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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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A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash

Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of...

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An action plan for founders fundraising in fintech’s choppy waters

If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously...

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Nvidia the latest collateral damage in US-China tech war

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of artificial intelligence chips, is at the heart of a new round of U.S. tech sanctions targeting China....

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To reach fintech’s next level, infrastructure providers must address these pain points

As long as infrastructure providers are able to specialize to address the pain points of their customers, they can be an asset to any market they...

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Boopos adds to its small business M&A lending pot with new investment

The company underwrites online businesses in less than 48 hours and provides facilities for funding up to 80% of an acquisition.

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Stop sensationalizing the ‘collapse’ of VC: Look at the data

The narrative falls short when you look at data from before 2021. In the U.S. and globally, VC activity is well on track to exceed a long-term trend...

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We need to unlearn the lessons of the 2021 fundraising bubble

Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.

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Daily Crunch: Embedded finance fintech Pezesha raises $11M pre-Series A equity-debt round

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Clearco cuts international staff as it retracts presence, announces new partner

Clearco, a Toronto-based fintech capital provider for online companies, is walking back the international expansion it once touted as the future of...

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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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Meet the judges for the Minneapolis TechCrunch Live pitch-off

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event focused on the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 7. I hope you can join us. We...

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Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Y Combinator alumni are backing web3 startups through Orange DAO with $80 million in funding from Algorand, Near, others

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Pitch your startup at TechCrunch Live’s Minneapolis event

TechCrunch is thrilled to be (virtually) headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event takes place on September 7 at 2:00pm CDT/12:00pm PDT. It’s...

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Surviving the SaaS tsunami: Optimize your tech stack to reduce risk and free up cash flow

The SaaS buying sprees of 2020 and 2021 have led to tech-stack fatigue, and IT departments are feeling the pressure of managing a complex and diverse...

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Crypto, where the fallen seek a fresh start

Adam Neumann launches a new a16z-backed crypto startup for the second time this summer

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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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Law Commission proposes revolutionary rules for ownership of crypto tokens and NFTs

There is a major earthquake happening in the sphere of digital assets, which is expected to create shockwaves that will impact tech not only in the...

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Microtraction hits $15M first close on its second fund for pre-seed investment in African startups

Microtraction, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in African startups at the pre-seed stage, is announcing that it has reached the...

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Planning to use your startup equity as collateral? Good luck

If you have equity and are seeking liquidity, you are not alone. Getting liquidity for startup equity is an industrywide problem and has been for...

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This new $100M fund plans to focus on startups accelerating the science around longevity

Longevity-focused startups have been proliferating in recent years as we become more focused on our health. However, it’s not just about apps to...

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Revolut to allow users to donate to the homeless via the Beam crowdfunding platform

The world is entering a huge cost of living crisis, which will inevitably result in a rise in homelessness. But donating to homeless people has yet...

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As a startup founder, you really need to understand how venture capital works

Once you're on the VC-fueled treadmill, you can't easily step back off.

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CoinFund launches $300M web3 fund to invest in early stage crypto

As capital continues to deploy the crypto economy, another big fund is entering the space. Seven-year-old CoinFund is launching a $300 million...

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Pomelo exits stealth mode with $20M seed to rethink international money transfer

Pomelo, Frenkiel’s new startup launching out of stealth today, wants to make it easier to send remittance payments and conduct international money...

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a16z says “WeBack” to WeWork’s Neumann with its biggest check ever

The VC firm's investment gives Adam Neumann's company, Flow, a unicorn valuation before it has started operating

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Announcing the first tranche of Startup Battlefield judges

The Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 is set to be our most epic yet. This year’s competitors, selected from our...

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When the dam breaks, IPOs are going to flow like fucking crazy

No one expects every startup worth $1 billion to be ready to go public, but the collection of billion-dollar startups that are ready to list is...

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