How top VCs view the new future of micromobility

LakeArrowhead (#1) 186 days ago Business vcs view future micromobility All   Discuss  | Add To 
Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra Crunch is offering members access to full transcripts key panels and conversations from the event, including our panel on micromobility where […]

To fund Y Combinator’s top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day

LakeArrowhead (#1) 312 days ago Business fund combinators startups vcs scoop demo day All   Discuss  | Add To 
Meet the startups that raised venture capital, or got acquired, before Demo Day.

VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food

LakeArrowhead (#1) 589 days ago Business vcs serve large helping cash startups disrupting food All   Discuss  | Add To 
Here is what your daily menu might look like if recently funded startups have their way.

Tentrr is turning private land into glampgrounds, with the help of VCs

LakeArrowhead (#1) 656 days ago Business tentrr turning private land glampgrounds vcs All   Discuss  | Add To 
If you’ve ever gone camping and found yourself thinking it kind of sucks, likely because you’re too close to other campers, you might be interested to learn about Tentrr, a three-year-old, 47-person company that’s promising to make it “dirt simple” to enjoy the great outdoors. How: by striking deals with private landowners who are willing […]

As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1379 days ago Business vcs enroll startup class 2016 rip companies All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Many of the world’s legendary tech companies got started just as the public markets were cooling off; Microsoft, Apple, HP, IBM, Oracle, FedEx, etc. The most recent case in point is the startup class of 2008-2009: Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber and Tiny Speck (Slack) all got their early funding in those dismal years. And, while not everyone agrees that there is a massive downturn in… Read More

What bubble? VCs spent $12 billion on startups in first quarter

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1381 days ago Business bubble vcs spent 12 billion startups quarter All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Venture capitalists will tell you that a lackluster IPO market and struggling tech stocks mean that they are being more cautious, but the data suggests otherwise. Apart from last year, which saw $13.7 billion invested in the first quarter, National Venture Capital Association data shows that the $12.1 billion invested at the beginning of 2016 was the best start to a year since the dot-com boom… Read More

Key Person Insurance Is VCs’ Assurance

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1521 days ago Business key person insurance vcs assurance All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Founders soliciting venture funds quickly get comfortable revealing details about their operations, vision and finances. They may also need to be willing to step on a scale and get a blood draw. Investors try to ensure that the startups they’re funding are healthy, and, strange as it might seem, they like to know that critical founders are in good shape, too. Read More

Hey VCs, Here Are The Companies On Display In Startup Alley At Disrupt London

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1521 days ago Business hey vcs companies display startup alley disrupt london All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Attention all you investors out there. We’re excited to unveil the companies that will be participating in the Startup Alley at Disrupt London 2015, and you can catch a glimpse of all of them by visiting our new Startup Alley Hub. In addition to being generally awesome, the site is also mobile friendly so you can easily view info on all of your favorite Alley companies right from your… Read More

VCs see a bubble in online food delivery

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1634 days ago US News vcs bubble online food delivery All   Discuss  | Add To 
Even venture capitalists who are fans of online food delivery say the market appears over saturated.

Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch “Advice”

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1669 days ago Business read meeting vcs pre-pitch advice All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Startups often ask VCs for pre-pitch meetings. These requests usually are positioned along the lines of, “We aren’t looking for money yet, just advice.” Of course, we all know this is just a nice way of getting your foot in the door for a soft pitch. And that’s ok; these meetings enable both sides to get acquainted before the real ask. However, when startups come… Read More

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