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The dog days of Disrupt $1300 savings end tonight

File this post under the apt adage, “All good things must come to an end.” Tonight, the sun sets on early-bird pricing and your chance to save up...

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Volunteer at TC Sessions: Climate and earn a free pass to TechCrunch Disrupt

Volunteer at TC Sessions: Climate and earn a free pass to TechCrunch Disrupt. Attend the interviews, presentations and breakout sessions.

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Offer decks and other fresh tips for startup hiring

Hiring is harder than ever for basically every startup. The rush of investment into tech companies in recent years has created more demand for...

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How to take advantage of distributed work

Distributed work is becoming the norm for many tech companies as the pandemic waxes and wanes. But there are plenty of ways to mess it up, especially...

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Sequoia provides founders with key insights on launching, building and fundraising

Sequoia hosted a private, sponsored AMA for founders in Startup Battlefield and Startup Alley at the virtual Disrupt SF last month. Stephanie Zhan,...

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Getting started with building an audience in the creator economy

How can you anticipate the content people want before they want it? How do you figure out where your audience lives online and what they like? What...

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What you should know about prepping your startup for the public markets

Many founders aspire to an IPO, even if the average time horizon has now stretched as capital flows into the market. But how to get a company ready...

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Leveraging customer feedback and data to iterate on your product

We held a panel during Disrupt with Jean-Denis Grèze of Plaid, Stephanie Mencarelli of InVision and Pete Thompson of eBay on being data driven,...

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Crafting a pitch deck that can’t be ignored

What do you do to build a deck that can’t be ignored? To answer that question, we assembled a group of three exceptional venture capitalists on the...

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As Apple messes with attribution, what does growth marketing look like in 2021?

Measuring growth is complex and challenging — and it’s only getting tougher. Changes to attribution in iOS 14 have forced growth marketers to...

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Chamath Palihapitiya speaks to SPAC concerns, from fees to disclosures to quality

It was almost exactly two years ago that a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) spearheaded by investor Chamath Palihapitiya took public the...

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Evil Geniuses CEO on the path toward esports ubiquity

The pandemic brought a new class of gamers online for the very first time, and the gaming space has never been larger or more diverse. At the same...

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What a community means in the modern world of startups

"Community" has grown into one of those buzzy Silicon Valley terms over the years, but long-time advocates explain that the concept is...

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VC Peter Relan helped launched Discord; now he’s ‘brewing’ two new incubators

Peter Relan is not exactly a household name, but he has seen a lot over the course of his career and enjoyed a fair amount of success. A Stanford...

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And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2021 is… Cellino

We started this competition with 20 impressive startups. After three days of fierce pitching in the virtual yet incredibly competitive Startup...

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Denizen is building high-tech office pods for the perfect workday

Tiny houses might have lost some of their luster in the COVID era, but a reimagined future for remote work might call for tiny offices. According to...

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Duolingo doesn’t want to disrupt the college degree

CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn returned to Disrupt this year to explain how the sophistication of public markets impacts the company's strategy.

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Here are the 5 Startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt 2021

Over the last two days, 20 companies took the stage in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield in a bid to win $100,000 and the Startup Battlefield Cup....

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Latin America finds a champion in SoftBank Group International CEO Marcelo Claure

Since first announcing it was planting a stake in the ground in the region in early 2019, SoftBank  -- from its own balance sheet, it says -- has...

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Can the path to equitable healthcare avoid insurers?

There are few challenges messier and more fraught than the U.S. healthcare system, but a growing number of startups are looking at ways to address...

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Coinbase to propose a federal regulatory framework for crypto to US officials within the next month

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase wants to help guide any emerging regulation on exchanges like itself, for obvious reasons, and in an...

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SEC Regional Director Erin Schneider talks SPACs, Coinbase and what startups could do better

Schneider shares insight into her personal thinking about a range of issues including crypto lending, SPACs, NFTs and what startups can do to stay...

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What Canva CEO Melanie Perkins looks for in a potential acquisition

We sat down with Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins at Disrupt 2021 to talk about how she has approached fundraising, and how she's managed to...

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Cellino is using AI and machine learning to scale production of stem cell therapies

Cellino, a company developing a platform to automate stem cell production, presented today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021’s Startup Battlefield to...

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How Calendly is building a platform by turning scheduling into a center-stage event

The tools you use most often are the ones you think about the least. Calendly, an app that helps people plan, schedule and follow up on meetings, may...

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Flite Material Sciences uses lasers, not chemical coatings, to keep ice and rust off surfaces

Dan Cohen was on the hunt for a coating that could keep ice, snow and frost off of solar panels when he discovered a technology that could cut costs...

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Meet the 5 judges who will pick the 2021 winner of TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield

The battle to win Startup Battlefield began long before TechCrunch Disrupt kicked off Tuesday. Startup founders from all over the world applied to...

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Peloton’s CEO John Foley on the changing face of connected fitness

No one roots for a pandemic, but for companies like Peloton, the timing couldn’t have been better. People on the fence about buying a treadmill or...

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