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Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon

Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon Brynn Putnam has a lot to feel great about. A Harvard grad and former professional ballet dancer who opened the first of what have become three high-intensity fitness studios in New York, she then launched a second business […]

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Startup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it?

Startup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it? Ximena Aleman Contributor Share on Twitter Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo, an open banking platform that serves Latin America. Year-in, year-out, the gender gap in venture capital investment continues to be a problem women founders face. […]

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MSCHF’s Push Party raises an unconventional seed round at a $200 million valuation

MSCHF’s Push Party raises an unconventional seed round at a 0 million valuation As part of its latest stunt, MSCHF, a venture-backed creative studio that’s smarter and more audacious than most, is poking a little fun on the venture industry itself and perhaps publications like TechCrunch too. The startup has spun out a rather simplistic […]

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VC Steve Westly on the election, the California exodus, and his bet on electrification

VC Steve Westly on the election, the California exodus, and his bet on electrification A former controller and CFO of the state of California, Steve Westly is passionate about government. The onetime eBay exec and early Tesla board member has also been a proponent of clean energy for roughly 30 years, so he’s feeling optimistic […]

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Extra Crunch roundup: B2B marketplaces, edtech M&A, breaking into the $1M ARR club

Extra Crunch roundup: B2B marketplaces, edtech M&A, breaking into the M ARR club I’ve worked at TechCrunch for a little over a year, but this was one of the hardest weeks on the job so far. Like many people, I’ve been distracted in recent days. As I write this, I have one eye on my […]

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Spain’s All Iron Ventures closes €66.5M first fund

Spain’s All Iron Ventures closes €66.5M first fund Spain’s All Iron Ventures (AIV), an investor in b2c marketplaces and ecommerce plays, has closed its first fund with commitments totalling €66.5 million (~$79M) — which it touts as one of the largest first fund raises in the country.  Capital committed to the fund by its parent […]

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Learn how to score your first check with TMV’s Soraya Darabi on November 10

Learn how to score your first check with TMV’s Soraya Darabi on November 10 When it comes to financing a startup, the most important — and hardest — check to land is the very first one. The growth of accelerators, rolling funds, community funds, hungry angels and institutional investors has given founders more options than ever […]

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Insight Partners, Precursor Ventures join Hustle Fund in raising new fund money

Insight Partners, Precursor Ventures join Hustle Fund in raising new fund money Even as the country is in the final days of a polarizing election, the cogs of VC never stop turning. On this ever-so-quiet, non-election-news Tuesday, venture firms still managed to file paperwork with the SEC indicating newly raised funds. Precursor Ventures and Insight […]

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4 takeaways from fintech VC in Q3 2020

4 takeaways from fintech VC in Q3 2020 Fintech has been a key startup story in recent quarters, with leading players in the genre raising titanic rounds at eye-popping valuations. Consider companies like Robinhood, and its epic capital run this year on the back of huge revenue growth, or Chime, which also raised huge sums […]

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VC Seth Bannon on how a Biden administration might best support climate startups

VC Seth Bannon on how a Biden administration might best support climate startups It’s too soon to know who will win the U.S. election tomorrow. Tomorrow may even be too soon to know who wins the election. But it’s always a good time to talk with investors about how they’re thinking about the future, and […]

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