Connie Loizos

Connie Loizos

Loizos has been reporting on Silicon Valley since the late ’90s, when she joined the original Red Herring magazine. She is currently the Silicon Valley Editor of TechCrunch. She’s also the founder of StrictlyVC, a daily e-newsletter and lecture series.

The Latest from Connie Loizos

Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in US threats against TikTok

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chine

This VC just closed on $60M to fund ‘technical risk,’ saying other VCs mostly do not

Ashmeet Sidana, a longtime VC who struck out on his own in 2015 to form Engineering Capital, just closed his third and newest fund with $60 million in capital commitments from a university endowment,

Ade Ajao, Maryanna Saenko, Charles Hudson, Ulili Onovakpuri and Melissa Bradley are coming to Disrupt

At TechCrunch Disrupt, our Startup Battlefield event is the centerpiece of the event, the true heart of this signature program. There’s good reason we take it so seriously. Over the years, the S

Blavity has a big opportunity with Black millennials, despite struggling to fit the VC ‘formula’

Black Lives Matter may be the largest movement in U.S. history, according to four different polls cited recently by The New York Times that suggest anywhere from 15 million to 26 million people in the

Victress Capital, a fund founded by women to back women founders, just closed its second fund

Women start 40% of the businesses in the U.S., but they receive just 3% of venture funding. It doesn’t take a math whiz to recognize that such an extreme funding gap could spell opportunity, but

Uber adds another director to its board: Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi

Uber has a new, independent board member, shows a new SEC filing: CEO Revathi Advaithi of 51-year-old Flex, which is among the world’s largest electronic manufacturers and competes against Taiwan’

Cendana Capital, which has been backing seed funds for a decade, has $278 million more to invest

When in 2010, former VC Michael Kim set out to raise a fund that he would invest in a spate of micro VC managers, the investors to which he turned didn’t get it. Why pay Kim and his firm, Cendan

Facebook co-founder Saverin’s B Capital just closed its second flagship fund with $822 million

It hasn’t taken long for B Capital to amass a lot of assets under management. Just five years after the venture firm was launched by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly, a vetera

Strap in — a virtual Tour de France is coming this weekend

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on all manner of professional sports this year, and cycling has not been immune. For example, the best-known race on the planet, the Tour de France, normally staged in J

With DOJ charges, former VC Mike Rothenberg could now be facing serious jail time

While some in Silicon Valley might prefer to forget about investor Mike Rothenberg roughly four years after his young venture firm began to implode, his story is still being written, and the latest ch

Airvet, a telehealth veterinary platform, just clawed its way to a $14 million Series A round

Telemedicine is becoming more widely embraced by the day — and not just for humans. With a pet in roughly 65% of U.S. homes, there is now a dizzying number of companies enabling vets to meet wit

Tim O’Reilly makes a persuasive case for why venture capital is starting to do more harm than good

It's part of structural inequality in our society, where we're building businesses that are optimized for their financial return rather than their return to society.

Even amid the pandemic, this newly funded travel startup is tackling the stodgy timeshare market

The world is rife with me-too startups, which makes it all the more refreshing when a founder comes along that manages to find a broken market that’s hiding in plain sight. That’s what Mik

A look at tech salaries and how they could change as more employees go remote

Each year, the hiring platform Hired produces a look at tech salaries based on the data it says it gleans from hundreds of thousands of interview requests and job offers. This year, as in past years,

Stacy Brown-Philpot is stepping down as CEO of TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot announced today that she is stepping down from her role at the freelance labor marketplace. Brown-Philpot joined TaskRabbit seven years ago as the company’s ch

Mail.ru co-founder Dmitry Grishin has a new $100 million fund; he offers a look here

Grishin Robotics is an eight-year-old, Sand Hill Road venture firm that until now, has focused exclusively on the smart hardware industry. Yet a newly closed $100 million fund from family offices in t

Former Facebook exec thinks big tech will get broken up ‘over the next 10 years’

Investor Chamath Palihapitiya made part of his fortune at Facebook, where he was a vice president for more than four years, leaving one year before its 2012 IPO. Though he has voiced concerns numerous

Google lays out a spate of changes designed to diversify its management, its products, and startups

As the world awakens to the many ways that people of color are systematically discriminated against, companies whose future depends on their ability to address their own role in this entrenched societ

Chris Sacca advises new fund managers to strike right now

Chris Sacca is a billionaire today, and he credits his success to having an “unfair advantage” 10 years ago when he first launched his fund. He thinks women and people of color have that s

A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking

The law firm Fenwick & West has published some new data to highlight how COVID-19 has affected the world of venture capital in Silicon Valley. The biggest surprise? It’s how little impact th
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