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Europe’s inaugural Women in VC Summit the first step in a long climb toward equity

Some of the most prominent women in venture capital descended upon Paris this week for the first-ever Women in VC Summit, European edition. The event, organized by investors Sophie Winwood, Ruth Foxe..
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Is Silicon Valley really losing its crown?

Where is the heart of the technology industry? The simple answer is “Silicon Valley,” a term that now generally means the San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland area of California. There are other options: T..
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Show me the money: General Catalyst and Coatue dish the state of VC at Disrupt

Show me the money: General Catalyst and Coatue dish the state of VC at Disrupt Early-stage founders eager to secure funding (in other words, just about 99.99% of you), listen up. While venture fundin..
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Yeah, funding for creator-focused startups is drying up

Services that help folks make, share and profit from creative works — Maven to Bounty to Substack to Patreon to Canva — have proliferated and grown in recent years. The rise of creator-focused startu..
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Gently’s shopping aggregator aims to remove friction of locating secondhand apparel

Samuel Spitz is a lover of secondhand clothing but found he was spending hours searching across dozens of resale sites to find certain items and coming up short. “The market is very fragmented with a..
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Venture investors hit the brakes on productivity software

In the final days of the third quarter, it’s becoming clear that some areas of startup investment are losing luster. Declines are hardly surprising amid a more conservative venture capital market, a f..
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IFC and other impact investors return to backing Ukraine startups, with new $250M fund aimed at founders under the gun

Funding sources for tech startups in Ukraine have gone off a cliff this year, with investors (and their LPs) wary of taking on the risk of backing potentially promising ideas and people who have staye..
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EV charging deals keep coming, Ford squeezed by shortages and Kitty Hawk shuts down

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive the full edition of the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. This is a ..
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Vendease, a food procurement platform for African restaurants, nabs $30M led by Partech Africa and TLcom

When Vendease launched in January 2020, it wanted to solve the challenges and inefficiencies in Nigeria’s highly fragmented food sector using a marketplace model that connected suppliers and farms to ..
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GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for "moonlighting"

GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for “moonlighting” Hi, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we very quickly sum up the most read TechCrunch stor..
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Steve Case is trying to make money with founders outside Silicon Valley; his plan is starting to work

Steve Case, the cofounder of America Online, the investment firm Revolution, and its offshoot seed-stage arm Rise of the Rest, has a new book out called Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprisi..
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Daily Crunch: London-based spatial computing startup Hadean closes $30 million Series A

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. It’s Friday, and that means… Actually, we don’t even really know w..
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How a pivot helped HopSkipDrive emerge successful in a sector where many failed

Joanna McFarland got the idea for HopSkipDrive in 2014 because she needed a solution to a problem that many working parents like herself face: How do you consistently get your kids where they need to ..
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The case for US venture capital outperformance

We’ve seen widespread losses in global equity markets this year. After a decade-long bull run, many venture capital funds have found themselves holding overvalued shares of companies whose IPO prospec..
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TechCrunch+ roundup: LatAm startup strength, global chip shortage, Visa Bulletin update

“You had one job” might be funny when a birthday cake decoration goes wrong, but if we’re talking about executives who don’t show up for board meetings, the stakes are much higher. “Disengaged or dys..
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Declining VC investment into LatAm startups could throttle digital growth

Declining VC investment into LatAm startups could throttle digital growth There are reasons to be optimistic about the region, so why are investors slowing down? This column is fascinated by Latin Am..
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Q1 performance data shows maturing VC fund vintages aren't doomed

It can be hard to tell how venture capital firms are doing. Sometimes it’s easier after a big exit, like Figma’s last week, which gave us a window into the sizable returns some of its early backers, i..
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8 investors discuss what's ahead for reproductive health startups in a post-Roe world

One of the most pressing issues the U.S. has to prepare for, perhaps, is the future it faces after the toppling of Roe v. Wade. Come the midterm elections, voters will weigh in on candidates and, con..
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A quick checkup on consumer fintech activity ahead of Q3 data

Heading into the final days of the third quarter, I am looking forward to more than just a new sheaf of data concerning venture capital flows around the world. When September wraps, we’ll start a cou..
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Berlin’s Visionaries Club VC boosts its funds with €350M worth of fresh capital for B2B investments

Berlin’s Visionaries Club VC boosts its funds with €350M worth of fresh capital for B2B investments It was back in 2019 that we reported on Visionaries Club, a new, Berlin-based, European VC focusing..

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Better governance, oversight give reasons to remain optimistic about the future of ESG investing

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GRAZIE ITALIA: Giorgia Meloni slated to become Italy's next Prime Minister

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the Brothers of Italy, is slated to become Italy’s first-ever female prime minister. She is set to lead the most right-wing government Italy has seen in decades – a devel..