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Pace launches out of private beta with a plan to scale virtual group therapy

One in five people have a mental health illness. Pace, a new startup founded by Pinterest and Affirm executives, wants to pay attention to the other four in that statistic. “Nobody is perfectly mentally healthy all the time,” said Jack Chou, Pace co-founder. “It’s a non-existent idea, everyone is sort of swimming in between being clinically mentally unhealthy and perfectly mentally happy.” While diagnosable mental health conditions might get an individual medication or therapy, those that live i...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Pinterest, Tech, Mental Health, Meyer, Talkspace, Sdk, Coa, SPAC, Nellie, Maveron, Lyra Health, Chou, Hunter Walk


VCs dispense with niceties during Capitol riots: “Never talk to me again” (techcrunch)

It was hard not to feel emotional today, as the world watched for more than four hours as rioters stormed into and throughout the Capitol building in Washington to disrupt the certification of the election win of incoming U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden. They’d been encouraged earlier in the afternoon by outgoing President Donald Trump to head to the building and protest what he falsely claimed yet again was a stolen election, a lie he began to spread the evening of the U.S. election in November....
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Joe Biden, House, Silicon Valley, Dc, Pbs, Donald Trump, Walk, Trump, Capitol


VCs dispense with niceties during Capitol riots: “Never talk to me again”

It was hard not to feel emotional today, as the world watched for more than four hours as rioters stormed into and throughout the Capitol building in Washington to disrupt the certification of the election win of incoming U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden. They’d been encouraged earlier in the afternoon by outgoing President Donald Trump to head to the building and protest what he falsely claimed yet again was a stolen election, a lie he began to spread the evening of the U.S. election in November....
Tags: Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Joe Biden, House, Silicon Valley, Dc, Pbs, Donald Trump, Walk, Trump, Capitol


Learn how to raise your first dollars at Disrupt 2020

Deciding how to go about getting your initial funding is always a tricky subject, as the wrong move could adversely impact your young company. At Disrupt 2020 this September 14-18, we’ll showcase three amazing investors and experts who’ve shepherded multiple companies during their earliest stages. The process of raising your first dollars looks simple from the outside, but there is many a misstep that can happen along the way. Just understating how to approach investors in the first place can be...
Tags: Google, TC, Obama, Tech, Ted, Commerce, Fortune, Forbes, Penny Pritzker, Linden Lab, Alexa von Tobel, ADAP, Northwestern Mutual, Homebrew, von Tobel, Hunter Walk


Extra Crunch Live: Join fintech legend Max Levchin for a live Q&A on August 6 at 4pm ET/1pm PT

We’ve got a great Extra Crunch Live chat coming up on Thursday, August 4, that you won’t want to miss. The one and only Max Levchin, is Silicon Valley icon and entrepreneur extraordinaire, is joining us to talk all things tech and fintech. You might know him as the CEO of Affirm, one of the hottest finance startups around right now, but he’s actually been a significant figure in tech in the Valley — and globally — for decades, making his name back in the first dot-com boom, as one of the co-f...
Tags: Startups, TC, Finance, Tech, Silicon Valley, EC, Max Levchin, Affirm, Sequoia, Roelof Botha, Valley, Levchin, Homebrew, Hunter Walk, Join Max


Secret documents from US antitrust probe reveal big tech’s plot to control or crush the competition

Nearly 500 pages of evidence were made public during the House Judiciary’s marathon hearing this week on potential anti-competitive actions by Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple . We’ve collected them here with added context and an omnibus, searchable version for anyone who’d rather not juggle four dozen documents. The emails, chat logs and other communications listed here trickled out online as the hearings went on. Many are internal documents that were never meant to be exposed publicl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Government, China, US, Tech, Policy, Jeff Bezos, App Store


Extension rounds help some startups play offense during COVID-19

The venture capital world is constantly changing, and its evolution can sometimes flip pieces of conventional wisdom on their heads. For example, a recent flurry of extension rounds from Silicon Valley’s hottest startups like Stripe and Robinhood seem to signal that the investment type has suddenly become cool. Extensions evolving from unloved to hot is not the first time that a type of VC deal has gained, or lost luster. In past times, for example, raising consecutive rounds from the same lead ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Analysis, Silicon Valley, Edinburgh, Stripe, Robinhood, Cala, Homebrew, Freestyle Capital, Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures, Hunter Walk


Here's a list of the social change organization that tech companies and rich tech CEOs have vowed to support in response to George Floyd's death

