‘There’s too much opportunity’ in Cerebral Valley

Evan Buhler moved to San Francisco’s Hayes Valley three months ago to build an AI company that would combine the buzzy technology and his experience as a startup attorney. At the time, he didn’t realize he had moved to the heart of a movement. Hayes Valley, which has been nicknamed “Cerebral Valley” by tech enthusiasts […]

Daily Crunch: Patreon rival Fanfix projects paying creators $50M by end of 2023

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. What up, Crunchers! Welcome back to Monday Crunch, where we sift through the seemingly never-ending string of gems posted on TechCrunch on Friday. If you read nothing else today, read The Great […]

Post, a publisher-focused Twitter alternative, launches to public

Post, a Twitter alternative of sorts that’s rethinking how publishers should engage with social media — and how they should monetize their readership — has opened its doors to the public. The startup, like others in this space, gained ground in the wake of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter as many began to look for […]

Sustainability at Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 will have a whole new look this fall with one aim in mind: bring together investors, founders and technologists who have specific industry interests — all under one roof at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Disrupt has always been big. But this year we’re folding TC Sessions, the standalone industry events […]

Report: Klaviyo to IPO later this year

As the stock market cooled last year, it led to a dearth of startup IPOs. That could be about to change. The Wall Street Journal reports that Klaviyo, the Boston-based marketing automation startup that has raised over $775 million, is going to pull the trigger later this year. If it’s true that the company has […]

Should you post that you’re #OpenToWork? A tale of two labor markets.

Aline Lerner Contributor Share on Twitter Aline Lerner is founder and CEO of interviewing.io, where engineers go to practice technical interviewing. More posts by this contributor To improve close rates for technical interviews, give applicants feedback (good or bad) Maxim Massenkoff Contributor Maxim Massenkoff is an economist and assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. […]

AirTree backs generative AI content creation and management platform Narrato

Generative AI is hot among venture capital firms now, with $4.5 billion invested in 2022. Narrato, a AI content creation and collaboration platform, announced today it has joined the ranks of other generative AI startups with VC funding. Based in San Francisco, Narrato raised a $1 million pre-seed round led by AirTree Ventures, the Australian […]

Kaszek earmarks nearly $1B in new funds for Latin American startups

Kaszek Ventures, one of Latin America’s first venture firms, has raised $975 million across two funds. Specifically, the São Paulo-based firm has closed on Kaszek Ventures VI, a $540 million early-stage fund and Kaszek Ventures Opportunity-III (KVO-III), a $435 million vehicle for later stage investments.  In recent years, there has been an explosion of global […]

Venture interest in Chinese companies remains muted after slow 2022

Welcome to the second quarter, friends. It’s time to take stock of just what went down in the first three months of the year, which means a deluge of venture capital data and yet another earnings cycle. I want to start our formal Q1 2023 venture lookback with China. PitchBook recently dropped some numbers relating […]

Welcome to Q2, Equity family

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week. Today’s recording was the first of our Q2 run. Welcome to the new […]