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Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption – TechCrunch

Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the flurry of IPO filings. Before that, I noted the differences between raising cash from angels vs. traditional venture […]

Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: Torch – TechCrunch

Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: Torch – TechCrunch

CEO Jeremy OBriant never intended to create Torch, an agile growth marketing agency based in San Francisco. He started his career as a CPA, but after leading a growth team at Sidecar and running growth projects on his own, forming Torch was the most obvious thing to do. He now leads a team that implements […]

India exempts startups from long-standing ‘angel tax’ – TechCrunch

India exempts startups from long-standing ‘angel tax’ – TechCrunch

India today addressed a long-standing challenge that has been affecting the country’s booming startup ecosystem. As part of a raft of measures to boost overall economic growth from a five-year low, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said New Delhi is exempting startups from Section 56(2) — a provision more popularly known as an “angel tax” in the local […]

The myth of “stage agnostic” investing – TechCrunch

The myth of “stage agnostic” investing – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were helmed by Kate Clark, Alex Wilhelm, and yet another extra special guest. Unusual Ventures co-founder and partner John Vironis joined us to talk soil investing (yes, it’s a thing), seed investing, growth investing and all […]

2-for-1 Disrupt Berlin 2019 passes – TechCrunch

2-for-1 Disrupt Berlin 2019 passes – TechCrunch

Summer’s fading fast, but our 2-for-1 summer flash sale on Innovator, Founder or Investor passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 is fading even faster. Today’s the final day you can get 2-for-1 tickets to join us in Berlin for two jam-packed days of startup goodness and opportunity. Why not do it for the lowest price? Our 2-for-1 summer flash […]

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world – TechCrunch

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world – TechCrunch

New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, prices, and lists African travel and cultural experiences—from paragliding tours to wine-tasting to concerts. The startup generates revenues by taking a 20% commission on each transaction. Community managers in Africa […]

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