The wealthy tech elite are opening their checkbooks to donate millions of dollars to organizations that they think will bring about criminal and social reform. Some of them are even vowing to match the donations of others who contribute. For those wanting to do the same, this list may act as a reference of organizations that have the endorsements of some powerful people. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the nation has risen to protest the death of George Floyd, luminarie...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Yahoo, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Trayvon Martin, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, John, Naacp, Black Lives Matter, Black, Stewart Butterfield


Hunter Walk: Damn the TAM and other seed startup thoughts

Hunter Walk thinks your TAM slide is stupid. That’s one viewpoint that the seed-stage investor shared with TechCrunch that made us laugh during our recent conversation. Walk joined us for an Extra Crunch Live chat late last week that was a mix of advice and insight about what the seed-stage Homebrew partner looks for in founders and companies to invest in. In the case of founders, “attitude matters as much as aptitude sometimes,” Walk said, adding that “grit” and “resilience” are things he favor...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Events, Mike Tyson, Walk, Homebrew, Satya Patel, Hunter Walk, Extra Crunch, Extra Crunch Live, Plaid Finix Chime


Extra Crunch Live: Join Hunter Walk for our live chat today at 10 am PT/1 pm ET

Today at 10am PDT, two-thirds of the Equity crew are sitting down with Hunter Walk, a venture capitalist with Homebrew and well-known seed-stage investor. Continuing TechCrunch’s running series of Extra Crunch Live discussions with prominent people in the tech industry, bringing Walk in for a discussion is fitting. Our recent chat with Sequoia Roelof Botha’s gave us a slightly later-stage look at the world of startups, for example. And our conversation last week with Mark Cuban gave us an anti-V...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Events, Tech, Mark Cuban, Alex, Fintech, Danny, Homebrew, Hunter Walk, Extra Crunch, Extra Crunch Live, Sequoia Roelof Botha


Announcing the Extra Crunch Live event series

The startup world is going through yet another evolution. A few years ago, VCs were focused on growth over profitability. Now, making money is just as important, if not more, than sheer growth. And we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, which has brought the economy to a crawl and forced entrepreneurs to rethink both their short and long-term priorities. Startups want to hear from the voices they trust for guidance on how to navigate this difficult situation. That’s why we’re excited to introd...
Tags: TC, Cowboy, America, Tech, Silicon Valley, Kpcb, Cowboy Ventures, Aileen Lee, Megan Rose Dickey, Mitch Kapor, Roelof Botha, Unicorn, Kapor Capital, Mark, Conan O Brien, Freada Kapor Klein


Charity runs and rides have gone virtual in a new social-distancing era. Here's how Axios' Dan Primack organized a Peloton race that raised $120,000 for a New York City food bank.

As the country practices social distancing in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, charity rides and races are going virtual with the help of buzzy fitness companies like Peloton.   Axios business editor Dan Primack rallied over 600 people to race for charity using Peloton bikes (or the app) last Saturday, raising $120,000 for Food Bank For New York City. Racing in a remote world isn't the same as "running with a 1,000 people," Primack told Business Insider, but the ride still mimick...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, West Coast, Bain Capital, Chris, Glenn Solomon, John Foley, Pro Rata, Duda, Mike Duda, Dan Primack, Food Bank For New York City, Sacca


Charity runs and rides have gone virtual in a new social-distancing era. Here's how Axios' Dan Primack organized a Peloton race that raised $117,000 for a New York City food bank.

As the country practices social distancing in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, charity rides and races are going virtual with the help of buzzy fitness companies like Peloton.   Axios business editor Dan Primack rallied over 600 people to race for charity using Peloton bikes (or the app) last Saturday, raising $117,000 for Food Bank For New York City. Racing in a remote world isn't the same as "running with a 1,000 people," Primack told Business Insider, but the ride still mimick...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, Trends, West Coast, Bain Capital, Chris, Glenn Solomon, John Foley, Pro Rata, Duda, Mike Duda, Dan Primack, Food Bank For New York City, Sacca, Peloton


Former founders of SocialRank have launched a job board for COVID-19 layoffs

The COVID-19 pandemic has already triggered a number of layoffs across industries, from travel companies to scooter startups. But, as a gray footnote to all tragedies, we’re starting to see innovation pop through the cracks — and hopefully help some people, as well. Back in November, Alexander Taub and Michael Schonfeld launched Upstream, a social media platform for professionals, to a small group of roughly 800 beta testers. The goal was to give folks a place to network and ask for introduct...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Linkedin, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Hiring, Slack, Bain Capital Ventures, Socialrank, Taub, Homebrew, Hunter Walk, Discord, Alexander Taub, Schonfeld, LinkedIn Once


Trolls have started invading public Zoom calls to share porn — here's how to change your settings to make your chat safer (ZOOM)

