Investors say web3 and hype are in for 2023, high valuations are out — maybe?

This past year was tumultuous for venture investors, to say the least. The ecosystem watched as startup funding dried up, held its breath as a $32 billion venture-backed company evaporated almost overnight and witnessed one of the largest startup acquisitions of all...

TechCrunch+ roundup: Due diligence roadmap, employment law basics, YC’s Michael Seibel

Last week, we ran an article by Gaetano Crupi, a partner at VC firm Prime Movers Lab, identifying three pillars required to support a Series B data room: a strategy memo, a pitch deck and a forecast model. In a follow-up, he explains the next step: packaging this...

After the Figma-Adobe deal, which design startups are acquisition targets?

News that creative software giant Adobe will buy upstart design software unicorn Figma for $20 billion was the single largest event in startup land this week, a surprise upset over the Ethereum Merge coming to fruition. The transaction was notable not only for its...

Planning to use your startup equity as collateral? Good luck

Max Brenner Contributor Share on Twitter Max Brenner is part of the founding team at Compound, which specializes in helping tech founders and employees manage their financial lives. It’s the classic startup employee dream. You’ve worked hard for years, finally...