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UAE aims to convert oil wealth into tech prowess

H.E. Al Olama recently spoke about the burgeoning Emerati startup and venture capital ecosystem, and the country’s approaches to attracting U.S. VC...

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Sequoia Capital reportedly raising two funds, and despite slower VC environment, it’s not alone

This news comes out just over a month after the venture capital giant warned founders to expect a longer economic recovery.

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MAYA Capital closes second fund with $100M for early-stage Latin American startups

This new fund triples the firm’s assets under management and will enable the pair to invest in another 25 to 30 companies.

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5 lessons from ‘Star Wars’ that can transform startup managers’ strategies and tactics

'I have a bad feeling about this' are words leaders should live by, because the joke shows awareness and proactivity

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Daily Crunch: Key Twitter executives depart following Elon Musk ownership deal

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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Wale Ayeni, head of investments for IFC in Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, is leaving the firm

Wale Ayeni, the regional head of venture capital investments for the IFC in Africa, has left the International Finance Corporation (IFC), TechCrunch...

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Spotter raises $200M to invest $1 billion into YouTubers’ back catalogs

How do YouTubers make a living? Usually, through a mixture of merch sales, membership programs or maybe even a custom product. But YouTube ad revenue...

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PalmPay raised $100M Series A last August, claims to have 5 million users

Africa-focused payments startup PalmPay raised a $100 million Series A round last year. TechCrunch spotted this news in Partech Africa’s latest...

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Lessons from COVID: Flexible funding is a must for alternative lenders

Alternative lending is any lending that occurs outside of a conventional financial institution. These lenders offer different types of loans such as...

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Venture capital investment in Africa predicted to reach a record high this year

Investments in African startups keep growing at a healthy pace ever since reports started keeping count in 2015. That year, publications Disrupt...

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Broaden your view of ‘best’ to make smarter, more inclusive investments

Research shows that diverse teams, companies and founders pay, so why are all of the VC home runs from white men, or Asian men in Asia, plus a few...

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Talent and capital are shifting cybersecurity investors’ focus away from Silicon Valley

With better access to capital and worldwide talent, there will be further opportunities outside Silicon Valley to scale and create a new wave of...

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