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Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint

This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. That ice quickly melted as venture capitalists discovered that demand for software and other services that startups provide was accelerating, pushing many young […]

4-year founder vesting is dead

Jake Jolis Contributor Share on Twitter Jake Jolis is a partner at Matrix Partners and invests in seed and Series A technology companies including marketplaces and software. We recently invested in a team of co-founders who had voluntarily made their own vesting longer than four years. Four-year vesting is the […]

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Healthcare entrepreneurs should prepare for an upcoming VC/PE bubble

Bird Blitch Contributor Share on Twitter Bird Blitch is the CEO of Patientco, a payment technology company founded specifically to rethink the healthcare payment experience. While many industries are taking a major hit due to the ongoing pandemic, the healthcare technology market continues to grow. In fact, total healthcare-related innovation […]

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Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our survey of VCs in Helsinki will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by the coronavirus pandemic. (Please note, if you have filled […]

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Shift’s George Arison shares 6 tips for taking your company public via a SPAC

George Arison Contributor Share on Twitter George Arison is the co-founder and co-CEO of online used car marketplace Shift. More posts by this contributor If you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting Yes, Millennials Do Buy Cars When startup entrepreneurs think about going public, they typically think about […]

Interswitch CEO Mitchell Elegbe to discuss African fintech at TechCrunch Disrupt

The CEO of Pan-African fintech unicorn, Mitchell Elegbe, is set to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 on September 16. He founded the company in Lagos in 2002 to connect Nigeria’s — then — largely disconnected banking system. Over the next decade plus, Interswitch accelerated the adoption of digital payments across […]

The startup world needs a ‘Black Minds Matter’ awakening

Kofi Ampadu Contributor Share on Twitter Kofi Ampadu is the founder and general partner of SKU’D Ventures, a pre-seed fund focused on consumer product startups. I was recently part of an open forum about being Black in America, as well as in the startup space. A white founder asked, “What […]

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In conversation with European B2B seed VC La Famiglia

Earlier this month, La Famiglia, a Berlin-based VC firm that invests in seed-stage European B2B tech startups, disclosed that it raised a second fund totaling €50 million, up from its debut fund of €35 million in 2017. The firm writes first checks of up to €1.5 million in European startups […]

As it adds Jeremy Milken to the partnership, Watertower Ventures nears $50 million close for its new fund

Derek Norton and Jeremy Milken have known each other for twenty years. Over their longtime personal and professional relationship, the two Los Angeles-based serial entrepreneurs have invested in each other’s companies and investment firms, but never worked together until now. Milken is taking the plunge into institutional investing, joining Norton […]

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How to get what you want in a term sheet

One of the most exciting moments in the life of every newly christened founder is the sweet relief of seeing a term sheet come in from an investor. After weeks, perhaps months (but hopefully not years!), of work fundraising and pitching, there is nothing like getting that email with a […]