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Some institutional LPs have started pulling back from VC, but most won’t

Even if things get much worse before they get better, LPs have more reasons than not to stay the course.

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FDA decision to allow over-the-counter hearing loss technology will be a catalyst for innovation

The FDA on Monday announced that hearing aids and other hearing technology can now be sold over the counter, ending a system that mandated a...

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Israel’s venture slowdown lags due to ecosystem’s founder mentality

While the venture scene in Israel mirrors the same funding pullback as other geographies, it seems to be doing so with fewer negative outcomes.

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As companies fight to retain talent, employee benefits startups might escape cost cuts

How do employee benefits startups fare when their corporate customers start slashing costs amid a volatile market? We're going to find out if...

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LPs are abandoning the US Midwest this year (and it doesn’t make sense)

While LPs are shying away from the U.S. Midwest, VCs are not.

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5 takeaways from Coinbase’s disappointing Q2 results

Coinbase is having to defend its model to investors who may have bought into its stock when it was trading much higher. And per its own notes, the...

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Upper90’s strategy of cutting checks with credit and equity may be more relevant than ever

Now that equity is getting increasingly expensive as investors are deploying more conservatively after last year's fever, Upper90's...

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What does $2.8B buy you in today’s market?

The premium Thoma Bravo paid for Ping may look steep, but there is some logic to it.

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Ulta Beauty launches a fund, showcasing the resilience of corporate venture capital

Ulta is just the latest corporate venture fund. The Home Depot, Chipotle, AmerisourceBergen and Booz Allen Hamilton also announced funds this year,...

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US startups seeking funds shouldn’t overlook financing from the government

What’s the difference between a startup and a small business? Semantics, mostly. As many startups find themselves struggling to raise funds...

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The biggest story from Big Tech earnings is the sheer growth power of public cloud

When the Big 3 cloud infrastructure vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — reported their earnings this week, it was clear that the cloud is...

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Venture investors shrug at proposed changes to US carried interest taxation

Will a change to the U.S. carried interest loophole have a material impact on how capital is invested into startups?

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Here’s how Manchin and Schumer’s surprise 725-page bill could boost climate tech

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 stands as one of the most significant pieces of climate legislation proposed in the U.S.

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US Southeast surges ahead as other regions see VC funding decline

There are bright spots in U.S. VC investing, one of which being the Southeast region, which is on track for its best year yet.

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Every startup wants an extension round, but there aren’t enough to go around

As venture funding slows, founders are scrambling to extend their runways, regardless of how much cash they already have. But the startups that need...

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3 views on Amazon’s $3.9B acquisition of One Medical

After it was rumored to be in play earlier this month, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that One Medical has found a new home. After a torrid...

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What does the SEC’s warning shot at crypto mean?

"Speculation of a broader crackdown on digital assets as an industry has been coming for years. The truth is, if the Feds wanted this industry...

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Looks like (some) neobanks will be OK after all

There's some good financial news brewing for neobanks: new data indicates that at least some of the larger and better-known neobanks are going...

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Stripe’s new and lower internal valuation, explained

As one of the most richly valued startups in history, is Stripe's internal valuation cut as bearish as the big numbers might lead some to...

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While venture cools down around the world, climate startups are blazing hot

Climate tech winners in the second quarter spanned a range of businesses, from renewable energy developers to EV manufacturers and nuclear startups.

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Record VC fundraising isn’t necessarily good news for first-time fund managers

VC firms are holding on to their checkbooks as the investment market slows to a crawl, but fund managers are taking advantage of the lull to fill up...

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Battle of the bridge: Startups struggle to secure runway financing

Despite the venture capital asset class sitting on historic levels of dry powder, many investors aren’t deploying it, leaving their portfolio...

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As Deezer goes public via SPAC, is the blank-check boom really over?

Let’s chat through the results of the Deezer deal, how quickly the IPO market has changed more generally, and then drill into the European SPAC...

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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25 French unicorns, 25 French unicorns, do I hear 100?

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes there will be 100 French unicorns by 2030. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, 10 homegrown decacorns. But...

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Deal terms look different in a downturn. Here’s what to watch out for

The last decade has been pretty friendly to startup founders at the deal table. Who needs dilution protection when the market is steadily going up...

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Brex leaving adrift some SMB customers roils corporate spend market

Given how competitive the corporate spend world has proved, Brex has kicked off an interesting strategic conversation in the well-funded fintech...

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Venture funding in Europe is declining faster than in the US — but causing much less panic

The U.S. has seen monthly funding drop 36.7% through the end of May, while Europe saw a decline of 50% in the same period. But it doesn't feel...

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