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TechCrunch+ roundup: Fighting fundraising fears, XaaS CS strategy, the ‘collapse’ of VC

At the risk of invoking the “do you even lift?” meme: every process inside your organization can be improved, and founders need to make gains...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Gen Z VCs, choosing a GTM model, crypto crisis communication tips

To be clear: Most investors want to say “yes.” No one becomes a venture capitalist just so they can stomp on someone’s dreams.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Shame-free down rounds, checkout flow tune-up, SaaS tsunami

Seriously: If you're not working to calibrate every system you have, you're just leaving money on the table.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: How VC really works, longevity investor survey, choosing your angel

“Venture capital” is semantically equivalent to “dangerous money,” which is part of its mystique.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Usage-based billing, web3 fundraising, Serena Williams’ next act

Netflix lost almost a million subscribers in the last quarter, and it expects to shed hundreds of thousands more this year. Does that mean consumers...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Down-funnel growth metrics, RIF planning, is e-commerce aggregation over?

It’s hard to argue with the proverb “measure twice and cut once,” especially when it comes to laying off employees.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Bridge round bingo, SaaS sales smarts, tracking monthly expenses

"If you can frame your product as a way to boost revenue or cut costs, people will find a budget."

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Revisit your marketing stack, pitch deck teardown, after the acquisition

Marketing can’t cure everything that ails a company, but it is the easiest channel to make iterative changes that produce immediate results.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: SBA startup loans, quarterly board decks, bootstrappers’ delight

There's one bright light amidst the gloom: startups that generate enough revenue to drive steady growth will find many investors willing to take...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS burn multiples, 8 fintech VCs spill the tea, all my apes gone

If Andy Warhol were alive today, would he be minting NFTs of Campbell's Soup cans?

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Bridge round scarcity, resilient e-commerce, CVC negotiating tips

Founders who are hunting for an extension round in this market should remember why there was only enough room for Rose on the door at the end of...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Early-stage fundraising revisited, fractional hiring, HR tech boom

Right now, it will take longer to raise less money that will value your company lower than you hoped. But if you’re launching a startup aiming to...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Convertible note fundraising, fintech’s falloff, how to mark-to-market

If your company is on the cusp of an opportunity, convertible note financing could be a way forward, but only if you have a realistic valuation —...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Save your equity, LatAm crypto survey, where the runway ends

Beware: the same people who welcomed you aboard when you signed your offer letter are now looking for places to save money so they can keep your...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Pricing strategy, technical due diligence, pitch deck appendix fever

Unlike soft drinks, startups are not a volume business, which means they must revisit their pricing models regularly.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Abortion ban’s hiring impact, 3 e-commerce trends, how to pivot a startup

The Bay Area long ago lost its monopoly on launching disruptive technology, but startups based in states that ban abortion are at a disadvantage when...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Overinflated valuations, equity crowdfunding, SCOTUS v. climate tech

All valuations are hypothetical, so bear that in mind the next time you're reviewing an offer letter.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS success stats, leveraging ad tech chaos, 2022 layoff trends

I remember the dread I felt as a startup worker during downturns when I read about mass layoffs at tech firms that had previously been considered...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: CEO pregnancy checklist, decision-tree planning, reassessing valuations

It sounds counterintuitive, but in this environment, a lower valuation might help you retain and hire talented employees.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Non-dilutive biotech capital, long-term angel investing, WayRay’s $80M pitch deck

As a veteran startup worker who has been laid off during economic downturns, it's dissonant to hear investors say this is a good time to launch...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Food tech smorgasbord, VCs squeeze crypto founders, startup layoffs 101

According to The Good Food Institute, fermentation startups received $290 million of the $911 million investors dropped on alternative protein...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Climate tech survey, AI/ML marketing strategy, immigration law Twitter Space

It's difficult to build high-growth clean tech companies using venture capital. Despoiling the planet has a much higher return on investment...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth marketing survey, VC TikTok, fundraising amid a downturn

If your name doesn’t appear on the team slide of your company’s pitch deck, this is a time to be cautious: Update your resume, dial back your...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: 11 PLG tactics, addressing copycat stigma, ‘unicorn glut’ theory

Tech's rolling green meadows are seeing fewer new unicorns, but the slowing venture market suggests that past mega-deals are making it harder...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Optimizing dev teams, O-1A visa criteria, growth’s golden metric

If you've ghosted someone after extending a verbal offer of employment, that's going to be a consideration for future candidates. People...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Cannabis investor survey, product ops, recurring revenue financing

The cannabis industry is doing well in the United States: over 75% of the population lives in a state where access is permitted, and the legal market...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Stripe vs. Plaid, IP litigation, what VCs really think about the downturn

If you work in a startup, here's some real talk: Your managers are not giving you the full picture of your company's financial situation.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Construction tech survey, founder-CEO friction, diversify your cap table

As you may have heard, tech companies are having a bit of a whoopsie.

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