OpenAI closes $300M share sale at $27B-29B valuation

OpenAI, the startup behind the widely used conversational AI model ChatGPT, has picked up new backers, TechCrunch has learned. VC firms including Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive and K2 Global picking up new shares, according to documents seen by TechCrunch. A source tells us Founders Fund is also investing. Altogether the VCs have […]

How startups can produce social content that actually resonates

Social media can be a great tool for startups to gain visibility and garner a following among investors and customers, but coming up with a winning strategy may seem like a daunting task. Each platform mandates a different strategy and comes with its own set of guidelines. More importantly, each draws an audience specific to […]

Battle of two marketing companies

It isn’t often that startup rivals battle in plain view of others, but such is the case with the mobile messaging services provider Postscript, which took to the Twitterverse earlier this month after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from competitor Attentive. Attentive’s letter was in response to a client case study that Postscript had authored and […]

Is First Republic just a victim of SVB’s collapse?

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week Mary Ann, Natasha and Alex were especially chattery as they waded through a busy week in tech and startups. We’re talking AI. We’re talking layoffs. And we’re talking coffee. Here’s what we got into: Three […]