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What 227 Y Combinator pitches will teach you about startups

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

Y Creator, Y Competition

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

When the party has confetti but no allergen-friendly appetizers

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. The bets are no longer just on Wall Street — they’re in yo

A return and an ousting

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. It’s been a week of people trying to make sense of what’s

You’re not that special (I swear, there’s a startup angle here)

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Venture investors to founders: Turn down for what?

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. Gumroad’s Sahil Lavingia broke into the venture world as one

The bootstrapped are coming, the bootstrapped are coming

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Great Resignation meets Great Reset meets (Great R…un down those valuations please)

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. We love a counternarrative angle these days, and this week’s

Market dissonance doesn’t always include an easy hot take

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. At this point, it’s clear that no one agrees on anything. Ha

Data shows who has been hit the hardest in the great tech layoff wave

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. As Q2 venture capital data starts to come out, it’s clear th

Tech doesn’t get more full circle than this

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What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

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. Just as one company’s success shouldn’t cast a halo on its

As startup layoffs continue, some perspective

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. Per Layoffs.fyi, a layoff tracker, over 16,000 tech workers lo

Nuance? In this startup market?

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. From black swan memos and heart-to-hearts to not-so-subtle ema

Footnotes on Sequoia’s startup memo

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TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Scaling web3, bulls and bears, falling tech valuations and UFOs

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y

Everyone is drafting their own startup Black Swan memo

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. “You can often pick up significant market share in an econo

When your startup’s core mission is set to be overturned

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. Hey Jane, a digital health startup that scales access to abort

The Great Resignation, meet the Great Reset

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Slice and dice it all you want, that’s a seed round

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. There’s a clash happening in the early-stage market. In one
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