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Brex’s departing CRO explains his decision to join Founders Fund

Brex's Chief Revenue Officer, Sam Blond, joined the startup in 2018. Now, he's leaving to become a partner at venture firm Founders Fund.

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Apple readies its next iPhone, Joe Rogan interviews Zuck, and Twitter purportedly pauses plans to compete with OnlyFans

Hello again! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly recap the last week’s worth of TechCrunch’s most read posts....

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Daily Crunch: Nvidia chips become collateral damage in new US sanctions targeting China

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Tracking cybersecurity investment during the venture downturn

Is cybersecurity venture capital deal activity holding up better than other sectors this deep into Q3?

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A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash

Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of...

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An action plan for founders fundraising in fintech’s choppy waters

If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously...

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Nigerian digital bank Kuda is the latest African startup to lay off employees

Kuda, the challenger bank based in Nigeria and the U.K., has joined the ranks of tech companies in Africa that are pruning its workforce.

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Daily Crunch: Ring wants to upgrade your apartment’s intercom system

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Cantos launches its third fund, ploughing $50M into near-frontier startups

Cantos just closed its third fund to invest in science-forward companies at the pre-seed and seed stages to 'improve billions of lives and...

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Some institutional LPs have started pulling back from VC, but most won’t

Even if things get much worse before they get better, LPs have more reasons than not to stay the course.

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Front’s $65M Series D deck

Front's pitch deck is a tight, 11-slide deck that opens with a mic drop, and, these must be some butter-slathered microphones, because it sure...

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Stop sensationalizing the ‘collapse’ of VC: Look at the data

The narrative falls short when you look at data from before 2021. In the U.S. and globally, VC activity is well on track to exceed a long-term trend...

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Daily Crunch: Snap lays off one-fifth of its workforce after missing revenue and growth targets

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Coming out of COVID, investors lose their taste for board meetings

Two weeks ago, longtime venture capitalist Chris Olsen, a general partner and cofounder of Drive Capital in Columbus, Oh., settled into his seat for...

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Let’s talk about party rounds

Party rounds have been around for over a decade and a subject of debate for just as long. The positives are obvious. The cons are more complicated.

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Trans founders to VCs: ‘Cut me a check’

This is a pressing time to support trans founders and their products as the community faces continuous targeted persecution from state legislation...

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It’s not a DAO, it’s a Koop: 21-year-old founder raises $5M for NFT fan engagement

Web3 protocol Koop launches to help creators engage with their fans and communities through NFT membership passes

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Dragonfly GP talks web3’s current and future state at TC Sessions: Crypto

While the overall crypto markets have been in a rough spot lately, web3 venture capitalists have never had more conviction — or more funding at...

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Landa can make you a landlord with just $5

Landa is emerging from stealth with $33 million in funding "to provide a simple, convenient, affordable way for everyday people to invest in...

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We need to unlearn the lessons of the 2021 fundraising bubble

Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.

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Party rounds are either the dinner party of your dreams or the one where no one shows up

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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Daily Crunch: Embedded finance fintech Pezesha raises $11M pre-Series A equity-debt round

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Gen Z VCs, choosing a GTM model, crypto crisis communication tips

To be clear: Most investors want to say “yes.” No one becomes a venture capitalist just so they can stomp on someone’s dreams.

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MEDU takes in $4M to develop reusable personal protective equipment

MEDU aims to reduce hospital garment waste and replace single-wear items with its line of sustainable, virus-resistant reusable pieces.

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Meet the judges for the Minneapolis TechCrunch Live pitch-off

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event focused on the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 7. I hope you can join us. We...

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Daily Crunch: Meta partnership allows Indian WhatsApp users to browse and buy groceries via JioMart

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Legendary investor Julian Robertson has passed away — but left behind many powerful mentees

His hedge fund investors didn’t want to listen to him when, in 1999, Julian Robertson questioned the sanity of the prices being paid for shares...

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Daily Crunch: Former Apple employee pleads guilty to stealing autonomous vehicle design details

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