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Starting up remotely? Keep these labor laws and tax guidelines in mind

You don’t want to be doing a great thing for your business -- finding the right talent in the right location -- and then be hit with a penalty...

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How to evolve your DTC startup’s data strategy and identify critical metrics

We’re generally big fans of plug-and-play business intelligence tools, but they won’t scale with your business. Don’t rely on them after...

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Data-driven fintech Tifin valued at $842M in new $109M Series D round

TIFIN brought in $109 million in fresh funding to bring its tech to the wealth and asset management industries

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6 places where investors look for problems when you’re fundraising

It takes time and effort to gather, verify and package all this information for external review, so it helps to know what data and documents will be...

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Flutterwave CEO addresses alleged misconduct claims in email to employees

Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga Agboola has, for the first time, addressed financial and personal misconduct claims leveled against him and the company...

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Cram downs are a character test for VCs and founders

For common shareholders (employees, advisers and previous investors), a cram-down round is a big middle finger, as it comes with reverse split.

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How compassion and inclusivity are helping Kindbody change the fertility industry

When the topic of fertility comes up, we often hear hushed tones discussing someone else’s or their own journey through infertility.

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Does your startup have enough runway? 5 factors to consider

While it’s not easy to convey less than stellar news about your company to investors and other stakeholders, it’s absolutely critical to be...

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4 critical relationships that will help your startup succeed

Here are four groups of people I recommend spending more time with, starting today.

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5 things first-time founders must remember when working with VCs

I was so focused on the product experience that I didn’t think through other strategic initiatives like marketing, partnerships, or, at times,...

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3 factors to consider when building an early-stage cloud sales team

Founders often come from successful cloud firms and have seen what an efficient sales machine looks like at the growth stage. But that is very...

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Be an entrepreneur who leads with transparency

The point where "faking it" translates into stating untruths to investors, customers and oneself is the point at which ego and reality...

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How to calculate your startup’s TAM, SAM and SOM

At any stage of investment, be it seed or a Series B, it's necessary to include a slide in your pitch deck that explains the size of your market...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Climate tech survey, sex tech strategy, startup advisor compensation

For our latest survey, we contacted 14 investors who are active in climate tech. Beyond sharing their investment thesis, they also let us know what...

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Why I’m using a credit facility to grow my startup

For our business model, raising a credit facility to fund all of the spend for our customers made the most sense.

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How to strategically manage your startup advisor’s compensation

The best founders often attribute their success to a deep bench of mentors and advisers, but how do founders compensate these core parts of their...

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H Twenty Capital aims to be ‘go-to fund for pre-seed investments’ in Latin America

Venture capital continues to flow into Latin America at a staggering rate. Just over $15 billion went into startups in 2021, according to LAVCA. That...

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Employees can count on Addition Wealth for free, holistic financial planning services

As companies fight to retain workers amid the “Great Resignation,” many are offering enhanced benefits packages to employees. Financial wellness...

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Pixel Vault banks $100 million in funding to chase an NFT media empire

The world of NFTs is bizarre, confounding and exhilarating. Detractors see a space full of capital-obsessed hucksters who want to choke all of the...

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Caribou grabs $3M to remove the ‘unexpected’ from healthcare cost planning

The company helps advisors and their clients identify the right health plan and if you may need long-term care planning (spoiler, you probably will).

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Merit grabs $50M Series B to expand digital credentials platform

When we think about identity in the digital world, it usually involves a username and password, but Merit (originally called Sigma) wants to help...

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Sequoia dramatically revamps its fund structure as it looks to rethink venture capital model

Sequoia Capital is debuting a big shift in strategy as they look to boost their returns amid increased competition in the market for startup...

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BrightHire scores $20.5M Series B for Zoom-based job interview app

BrightHire, a startup that wants to transform the way people are hired inside organizations, announced a $20.5 million Series B investment today led...

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Blue Fever, an anonymous social network, acquires Gen Z-founded Trill

With Senate hearings and leaked documents galore, teen mental health on social media is a hot topic right now. But Gen Z founders Georgia Messinger...

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Nomad Homes raises $20M to create a personalized house hunting platform for Europe, Middle East

The company is creating its own MLS for the regions and applies technology to the expertise provided by local customer services experts who assist...

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Livestream video shopping app NTWRK raises $50M from Goldman Sachs, Kering

NTWRK, a video shopping app that has helped to popularize the idea of livestreamed commerce in the U.S., announced today it has closed on $50 million...

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Sendcloud nabs $177M led by SoftBank to double down on SaaS — shipping as a service

E-commerce has undoubtedly seen a huge boost in growth in the last year and a half of COVID-19 living, with people turning to the web and apps to...

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Emulate Inc. closes $82M Series E to fund expansion of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ products

Emulate Inc., a biotech company focused on developing “organ-on-a-chip” technology, closed an $82 million Series E round on Tuesday. This latest...

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