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Rebecca Szkutak


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Recent articles by Rebecca:

What does the collapse of SVB mean for venture debt?

Private lenders that have traditionally focused on venture debt, including Hercules Capital and Runway Growth Capital, may see a flurry of opportunity. → Read More

Biotech proved a surprisingly bright spot in 2022’s startup correction

While not totally immune to 2022's market correction, biotech fundraising proved to be more resilient than other sectors. → Read More

Modernizing 911 calls with Michael Chime from Found

In this week's episode we learn about how Prepared helps emergency dispatchers stream video and improve their responses. → Read More

Scooters and social media companies are surprising IPO candidates

Reddit could go public later this year while Lime is apparently standing on its own two wheels and could pursue an IPO, as well. → Read More

VCs should want to hold early-stage companies more accountable

If VCs hold their portfolio companies more accountable from the start, not only would it prevent future problems, but it would also likely help build better businesses. → Read More

Outsized seed rounds, neobanks and spicy M&A? Well hello, 2023

We talk BNPL boom's bust, and advice for tech workers (or rather, what we think the most useful advice would be). → Read More

So that founder you backed turned out to be problematic. Now what?

Sometimes it's hard to predict how a founder will act down the road but there are steps VCs can take when a founder's behavior takes a turn. → Read More

Free Agency CEO seems to care more about control than the company, former employees say

Former employees reported that they felt subject to pressure and loyalty tests from the company's co-founder and CEO. → Read More

Turning waste water into water that works with Alex Rappaport from ZwitterCo

On this week's episode Alex Rappaport talks about what it was like turning lab research into ZwitterCo and how it works. → Read More

Can your startup survive the economic downturn?

As the economic downturn continues, what types of startups will survive and even thrive in this environment? → Read More

Wait a secondary

On Equity this week, we talk Africa VC funding, Stripe, secondaries and AI. → Read More

Disrupting beauty’s last frontier with Keta Burke-Williams from Ourside

Keta Burk-Williams chats about what got her interested in building a fragrance company and what is like to raise VC money as a Black woman. → Read More

Venture funding has started flooding back in at least one area: Secondaries

While venture primary funding continued to decline in Q4, secondaries started to reverse course and looks poised to flourish in 2023. → Read More

The impact investor and climate correspondent walk into a bar

On Equity, we talked about climate tech and how the recent wave of startups in the sector is a promising sign. → Read More

Avoiding the pitfalls of OnlyFans with Rosie Nguyen from Fanhouse

This week's episode looks at Fanhouse and what the company is doing to be the most friendly option to content creators. → Read More

You could be Wasted and not even know it

Natasha Mascarenhas, Mary Ann Azevedo and Rebecca Szkutak talk thru breaking news, retrospective features and all the blogosphere content in between. → Read More

Startups should expect more scrutiny from VCs on their hiring plans

Startups should be prepared to explain why they are hiring certain positions and justify why those roles shouldn't be outsourced. → Read More

Being the steady hand in market uncertainty with Sebastian Siemiatkowski from Klarna

On this episode the co-founder of Klarna dives into the company's history, how it navigated 2022's turmoil, and where it is headed next. → Read More

Gas, Slay, what’s next? Fire?

We talk about Discord's Gas acquisition, Sophia Amoruso's Trust Fund and cloudy proptech in this week's Equity recording. → Read More

Losing the horn: VCs think majority of unicorns aren’t worth $1 billion anymore

The majority of unicorns are valued at less than $2 billion, which makes it likely that most won't keep that status after their next raise. → Read More