Learn how to give your brand a distinct voice from Slack’s Head of Brand Communications Anna Pickard at TC Early Stage – TechCrunch

[ad_1] How do you give your brand a voice that feels authentic and unique? How can you communicate with users in a way that helps and engages without feeling weird or forced? We’re thrilled to announce that Anna Pickard, Head of Brand Communications at Slack, will be joining us at TC Early Stage to teach…

Join us for a live Q&A with Plaid CEO Zach Perret June 18th at 10 am PT/1 pm ET – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Extra Crunch Live, ’s chat series for Extra Crunch members, is tacking towards founders after bringing on a host of investors: on Thursday, June 18, Plaid CEO Zach Perret will join us for a conversation. Plaid, known for APIs that connect fintech applications with users’ bank accounts, came to prominence in late 2018 when…

June 17 at 2pm EST/11am PDT/6 pm GMT – TechCrunch

[ad_1] One of the earliest disruptions created by the novel coronavirus manifested in the form of event cancellations. Some of the world’s biggest tech conferences, like F8 and Google NEXT, got postponed and others turned to digital options to still connect. Even Disrupt is going digital this year. It is an unprecedented time for the…

Startup Battlefield is going virtual with TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] You read that right. The big announcement came yesterday — Disrupt is now fully virtual. What does this mean for Startup Battlefield? More opportunity. The best companies from across the globe, an even bigger launch platform, the eyes of more investors from around the world and press exposure at the biggest conference has held…

Steve Case and Clara Sieg on how the COVID-19 crisis differs from the dot-com bust – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Steve Case and Clara Sieg of Revolution recently spoke on ’s new series, Extra Crunch Live. Throughout the hour-long chat, we touched on numerous subjects, including how diverse founders can take advantage during this downturn and how remote work may lead to growth outside Silicon Valley. The pair have a unique vantage point, with…

Join Box CEO Aaron Levie May 28th at noon PT/3 pm ET/7 pm GMT – TechCrunch

[ad_1] We’ve been on a roll with our Extra Crunch Live Series for Extra Crunch members, where we’re talking to some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley about business, investment and the startup community. Recent interviews include Kirsten Green from Forerunner Ventures, Charles Hudson from Precursor Ventures and investor Mark Cuban. Next week, we’re…

Join Alexia and Niko Bonatsos for a Q&A today at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Extra Crunch Live series continues today with two venture capitalists: Alexia and Niko Bonatsos. The two investors don’t work for the same firm, but they each have an interesting perspective on the world of investing. Alexia is a former journalist — and a former co-editor of — who now runs Dream Machine, her own venture…

Forerunner Ventures’ Kirsten Green demystifies the COVID-19 consumer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “In general, the consumer has proven to be more resilient than I would have thought,” said Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, which has investments in breakout D2C stars like Glossier, Hims and Bonobos. She joined us for an Extra Crunch Live conversation to help us better understand buying habits in the COVID-19 era.…

Sequoia’s Roelof Botha is more optimistic about startups today than he was a year ago – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “I just think change unfairly favors the startup, the nimble small company,” says Roelof Botha. The Sequoia partner, whose portfolio includes Unity, 23andMe, Instagram, Instacart, Xoom and YouTube, says he’s hopeful about the opportunities this pandemic has created for companies across a variety of sectors, including healthcare, cloud computing, social and others. We spoke…