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Follow-on financing is harder to raise these days, which means founders must watch their spending like hawks while keeping the peace with their investors like sweet, cooing doves. Which proofs are investors looking for before they’ll commit to additional funding, what’s an acceptable burn rate, and how much runway...
Follow-on financing has become harder to raise, which leaves startups striving for a Series A in a real bind. Pre-downturn, startups with strong growth could be more confident about finding additional funds. Today’s investors are looking for product-market fit and hard numbers that trend toward profitability. If you’re fundraising and...
Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt (recaps coming soon), I spent less time than usual in the green room where staff and speakers work behind the scenes, and spent hours walking around Moscone Center. More than 10,000 people passed through the conference hall over three days: I moderated three investor...
Few VCs are experts in machine learning or building deep learning frameworks, but most of them are pretty good with unit economics. Which is why they’re laser-focused on generative AI’s tech stack. Whether it’s infrastructure, middleware, applications or something else, investors are looking for founders who can dig defensible moats...
California is the world’s breadbasket, which means we collect, transport and store as much water as possible. About 12% of the energy produced in the state is used to pump water. Thrifty CEOs are just as thoughtful when it comes to managing funds: Maintaining liquidity and keeping a close...
Maintaining a full content pipeline is a laborious, subjective process, and with so many people involved, it can be hard to remain data-driven. Generative AI tools speed up this work dramatically: Once a system is trained on your content, it will churn out keywords and ideas by the bushel,...
It has been a bumpy six months for the global startup ecosystem. It has been equal parts exciting and alarming to see the advancement of generative AI conversations with the breadth of applications increasingly understood. It’s our view that we are coming to the end of the hype cycle,...
Within a few months, our site traffic, backlinks and domain rating soared Generative AI has rocked the tech world, and every company is now considering if there is a way for them to leverage this technology. Since the introduction of ChatGPT, the tech industry has been buzzing with its...
Jeremy Abelson Contributor More posts by this contributor Investors prefer debt over equity (but not venture debt) You’re not going to grow into your 2021 valuation What do public market investors want to see when investing in IPOs? We put together a group of 50 of the highest-profile software IPOs (excluding outliers like Zoom...
Feeling pretty confident about the marketing slides you’ve prepared for your upcoming board meeting? If so, you may be on the wrong track. Very few board members have any direct experience in that area, so founders need to “stick with what can be measured,” advises Michelle Swan, a partner...