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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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Dear Sophie: What are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?

Most of our team works remotely, but some of our potential recruits would want to work in the office. What are the quickest visa options we should...

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Dear Sophie: Which immigration options are best for a decentralized team in the US?

We just raised a $20 million Series A, and we need to hire more engineers to fully develop our product. We’re excited about being decentralized —...

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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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Dear Sophie: What are the student and work visa processes for grads?

I’m in India, and want to apply to an American university to study computer science and AI. What's the visa process for students and for...

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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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Dear Sophie: How can we transfer a candidate’s H-1B and green card?

My startup needs to hire an AI expert, and our top candidate is asking us to transfer her H-1B and green card to our company. Can we do it? Do we...

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Dear Sophie: Will a doctor get a green card faster than an engineer?

I’m a software engineer, and I’ve been waiting for a green card number for three years. My wife is a doctor, so can she apply for a green card?...

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Dear Sophie: What are my F-1 OPT options if my crypto job is no longer available?

I’m an F-1 student who had a job lined up with a crypto company, but they rescinded my job offer. What are my options, especially if I want to...

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Dear Sophie: Which visa is best for bootstrapping a startup?

I'm a founder from Germany. Our customers are mainly U.S.-based, and we don’t plan to raise any capital from investors. What's my best...

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Dear Sophie: How do we qualify for each of the O-1A criteria?

Our startup will be sponsoring my co-founders and me for O-1A visas. How do we qualify for each of the O-1A criteria?

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Dear Sophie: Does International Entrepreneur Parole have any advantages over an O-1 visa?

Are there any advantages to International Entrepreneur Parole over an O-1 visa? IEP seems to require $250k in institutional backing — so getting an...

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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: 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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Submit your questions for a TechCrunch+ Twitter Space with immigration law attorney Sophie Alcorn

If you're a startup worker or founder who has questions about living and working legally in the U.S., please join this upcoming Twitter Space...

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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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Dear Sophie: Supporting Ukrainians with H-1Bs and beyond

We entered a prospective Ukrainian employee who fled to Poland in the H-1B lottery, but they haven't been selected yet. How can we support them?

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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: 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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Dear Sophie: How long does it take to get International Entrepreneur Parole?

Both my co-founder and I have E-2 status. We need to find a quick visa option, as a VC investment will dilute our equity and we will no longer be...

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Dear Sophie: How long does it take to get International Entrepreneur Parole?

My co-founder and I have E-2 status and we're expecting a VC investment. We are interested in International Entrepreneur Parole, but we’re...

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Dear Sophie: 2 questions about the latest immigration news

My goal is to co-found a fintech startup while on an F-1 OPT. I heard that I could to qualify for STEM OPT given the expanded list of STEM fields....

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Dear Sophie: How can US tech companies support Ukrainians with immigration?

Here are some guidelines for how U.S. founders, tech companies, and VCs can support Ukrainian citizens with U.S. immigration.

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Dear Sophie: Should we seek a K-1 visa or marriage-based green card?

I’m a U.S. citizen who has been working in Germany. I got engaged but I now need to return to the U.S. to work. Should I seek a K-1 visa or a green...

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Dear Sophie: When is the H-1B lottery and what can I do if my STEM OPT runs out in June?

I am currently on F-1 STEM OPT, which expires the first week of June. The company I’m working for is registering me in the H-1B lottery. If I...

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Dear Sophie: Will the H-1B lottery be based on the highest wages?

I’m currently working on OPT for an early-stage biotech startup. I heard that the next lottery will not select H-1B candidates based on the highest...

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Dear Sophie: How to maneuver the latest travel bans, H-1B alternatives

Here's another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies.

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Dear Sophie: Any advice on visa issues for new hires?

I run operations at an early-stage startup, and I’ve been tasked with hiring and HR. I’m feeling out of my depth and trying to figure out visa...

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