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Taking another look at the recent cohort of startups that went through the American accelerator Y Combinator, you wouldn’t really be able to tell that fintech had lost much of its founder favor.
Three of the eight French startups selected for Y Combinator's Summer 22 batch are also former residents of the Station F campus in Paris, so we chatted with its director, Roxanne Varza.
This list is for fun, in no particular order -- just startups that stood out to TechCrunch reporters for one reason or another.
Do bigger checks lead to bigger swings? Y Combinator’s latest participants are the second batch to land a $500,00 check as part of the accelerator’s recently refreshed standard deal. And while the
YC's smaller cohort had us curious about the second-order effects of admitting fewer companies: What would a smaller batch do to the geographic makeup of the companies at the accelerator?
We here at TechCrunch love a good demo day, replete with startups showing off their idea, traction and, at times, product. Sitting through dozens or hundreds of pitches, be it at Techstars or Y Combin
TechCrunch is tuned in, as always, to YC's Demo Day, and in keeping with our historical coverage, we compiled a list of our favorites from the first day’s pitches.
Here's another sign of the times: Free tiers are becoming less generous.
Is cybersecurity venture capital deal activity holding up better than other sectors this deep into Q3?
Things have turned so sour for SPACs that it leaves us with a question: Why did anyone think that this was a good idea again?
Startup founders in Central and Eastern Europe will soon have more dry powder to chase.
How are the myriad issues in China's economy impacting Chinese startups?
With public-market exits effectively off the table and M&A for media startups historically capped around 6x-8x, the upside in media deals isn’t very high compared to other investing opportunities.
Germany's €30 billion plan for its startups has a national goal -- making sure that profits from homegrown successes stay home.
"Longevity tech is only getting started now and will infiltrate all aspects of our life in the next five to 10 years."
It’s becoming clear that longevity as a theme has resonated with investors, though it appears it will be some time before more generalist investors take interest.
Over time, many cities across the Midwest have been building out bona fide startup ecosystems, as M25's annual ranking of Midwest startup hubs makes clear.
According to PitchBook, the median valuation of early-stage U.S. startups that raised venture capital was lower last quarter than in Q1 2022.
Disney is arguably doing a few things faster or better than Netflix. But the House of Mouse is also bracing for changes that will affect the entire streaming sector and justify some broader caution.
With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also aspire to reduce their reliance on imported chips.