now finding themselves at the heart of the technology industry. Investing in the commercialization of technologies like genetic engineering, quantum computing, digital avatars, Read more…

Watch YC CEO Michael Seibel chat startups, prices, and tech’s center of gravity

Watch YC CEO Michael Seibel chat startups, prices, and tech’s center of gravity

This week, nearly 200 startups convened at Y Combinator Demo Day to pitch venture capitalists, angels and other folks looking to spend some money. YC chief executive officer Michael Seibel took some time out of his busy schedule to join us on a special episode of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast. Read more…

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Crimson Education, a platform to help students get into top universities, nabs $5M at a $245M valuation

Earlier this year, the world turned very sour on a group of rich and famous parents who were exposed for having paid big money to get their not-so-academic offspring into competitive universities, using tactics like cheating on tests and more to get those offers. But even if you put illegal Read more…

A $44m series B Drop in the bucket for millennial loyalty

A $44m series B Drop in the bucket for millennial loyalty

Commerce and marketing are radically changing these days. Consumers are increasingly looking for brands they identify with, while at the same time, the cost of acquiring users is increasing year-over-year for marketers. For brands, that math makes marketing complicated: they want to reach the right customers with the most efficient Read more…

Should you raise equity venture capital or revenue-based investing VC?

Should you raise equity venture capital or revenue-based investing VC?

More posts by this contributor Should your new VC fund use revenue-based investing? Who are the major revenue-based investing VCs? Most founders who are raising capital look first to traditional equity VCs. But should they? Or should they look to one of the new wave of revenue-based investors? Revenue-based investing Read more…

Our 12 favorite startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 2

Our 12 favorite startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 2

After two days of founders tirelessly pitching, we’ve reached the end of YC’s Summer 2019 Demo Days. TechCrunch witnessed more than 160 on-the-record startup pitches coming out of Y Combinator, spanning healthcare, B2B services, augmented reality and life-extending. The full list is worth a gander, you can read about the Read more…

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Tandem lands millions from Andreessen Horowitz

Tandem, one of the most sought after companies to graduate from Y Combinator’s summer batch, will emerge from the accelerator program with a supersized seed round and an uncharacteristically high valuation. The months-old business, which is developing communication software for remote teams after pivoting from crypto, is raising a $7.5 Read more…

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?

More posts by this contributor Revenue-based investing: A new option for founders who care about control How To Run Your Company Based On Metrics This guest post was written by David Teten, Venture Partner, HOF Capital. You can follow him at teten.com and @dteten. This is part of an ongoing series on revenue-based investing Read more…