TechCrunch+ roundup: Zero-day exploits, breaking into Japan, algorithmic VC investing

We work with contributors to develop guest posts that will help TechCrunch+ readers solve actual problems, so it’s always a delight to present a comprehensive “how to” article. In this case, Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Platform as a Service company Bitrise, shared the lessons he learned as his team attempted to enter Japan. Launching a […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 VC predictions, how to hook an angel, product advisory councils

I’ve worked at early-stage startups where we relied on our best guesses to shape product pipelines and develop marketing strategies. I have also held jobs at companies where we engaged directly with current and past customers to ask them what they wanted. You can probably guess which approach generated more favorable outcomes. Whether it’s done […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: Allocating equity, unicorn traffic jam, blockchain gaming survey

Early-stage startup founders have just a few ways to recruit and retain employees: Offer a competitive salary Create a role that harnesses their interests/talent Give them a stake in the company. In most cases, equity will not leave employees with substantial wealth. But even the most embittered worker will think twice about walking away from […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt

You don’t need to be a scientist to understand the impacts of factory farming: if you’ve been near a North Carolina hog waste lagoon or driven past the enormous cattle feedlot in Coalinga, CA, the smell travels for miles. In exchange for affordability and convenience, consumers, regulators and meat producers have learned to live with […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: VC advice for CEOs, 2022 e-commerce trends, OpenSea’s valuation

Data privacy is top of mind for online sellers, and for good reason: Regulators in China, Europe and North America are taking an interest, and iOS 14.5 allowed many consumers to disable data tracking, with negative consequences for companies that relied on Facebook’s granular ad targeting. Bearing those factors and others in mind, Ben Parr, […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 enterprise predictions, Justworks IPO, startup theses to watch for

Happy new year! As is our custom, you’ll see quite a few TechCrunch+ articles in the coming days that share predictions for 2022. Upcoming topics include fintech, crypto/blockchain and growth marketing, but yesterday, TechCrunch reporter Ron Miller shared his predictions for enterprise companies this year. As he noted, making enterprise forecasts is tricky: In 2021, […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: Web3 investor survey, conversational UX, ‘insane IPO pops’

Most people have experienced the internet only through Web 2.0. Online applications, the social web and software as a service form the fabric of our lives. Lately, many have championed web3 as the internet’s next phase, but the term encompasses so much territory, conversations can be diffuse and there are valid concerns that its complexity […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: Less VC for SV, 2022 marketing predictions, GTM research strategies

Detroit became the center of America’s automobile industry largely for logistical reasons: its midwestern location, high population density and proximity to raw materials were just a few factors that assured investors it was an optimal spot for building an industrial hub. Silicon Valley’s tech ecosystem, on the other hand, was initially seeded by military research […]