Guest Post It’s easier for advisors and investors to drive product by metrics rather than by insight, and by funnels rather than by a strong point of view.
MG Siegler is leaving to become an investor at Google Ventures. We chatted with him about the move and what it means for his former firm CrunchFund.
The goal: To make American startups interested in doing business in Japan.
As far afield as Japan, disruptive technologies raised multimillions to bring their companies to the next phase of growth.
Today, we saw some scattered investments in the $4-10 million range. Here’s a shortlist of the hottest tech and clean energy deals.
A custom T-shirt startup is generating a huge buzz at Y Combinator’s demo day. Today, it announced it made $700,000 in sales in the month of April alone.
Here are today’s tech funding deals, in no particular order.
An unusually high-calibre group of startups debuted at VCIR, which is billed as Colorado’s largest and longest-running tech conference.
Outbox, a startup launching in San Francisco today, is an alternative to the “old system” of mail delivery. Outbox will collect and manage your physical mail for $5 a month, so you won’t have to visit your postal mailbox again.
New York City Mayor Bloomberg, who describes himself as an “entrepreneur” first and foremost on Twitter, is launching a new initiative to support local tech startups.
Guest Post The short answer is no, but perhaps there’s hope.
The startups that have been selected for the first class are far from sexy — unless a “software-defined infrastructure platform for heterogeneous computing” does it for you — but they’re all generating revenues. What they have in common is that they target their products at businesses, not consumers.
Guest Post There are multiple reasons why Canadian startups like us should stay put, despite Waterloo’s average December low of minus five degrees Celsius. Here are the big reasons why.
Let’s face it: If you’re not a professional event planner, planning a party or event sucks. Enter Fiestah — an online marketplace that promises to connect New York City event planners and vendors.
Rumors have been circulating about this latest round for over a week,and the firm has issued a confirmation this morning. The new fund was oversubscribed but capped at $325 million to allow for a higher partner-to-fund ratio.
BoardProspects launches today to break the monopoly of the “good ol’ boys network,” and increase diversity in the boardroom.
A valuation is an incredibly attractive number that intimidates competition and attracts potential investors, but how can entrepreneurs accurately value their business when it’s still a fledgling startup?
A new type of office space for tech startup-hopefuls is opening its doors in San Francisco today. Falling somewhere between a co-working space and a full startup incubator, WeWork Labs is a “pre-incubator” — or as we’ve taken to calling it at VentureBeat, a pincubator.
Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator is bringing some of its most notable alumni back into the fold — as partners.
Venture-capital investors, apparently spooked by declining returns over the past ten years, raised less money for investment in early- and mid-stage startups in 2010 and flocked to late-stage startups.