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Jit, a startup that helps developers automate product security by codifying their security plans and workflows as code that can then be managed in a code repository like GitHub, today announced that it has raised a $38.5 million seed round led by boldstart ventures, with Insight Partners, Tiger Glo…

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Boldstart Ventures has two new funds to plug into teams with an idea and little else

Boldstart Ventures, a seed- and early-stage venture firm that markets itself as a “Day One partner for developer-first, crypto-infrastructure and SaaS founders,” has closed on two new funds roughly 14 months after announcing its last two funds. The firm — which began in New York w…

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​Why a downturn can separate the recession-proof startups​ from the ‘hacks’

If your company is lacking in terms of basic business fundamentals and burning cash, well, maybe you’re in for a reckoning -- but then again, maybe you always were.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Tested TAM tips, no-code tech survey, writing crypto white papers

For most products, TAM is presented in nine figures or more, but when you're planning to disrupt a billion-dollar market, these numbers can create a lot of cognitive dissonance.

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Selling to developers is no longer a sure path to insane valuation multiples

Product-led growth is a big deal these days as startups are trying to find ways to grow without spending all their capital on advertising and sales staffing. But it's no panacea.

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As the SPAC frenzy continues, questions arise about how much the market can absorb

Another week and the biggest story in a sea of big stories continues to center on SPACs, these special purpose acquisition companies that raise capital through IPOs expressly to acquire a privately held company and take it public. But some industry watchers as starting to wonder: Is the party just …

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Boldstart Ventures gets bigger thanks to Kustomer and other early bets on technical founders

Boldstart Ventures, a New York-based firm that started with a $1 million proof-of-concept fund in 2010, has just closed on $155 million in capital commitments for its fifth flagship fund and $75 million for its second opportunity fund, a vehicle meant to support breakout startups in its portfolio. …

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YC makes a Product Hunt, Product Hunt makes an a16z, a16z makes a YC

Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups.

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When do layoffs matter? Trick question — always

Equity is the TechCrunch podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

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