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Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC

Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC Nathan Beckord Contributor Share on Twitter Nathan Beckord is CEO of Foundersuite.com, a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. […]

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Why San Francisco is still the gold mine for tech startups

Why San Francisco is still the gold mine for tech startups Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s copious dollars and lacking sense. This week was special! Kate and Alex at Disrupt where they recorded live in front of an audience. Equity has […]

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Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I profiled an e-commerce startup Part & […]

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Afore Capital raises second pre-seed venture capital fund

Afore Capital raises second pre-seed venture capital fund As expectations from seed investors intensify, a new stage of investment has established itself earlier in the venture-backed company life cycle. Known as “pre-seed” investing, one of the first legitimate outfits to double down on the stage has refueled, closing its second fund on […]

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Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world

Tastemakers raises .4M to sell Africa experiences to the world New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, prices, and lists African travel and cultural experiences—from paragliding tours to wine-tasting to concerts. The startup generates […]

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Forerunner just led a $3.5 million round for Homeroom, a software platform for after-school enrichment programs

Forerunner just led a .5 million round for Homeroom, a software platform for after-school enrichment programs San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures is best known for its long string of bets on successful and fast-growing consumer companies. Now, its newest partner, Brian O’Malley, who has a knack for finding startups that straddle both the […]

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Annie Kadavy, Russ Heddleston and Charles Hudson will tell us how to raise seed money at Disrupt SF

Annie Kadavy, Russ Heddleston and Charles Hudson will tell us how to raise seed money at Disrupt SF Just about anyone can come up with a good idea. Fewer people can execute on that idea and turn it into a prototype or MVP. But there is still one final challenge for most […]

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Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF, and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop […]

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Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check […]

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Precursor Ventures just raised a second fund to zero in on pre-seed-stage startups

Precursor Ventures just raised a second fund to zero in on pre-seed-stage startups Precursor Ventures, a 3.5-year-old, seed-stage investment firm in San Francisco, just closed its second fund with $31 million in capital commitments, roughly double what it raised for its debut effort in 2017. Somewhat amazingly, it has 75 portfolio companies […]

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