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NXgenPort wins the TechCrunch Live Minneapolis Pitch-Off

Today TechCrunch hosted a special TechCrunch Live event focused on the great city of Minneapolis. Three local companies competed in a pitch-off, and I’m pleased to report the winner. NXgenPort w

Hear the steps to raise a Series A on today’s TechCrunch Live

Today’s TechCrunch Live is all about raising a Series A. Jenny Lefcourt from Freestyle Partners and Guillaume de Zwirek CEO and co-founder of WELL Health are scheduled to speak on the specific s

Meet the judges for the Minneapolis TechCrunch Live pitch-off

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event focused on the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 7. I hope you can join us. We have an agenda packed with insiders who can speak to

Why you must build a moat around early customers, according to Benchling’s CEO and co-founder

Benchling’s unicorn status didn’t come overnight. Some 10 years after its founding, the company is worth more than $6 billion, and the founder sees the company going public in the future.

See the Series B pitch deck that lead to Benchling’s $6B valuation on today’s TechCrunch Live

Founders are often told to keep their head down and build. On today’s TechCrunch Live, you’ll hear how there has to be a balance. On one hand, founders need to stay focused, but they also need acc

Learn why to pitch a vision and not metrics on today’s TechCrunch Live 12:00 p.m. PDT/3:00 p.m. EDT

I’m thrilled to have Ethena’s CEO Roxanne Petraeus and Homebrew’s Hunter Walk on TechCrunch Live this week to speak on the importance of pitching a vision and strategies used to tackle and g

Learn how to build your company’s culture from day 1 on today’s TechCrunch Live

Mike Greene started Hi Marley to help improve communication in the insurance space. But we’re not talking about insurance at today’s TechCrunch Live event. Mike, along with Lily Lyman, are speakin

Forethought AI’s CEO explains the pitch deck that won Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018

TechCrunch Live records each Wednesday at 3:00pm EDT / 12:00pm PDT. Forethought AI won Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018. Since then, the company raised two rounds of funding and is now a

Today’s TechCrunch Live starts at 3:00 pm EDT/ 12:00 pm PDT. Register for the free event here

Today’s TechCrunch Live event should be fantastic. We have Vanessa Larco, a partner at NEA, and Deon Nicholas, co-founder and CEO of Forethought AI, and they promised not to get rowdy. That basi

How Olive pivoted 27 times on its way to a $4 billion valuation

Olive is a homegrown Columbus, Ohio unicorn; hear from the CEO and lead investor how the company was founded and grew into an industry leader. Sean Lane co-founded Olive in 2012, and signed on Chris O

Columbus startups: Pitch at TechCrunch Live’s Columbus event!

TechCrunch Live is hosting a special event centered around Columbus, Ohio, and we’re looking for startups to compete for a spot in the Battlefield 200. The virtual event kicks off at 3:00 pm Col

Apple nabs half of North American smartphone shipments in Q1

A little bright spot in a market that was already struggling with declining sales well before a global pandemic, supply chain crisis and inflation concerns struck. The North American market saw a smal

TechCrunch Live is now available as a podcast!

TechCrunch Live is a weekly event featuring experienced founders and successful investors and boring ol’ me. If you can’t join the event live (it’s free, btw), subscribe to the podca

TechCrunch Live speaks with Silverton Partners and The Zebra on hiring external leadership

TechCrunch Live took a virtual trip to Austin, Texas, and we had a great time, even if the tacos were missing. Called TC City Spotlight: Austin, the show featured an extended lineup of guests, includi

Dive deep into Snorkel.AI’s pitch technique that raised $135m

Snorkel.AI's co-founder, and CEO, Alex Ratner, and Greylock partner Saam Motamedi talk about the importance of storytelling when fundraising.

Hear how Snorkel AI pitched and won over Greylock on TechCrunch Live

Snorkel AI was founded in the summer of 2019 and over two quick years raised a total of $135.3 million in funding over five rounds. The rocket ship seemingly still has fuel, too. The company isn’t

Robotics founders: Build your pitch deck around problem-solving, not technology

In a recent episode of TechCrunch Live, Agility's Jonathan Hurst and Playground Global's Bruce Leak joined us to discuss the robotic company's journey from the lab to the commercial sector.

Leverage early investors when raising a Series A, says DeepScribe’s Akilesh Bapu

"When I walked out of the meeting, I went immediately to one of my partners, and was like, 'Finally, I found the company that is following the right approach," said Index Ventures' Nina Achadjian.

Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live this March

TechCrunch Live has an exciting slate of episodes scheduled for March. The speakers come from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and locations. Like always, each episode features an entrepreneur pr

The Found podcast is coming to you live in March with Cityblock’s Toyin Ajayi and Tala’s Shivani Siroya

The early bird gets the worm. And what is the startup world if not a bunch of early birds snatching up an excess of worms? And yet I come bearing even more worms. (This is getting weird, but roll with
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