Anna Heim

Anna Heim

Extra Crunch Daily Reporter

Extra Crunch Daily Reporter at TechCrunch, exploring SaaS and more. Former LATAM & Media Editor at The Next Web, startup founder and Sciences Po Paris alum.

The Latest from Anna Heim

Insurtech is hot on both sides of the Atlantic

We spoke with a number of VCs from Europe to hear their perspectives on what’s happening on the ground, including folks from Accel, Astorya.vc and Insurtech Gateway.

Help TechCrunch find the best growth marketers for startups

Keeping up with the latest problems and solutions in growth is literally a full-time job, but TechCrunch is here to help.

AI startup investment is on pace for a record year

AI rounds are particularly hot or at least as hot as the larger SaaS market, which is itself enjoying historically rich multiples as more capital pours into the aggregate startup world.

How bottom-up sales helped Expensify blaze the path for SaaS

You'd expect an expense management company to have a large sales department and advertise heavily. But like we’ve seen over and over, Expensify just doesn’t do what you think it should.

How Expensify hacked its way to a robust, scalable tech stack

Take a close look at any ambitious startup and you'll find pugnacity nestled in its core. Stubbornness and a bullheaded belief in the worth of what a company wants to bring to fruition is often the bi

How Expensify shed Silicon Valley arrogance to realize its global ambitions

Expensify may be the most ambitious software company ever to mostly abandon the Bay Area as the center of its operations.

How Expensify got to $100M in revenue by hiring ‘stem cells’ and not ‘cogs in a wheel’

The influence of a founder on their company's culture cannot be overstated. Everything from their views on the product and business to how they think about people affects how their company's employees

Help TechCrunch find the best email marketers for startups

Email marketing has been with us for decades, but today it has been refined to a science and an art form. If you’re an early-stage founder, it is one of the best ways to build and grow your direct r

The Expensify EC-1

Let’s make it clear from the outset that this story is about an expense management SaaS business called Expensify. As you’d expect, yes, this is about the expense management market and how

How a band of P2P hackers planted the seeds of a unique expense management giant

It’s natural to think an expense report management business would play it by the book. But one look at Expensify is enough to tell you that this is a company that never even looked for the book.

Despite gains, gender diversity in VC funding struggled in 2020

There’s no excuse for the slow pace of improvement toward greater equity in the venture capital/startup game. And we’re tired of writing dispiriting posts about it.

As Q2’s lull fades, unicorn IPOs are revving up

Let’s discuss IPOs this morning to fully understand where we stand today in the realm of unicorn liquidity.

Optimism reigns at consumer trading services as fintech VC spikes and Robinhood IPO looms

You could be excused for expecting the boom in consumer asset trading to keep going up and to the right. But will it? There are data in both directions.

Fintech startups set VC records as the 2021 fundraising market continues to impress

The first three months of the year were the most valuable period for fintech investing, ever. Where did the fintech venture capital market push the most money in Q1, and why? Let's dig in.

What can the OKR software sector tell us about startup growth more generally?

In the never-ending stream of funding rounds, from time to time, a group of startups working on the same problem will raise money nearly in unison. So it was with OKR software last year.

Customer care as a service: Outsourcing can help your startup wow clients 24/7

When should you consider outsourcing customer care, and what should you look for? Here's an overview on how startups are leveraging customer care as a service (CCaaS).

How are VCs handling diligence in a world where deals open and close in days, not months?

Some venture capitalists are turning to data to move more quickly. Some are spending more time preparing to be vetted themselves. And some investors are simply doing the work beforehand.

European VC soars in Q1

A stunning first quarter in venture capital funding was not restricted to the United States; Europe also had one hell of a start to the year.

Coinbase’s direct listing alters the landscape for fintech and crypto startups

Is there less risk and more opportunities for VCs who are looking to back crypto and fintech startups?

Inside the US’ epic first-quarter venture capital results

We're diving into the data with help from Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital, Jenny Lefcourt of Freestyle Capital, Iris Choi of Floodgate and Laela Sturdy of CapitalG.
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