The slow-burn standardization of venture capital

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. It took me a while, but I’m realizing that my startup love language is discussing any attempts to standardize the opaque and often informal world […]

The mirage of dry powder

W elcome to the TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Are VCs really sitting on record amounts of cash waiting to be deployed into new startups? I wish. But if it sounds too […]

Is it time for a Common App for startup founders?

Venture capitalists may control capital, but one currency that they’re always in search of is an elusive, evolving one: deal flow. Betting early on the next big startup is enough to cement the entire return of a fund (and then some) — and help that plucky investor make a name for themselves. This reality makes […]

Oatmeal Fig Bars

So much better than store bought and so fun to make, these oatmeal fig bars are sweet and salty and everything you hope they would be! The sticky fig jam is sandwiched between two delicious layers of oatmeal crumble and crust. You really can’t beat this sweet treat! I love buying fig bars from the […]

The next big name of bare-knuckle fighting – Bryan “El Gallo” Duran

January 14: Were you a fan of late-night tv while growing up? Then you must be aware of the bare-knuckle fights which would be telecasted on the sports channels. Over the years, bare-knuckle fighting has maintained its popularity among those who are true fans of the sports genre. Every year, hundreds of newcomers try their […]

Sealed buys sensor startup InfiSense to fuel energy-saving services

Sealed built a business around predicting energy use and getting homeowners to ditch fossil fuels. So, naturally, the company’s first acquisition is a startup that tracks energy on a granular level. Sealed did not disclose the terms of the deal, but said in a statement that scooping up Burlington, Vermont-based InfiSense would help it “cut […]

Skillet Salisbury Steak

Skillet Salisbury steak is a classic meal with a mouthwatering tender beef patty drowning in a rich homemade brown gravy. Serve it over some mashed potatoes and peas and you have yourself a winner! I love Salisbury steaks. They are comfort food at its finest! For more delicious steak recipes try skillet garlic butter herb steak and […]