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TechCrunch+ roundup: DTC data strategy, starting up solo, insuretech growth versus risk

Fundraising is only one part of the journey. If you can't connect with an investor who'll help you find and fill in your gaps with regard...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Find your valuation, international visas, hiring for growth

If your face doesn't appear on the team slide in your company's pitch deck, this would be a good time to cancel your upcoming vacation. And...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Drive growth with Q5 data, BNPL investor survey, calculating CAC/LTV

Round sizes are getting smaller, but investors are raising their expectations: how fluent are you when it comes to your startup's key metrics?

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Psychedelic investor survey, 6 issues VCs look for, hiring on a budget

If you can envision a solution that solves a customer's problem, it helps to have technical skills if you want to bring it to market. But...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Creating financial models, UiPath’s plummet, pitch deck pro tips

Did UiPath's valuation get hit by the same shrink ray affecting other software companies, or are other factors at work?

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Finding product-market fit, pitch deck teardown, getting into YC

"Trust me with what you don’t know or what’s not working," says GV investing partner Freerique Dame, "because once we invest,...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Immigration law Q&A, finding your problem, why a16z pitched Deel

This week, we're running several articles on entrepreneurship as TechCrunch staffers recap their conversations and panel discussions from our...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Churn rate basics, BNPL fraud, fundraising IP checklist

The venture capital market is slowing down, which means early-stage founders are chasing a smaller pool of money. We asked VCs to name a pro forma...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: VC ‘bottom feeders,’ valuation calculator, think like an investor

Farmers don't get embarrassed when the price of corn drops; similarly, there's no reason for startup founders to lose their joy because...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Musk’s Twitter bid, European cannabis survey, borrowing against NFTs

The U.S. is the world’s largest cannabis market, but as more European countries consider legalizing recreational use, investors are looking for...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Psychedelic biotech, Gogoro’s SPAC, H-1Bs for Ukrainians

You may not have heard of Amadeus, but if you've taken a trip, you've probably interacted with its tech stack.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: ‘Valuation reset,’ spiking crypto losses, US insurtech meltdown

Has it ever been your responsibility to tell someone else that their job has been eliminated? I have, and it's one of the most difficult things...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: YC demo days, pitching warm up drills, Kentucky’s Bitcoin miners

Clearly, demo days are a showcase for tech media, but how much value does this performative Silicon Valley tradition create for founders and...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Plaid’s staffing story, RevOps for B2B sales, demo day’s demise

There's no textbook-approved technique for building a startup engineering team: in the early days, everyone wears several hats.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: PLG handbook, hiring early-stage sales teams, abolishing pro-rata

If investors don't deliver on their promise to add value for investors, why are pro-rata clauses standard terms?

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Startup survival tips, content as a service, leading with transparency

Once investors started shaving value from high-flying stocks, it changed the game for early-stage valuations, says Navin Chaddha, managing partner at...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: eVTOL takes off, pivoting with agility, when to hire a lawyer

“Where’s my flying car?” is a staple of Gen X humor, since it reaffirms the cynical viewpoint that technology frequently fails to...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Crypto tax prep, no-code survey, 4 VCs discuss how to pitch them

Even after due diligence, it’s still hard to determine exactly which kinds of deals an investor is looking for at the moment.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Tested TAM tips, no-code tech survey, writing crypto white papers

For most products, TAM is presented in nine figures or more, but when you're planning to disrupt a billion-dollar market, these numbers can...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Box unfolds a surprise, robotics pitch tips, BNPL growing pains

Growth is good, but like the James Brown song, Klarna is paying the cost to be the boss.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: 3 views on Epic-Bandcamp deal, SPAC letdown, CIO sales strategy

You are more likely to close a sale if you have actionable insights into your prospective customer’s needs. But for enterprise software startups,...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: No-code investor survey, Zendesk’s next steps, Series A tips

When we published our last low-code/no-code investor survey in August 2020, the former president had decided to ban TikTok and theaters around the...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Fintech investor survey, data-driven fundraising, VC scouting jobs

The public markets may have cooled on fintechs in recent months, but for entrepreneurs who are still considering starting up, “outlook good,”...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Zendesk rejects $17B offer, sidewalk robots, recruiting survey

The laws of physics dictate that momentum can only take you so far. Eventually, external forces like gravity, friction — or increased competition...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Investor warning signs, China’s AV frenzy, 2022 insurtech trends

I'm guessing former Peloton CEO John Foley is unfamiliar with Aesop's fable about the grasshopper and the ant.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: After the exit, starting up in stealth, Wag’s SPAC plans

Startups do not have a great survival rate. Nine out of ten will fail, and those that persist will likely need at least three to four years to become...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Stealth recruiting, virtual sales kickoffs, Google Cloud’s Q4

“You’ve got to spend money to make money” is a cliché, but if you’re building a company that hopes to compete in the cloud, it’s just a...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: 3 customer experiments, Citrix-Tibco merger, building fundraising momentum

Early-stage startups that hope to refine their value proposition and triangulate target users can't sit back and wait for customer intelligence...

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