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Bridge rounds are the late-stage rage

Data from Carta indicate that bridge rounds are rising in popularity, as TechCrunch expected given our reporting. However, where the funding varietal...

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This company just raised millions to make tech layoffs more humane

The broader goal of Continuum also hinges on early-stage startups getting more comfortable with the idea of part-time executives.

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Here’s Carta’s response to venture becoming more global

Equity service platform Carta has acquired Vauban, an online platform that helps investors back private companies from end to end.

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Today’s startup layoffs have nothing on the 2020 correction

The point at which layoffs started to rise as a percentage of all changes to startup employment was loosely the same moment that everyone decided...

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Unusual Ventures just closed a $485M fund by promising hands-on (full-time) help

Unusual Ventures, a now 30-person outfit founded nearly five years ago by former Lightspeed Ventures investor John Vrionis and serial entrepreneur...

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Here’s how far startup valuations fell in Q1 2022

A dataset from Carta, a unicorn whose software helps companies manage their cap table, showed valuations are in decline, but not evenly.

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Syndicate raises “informal” round from over 50 partners to bring DAOs to the masses

Investors such as a16z, Circle, OpenSea, Uniswap and Carta participated in Syndicate's latest funding round.

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How to know when it’s time for your startup to stop DIY-ing legal work

Attorney Lindsey Mignano spoke to the specific work she does as a co-owner of a San Francisco-based women- and minority-owned corporate law firm for...

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Why SaaS is bucking the venture slowdown

As the global startup market digests a changing valuation environment and climate for VC investment, not every sector is taking the same level of...

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Liquifi is building the “Carta of web3” for companies issuing tokens on the blockchain

Y Combinator alum LiquiFi raised a $5 million seed round led by Dragonfly to help crypto companies manage their cap tables

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The venture slowdown is impacting fundraising for startups of every size, sector

New data from Carta, a provider of shareholder management services to private companies, indicates that the slowdown in venture capital activity is...

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New data shows how far VCs are pulling back on US Series A, B, and C valuations

The venture capital market is retreating somewhat from its aggressive 2021 pace, new data indicates.

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Female Founders Alliance raises a $10M fund, renames to Graham & Walker

Starting as a Facebook support group for founders, the Female Founders Alliance community has done a lot of evolving and changing since its...

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Is buying and selling short positions in pre-IPO stock next? This fintech startup is banking on it

Even the most sanguine industry observer has to be stunned at times by the pace of dealmaking right now. Not quite halfway through 2021, startups are...

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Citadel ID raises $3.5M for API-delivered income and employment verification

This morning Citadel ID announced a combined $3.5 million raise for its income and employment verification service. The startup provides an API to...

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Carta’s startup liquidity service CartaX conducts first transactions on its own cap table

As startups have stayed private longer and liquidity has become harder to secure for early employees and investors, more and more shareholders have...

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Men are a niche demographic

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Danny was back,...

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The hyperactive late-stage market should keep the startup investing game afoot

Understanding why investors are so willing to buy small stakes in dozens of private companies worth billions of dollars is key to grokking the crush...

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Equity Monday: Hacks, IPOs and the next generation of American tech giants

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity...

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Carta says it just used its own product to establish a new — and far higher — valuation for itself

Carta, the nine-year-old, San Francisco-based cap table management and valuation software company, just raised $500 million in its eighth round of...

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Raise, a startup building Africa’s Carta, gets backing from 500 Startups

As startups in Africa continue to grow and raise money at a ridiculous pace, so too will their cap tables expand. Most African startups’ bulk...

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