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Maria Salamanca, one of the few Latina investors at a partner level within the often homogenous world of venture capital, is shaking things up. The investor tells TechCrunch that she is leaving Unshac
The unpaid element kicked off commentary on the ethics of unpaid work more generally, an issue that felt all the more glaring in an investment group able to raise millions in external capital.
Maven, co-founded by Udemy’s Gagan Biyani and AltMBA’s Wes Kao, began in 2020 with a startup idea that perfectly combined two booming sectors: the creator economy and edtech. The startup sold coho
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. In some ways, Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is somewhat p
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. As you can tell by the headline of this episode, this is a bon
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. What. A. Week. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann jumped on the mic,
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
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.
It’s possible, given that some Black and Latinx founders may identify as multiracial, that the new category contributed to a drop in monoracial demographic categories.
Y Combinator’s latest cohort of founders have opinions on the future of fintech. One-fifth of the accelerator’s Summer 2022 batch, which spans 240 companies, is working on solving issues in the fi
Crypto founders have heard the saying a thousand times in the past few months — there’s no better time to build than during a downturn. In Y Combinator’s latest cohort, there are 30 crypto s
Kapor Capital has closed its largest fund to date, a $126 million investment vehicle set to back early-stage founders of color and social impact ventures. The new fund, which has been in the works sin
Earlier today, Kapor Capital announced that it has closed its largest fund to date, a $126 million investment vehicle set to back early-stage founders of color and social impact ventures. The new fund
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. YC had its biggest news in years this week: Garry Tan will be
Nate Tepper first went to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), an international program dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism with a 12-step program, in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. He didn
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a Live Week, meaning that Alex, Natasha and Mary A
Party rounds have been around for over a decade and a subject of debate for just as long. The positives are obvious. The cons are more complicated.
Nishika de Rosairo, the founder and chief executive of HumanQ, has a vision for employee coaching that disagrees with some of the biggest, and most valuable, startups out there. Instead of one-to-one