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Past articles by Anna:

Vertical AI and who might build it

Some thoughts on the future of vertical SaaS, what the second half of 2023 might hold for Israeli startups, and founder well-being. → Read More

Is political unrest taking a toll on Israeli startups?

Let's look at how VC investment into Israel fared this year so far — unfavorably — and what might explain its decline. → Read More

Deep tech in Latin America and the Caribbean is set to skyrocket

While new factories and more jobs is good news for Mexico, the country and its Latin American and Caribbean peers can harbor higher hopes for deep tech. → Read More

What do FinOps and parametric insurance have in common?

The rise of FinOps already fueled multiple acquisitions, including IBM's plan to acquire Apptio for a whopping $4.6 billion, but there's more to come. → Read More

Keeping tabs on dry powder and university spinouts

The start of a new season is always a good time to revisit past predictions and look for new topics to track. Today, it's dry powder and university spinouts. → Read More

While everyone keeps talking about AI, HRtech startups are quietly building toward a $24B market

While VCs, founders and major tech companies compete to see who can say “AI” the most in a week, people are busy building other, more useful stuff. → Read More

The UK hasn’t lost its appeal for venture capital

Not dead yet: This is true both of the U.K's capacity to attract venture capital dollars, and of the promise of autonomous cars. → Read More

Revolut sees its valuation reconsidered as public markets stir the fintech pot

U.K.-based Revolut saw its valuation being reduced earlier this year, and the company is once again in the headlines for reasons it won’t like. → Read More

Can AI make older adults feel less lonely?

In the era of quick judgments, it's tempting to think we are more clever than anyone else. But from AI to Apple to senior tech, underestimating others comes at a risk: being seriously wrong. → Read More

European startups on track to raise $51B this year, down 39% from 2022

The venture slowdown has long been established to be a global phenomenon, and per a new report from Atomico, this “adjusted market reality is here to stay." → Read More

Is AI ever too much AI?

Exploring how one VC is feeling about a big chunk of her portfolio pivot into AI, and some updates on internal developer portals. → Read More

The web3 winter isn’t going to thaw anytime soon

From an initial read of data from the past month, we can infer that the current crypto winter is far from thawing. → Read More

3 Views on a16z's latest reported early-stage effort

This is not the first time that we’ve seen funds try to go earlier in the investing world. Will the a16z effort pay off? Will it be ultimately good for founders? → Read More

Solving problems is better than fearmongering

From cybersecurity to SaaS for restaurants, the key to running a successful business is selling a product that solves your clients' real problems. → Read More

AI might be the least of edtech's worries

While Chegg beat analyst expectations for the first quarter of the year, it also raised a warning that didn't fall on deaf ears. → Read More

Improving developer experience is now a priority

Internal developer portals have emerged as a one-stop shop that lets developers in an organization access all the microservices and tools available to them. → Read More

What you should know about internal developer portals

Internal developer portals are quickly gaining traction at software companies as they seek to improve their developer experience, and thus, efficiency. → Read More

Despite messy IPOs, there’s good reason to be optimistic about insurtech startups

Insurtech is persisting, stubbornly showing a few signs of life despite the carnage in the public markets. → Read More

Are rising seed-stage valuations a poisoned gift for startups?

If seed valuations continue to rise while later-stage prices dip, how long will it be until the climb from seed to Series A sees startups losing value? → Read More

All hail the Unicorn Kingdom?

The impact of technology is going to be so big that both France and the U.K. are right to bet on it, just like Israel did by putting itself on the map as the "Startup Nation." → Read More