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Designer

Design Associate, London

Apply here - https://jobapply.page.link/WNUk As an Associate you will help build the next amazing batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode. You will have the opportunity to sit in...

Marketing

Marketing Associate, London

Apply Here - https://jobapply.page.link/t2pv As an Associate you will help build the next amazing batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode. You will have the opportunity to sit in...

Operations

Talent Acquisition Lead

Talent Acquisition Lead Job Description: We are looking for a full time recruiter to attract & attain top talent in the market today. This person must be thoroughly familiar with the company, our culture, policies and benefits. They will be help build a network of talented individuals to...

Operations

Operations Associate - Techstars Iowa

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary Techstars operates 50+ Accelerator programs around the globe annually and recently launched a new program right here in Iowa. We’re looking for an Operations Associate to join our team and work side-by-side with the Program Manager to lead a successful first year program. In this role...

Software Engineer

Software Development Associate, London

Apply here - https://jobapply.page.link/dLdx As an Associate you will help build the next amazing batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode. You will have the opportunity to sit in...

Latest Stories and News

Sphero appoints new CEO, spins off robotics startup for first responders

  • TechCrunch
  • 1 week ago
  • Sphero just announced that it has spun off another company.
  • While still a robotics company at its heart Company Six will create robotic systems designed for first responders and other humans whose work requires them to put themselves in harm’s way.
  • Paul Copioli is appointed as the new CEO of Sphero, effective immediately. The executive is an industry veteran who has worked at VEX Robotics, industrial robotics giant Fanuc and Lockheed Martin.
  • Company Six has already closed a $3 million seed round, lead by Spider Capital, with Sphero investors Foundry Group and Techstars also on-board.
Sphero appoints new CEO, spins off robotics startup for first responders

COVID-19 Resources

  • Techstars
  • 1 month ago

The top priority at Techstars is everyone’s health and safety. Many in its network have been through tough times before and will help you navigate through this one.

That’s why the company compiled — and will continue to update — the latest resources and advice to help support you through this time. You can find it all on this page.

COVID-19 Resources

Which investor cohorts pulled back the most in 2008

  • Crunchbase News
  • 2 months ago

In our continued coverage of the coronavirus' impact on technology startups, it's good to look back at 2008 to understand which investor groups pulled back the most when the financial crisis hit.

By pullback the author referring to the most active investors by investor type before the downturn, and how their investing patterns changed through the downturn and beyond to 2012. Analyzing how these types of investor groups reacted in 2008 may prove valuable as everybody tries to troubleshoot what’s ahead in the venture capital world.

Which investor cohorts pulled back the most in 2008

It's not just you, seed rounds are actually getting bigger

  • Crunchbase News
  • 3 months ago

Disentangling what, exactly, a “seed” round is these days is kinda tough. Not so long ago, a company might’ve raised a little bit of money from friends and family to get off the ground, and raised their first institutional investment round at Series A. But institutional capital has moved further and further upstream. In many cases today, seed is the first institutional round a company raises.

You might have the feeling that seed rounds are getting larger. On the whole, current data suggests that they indeed are.

Jason D. Rowley of Crunchbase analyzed 15,538 funding rounds labeled as seed in their dataset for a closer look.

It's not just you, seed rounds are actually getting bigger

Black & latino founders who raised $1mm+ in VC funding ($6.0bn total)

  • Medium
  • 3 months ago

Harlem Capital is focused on investing in minority and women founders; two of the most underserved groups. Two years ago the company began mapping this ecosystem after realizing that databases like Pitchbook and Crunchbase don't track founders by race.

2018 report resulted in dozens of in-bound traffic from founders who have been included in findings.

2019 report includes 200 diverse founders who have raised $1mm+ of venture funding. Below are some of the key findings from the company's research. Additional details can be found in the full 2019 report.

Black & latino founders who raised $1mm+ in VC funding ($6.0bn total)