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October 6, 2019
Spaceships, scooters, legal maneuverings, celebrity appearances and a whole lot of startups highlight our recap of the week at TechCrunch Disrupt.
October 4, 2019
As the 2019 edition of the conference came to a close, PitchBook reporters covering the San Francisco event dug into their notebooks to recap some of the highs and lows of this year’s startup confab.
October 3, 2019
The venture firm co-founded by Peter Thiel has faced a barrage of scrutiny over management practices and reports of a federal investigation. On Thursday, managing GP Ajay Royan spoke publicly about the controversy for the first time.
Scooter startup Bird unveiled $275 million in new funding Thursday led by Silicon Valley stalwart Sequoia and Canadian pension investor CDPQ at a $2.75 billion valuation.
When OpenAI was formed in 2015 as a nonprofit, it had lofty goals for the advancement of artificial intelligence. So, what has changed now that it's a for-profit corporation?
October 2, 2019
Wall Street has warmly received some of this year's venture-backed IPOs and given the cold shoulder to others. How to make sense of the sharply contrasting journeys of these two classes of unicorns?
Getting into space is getting easier. With a growing number of startups focused on building satellites, launching rockets and more, an industry transformation could be right around the corner.
September 7, 2018
Now that TC Disrupt SF is wrapping up, we’re bringing you a roundup of a few notable talks from the conference, from updates on autonomous vehicle tech to second chances at startup success.
Few VC-backed startups have weathered controversy like DraftKings. Now, with legalized sports gambling on the table in the US, the company is ready to thrive.
Glossier founder Emily Weiss and ecommerce investor Kirsten Green took the stage at Disrupt to discuss how modern companies are adapting to consumers who've never been to a makeup counter in a department store.
September 6, 2018
Few know global venture investing better than Sequoia's Doug Leone. He took the stage at Disrupt SF to talk about emerging markets, Sequoia's focus on China and the firm's $8 billion fund.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Dara Khosrowshahi discussed how Uber has evolved over the last year & what the future looks like as the company moves into other modes of transport and heads toward an IPO.
September 5, 2018
Ashton Kutcher has never played a brainiac on TV. But he's proving to be savvy in the world of VC.
Dropbox's co-founder and CEO took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to discuss his company's journey from scrappy startup to Silicon Valley success story.
September 4, 2018
In advance of one of the biggest tech conferences around, we've compiled five major themes. Some have been at the forefront of the tech world for years, and some have gathered steam in recent months.
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