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Alex Wilhelm

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • TechCrunch
  • The Next Web

Past articles by Alex:

The era of tech layoffs is evolving in an interesting way

The era of tech layoffs is not yet past, but it is losing some of its intensity and changing into a unique trend. → Read More

Prompt engineering startup Vellum.ai raises $5M as demand for generative AI services scales

The startup helps companies improve their generative AI prompting, and this quick fundraise indicates there's room for more of its ilk. → Read More

As the value of startup exits craters, poor liquidity may be harming VCs’ ability to raise capital

The situation will not resolve over night, but a few more big exits could go a long way to brighten up 2023. → Read More

People like Threads

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Steering through venture's global correction with the GPCA's CEO

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As Apple reaches $3T, it’s time to shake up the Big Tech club

While Apple's ascent to this milestone is notable, there's been a greater reshuffling in the ranks of the biggest tech stocks. → Read More

Well done, Pismo and Visa! You gave SoftBank a win

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M&A is back and the enterprise is hot

After a long M&A drought, we saw a lot of activity this week as companies looking for AI and data startups went shopping. → Read More

11 VCs reveal how hard it was for their startups to fundraise in H1 2023

TechCrunch+ recently asked VCs how the first half of 2023 bore out for their investments and how their portcos are handling a cash-light environment. → Read More

Big tech corporate venture capital 🤝 generative AI startups

As the race to build generative AI tools for the enterprise devolves into a battle royale, big tech is busy wielding its most powerful weapon: checkbooks. → Read More

So you want to craft a killer pitch deck

Hey, friends! So, you want to craft a great pitch deck. You want to come up with something authentic but also informed by past successes. Hell, you probably want to avoid common mistakes and get a feel for what other startup founders are using to raise capital. Good news: TechCrunch+ has all of that, and […] → Read More

As the planet warms, climate tech is getting scorching hot

No matter where you live, you are paying attention to our changing climate. Stronger storms, more frequent heat waves, cold snaps, and ever-more extreme wet-and-dry cycles paint the news with the image of a wounded planet in flux. That’s the bad news. The good news is that a mountain of venture capital, and a wave […] → Read More

Why does it seem like every startup is a SaaS company?

If you read enough startup coverage, you’ve noticed that no matter the part of the economy that an upstart tech company is attacking, there’s a pretty darn good chance that it is doing so through software. Software that the startup hosts and charges a recurring fee for customers to access or lever. Software as a […] → Read More

As $100M+ venture rounds evaporate, IPOs might have to carry the weight

There are very few ways to raise nine figures of equity capital. → Read More

Snowflake and Databricks are putting the data stored in their services to work

Snowflake and Databricks are on similar tracks, and both announced tools to help customers put stored data stored to work in AI apps. → Read More

As Lordstown immolates, SPAC deals that didn't go to zero feel like the exception

I know that regulation lags the market, but holy hell, what was all this? → Read More

Gusto reaches $500M in trailing revenue, teams up with Remote to support international hires

Gusto, best known for its American payroll management software and services, is playing in the big leagues. → Read More

Q2 failed to bring a funding reprieve for web3 startups and unicorns

The gist is that the prevailing pessimism in the air is wearing down these once-key pillars of venture volume. → Read More

Crypto ticks higher, fintech gets interesting again and fraud is still bad

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What happens if regulators nix the $20B Adobe-Figma deal?

With regulators looking closely, it’s not a stretch to wonder if the deal will ever happen. But if it does, would the deal be a net-positive for Figma? → Read More