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Calendly CEO Tope Awotona is joining us at Disrupt 2021 –

Early Bird Tickets to Disrupt end today, Friday, July 30. Book your tickets now! → Read More

Design expert Scott Tong outlines 4 concepts founders should consider when designing products –

At Early Stage 2021, design expert Scott Tong walked us through some of the ways founders should think about design, what design means and the steps that come before focusing on the pixels. → Read More

Relief looks to negotiate on behalf of users struggling with debt –

Jason Saltzman is a serial entrepreneur. He first cofounded SeamlessDocs and then went on to found The Alley, a coworking space based out of New York City. Following Alley’s acquisition by Verizon, Saltzman left to build something new and became fascinated with the debt consolidation and relief space. That’s how Relief, cofounded by Saltzman, Bryan […] → Read More

iAngels raises $55 million, anchored by the European Investment Fund, for first institutional fund –

iAngels, the private investment platform founded and helmed by Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal, has today announced the close of its first institutional fund. The firm has raised $55.5 million, which was anchored by the European Investment Fund, which put in $25 million. This brings iAngels’ total assets under management to $300 million. Until […] → Read More

Sequoia’s Mike Vernal outlines how to design feedback loops in the search for product-market fit –

"Finding product-market fit is not a deterministic process. Most of the time, it requires iteration. It requires constant adaptation." → Read More

Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges on the next episode of Extra Crunch Live –

We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Who doesn’t? It combines the thrill of live, high-stakes entertainment with learning about the hottest new thing. Plus, you get to hear feedback from some of the smartest folks in the industry, thus learning how to absolutely crush it at your next pitch meeting with […] → Read More

Check out the all-star speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in August –

Extra Crunch Live has taught us a lot. From how Retail Zipline’s Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital to how Coda perfected the growth fly wheel, much to the delight of Madrona’s S. Somasegar to Toast’s ongoing obsession with its customers, and why its investors are obsessed with Toast. And that’s […] → Read More

Loop Returns locks in $65 million Series B led by CRV –

Loop Returns, a software company looking to handle the costly and inefficient process of retail/ecommerce returns, has announced the close of a $65 million Series B financing round. The round was led by CRV, with participation from Shopify, Renegade Partners, as well as existing investors FirstMark Capital, Ridge Ventures, Peterson Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau. The […] → Read More

Recapped lands $6 million for collaborative sales software that gets the customer in the mix –

Recapped, a startup building collaborative sales software, announced the close of a $6.3 million seed round today. The deal was led by Charles River Ventures. Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, CoFound, AirAngels, Prime Set, Twenty5Twenty, Peter Kazanjy, Alan Chunk and other angels also participated in the round. Recapped was founded by Mark Fershteyn and Ujwal Battar. Fershteyn […] → Read More

Construct Capital’s Dayna Grayson will be a Startup Battlefield Judge at Disrupt 2021 –

Dayna Grayson has been in venture capital for more than a decade and was one of the first VCs to build a portfolio around the transformation of industrial sectors of our economy. At NEA, where she was a partner for eight years, she led investments in and sat on the boards of companies including Desktop […] → Read More

Announcing the agenda for the Disrupt Stage this September –

Disrupt 2021 stands to be the best Disrupt yet. We have an incredible lineup of speakers both on the Disrupt Stage and the Extra Crunch Stage. And, of course, we can’t forget the Startup Battlefield, which has been a launch pad for some of the biggest tech companies in the world today, including Dropbox, Mint, […] → Read More

Acelerate raises $14.44M Series A to turn existing restaurants into cloud kitchens –

Acelerate, a software company looking to help restaurants make the most out of their infrastructure, is today announcing the close of a $14.44 million Series A financing led by Sequoia Capital. The startup was founded by George Jacobs, who grew up working in his family’s pizzeria. He attended USC with a plan to get a […] → Read More

How Retail Zipline’s Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital –

"She pointed to the screen projected behind her to help us stay on the most relevant piece of information. The way she did it really made us stay with her. Like, we couldn't break eye contact." → Read More

Wagmo raises $12.5 million to offer pet insurance (and a lot more) –

The pet care industry has boomed over the past several years. From Chewy’s IPO to the various veterinarian startups that have sprung up, VC money (and consumer cash) is flowing into the space. Wagmo is no different. The pet insurance and perks startup has closed on a $12.5 million Series A financing, led by Revolution […] → Read More

Beeflow raises $8.3 million to save the bees AND put them to work –

Bees are absolutely critical to the health of our agricultural system, ecosystem, and overall wellbeing as a species here on Earth. And yet bee populations are decreasing and extinction concerns are growing. Beeflow, a startup that today announced the close of a $8.3 million Series A round, is looking to both save the bees and […] → Read More

Check out the expert speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in July –

What are the most important factors when you’re pitching your startup for fundraising? What questions come to the minds of the VCs you’re pitching? How do you get the deal across the finish line? Or choose the right investors for your company to begin with? Extra Crunch Live looks to answer all these questions and […] → Read More

Product design expert Scott Tong will join us at TC Early Stage in July –

Thoughtful and high-quality product design is no longer optional. Gone are the days that a startup could launch with a bare-bones app or website. The demand side of the design equation has only grown — consumers are used to beautiful, intuitive products — while the supply side is struggling to keep up. How are startups […] → Read More

Emergence’s Lotti Siniscalco and Retail Zipline’s Melissa Wong will join us on Extra Crunch Live –

For all that’s said about fundraising and working alongside investors, rarely do we get to see founders and their investors in candid conversation with one another. Extra Crunch Live is changing that. On the weekly live show, we sit down with founders and the VCs who funded them to talk about how they came together […] → Read More

A rewards program for your rent payments? Meet Bilt –

Kairos, the startup studio led by Ankur Jain, is launching a new brand today called Bilt Rewards. Bilt is a rewards program that lets renters earn each time they make a rent payment. The company is funded by Kairos, which is the studio that is also responsible for brands like Rhino, Alloy, and Little Spoon. […] → Read More

CEO Shishir Mehrotra and investor S. Somasegar reveal what sings in Coda’s pitch doc –

CEO Shishir Mehrotra and Madrona partner S. Somasegar joined Extra Crunch Live to discuss Coda's pitch doc -- and give live feedback on pitches from the audience. → Read More