This is how much VCs are paid

Venture capital is known for being an opaque industry, so it's no surprise most of us have no idea what the average VC earns in a year.

Following On In The Land Of Plenty

Given the significant influx of new talent that has poured into the venture capital industry and the extended length of feedback cycles, it’s not that surprising that VCs tend to stick to old norms even if they may not apply in today’s market. Read More

VCs Aren’t the Only Ones Watching Those Mutual Fund Markdowns

VCs have been watching with great interest as mutual funds mark down the value of some of their privately held, illiquid investments, including shares of Dropbox, Zenefits, and Snapchat. Turns out the SEC is watching, too.

Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Seeks a Broader Audience, Including with Traditional VCs

Many crowdfunding startups now make it easier for founders to reach a bigger audience of investors. The question is whether investors are as keen to continue funding crowdfunding sites.OurCrowd may find out soon. The two-and-a-half-year-old,

What I’ve Learned About Deal Sourcing

I’ve spent the past two years selling to, building for, and raising from VCs. In this time, I have met with thousands of people who play various roles in the deal sourcing and dealmaking process and learned a fair amount about the thinking behind sourcing deals. These are some of my observations.

Pay To Play: How Investors Get Burned Fast In A Downturn

Earlier this year, the law firm Fenwick & West published a report analyzing the financing terms of 37 U.S.-based venture-backed companies that raised money at valuations of $1 billion or more in the 12-month period ending March 31.

There’s Something Going On In L.A.

It’s the new refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I hear it right after people decide to come by for a few days to “check out what all the fuss is about.” I hear it when I visit LPs (the people who invest in VCs) all across the country, “Yeah,

Entrepreneurial Experience Separates Top VCs From Other Investors

A good VC is hard to find. Researchers studying the sector have noted that most venture capital funds “fail to generate attractive returns (or any returns) for investors.” Over the last several years, a number of well-known leaders in the industry, like Fred Wilson,

How To Obliterate A Multi-Million-Dollar Fundraising Process During Due Diligence

As soon as you capture the attention of a VC, they’re going to start performing the “due diligence” required to justify the investment. This is when the investor checks into the bold claims you have made about the size of your market opportunity and your work experience.

RIP Summer

After a multi-year bull cycle that raised the prices of domestic equities to levels that made value-focused investors squirm, the U.S. markets are suffering from a stiff correction, dropping in partial step with international shares and other assets.It’s a global cold, and everyone is sneezing.

Ad Tech Is Dead, Long Live Marketing Tech

VCs and public market investors cringe when they hear the words ad tech. It’s no wonder why. The segment has been soured by an over-saturation of ad networks and poor performing IPOs. Rocket Fuel’s stock is down more than 80 percent since its IPO in September 2013,

What you missed in cybersecurity this week

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need to know.

Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day six

I’m starting to get that thing where my iPhone XS screen feels super tiny when I switch back from the Fold to send a text message from my number. Someone recently asked me if I’m going to have trouble giving the device back to Samsung in a few days, and while the answer is a […]

Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches,

Week-in-Review: is Samsung unfolding another flop?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, potentially one of the weirdest, most innovative,

The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think

Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It’s no shock to any seasoned security pro. For years,

The rules of the Game Of Oligarchs

Technology shrinks the world, makes geography less relevant. People find kinship, common cause, and community on the Internet, across nations and sometimes even languages. When the Internet began to erupt, when its connections began to draw such people closer together,

No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech

Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem. That presents quite the puzzle though:

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet's glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, and it's also a bittersweet occasion: it will be the final launch aboard the trusty Delta II rocket,

Inside Planet Labs’ new satellite manufacturing site

Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in funding it’s amassed to expand.

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt now secures 75% of the web

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it issued its first certificate. Since then, the numbers have exploded. To date,

高通宣布取消其已发布的Snapdragon 802芯片

高通曾在在今年一月份举行的CES展会上发布了一款为智能电视所打造的芯片,Snapdragon 802.然而在昨天高通举办了一场低调的新闻发布会,宣布该款芯片将会被取消.    

如何让DHT爬虫走得更远 - 卖知了的老太太

前些天在北上火车途中的时候, 闲着无聊, 脑子里一直在思考怎么让DHT爬虫走得更远? 怎么降低重复收到infohash的announce_peer请求? 怎么我只需认识少量的节点, 而让更多节点认识我? 想呀想, 想呀想, 不知不觉就睡着了,

eBooks will hit £1b by 2018 and eclipse printed books

Estimates made by PwC show that eBooks will takeover printed books by 2018 as the latter market will see a decrease of a third as eReader uptake hits traditional books hard.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/05/ebooks-will-hit-1b-2018-and-eclipse-printed-books/

36氪专访腾讯“优图团队”:腾讯内部的核心技术团队是这样服务产品团队的

百度前不久刚在硅谷招募了吴恩达作为其首席科学家,组建深度学习团队;阿里宣布其“DT战略”,招揽了不少大数据方面的核心专家;至于腾讯,则很少提及有类似的布局。

微软宣布裁员1.8万人 诺基亚部门占1.25万

微软今日宣布一项重组计划,旨在简化运营,整合近期收购的诺基亚设备与服务部门。微软称,此举将导致公司在未来一年多的时间内最多裁员1.8万人。其中,约1.25万人将来自诺基亚设备与服务部门。

[图]Galaxy Note 4相机曝光:1600万光学防抖的索尼IMX240传感器

据最新消息源称三星即将在IFA 2014大会上亮相的Galaxy Note 4在相机方面将会装备带光学防抖1600万像素的索尼IMX240感光元件,能够拍摄每秒30帧的UHD(3840*2160)高清视频。

PingWest 年度活动「SYNC 2014 北京」招募参展商

2014年10月24日,北京什刹海剧场,PingWest 的年度品牌活动 SYNC 2014 未来以来 我们告 […]

$1,388 平價買簡單易用 Tiko 3D 打印機

Tiko 是近日在 Kickstarter 出現的 3D 打印機項目,它採用了一體式機身設計,不但減低生產成本,令售價降低;更同時亦減少傳統 3D 打印機經常需要調整校正的問題,令到用戶可以更省時快捷地開始真正的打印工作。

Apple Releases New Gold And Rose Gold Apple Watch Sport, New Bands

Apple has a lot to announce at today’s keynote with new iPhones, a new Apple TV and new iPads. But the company can’t just ignore its new baby, the Apple Watch. In order to keep things fresh, Apple announced that you will be able to buy new Watch bands,

Bitmoji reveals more stylish clothes for your avatar

Sometimes technology just ain't cuteJust look at a few of your favorite apps, one being Bitmoji. While entertaining, the messaging app, which allows users to create their own personal avatars, isn't up to snuff when it comes to the fashion department — especially if you're a savvy style snob.

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