People have started entering public Zoom video calls and sharing graphic, sexual videos.  It happened during a Zoom call on Tuesday hosted by venture capitalist Hunter Walk and The Verge's Casey Newton, as first reported by TechCrunch.  The issue is caused by a default setting in Zoom that automatically allows anyone to share their screen without the host's permission.  If you host Zoom calls with large groups or if you share the link to your Zoom chats publicly, you can go into your Zoom sett...
Tags: US, Trends, Cnbc, Newton, Walk, TechCrunch, Zoom, Josh Constine, Casey Newton, Constine, Hunter Walk


The rise of the winged pink unicorn

Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Share on Twitter Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an angel investor and bestselling author of nine books that have been published in more than a dozen countries. An early employee at Twitter, she was called “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” by Wired and holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford. More posts by this contributor Latin America takes the global lead in VC directed ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Europe, Usa, Stanford, Africa, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Unicorns, Latin America, Caribbean, Walk, Kaszek Ventures


Portfolio bloat: what’s happening to thousands of startups going nowhere fast

Earlier this week, much was made of the e-commerce business Brandless deciding to shutter its doors. Industry observers found its fate particularly interesting, given that Brandless was only a few years old and had raised substantial funding, including $100 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund alone. Still, Brandless is far from alone in having tried — and failed —  to break away from its many rivals and become the kind of juggernaut that make venture investors money. There are thousands of com...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Tech, Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Jeff Clavier, Jason Lemkin, Vista Equity Partners, Venture, Lemkin, Gascoigne, Homebrew, Joel Gascoigne, Viswanathan, Buyouts


VCs predict that remote work, celebrity startup investors, and an exodus from Silicon Valley are the big tech trends to watch in 2020

Venture capitalists took to Twitter to share their tech predictions for 2020. Among them, Fred Wilson expects some kind of reckoning in Big Tech. Brianne Kimmel, managing director of Work Life Ventures, predicts more celebrities will break into angel investing. And others contemplate whether Silicon Valley is really over. These are some of their predictions. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For venture capitalists, publishing a list of tech predictions is a New Year's tradition as time-h...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Trends, Nike, Silicon Valley, Karlie Kloss, Fintech, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Zendesk, Bessemer Venture Partners, Fred Wilson, Lightspeed, Blumberg Capital, Business Insider, Bessemer


Apple dominates podcast listening, but iHeartMedia thinks it's found a way around it

Podcast listening is exploding. But Apple has a tight grip on how people listen to podcasts and by extension, discover new ones. Radio giant iHeartMedia is getting around the discovery challenge with its own podcasts by promoting them on its own radio stations. Not all radio listeners are interested in listening to podcasts, and podcasts have to be adapted to run on broadcast radio, though. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Podcast listening is exploding. But most podcast li...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, New York Times, Npr, Bob Pittman, Amazon Alexa, PITTMAN, Hunter Walk, Conal Byrne, Stuff Media, Erik Diehn, Podtrac IHeart, Edison Research IHeart, Byrne Apple


Apple dominates podcast listening, but iHeart Radio thinks it's found a way around it

  Podcast listening is exploding. But Apple has a tight grip on how people listen to podcasts and by extension, discover new ones. Radio giant iHeartMedia is getting around the discovery challenge with its own podcasts by promoting them on its own radio stations. Not all radio listeners are interested in listening to podcasts, and podcasts have to be adapted to run on broadcast radio, though. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Podcast listening is exploding. But most podcast l...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, New York Times, Npr, Stewart Butterfield, Bob Pittman, Amazon Alexa, iHeart Radio, PITTMAN, Hunter Walk, Conal Byrne, Stuff Media, Erik Diehn, Podtrac IHeart


That Day When Your VC Tells You She Is Leaving Her Firm

There are some blog posts that every entrepreneur should read. Hunter Walk at Homebrew recently wrote one of them. It’s titled Oh Shit, Your VC Just Quit Her Fund! What a Good CEO Should Do Next. He covers three cases: Bullish aka You Are Absolutely Killing ItWritten You OffToo Early To Tell – Some Good Stuff, Some Challenges But A Lot To Do The real gold in this post is in the Too Early To Tell category. Hunter has a great lead in: “Here’s where I think founders and cap table...
Tags: Trends, Venture Capital, Hunter, Feld, Foundry, Homebrew, Hunter Walk


Precursor Ventures just raised a second fund to zero in on pre-seed-stage startups

Precursor Ventures, a 3.5-year-old, seed-stage investment firm in San Francisco, just closed its second fund with $31 million in capital commitments, roughly double what it raised for its debut effort in 2017. Somewhat amazingly, it has 75 portfolio companies to show from that first fund, and many more that it has been quietly funding with the second. Not only does it show how far smaller pools of capital can go, but Precursor is run by a single general partner, longtime VC Charles Hudson, forme...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Phil Libin, Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures, Hunter Walk, The Athletic, Carrot Fertility, Juniper Square, Sydney Thomson, Ayanna Kerrison, Hudson More, Uncork Juniper Square


