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We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a...

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LongHash Ventures launches second fund for $100M to support web3 infrastructure

LongHash Ventures, a web3-focused investment firm and accelerator, has launched its second fund for $100 million, its CEO, Emma Cui, told TechCrunch.

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Y Combinator announces Launch YC, a way for its portfolio to shout to the public

Y Combinator offering a way for startups to make a bit more noise might make the implied equity cost of its program more attractive.

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On Deck cuts 25% of staff, scales back accelerator

On Deck, a tech company that connects founders to each other, capital and advice, has laid off 25% off its staff, per sources familiar with the...

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Afore’s fresh $150 million fund includes a plan to standardize the pre-seed world

And it’s ready to come after Y Combinator.

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Pangea to unlock diaspora inflows as funding source for African startups

Pangea is unlocking diaspora remittance inflows as a source of funding for startups in Africa.

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AWS launches new $30M accelerator program aimed at minority founders

AWS' new AWS Impact Accelerator, a $30 million accelerator program, will give minority founders capital and support to grow their businesses...

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Why does a16z need its own Y Combinator?

So, why does a16z need its own Y Combinator? The better question appears to be: Why not?

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Demo days definitely amplify a brand, but not the one you’d think

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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Subak, which incubates data-for-climate not-for-profits, announces six startups in 2022 cohort

A UK-based incubator focused on non-profit startups that are addressing climate-related challenges through open-source data initiatives has announced...

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When is an accelerator not an accelerator?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every...

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Ali Partovi has a new accelerator promising to connect founders with star engineers

Ali Partovi prides himself on the many relationships he has built throughout Silicon Valley as a highly successful entrepreneur and investor. For...

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These are the 6 companies in Graham & Walker’s latest accelerator class

Graham & Walker, an accelerator and venture fund focused on helping female and non-binary founders, has announced the latest batch of companies...

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Paris-based VC firm Partech unveils Chapter54 accelerator to help European startups cross into Africa

Partech Shaker, the innovation division of the Paris-based VC firm Partech, has launched an accelerator program christened Chapter54 to help European...

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Z Fellows wants to give you $10K to launch a crypto startup

Capital may help someone take the jump into entrepreneurship, but what about the activation energy to let them think that big in the first place? To...

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Hong Kong accelerator Brinc raises $30M Series B

I’ve visited Brinc’s headquarters the last few times I’ve been to Hong Kong, and been impressed with the range of different startups the...

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Why Techstars is doubling down on Europe

As we get into our dive into Q3 2021 venture capital numbers, one region in particular has our attention: Europe.

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FoundersHK, created to strengthen Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem, holds its first demo day

FoundersHK was created to strengthen Hong Kong’s startup community, which has weathered more than two years of political turmoil, along with the...

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SOSV is building a New Jersey HAX facility for industrial, healthcare and climate startups

SOSV this morning announced work on a $50 million HAX facility in Newark, New Jersey focused on growing industrial, healthcare and climate startups....

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Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 2

From beaming actors into the class room to plucking things out of space, the second day of Y Combinator’s S21 Demo Day was a fresh snapshot of...

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Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 1

These startups made us do a double take, be it due to the size of the market opportunity, the ambition exhibited by the founding team or an idea that...

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Ocean Solutions Accelerator doubles down on blue economy with new track for later-stage companies

The planet-loving folks at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance started an accelerator a couple years back focusing on very early-stage companies, but this...

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Amazon partners with Seraphim on AWS accelerator for space startups

Amazon will soon be a big part of the space economy in the form of its Kuiper satellite internet constellation, but here on Earth its ambitions are...

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Plaid accelerator announces inaugural cohort of fintech startups

Plaid, the fintech giant, has announced the inaugural cohort of startups in its new accelerator program, FinRise. The equity-free and capital-free...

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TechCrunch’s favorite companies from 500 Startups’ latest demo day

TechCrunch tuned into 500 Startups' 27th demo day today, keen to get our eyes on the accelerator's latest companies.

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How Roblox’s creator accelerator helps the gaming giant build new platform opportunities

As Roblox eyes what could be a historic debut on public markets in the coming months, investors who have valued the company at $29.5 billion are...

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You can’t hack your YC application, but here’s what to avoid

Typically, you hear advice focused on ways to improve your YC application so it gets accepted. Here are some tips on what not to do and why so many...

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