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

Oath Care just raised $2 million to develop a social, health-focused app that groups expectant and new parents

Being an expectant mom can be frightening, as can mothering an infant or toddler. The answers don’t come automatically, and while there’s no shortage of books and websites (and advice from

Early Coinbase backer Garry Tan is keeping the ‘vast majority’ of his shares because of this deal

A week after the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase staged a direct listing, much of the focus remains on the wealth that the listing generated for executives at the company, its board members and its p

Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is placing its bets now

Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct

Detroit’s native son, billionaire Dan Gilbert, makes the case for his town

Dan Gilbert loves his hometown of Detroit. He loves it so much that the billionaire founder of what would eventually become the mortgage lender Quicken Loans has poured at least $2.5 billion into reha

Atrium, which help sales managers more easily see who is (or isn’t) crushing it, just raised $13.5 million

There’s no shortage of data-driven sales management tools in the market. Naturally, Atrium, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based company co-founded by serial entrepreneur Pete Kazanjy, says it d

How to pivot your startup, save cash and maintain trust with investors and customers

"We would go all in on a product and we'd build it and put blood, sweat and tears into it, and then I would kill it, and we'd move on to the next thing."

A quick peek inside Fontinalis, one of Detroit’s best-known young venture firms

Fontinalis, the 12-year-old, Detroit-based early stage venture firm, is known for being among the very first investing outfits to focus squarely on mobility as an overarching theme. It wasn’t a

Want to take a road trip with Kevin Costner? Investors are betting you will

Woody Sears has long been interested in storytelling. Following the debut in 2007 of the first iPhone, he founded a storytelling app called Zuuka that built up a library of narrated and illustrated ki

Tiger Global just closed one of the biggest venture funds ever, with $6.7 billion

If you watch funding announcements as we do, you may have noticed something this year. There are a lot of mega-rounds coming together, and Tiger Global is involved in a notable number of them, often a

Cendana has raised a $30 million ‘fund of funds’ for VCs managing $15 million or less

Cendana Capital, a San Francisco-based fund of funds manager, has amassed stakes in more than 100 venture firms since launching in 2010. For the most part, it did this by focusing on managers who are

For VC Hans Tung, the personal becomes public in a growing campaign to ‘stop Asian hate’

Longtime venture capitalist Hans Tung is a big guy. His size might just be lifesaving. A first-generation Taiwanese-American who came to the U.S. and to LA specifically in 1984, it was a fraught time

Jake Paul looks to knock out the venture capital world with Anti Fund

During every economic boom, there are startup investors who appear on the scene from new corners. Some churn out; others earn the respect of the old guard over time. Jake Paul would be happy to be in

One of Canada’s top investors, John Ruffolo, is back from the brink with a new $500 million fund

John Ruffolo isn’t as famous as some investors, but he’s very well-known in Canadian business circles. The longtime head of Arthur Andersen’s tech, media and telecommunications practice,

BBG Ventures just closed on $50 million to fund more women-led startups

BBG Ventures, an eight-year-old, New York-based seed- and early-stage venture firm that only backs founding teams which feature at least one woman, just locked down $50 million in capital for its thir

As more artists and musicians turn their attention to NFTs, so, likely, do money launderers

Outlets that follow the crypto industry have been observing a trend, which is that according to Google search data, the rise in interest in non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, now almost matches the level o

Sivo, a young ‘Stripe for debt’ led by a veteran operator, seems to have investors clamoring

Kate Hiscox is having a moment. Her company, Sivo, founded eight months ago, has already raised $5 million from investors at a post-money valuation of $100 million, and she says she is in active talks

Blackstone just closed its inaugural growth equity fund, and it’s a doozy

The private equity giant Blackstone is today announcing the final close of its first growth equity fund — Blackstone Growth — with $4.5 billion in capital commitments from a wide range of

MrBeast’s management company, Night Media, has a new venture fund that’s backed by creators

MrBeast’s management company is getting into the venture business. Night Media, the six-year-old, Dallas-based multimedia talent management company, is closing a debut fund with $20 million in c

Visualping, which scans the web for changes (including new vaccination slots), raises $2 million

Years ago, Serge Salager, a Vancouver-based entrepreneur who’d taken a small company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange, was approached by deep-pocketed buyer who was interested in the busines

In new round, Dutchie, focused on smoother cannabis retail, sees its valuation soar by eight times

Dutchie, a nearly four-year-old, Bend, Oregon company that charges cannabis dispensaries a monthly fee to create and run their websites, process their orders and track what needs to be prepped for pic
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