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MG Siegler talks portfolio management and fundraising 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic

MG Siegler talks portfolio management and fundraising 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic This week, GV General Partner (and TechCrunch alum) MG Siegler joined us on Extra Crunch Live for a far-ranging chat about what it takes to foster a good relationship between investor and startup, how portfolio management and investing has […]

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John McAfee arrested after DOJ indicts crypto millionaire for tax evasion

John McAfee arrested after DOJ indicts crypto millionaire for tax evasion Cybersecurity entrepreneur and crypto personality John McAfee’s wild ride could be coming to an end after he was arrested in Spain today, now facing extradition to the US over charges spanning tax evasion and fraud. The SEC accuses McAfee of being […]

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With a Warby Parker playbook, SISU raises funding from Greycroft to face off against cosmetic clinics

With a Warby Parker playbook, SISU raises funding from Greycroft to face off against cosmetic clinics With so many people getting botox and filler treatments to their faces these days (or are they, during the pandemic?), it’s probably no wonder that venture capital has decided to look at the space. In the […]

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Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra asks 6 VCs how to raise funding when the sky is falling

Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra asks 6 VCs how to raise funding when the sky is falling Rahul Vohra Contributor Share on Twitter Rahul Vohra is the founder and CEO of email app Superhuman. When I wrote about how to run your startup in a downturn, the world was on the brink of recession. […]

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Founders can raise funding before launching a product

Founders can raise funding before launching a product It’s possible to raise VC funding even if you haven’t built a real product, according to Charles Hudson, founder and managing partner at seed-stage firm Precursor Ventures. It’s just very, very difficult. I interviewed Hudson during TechCrunch Early Stage, our virtual event for startup […]

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Seed funding tips and tricks from Uncork Capital founder Jeff Clavier

Seed funding tips and tricks from Uncork Capital founder Jeff Clavier Angel funding, seed investing and generally focusing on earlier stage investing is a huge business in the world of startups these days — it helps investors get in early to the most promising companies, and (because of the smaller size of […]

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As threats to the company mount, TikTok pushes back

As threats to the company mount, TikTok pushes back As TikTok’s existential rollercoaster ride continues to rattle on, the company is trying to sway regulators and the public with a flood of dollars and arguments wrapped in free enterprise and free speech to ensure that its parent company Bytedance can retain control […]

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How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era 

How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era  Take one glance at Playground Global’s portfolio and a theme emerges: The firm’s investments are forward-looking, longer-term plays, a strategy that runs counter to the fast-return ethos that permeates certain Silicon Valley sectors. The Palo Alto-based VC firm is banking on the […]

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Vicariously mimics another person’s Twitter feed using lists, but it violates Twitter rules

Vicariously mimics another person’s Twitter feed using lists, but it violates Twitter rules That Vicariously app you might have seen pop up in your twitter feed via a little viral growth hacking has run aground on Twitter’s automation rules. We reached out about it after it started spamming my feed with ‘so […]

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‘The money is still there,’ says APX managing director Jörg Rheinboldt

‘The money is still there,’ says APX managing director Jörg Rheinboldt APX is an early-stage accelerator in Berlin, but it’s not quite your average accelerator — it’s essentially a joint venture between giant European publishing house Axel Springer and Porsche, the German automaker. Earlier this month, we sat down with APX managing […]

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