Entrepreneurship

Startups: Is the free lunch at startups over?

Amid a global funding crunch, frugality and unit economics have become the buzzwords among startups as they focus more on profitability and cost reduction. Investors, founders and recruiters ET spoke to said there would be a drive to cut costs at startups as part of increased investor scrutiny of cash-intensive business models. Marketing budgets are …

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Even as the Asian venture capital market plummets, Tiger is still on the lookout

The Asian venture capital market declined in the first half of this year and several well-known investors seemed to slow their pace. However, Tiger Global was not one of those companies that slowed its pace. The prolific investor, who has taken stakes in companies including credit card issuer Brex, creative platform Patreon and connected fitness …

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Startups: Is the free lunch at startups over?

Amid a global funding crunch, frugality and unit economics have become the buzzwords among startups as they focus more on profitability and cost reduction. Investors, founders and recruiters ET spoke to said there would be a drive to cut costs at startups as part of increased investor scrutiny of cash-intensive business models. Marketing budgets are …

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Booz Allen Hamilton launches $100 million venture capital arm focused on early stage startups – TechCrunch

Booz Allen Hamilton, the Virginia-based defense-focused IT consultancy, today announced the launch of a corporate venture capital arm, Booz Allen Ventures, which will initially invest $100 million in “strategic” defensive and offensive technologies. The move speaks to Booz Allen’s desire to shape startups in areas he sees as aligned with his core business, primarily AI …

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Founders Fund backs Pulley as it helps companies make better equity decisions – TechCrunch

When Yin Wu launched Pulley, a cap table and equity management startup, in 2019, it was ready to compete with Carta. My colleague Connie Loizos spoke with Wu in 2020 when the company raised $10 million. The company provides tools and information to founders and employees who seek to make more informed decisions about their …

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Veteran venture capitalist Bill Ferris issues warning to start-ups amid tech sellout

“A lot of these founders and companies are very good companies. But the metrics [that] the founders appreciated that we won’t see each other again for quite a while, if ever,” Mr. Ferris said. “It’s a bite of reality. Founders will have to face the reality of down rounds, and that money will be king, …

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6 strategies for leading startups through a downturn – TechCrunch

October 21, 2011 at 10:20 a.m., I joined more than 8.5 million other Californians for the Great Shake Out, an annual earthquake preparedness exercise. Four hours later, the Bay Area was rocked by an earthquake that measured 3.9 on the Richter scale. Even though we had just been trained for exactly this scenario, many colleagues …

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‘I’ve always appreciated hard work’: Nene Leakes explains her entrepreneurial spirit and why she’s ‘going back to school’

“I am rich. Very rich.” The iconic phrase was one of many quips that made former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes a pop culture titan. Over the years, we’ve grown to love her hilarious and genuine personality. But what she also wants to make clear is that her life was no accident – …

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Why it’s time to invest in early stage venture capital

By Marc Schroder Warren Buffet often says “buy when there’s blood in the streets and sell when there’s euphoria” and this nickname is as true today as it has ever been. We are seeing a global equity price correction, driven by macro factors such as inflation and geopolitical instability, as well as micro factors such …

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