Connie Loizos

Connie Loizos

Silicon Valley Editor

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

Bull City Venture Partners is the opposite of flashy — and its backers approve

Bull City Venture Partners is the opposite of flashy. The 20-year-old, generalist venture outfit only invests in two to four companies each year. It mostly invests in founders who’ve been around

USV quietly announces $625M in fresh funding for ‘both Web2 and Web3’ teams

Union Square Ventures (USV), the 19-year-old, New York-based venture firm, has raised $275 million for its eighth early-stage fund and $350 million for its fourth opportunity fund, the firm announc

Slow Ventures picks up the pace with two new funds and some experimental strategies

Slow Ventures, a 12-year-old, generalist venture firm that’s headed up by former Facebook execs Kevin Colleran and Sam Lessin, along with Will Quist, formerly of Industry Ventures, says it just

This West Point grad started a booking system for restaurants, and VCs just funded it

Luke Hutchison didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do as a graduate of West Point in 2013 — only that, ever since the 9/11 attack in New York, he wanted to serve his country. Certainly, he n

‘Decentralized’ web3 startups find out the hard way there’s no safety net

When the Vietnam-based outfit behind the crypto game Axie Infinity was hacked last month — hackers stole upward of $625 million in Ethereum from its blockchain, with the FBI now pointing fingers

A $30 million fund backed by dozens of VIPs aims to bolster founders of Asian descent

Four years ago, a nonprofit collective called Gold House was formed to advance the interests — and safety — of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the U.S. Given the country&#8

VC distributions are down 90% in Q1, says Industry Ventures, an LP in 450 funds

If you’re trying to get a pulse on what’s happening in the venture market right now, you could do worse than talk with Hans Swildens, founder of the 22-year-old investment firm Industry Ventures.

Grain lands $16M led by Tiger Global to turn virtual meetings into ‘libraries’

Grain, a four-year-old, fully remote startup that’s finding increasingly elaborate ways to capture video snippets of online meetings to make important moments easy to share, search and save, has

Landline wants to fully check you in for your flight — far from the airport

Running an airline is a grueling business, with many companies either folding shop or merging with rivals to survive. Being an airline passenger isn’t a walk in the park either, for a litany of

Lead Edge Capital just closed its newest fund with an astonishing $2 billion (nearly)

It used to take a while to amass $5 billion in assets under management. Not so for Lead Edge Capital, a 12-year-old California- and New York-based growth-equity firm that just surpassed that amount, c

Billionaire investor Jim Breyer left Silicon Valley for Austin in early 2020; here’s why he loves it

It’s hard to get Jim Breyer to say a critical word, publicly, about anything, so it’s no surprise that, when asked why he moved to Austin from his longtime headquarters in Silicon Valley t

Base10 Partners closes fund three with $460M to invest globally: ‘The cat is out of the bag’

Base10, a venture firm founded only four years ago, just closed its third fund with $460 million in capital commitments. Because co-founder Ade Ajao — originally from Spain — is half Niger

The biggest VC firms are managing a lot more moolah than you thought

Holy smokes. That’s been the collective reaction around these parts after reading a new post by business journalist Eric Newcomer, who smartly took the time to review filings for his newsletter,

Sequoia’s Doug Leone steps down, making way for new global head Roelof Botha

Storied venture capital firm Sequoia Capital announced today that leader Doug Leone would be stepping aside from his role as “Senior Steward” to be replaced by Roelof Botha, managing partner of Se

Garrett Camp on his startup studio, its new $200M fund and what he makes of ‘Super Pumped’

When I first met Garrett Camp in March 2007 on a reporting assignment, it was at the San Francisco-based offices of StumbleUpon, a web-discovery tool that had registered more than 2 million users and

Is YC turning into a kind of fight club?

Since inception, Y Combinator has invested in thousands of startups, and more recently, even hundreds within a single batch. Given the accelerator’s growth, competitive tensions feel nearly inevitab

A look at all 35 international fintech startups at YC’s winter 2022 Demo Day

As more banking, e-commerce and insurance startups work to improve the way business is done in emerging countries, it should come as no surprise that this winter’s Y Combinator batch is rife with re

Too much email? Try Gated, which asks unknown senders to make a donation first

If you aren’t drowning in email these days, you either don’t have an email account or you are a very young person who marketers haven’t discovered quite yet (they will!). To push bac

Alphabet just spun out out its quantum tech group, launching it as an independent company

Quantum tech may be having its moment at long last. Consider that earlier this month, one of the few “pure play” quantum tech companies in the world, Rigetti Computing, went public by merg

To raise a fund, this agtech outfit built a content company first (now it has $60 million to put to work)

Rob Leclerc has the kind of pedigree that investors tend to like: He has a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. in computational biology from Yale. In f
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