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A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

We don’t need to tell you about the layoffs that are defining the tech landscape right now, concentrated particularly in late-stage companies that...

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VCs and founders alike say investors should fold reproductive rights into ESG standards

In the post-Roe era, some VC investors and founders believe the social definition of ESG investing should expand to incorporate pressing human rights...

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What downturn? Investors remain bullish on HR tech as the Great Resignation slows

HR tech platforms are still getting a lot of investor attention, despite headwinds at the macroeconomic level that have the potential to affect their...

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The end of a second straight month of layoffs in tech

June brought another wave of layoffs in tech, with cuts impacting at least 16,000 workers.

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Daily Crunch: Indian edtech giant Byju’s delays $1B acquisition payment, lays off hundreds of workers

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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Backstage Capital cuts majority of staff after pausing net new investments

Backstage Capital has downsized its staff from 12 to three people, managing partner and founder Arlan Hamilton said during her “Your First...

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What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Just as one...

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Startups keep laying off swaths of employees as the downturn continues

It’s nearly been two months since we started this accidental weekly column about layoffs happening within startups. Workforce reductions have...

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I’m not too worried about recommending another (few) tech podcasts

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. I’m...

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Looking back at the venture market of one year ago

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The show is...

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Ivella is the latest fintech focused on couples banking, with a twist

Ivella will focus on products to support couples at any stage of their relationship, including joint accounts, credit products and joint investment...

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This is not (just) another roundup of tech layoffs

After a month that saw nearly 16,000 tech workers lose their jobs, June is off to a similar tumultuous start.

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Google expands program to help train the formerly incarcerated

Google announced that it will expand its program, Grow with Google Career Readiness for Reentry, for formerly incarcerated people lacking digital and...

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Footnotes on Sequoia’s startup memo

Startups Weekly: a founder Heart to Heart, pitch decks and low-key, maybe high-key, deals

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Tech layoffs top 15K in a brutal May

It’s been a rough month in the tech sector. We’ve rounded up week after week of layoffs, and according to aggregator layoffs.fyi, over 15,000...

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PayPal laid off 83 employees as it reduces Bay Area presence

PayPal laid off dozens of employees from its San Jose headquarters, filings show. As first reported by The Information and later confirmed by...

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A third straight week of tech layoffs in the books

You thought the market was bad for VCs, but what about the workers behind the tech companies they’ve backed? Reluctantly, we’re writing another...

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Everyone is drafting their own startup Black Swan memo

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh, human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. “You can...

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A round, acquisition and revenue later, Bravado’s sales network wants you to know it’s #growing

Sahil Mansuri, a sales guy, doesn’t want his industry to be defined by sales guys. The founder began Bravado in 2017 to see what happens when you...

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Tech employees face another tough week of cross-stage layoffs

Tech giants like Uber, Meta and Twitter enforce hiring freezes, while layoffs descend on employees at companies like Carvana, Latch, DataRobot and...

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Tech layoffs don’t happen to companies, they happen to people

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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The Great Resignation, meet the Great Reset

So. Many. Tech. Layoffs.

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Post-pandemic reset leads to wave of layoffs in tech

Over the past week, we’ve witnessed an alarming amount of layoffs across the startup ecosystem, from buzzy, big names like Cameo, OnDeck and...

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Cameo conducts layoffs a year after hitting unicorn status

Cameo, a platform that allows fans to buy personalized videos from celebrities, has laid off nearly a quarter of its staff.

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On putting toothpaste back into the tube

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its...

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If the earliest investors keep going earlier, what will happen?

There’s a clash happening in the early stage startup market.

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Failure is complex, especially in the world of startups

In this edition of Startups Weekly, I write about failure, tech efforts in Ukraine and All Raise's new CEO.

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As Equity turns five, we send our dear friend Chris Gates onto his next adventure

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Since the...

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