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Past articles by Anna:

The future of batteries needs more than venture capital

French battery maker Verkor secured more than €2 billion (around $2.1 billion) to build its Dunkirk gigafactory, which is set to be operational by 2025. → Read More

Is Instacart's new IPO price range justified?

In its S-1, Instacart describes itself as a "grocery technology company." But does that warrant a tech valuation? → Read More

8 Latin American VCs share why they're brimming with optimism about the region’s startups

We asked 8 active Latin American investors where they are placing their bets, when they think Brazil's IPO window might reopen, how to best pitch them, and more. → Read More

Rainbow or storm?

Some fintech companies are weathering the storm better than others and seeing an end in sight. Klarna's Q2 earnings, for instance, were unexpectedly good. → Read More

A pot of gold at the intersection of DevOps and generative AI?

Generative AI isn't just about creative endeavors and parlor tricks. Investors and Big Tech alike are betting that it will also affect enterprise infrastructure and cybersecurity. → Read More

After initially defying the global slowdown, African startups’ first quarter venture results fall

Let’s talk venture results, unique issues to the African startup scene, and look ahead to see if we can spy any good news on the horizon. → Read More

Revolut’s valuation troubles signal a stormy horizon for less-profitable neobanks

Revolut's situation seems like awful news for other neobanks. How much more room do less profitable neobanks have to fall? → Read More

Everything you need to know about cloud outage insurance

The usual corollary of risk is insurance against it, but when it comes to cloud downtime, the insurance sector hasn't fully caught up yet. → Read More

The lowdown for European startups looking to raise money in 2023

We’re looking at Europe's Q1 2023 venture capital tallies and considering the three largest venture markets in the region: the U.K., Germany and France. → Read More

6 VCs explain why embedded insurance isn’t the only hot opportunity in insurtech

According to David Wechsler, a principal at OMERS Ventures, “having an embedded strategy is not required for venture funding.” → Read More

On cloud marketplaces, nobody knows you’re a startup

Enterprise cloud spend is holding up well, but large companies are consolidating. This makes cloud marketplaces a relevant sales channel for B2B startups. → Read More

5 investors discuss Boston’s resilient tech ecosystem

Ahead of TC City Spotlight: Boston, we gathered insights from five investors active in the area about startup trends and the resilience of the city. → Read More

Storj Next could make decentralized storage more appealing to both supply and demand sides

Decentralized storage company Storj has launched Storj Next, which introduces new features and incentives to make the Amazon S3 alternative more appealing. → Read More

Dry powder versus wet powder: The numbers have spoken

Data from Carta seems to confirm that VC funds are opting to support portfolio companies over making new investments: The frequency of bridge rounds boomed during the last quarter of 2022. → Read More

Democratizing good privacy and compliance practices

Security and privacy compliance shouldn't be luxury items. The more startups that can up their game in this regard, the better. → Read More

Why more startups are getting compliant

Becoming and staying compliant can be a pain for startups, but several well-funded companies are hoping to help make it both easier and more meaningful. → Read More

Does usage-based pricing call for a new growth infrastructure stack?

'It's not either usage-based or subscription pricing,' VC firm OpenView wrote in a report. These hybrid approaches call for new tools, but which ones? → Read More

Usage-based pricing is rising, but not replacing other models

Today we're unpacking OpenView's second State of Usage-Based Pricing report. → Read More

Where should sales sit in product-led companies?

The adoption of product-led growth is changing how B2B companies conduct their business and leading some of them to reorganize their teams. → Read More

What does selling to platform engineering teams mean for developer relations?

How should dev-centric startups sell their product to platform engineering teams? → Read More