Daily Crunch: Banking app Current amps up its savings rate to 4.00% APY

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for January 13, 2022! Somehow it is already the close of Thursday, which is odd, as it was minutes ago Monday morning. Such is the pace […]

Daily Crunch: Take-Two Interactive will buy FarmVille creator Zynga for $12.7B

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for January 10, 2022! For those of you sad that it’s winter, or bummed that bitcoin took hits today, take heart. We have lots of neat news […]

The end of the demo day, dilution and other startup accelerator resolutions

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. In April 2020, NextView VC launched its debut accelerator in the thick of the pandemic, while historical incubators like Y Combinator and 500 Startups were similarly rethinking their independent strategies. Key tweaks […]

Startup accelerators’ definition of ‘value add’ is due for a refresh

Even to outsiders, the inner workings of startup accelerators has become familiar: pumped up on camaraderie and energy drinks, scrappy founders do product demos onstage before a room full of buzzy journalists and investors. Fast-forward two years into a pandemic and, even a stint with the return of hacker homes, much has changed about the […]

Venture water, biotech investing and 2021’s carnage

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Welcome back to the working world, friends, I hope that you survived the return to the desk in good stead and are both warm […]