With IT spending forecast to rise in 2023, what does it mean for startups?

Although we’re in a period of economic uncertainty, I come bearing good news: All signs point to IT spending going up in 2023. By all rights, that should be outstanding tidings for startups. But it’s not all rosy, however, because in times of turbulence, startups really have to prove their worth. Companies recognize that they […]

The rules of VC are changing: Here’s what founders should be considering in the new era

Rebecca Mitchem Contributor Share on Twitter Rebecca Mitchem is a partner at Neotribe Ventures, which invests in early- to growth-stage companies developing breakthrough technologies. She co-manages Ignite, a $90 million fund focused on growth-stage companies across industries including computational biology, enterprise security, blockchain technologies, clean tech and more. More posts by this contributor How to […]

Equity’s 2023 predictions on the future of building, crypto and AI

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. To end the year, we are bringing back our predictions episode with the entire Equity crew: Alex, Natasha, Mary Ann, Maggie, Theresa, and Becca. Grace couldn’t make the mic but we have a […]

Dropbox buys form management platform FormSwift for $95M in cash

Dropbox today announced that it’s acquired FormSwift, a cloud-based platform designed to help businesses build, edit, approve, share and print custom personalized and documents. Under the terms of the agreement, which closed yesterday, Dropbox says that it’ll pay $95 million in cash for the San Francisco-based startup, which will soon join the Dropbox team. In […]

Startup founders, this is how you get your first investor meeting

If you’ve read anything about pitching your company, you’ve probably come across advice that says that you need a warm introduction to an investor. Without a doubt, a good, friendly introduction — ideally from a founder they’ve already invested in — is the best way to get on the radar of an investor. But if […]

This startup bagged $6M to show you which promotions bring ROI and which don’t

Companies spend millions of dollars to launch thousands of promotions a month, but they don’t always have insight on which ones worked better than others. And when the promotions are analyzed, it’s discovered that a majority of them didn’t help the company’s bottom line at all. Enter Kuona, a Mexico-based SaaS company using machine learning […]