How to pitch me: 6 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2022

The venture capital market is slowing down, which means early-stage founders are chasing a smaller pool of money. According to Carta, the number of seed deals funded between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022 fell 41%, and dollar volume followed suit, dropping from $2.62 billion to...

How to pitch me: 6 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2022

The venture capital market is slowing down, which means early-stage founders are chasing a smaller pool of money. According to Carta, the number of seed deals funded between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022 fell 41%, and dollar volume followed suit, dropping from $2.62 billion to...

Daily Crunch: Beating ‘other takeover bidders,’ Bosch acquires autonomous driving startup Five.ai

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome to the Daily Crunch for Tuesday, April 12, 2022! This week, the Found team released one of our favorite episodes of the podcast....

TechCrunch+ roundup: The Kindbody TC-1, Glossier’s mistakes, calculating startup runway

Historically, people who have difficulty conceiving children have been stigmatized. A 2020 UCLA study found that approximately 15% of couples will have trouble getting pregnant, but Kindbody, which has spun up a network of fertility clinics since its founding in 2018,...

Daily Crunch: FDA clears Fitbit algorithm that passively scans for signs of AFib

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome to the Daily Crunch for Monday, April 11, 2022! Today was the day that Elon Musk surprised us by saying he was not joining...

Mayfield’s Arvind Gupta discusses startup fundraising during a downturn

Between his roles as co-leader of Mayfield Fund’s engineering biology practice and founder at IndieBio, Arvind Gupta reviewed approximately 470 startup pitches last year. He characterizes his process as “simple,” but that is a bit reductive: after reviewing a...