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TechCrunch+ roundup: Non-dilutive biotech capital, long-term angel investing, WayRay’s $80M pitch deck

As a veteran startup worker who has been laid off during economic downturns, it’s dissonant to hear investors say this is a good time to launch a software company. They’re […]




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Zendesk’s final selling price is a warning shot for unicorns

Zendesk this morning agreed to sell itself to an investor consortium for $10.2 billion in cash, or $77.50 per share. The deal comes months after the U.S. software company declined […]




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3 tips for biotech startups seeking non-dilutive capital to survive the downturn

James Coates Contributor James Coates is the Health and Human Performance principal at Decisive Point, a venture capital and advisory firm that invests in and supports startups with emerging defense […]




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LocalGlobe becomes Phoenix Court Group, hits $500M first close for new funds, adds an Impact twist

Saul Klein is a busy man. As co-founder, with his father Robin, of LocalGlobe, one of the longest-running VCs in Europe, he has overseen a wide range of initiatives – […]




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Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding amid economic downturn

It’s confirmed — Black entrepreneurs saw a dramatic decrease in funding this year as investors continue to pull back. So far, new Crunchbase data shows Black startups received $324 million […]




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Dcode Capital raising $50M fund to build bridge between startups and federal government

The U.S. federal government needs better tech, but implementing new systems is more complex than the nuclear launch codes. The internal process to build new tech moves at a slow […]




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Zendesk punished by investors after vowing to remain independent

The Zendesk ownership saga took several new turns this week, with an external investor, Jana Partners, agitating against the company, a review of its strategic options coming to a close, […]




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A 7-step method for running effective pitch meetings

Nathan Beckord Contributor More posts by this contributor How to build and maintain momentum in your fundraising process How to break into Silicon Valley as an outsider Iddo Tal has […]




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8 factors to consider when fundraising during a downturn

Karl Alomar Contributor After managing and exiting two startups over a 20-year career, Karl is now M13’s managing partner. Previously as DigitalOcean’s COO, Karl built the business from first product […]




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Black Founders Matter presses VCs to pledge commitment to diversity

As a child, Marceau Michel always asked for a quarter. He knew if he kept asking for a quarter, he’d have a dollar one day. Then he’d be well on […]