Mayfield’s Arvind Gupta discusses startup fundraising during a downturn – TechCrunch

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 deck and scheduling a meeting with the founders, he’ll spend many hours acquainting himself with both … Read more

Government action on tech innovation is good news for startups – TechCrunch

Dana Linnet is president and CEO of The Summit Group DC, an independent strategic advisory consultancy in Washington, DC specializing in defense, space and emerging technologies. She formerly held positions as a career US government official and contracting officer, defense executive and VP/GM for a Silicon Valley tech startup. The views expressed in the article … Read more

Psychedelic biotech, Gogoro’s SPAC, H-1Bs for Ukrainians – TechCrunch

You may not have heard of Amadeus, but if you’ve taken a trip, you’ve probably interacted with its tech stack. Launched in 1987, the company provides hundreds of transportation and hospitality providers with inventory management and booking services. “In short, it covers just about every aspect of travel IT imaginable,” writes enterprise reporter Ron Miller. … Read more

How is the United Kingdom becoming a Global Entrepreneurial Capital?

The technology sector in the United Kingdom is upbeat for 2022, with the majority of tech companies surveyed by industry organization TechUK expecting revenue, investment, and staff to rise this year. Many successful firms from throughout the world have made the United Kingdom their second home, and high living standards and famous educational institutions with … Read more

Grover grabs $330M to double down on the circular economy with consumer electronics subscriptions – TechCrunch

A growing number of people are looking for ways to live more sustainably while increasing concerns over the environment and what we humans keep doing to pollute it. Today, a startup called Grover that has built a business around one aspect of that — enticing people to buy and eventually discard less consumer electronics such … Read more

Austin’s Will Hurley on the city’s incredible tech rise – TechCrunch

Laura Lorek has lived in the Austin area since 2000, where she’s been writing about established companies like Dell, NI, IBM, Apple, Oracle, Google, Meta and tech startups like Opcity, now Realtor.com, Homeaway, now VRBO, RetailMeNot, Indeed.com, Homeward, OJO Labs and others. She also covers consumer packaged goods startups, medical tech and biotechnology ventures. She … Read more

Cottage raises $15M to make it easier for homeowners to build custom ADUs – TechCrunch

An easing of laws around the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) around the US has opened up opportunities for companies that build such structures. Cottage is one such company. The San Francisco-based startup has developed software and a marketplace that connects homeowners that want an ADU with contractors who can build them. And it … Read more