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ClassDojo’s second act comes with first profits

ClassDojo’s first eight years as an edtech consumer startup could look like failure: zero revenue; no paid users; and a team that hasn’t aggressively grown in years. But the company, which helps parents and teachers communicate about students, has raised tens of millions in venture capital from elite Silicon Valley […]

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How to convert customers with subscription pricing

Joe Procopio Contributor Share on Twitter Joe Procopio is a multiexit, multifailure entrepreneur. He is the founder of Teaching Startup and the COO of Precision Fermentation. His exits include Automated Insights and ExitEvent. More posts by this contributor How startups fill the gap between revenue and investment How startups close […]

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Extra Crunch’s top 10 stories of 2020

I edited hundreds of stories in 2020, so choosing my favorites would be an exercise in futility. Instead, I’ve tried to gather a sample of Extra Crunch stories that taught me something new. (Which means this top 10 list betrays my ignorance, a humbling admission for a know-it-all like myself.) […]

3 ways the pandemic is transforming tech spending

Eric Tan Contributor Eric Tan is Senior Vice President of IT and Business Services Coupa, a leader in business spend management and a former Battery portfolio company. Scott Goering Contributor Scott Goering is VP of Business Development at Battery Ventures . Ever since the pandemic hit the U.S. in full […]

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Dawn Capital closes another $400M fund to focus on B2B software

Dawn Capital, the London-based VC that focuses on B2B software, has closed its fourth and largest fund: $400 million that it plans to use to continue investing in early stage startups. Oversubscribed and closed (all remotely) within six months of launching in the midst of a global health pandemic, the […]

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How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds ‘product-first’ founders

Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform announced a new $80 million fund last month to continue investing in “product-led” founders. Launched back in 2012, when there was a shortage of institutional capital at seed stage in Europe and micro VC was […]

A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies

TX Zhuo Contributor TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures, focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities. More posts by this contributor Discovering that deckhands make great waiters — and why this matters Winning deals as a new venture capital fund Colton Pace Contributor Colton Pace is […]

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Talking venture, B2B and thesis-driven investment with Work-Bench’s Jon Lehr

Earlier this week, the Equity crew caught up with Work-Bench investor Jon Lehr to get his take on the current market, and how his firm goes about making investment decisions. The conversation was a treat, so we cut a piece of it off for everyone to listen to. The full […]