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,

Stung by criticism, Facebook’s Sandberg outlines new plans to tackle misinformation

Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors to skew democratic elections, Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg unveiled five new ways the company would be addressing these issues at the annual DLD conference in Munich,

Technology’s dark forest

We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepers with a universal opportunity for free expression, and bring us all closer together.

The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking their Coinbase accounts.

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders,

Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot

Illinois’s startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it’s not slowing down. Let’s take a quick look at the state of venture in the Land of Lincoln.

Watch builders construct a life-size Chevy truck with 300,000 LEGO bricks

Behold, the LEGO Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size truck is basically a giant ad for Chevy and the new LEGO Movie, which is due out in February. Apparently they have to fight Duplo blocks from outer space. No, seriously, that’s the plot. Anyway, the 2019 Silverado is six-feet tall, weighs 3,

Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika

We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds,

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,

Give up 100 Bing Rewards credits for 100GB of OneDrive storage for a year

Microsoft recently unveiled OneDrive, a new brand name for SkyDrive, and the company has been dishing out free space to those who are eligible to snag it. For those of you who utilize Bing Rewards, Microsoft has an offer for you!

Here’s Amazon’s Homely New Gaming Controller

It looks like a cross between an Xbox controller and an Onlive controller. It’s ugly. Mr. Dave Zatz recently uncovered these photos of the gaming controller for Amazon’s upcoming media streaming device.

Physics Students Devise Concept For Star Wars-Style Deflector Shields

mpicpp (3454017) writes in with good news for everyone worrying about the strength of their shields. "If you have often imagined yourself piloting your X-Wing fighter on an attack run on the Death Star,

天体物理学家认为存在完全由金属构成的恒星

感谢思的投递气体尘埃云在自身引力作用下塌陷,产生了足够的热和压力,点燃了内部的核聚变反应,形成了恒星。如果气体尘埃云是超新星的残余,那么它将会包含除氢、氦和锂元素之外的所有重元素。

乔布斯即时解决问题的能力让员工目瞪口呆

乔布斯是科技行业最有远见的人物之一,而最了解他这一面的应该就是他的直接下属。曾经在苹果和 NeXT 与乔布斯共事的 Ken Rosen 就回忆了乔布斯几乎是瞬间想到问题解决方案的例子。  

美国网购星期一线上销售额同比增长 8.5%

今年,美国的网购星期一延续了感恩节以来网上购物的火爆势头,销售额比去年增长了 8.5%。其中移动端用户占 22%,较去年有大幅增长。

波士顿咨询:近两成欧洲人愿为移动网络放弃性生活

鱼与熊掌不可兼得,如果为了移动网络你愿意放弃什么?

微软WPC 2015大会上都说了什么?

不久前,微软全球合作伙伴大会(WPC 2015)正式在美国奥兰多拉开帷幕,微软CEO萨提亚·纳德拉、微软产品市 […]

Bingewatching History: I Relived 16 Depressing Years Of The Daily Show

On September 12, 2000, Jon Stewart started The Daily Show’s Headlines segment with the following joke: “The GOP accused of using subliminal advertising. Bush says, ‘Why would we advertise underwater?’” After a run of jokes about then-candidate George W. Bush, Stewart chuckles,

Emoji 無線藍牙鍵盤大量快捷鍵可即時輸入圖案

如今我們經常都會利用各種通訊軟件與其他人溝通,而除輸入文字這種最基本方式 之外,很多時都會加入 Emoji 去表達感情。

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