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Extra Crunch roundup: Antitrust jitters, SPAC odyssey, white-hot IPOs, more

Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of finding a thread that connects each story in the weekly Extra Crunch roundup; there are no unified theories of technology news. The stories that left the deepest impression were related to two news pegs that dominated the week — Visa and Plaid calling off their $5.3 billion acquisition agreement, and sizzling-hot IPOs for Affirm and Poshmark. Watching Plaid and Visa sing “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” in harmony after the U.S. Department of Justice filed...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Hardware, Enterprise, Finance, Digital, Billie, Tech, Cannabis, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Harry, Olympus, Payments


Crossbeam raises $25M to back startups built on ‘platform economies’

While many venture capitalists might hope to fund the next Amazon or Shopify, Crossbeam is a new firm focused on backing the startups built on top of these platforms. And it recently closed its $25 million first fund. We’ve written about well-funded startups like SellerX, Perch and Heroes that acquire and grow Amazon businesses, and Crossbeam General Partner Ali Hamed similarly pointed to Amazon to illustrate the scale of the opportunity. Noting that third-party sales on Amazon reached $200 bill...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Instagram, Tech, Venture Capital, Heroes, Shopify, Wave, Insta, Hamed, Litty, Crossbeam, Ali Hamed, CoVenture


12 ‘flexible VCs’ who operate where equity meets revenue share

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 followers These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors Jamie Finney Contributor Jamie Finney is a founding partner at Greater...
Tags: Startups, Column, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, India, Tech, Tennessee, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Southeast, Santa Monica, Jonathan, Seed money, David Teten, Gcvf, Greater Colorado Venture Fund


15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 followers Launching is easy; fundraising is harder. I’ve been fortunate to be a partner at two different VC firms over the past n...
Tags: Column, Linkedin, Tech, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Twitter Facebook, David Teten, Institutional Limited Partners Association, Yohei Nakajima, Richard Dukas, Dukas Linden Public Relations


5 consumer hardware VCs share their 2021 investment strategies

Consumer hardware has always been a tough market to crack, but the COVID-19 crisis made it even harder. TechCrunch surveyed five key investors who touch different aspects of the consumer electronics industry, based on our TechCrunch List of top VCs recommended by founders, along with other sources. We asked these investors the same six questions, and each provided similar thoughts, but different approaches: Hans Tung, managing partner, GGV Capital Dayna Grayson, co-founder and general partner, ...
Tags: Health, TC, Hardware, India, Tech, Tesla, Xiaomi, Venture Capital, Nest, Vietnam, Wearable Devices, Shasta, Ggv Capital, Consumer Electronics, Shasta Ventures, Consumer Electronics Show


Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV that it expects to close in March. The fund is Tiger Global’s 13th venture fund, despite its title — the partners might be superstitious — and it comes hot on the heels of the firm’s 12th venture fund, closed exactly a year ago, also with $3.75 billion in capital commitments. A spokesperson f...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, London, China, Russia, India, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Venture Capital, Brazil, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, Columbus, Snowflake


Exclusive: Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV that it expects to close in March. The fund is Tiger Global’s thirteenth venture fund, despite its title — the partners might be superstitious — and it comes hot on the heels of the firm’s twelfth venture fund, closed exactly a year ago, also with $3.75 billion in capital commitments. A spoke...
Tags: TC, New York, London, China, Russia, India, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Venture Capital, Brazil, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, Snowflake, Intuit



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