Aiming to create a gender-equitable startup landscape?

Priyanka Srinivas Contributor Share on Twitter Priyanka Srinivas is the co-founder and CEO of Live Green Co, a Chilean food tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to suggest plant-based alternatives for meat and artificial additives in food. When it comes to gender equality in the business world, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg hit the nail on […]

Bootstrapping in 2021 goes a long way

The boom in venture capital fundraising that the technology startup market has enjoyed since the back half of 2020 has been eye-popping. Record sums have been disbursed around the world as more firms entered the fray to invest in startups, and the late-stage capital flowed like water. But while the venture capital game seemed to […]

Are Eastern European startups overlooked and undervalued?

Alexander Chachava Contributor Share on Twitter Alexander Chachava is a serial entrepreneur, investor and managing partner at LETA Capital, a technology investment firm. Russian-speaking and Eastern European technology entrepreneurs are acknowledged as some of the most technically skilled in the world. As a case in point, Coursera’s 2020 Global Skills Index found that Russian learners […]

1 change that can fix the VC funding crisis for women founders

Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Share on Twitter Claire Diaz-Ortiz is a venture capitalist and author of nine books that have been translated into 11 languages. Her next book is on women founders and funders. An early employee at Twitter, Wired once called her “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter.” More posts by this contributor […]

The responsibilities of AI-first investors

Ash Fontana Contributor Share on Twitter Ash Fontana, a managing director at Zetta Ventures, is the author of “The AI-First Company: How to Compete and Win with Artificial Intelligence.” More posts by this contributor Growing up in the intelligence era Investors in AI-first technology companies serving the defense industry, such as Palantir, Primer and Anduril, […]

Index Ventures launches web-app to help founders calculate employee stock options

The ability to offer stock options is utterly essential to startups. They convince talented people to join when the startup is unlikely to be capable of matching the high salaries that larger, established tech firms can offer. However, it’s a complex business developing a competitive stock option plan. Luckily, London-based VC Index Ventures today launches both a […]

Rezilion raises $30M help security operations teams with tools to automate their busywork

Security operations teams face a daunting task these days, fending off malicious hackers and their increasingly sophisticated approaches to cracking into networks. That also represents a gap in the market: building tools to help those security teams do their jobs. Today, am Israeli startup called Rezilion that is doing just that — building automation tools […]

Women’s health tech brand, Elvie, tops up Series C to $97M

Elvie, the women’s health tech pioneer behind a connected breast pump and smart pelvic floor exerciser, has topped up a Series C which it announced earlier this summer (July) — adding a further £12.7m to bring the total raised to £70 million ($97m). The 2013-founded, UK-based startup previously raised a $42M Series B in 2019, and […]