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7 first-time funds see an advantage in entering a downturn without a large portfolio

Last year saw a record 270 first-time funds close, which means there are almost 300 new managers who raised their fund in a bull market and are now...

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6 first-time funds see an advantage in entering a downturn without a large portfolio

Last year saw a record 270 first-time funds close, which means there are almost 300 new managers who raised their fund in a bull market and are now...

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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 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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Did no one tell Europe the party is over?

Did no one tell European venture capitalists and startup founders that we’re supposed to be on the cusp of a global recession?

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US venture capitalists have never had so much spare cash

Why the decline in startup funding totals if U.S. venture capitalists' accounts are straining at the seams?

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The good and bad news for women founders so far in 2022

How are women faring amid the venture capital and startup slowdown? New data paints a somewhat uneven picture, albeit one that tilts toward the...

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As the global venture capital market slows, is the US dodging the downturn?

The global VC total in the second quarter was still above any quarter of 2020. It's a massive figure, in other words, indicative of a private...

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Just how wrong were those 2021 valuations?

Happy Monday. It’s Independence Day here in the United States, which means that much of TechCrunch is on holiday. But as last week came to a...

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North American and European insurtechs are recalibrating after a blockbuster 2021

Let’s explore insurtech activity in both North America and Europe, compare recent results and look ahead to what could be coming.

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Let’s stop pretending there are silos in startuland

I have been thinking a lot about silos, or the lack thereof, within startupland. There’s sometimes an artificial wall that is put up between...

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International startups shrug off US insurtech meltdown

The latest Y Combinator cohort featured a number of insurance-focused technology companies, and some of them want to actually write policies.

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Are we seeing evidence of a startup slowdown?

Based on our look at recent PitchBook data and what we're hearing, we're in what could be the early stages of a venture slowdown.

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Did venture capitalists undervalue startups for decades?

It appears the market decided that startups are worth more than they once were, by a material multiple. So were startups dramatically undervalued in...

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Bullish or bearish? What to expect for Europe VC activity in 2022

What is ahead for Europe's red-hot startup market? To help us with that question, we corralled Nalin Patel, EMEA VC Analyst at PitchBook, and...

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Venture capitalists fell in love with Europe last year

Amid this long-lasting startup era, 2021 may go down as the peak venture capital year, especially in Europe.

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Dealroom raises €6M Series A for its startup data, market intelligence service

European startup and venture capital data company Dealroom has raised a €6 million Series A, it told TechCrunch. The company’s new capital...

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Silicon Valley’s share of US VC funding falls to lowest level in more than a decade

So far in 2021, only about 27% of U.S. VC dollars have gone to Bay Area startups. It's been more than 10 years since that percentage fell below...

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VCs are racing to pay more to get smaller pieces of less profitable companies

While perusing SVB's State of the Market" report, we found an interesting pattern: Venture capital investors are racing to pay more to buy...

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Female founders are making a buzzing, venture-backed comeback

We’ll have a clearer view of 2021 when all the data trickles in after the conclusion of Q4, but it’s clear that female-founded startups are...

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European VC soars in Q1

A stunning first quarter in venture capital funding was not restricted to the United States; Europe also had one hell of a start to the year.

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Inside the US’ epic first-quarter venture capital results

We're diving into the data with help from Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital, Jenny Lefcourt of Freestyle Capital, Iris Choi of Floodgate and Laela...

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Expect an even hotter AI venture capital market in the wake of the Microsoft-Nuance deal

In light of the Microsoft-Nuance deal, we dug into the AI venture capital market. What’s happening on the startup side in the artificial...

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Future tech exits have a lot to live up to

Investors appear to be betting that the future IPO market will accelerate at attractive prices. Otherwise, none of what we are seeing regarding the...

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