Reading List: Podcasting

I argued in my recent post What’s Next for Podcasting? that we’re at a pivot point where podcasting is becoming a mainstream content format for all types of shows and creators as Hollywood enters the fray. There’s a surge of interest by both creatives and businesspeople in podcasts right now, so I’ve compiled a reading guide to help newcomers get up to speed on the state of the podcasting market. Follow these links for thoughtful analysis by operators, investors, and journalists in the space and...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Hollywood, Sweden, Podcasts, Australia, China, US, Tech, Harvard University, Rolling Stone, Alexa, Lightspeed, Iab, SVP


Medium is now paying partners cash bonuses for quality work

A year ago, publishing platform Medium debuted a new business model where readers could pay a monthly fee to access exclusive, curated content, and would reward participating partners by offering a revenue share based on a metrics like time spent reading and the more explicit “claps” – Medium’s form of the “Like.” Now, Medium will reward select partners with direct cash bonuses as well, doled out at the company’s discretion. The update was first noticed by Hunter Walk, who tweeted about the c...
Tags: Tech, Ev Williams, Hunter Walk, Medium the company


YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too

In a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading like wildfire on the platform — including videos telling viewers that high school senior and  Parkland, Fl. survivor David Hogg is an actor. Specifically, Wojcicki outlined YouTube’s plans to add “information cues,” including links to Wikipedia pages that debunk garbage content for viewers if they choose to l...
Tags: TC, Video, Education, Youtube, Wikipedia, Tech, Islam, Susan Wojcicki, Conspiracy Theories, Youtube Kids, John Kennedy, David Icke, Southwest Festival, Wojcicki, Hunter Walk, David Hogg


Facebook removes VR shooting demo at top conservative conference out of 'respect for the victims' of Florida shooting (FB)

Facebook has been criticised for being "tone deaf" after showing off a virtual reality shoot-em-up demo at a conservative conference following the Florida school shooting. The social network has since removed the shooting aspects from the demo, and says it regrets not doing so sooner. "Out of respect for the victims and their families, we have removed them from this demo," an exec said. Facebook has removed a virtual reality shoot-em-up experience from a tech demo at a top American conservat...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Maryland, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, CPAC, Hugo Barra, Hunter Walk, Unless Facebook, Melanie Ehrenkranz, Rob Flaherty, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sean Morrow


Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, December 6

TIME names “The Silence Breakers” speaking out on sexual harassment its 2017 Person of the Year for sparking the #MeToo movement, with Donald Trump as runner-up. Find out why the Silence Breakers were chosen as TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/jOS7zksnw7 — TIME (@TIME) December 6, 2017 The CMO Council offers a free webinar on customer-centric marketing at 1pm EST today. Apple TV now offers Amazon Prime Video. Ariana Grande has sold $150 million of her perfume globa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Navy, Advertising, Ford, Barclays, Donald Trump, Hyundai, Twitter Facebook, Army Navy, LaCroix, CMO Council, Charmin, U S National Parks Service, Samsung India


How to Care for Your Introvert

(Not to be confused with Caring for Your Introvert.) I started this video thinking it was a serious thing but ended up laughing embarrassingly hard almost all the way through. A pair of introverts is called an ‘awkward’. A group of introverts is called an ‘angst’. They’re generally never found together in the wild, except by accident, in which case they will apologize for making eye contact, nod politely, then run screaming in opposite directions. It me. It fricking me. On a slightly more ...
Tags: Jason Kottke, Hunter Walk


Equity podcast: Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk

 Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the narrative. Homebrew’s own Hunter Walk joined us for this episode along with co-hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself. This week has been a delightful clown car of technology earnings, so we dove into Twitter’s surprisingly strong report that drove its share… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Homebrew, Hunter Walk, Equity podcast, Katie Roof Matthew Lynley


8 Predictions for SEO in 2017

Posted by randfishIt's that time again, friends... That time where I grade my 2016 predictions to see whether I've got the clout and foresight to get another shot in 2017. This year is gonna be really close, as I was more aggressive last year than in prior ones, so let's see where we end up, and what I've got to say for te next 12 months. As always, my predictions will be graded on the following scale: Nailed It (+2) – When a prediction is right on the money and the primary criteria are fulfi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Ipo, US, Seo, Nielsen, Kpcb, Google Trends, Alexa, Mashable, Nuzzel, Randfish, Scott Brinker, Alexa Echo