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Play now, pay later: Halliday bags $6M seed round led by a16z

Halliday raises seed funding for BNPL in the metaverse, allowing gamers to pay for virtual assets and NFTs over time

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a16z now wants to manage the money of the entrepreneurs it backs

Andreessen Horowitz's most recent hire suggests that the venture firm is getting into startup founder wealth management.

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Y Combinator narrows current cohort size by 40%, citing downturn and funding environment

Y Combinator says it has intentionally shrunk the number of startups within its accelerator for the Summer 2022 batch. As first reported by The...

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Tech’s riskiest founders are getting a $650 million bet from Redpoint Ventures

Redpoint Ventures MD Annie Kadavy thinks there will be fewer companies started in the next year than there were in the last two.

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Equal Ventures has a new pair of funds, filings show

Equal Ventures, a venture firm that debuted in 2020 with a $56 million first fund, has raised a pair of new investment vehicles, SEC filings show....

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Clearco cuts 25% of staff, considers ‘strategic options’ for international operations

Clearco, a Toronto-based fintech capital provider for online companies, tells TechCrunch that it has laid off 125 people, or 25% of its entire staff....

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Career Karma conducts layoffs as tech jobs face a massive stress test

Learning navigation platform Career Karma has laid off 60 people across its United States and global teams, CEO and co-founder Ruben Harris confirmed...

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A niche facet of startup employee pay, explained

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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New York City’s Interplay is raising $10M for new blockchain fund

The venture firm participated in Coinbase's Series A and is looking to make a dedicated push into crypto investing

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OK, don’t fear: the long shots are still getting venture funding

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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So. Many. New. Venture. Funds.

Further proving that venture investors have more dry powder than ever before, this week started with a flurry of venture capital fund close...

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Crypto asset manager Valkyrie looks to raise $30M for its new VC arm

The Nashville-based digital asset manager has hired Lluis Pedragosa as managing partner for Valkyrie Ventures

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Digital health unicorns need a check up

Healthcare startups have to manage a particularly sensitive tension. They need to grow quickly, but if they fail to provide services as advertised,...

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Better.com is still trying to proceed with its SPAC deal

Digital mortgage lender Better.com, which began making plans to go public via a SPAC in May 2021, has confirmed that it intends to move forward with...

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The Station: Restructuring ripples and the next investor darling of the EV era

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Booz Allen Hamilton launches $100M corporate venture arm focused on early-stage startups

Booz Allen Hamilton, the IT consulting firm focused on defense contracts, has launched a corporate venture arm that'll look to fund early-stage...

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Here’s Carta’s response to venture becoming more global

Equity service platform Carta has acquired Vauban, an online platform that helps investors back private companies from end to end.

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Y Combinator announces Launch YC, a way for its portfolio to shout to the public

Y Combinator offering a way for startups to make a bit more noise might make the implied equity cost of its program more attractive.

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Modsy shuts down design services, cutting roles and disrupting orders

Modsy, an online interior design services company, has ceased to offer design services, a move that comes at the cost of the team behind the effort...

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Understanding the not-so-fine print of 2022 term sheets

This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha asked: What’s in...

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Coalition wants to make more women operators and investors at the same damn time

Coalitiona, a fund and operator network designed to increase diversity on cap tables, has been on the market for six months and invested in a dozen...

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Austin-based True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups

80% of the fund's investors are women, many of whom haven't invested in a venture fund before, partners Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp said

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Black LPs fuel a16z’s third Cultural Leadership Fund

The new fund has an landed an undisclosed amount of capital from Black investors.

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Bill Gates offers guidance on what climate technologies he’s looking to fund

Bill Gates joined us at TechCrunch Sessions: Climate 2022 to discuss his priorities in terms of investment projects and technological breakthroughs...

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Why Porsche is turning to startup builder UpLabs to solve its biggest problems

John Kuolt hates the term “incubator” — at least when describing UP.Labs, a new venture that launched this week with inaugural partner...

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How investors are playing offense right now (their words, our two cents)

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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Precursor Ventures’ first hire just spun out to start her own venture firm

Sydney Thomas, the first hire at Precursor Ventures, a seed and early-stage focused fund that backs first-time founders, is starting her own venture...

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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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