The complicated calculus of taking Facebook’s venture money – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook is reportedly getting into the venture capital game, but for young entrepreneurs working in social media, ignoring or deleting that particular friend request could be the right call. According to a report in Axios, the company is building up a corporate fund under the auspices of its “New Product Experimentation” team, which launched…

Profitability is ‘more achievable than a Series A round’ – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Despite all evidence to the contrary, there’s more to building a startup than raising venture capital. Founders are finding success without overly relying on VC dollars; some are even sharing profits with their respective employees and customers without the help of traditional funding and Silicon Valley power dynamics. As some investors slow down their…

Investors buy The DiPP as accelerators go virtual – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Hello and welcome back to Equity, ’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a choice of all sorts of news, but as we cut the show together as a group Danny pushed all the funding rounds up. So, when Alex and Natasha jumped into the…

Silicon Valley restructuring veteran says his firm is winding down up to 3 startups a day – TechCrunch

[ad_1] ‘It would not matter what dimension they’re; after they come to us, they’re all broke’ Connie Loizos @Cookie / 12 hours Marty Pichinson will get known as a lot of issues: Silicon Valley’s undertaker, its terminator, a grave digger. These aren’t meant as slights; Pichinson is the founding father of Sherwood Partners, a restructuring…