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With DOJ charges, former VC Mike Rothenberg could now be facing serious jail time

With DOJ charges, former VC Mike Rothenberg could now be facing serious jail time While many in Silicon Valley might prefer to forget about investor Mike Rothenberg roughly four years after his young venture firm began to implode, his story is still being written, and the latest chapter doesn’t bode well for […]

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Court rules Mike Rothenberg must fork over more than $31 million to settle SEC allegations

Court rules Mike Rothenberg must fork over more than million to settle SEC allegations Mike Rothenberg, the once high-flying VC bent on bringing the party to Silicon Valley, must now pay a whopping $31.4 million to settle a California federal court ruling in favor of Security and Exchange Commission allegations. TechCrunch deemed […]

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Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’

Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’ Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit special. Instead of meeting up at the TechCrunch HQ to record the episode, Kate and Alex met up in muggy […]

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The SEC wants disgraced VC Mike Rothenberg to cough up more than $30 million

The SEC wants disgraced VC Mike Rothenberg to cough up more than million Nearly three years ago, TechCrunch reported on suspected fraud committed by Mike Rothenberg, a self-described “millennial venture capitalist” who’d made a name for himself not only by eponymously branding his venture firm but for spending lavishly to woo startup […]

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Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not

Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not  As VC brands go, Rothenberg Ventures has seen better days. The firm built up a reputation as an up-and-coming early-stage investor. But Silicon Valley soured on Rothenberg Ventures last year; lawsuits ensued. So it hasn’t been a good year for Mike Rothenberg. But what about […]

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