Figure raises $7.5M to help startup employees better understand their compensation

The topic of compensation has historically been a delicate one that has left many people — especially startup employees — wondering just what drives what can feel like random decisions around pay and equity. Last June, software engineers (and housemates) Miles Hobby and Geoffrey Tisserand set about trying to solve the problem for companies by […]

HoneyBook raises $155M at $1B+ valuation to help SMBs, freelancers manage their businesses

HoneyBook, which has built out a client experience and financial management platform for service-based small businesses and freelancers, announced today that it has raised $155 million in a Series D round led by Durable Capital Partners LP. Tiger Global Management, Battery Ventures, Zeev Ventures, 01 Advisors as well as existing backers Norwest Venture Partners and […]

Sorbet raises $6M seed led by Viola Ventures to tackle the thorny financials of paid time off

A U.S./Israeli startup, Sorbet — which is tackling what companies do with the financial risks as employees accrue paid time off (PTO) — has raised $6 million in a seed funding round led by Viola Ventures, with participation by Global Founders Capital and Meron Capital. The economics of paid time off is relatively hidden in […]

How to fundraise over Zoom more effectively

So far, I haven’t met a single one of my investors in person Max Greenwald 10 hours Max Greenwald Contributor Max Greenwald is the co-founder and CEO of Warmly, an app that pulls context on everyone you meet via Zoom or other video calling platforms. More posts by this contributor Protect Your Privacy & Security […]

Founders who don’t properly vet VCs set up both parties for failure

Andrés Dancausa Contributor Andrés Dancausa is fund partner, EMEA for operator-led international investors TheVentureCity. Before entering the world of VC, he was the CEO of a Spanish fintech company and launched his own startup in the edtech space. There’s a disconnect between reality and the added value investors are promising entrepreneurs. Three in five founders […]

To sell or not to sell: Lessons from a bootstrapped CEO

Glen Rabie Contributor Glen Rabie is co-founder and CEO of Yellowfin, a global analytics and BI software vendor. The clock begins ticking on a startup the day the doors open. Regardless of a young company’s struggles or success, sooner or later the question of when, how or whether to sell the enterprise presents itself. It’s […]

Dear Sophie: How can I get my startup off the ground and visit the US?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I get […]

Hustle Fund backs Fintor, which wants to make it easier to invest in real estate

Farshad Yousefi and Masoud Jalali used to drive through Palo Alto neighborhoods and marvel at the outrageous home prices. But the drives sparked an idea. They were not in a financial position to purchase a home in those neighborhoods (to be clear, not many people are) either for investment or to live. But what if […]

Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more

This is not a boast, but a warning: I could write a how-to article on almost any topic. Give me enough time to do some research, and I can put together a reliable step-by-step for building a custom gaming PC, installing a hot water heater or interpreting public health data. But since I’ve never actually […]

Do you fit the mold for the next generation of values-driven VCs?

Jonathan Greechan Contributor Jonathan Greechan is co-founder of the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, Founder Institute. More posts by this contributor These best practices maximize the value of your online events More individuals than ever are donning the investor cap. Almost a fifth of U.S. equity trading in 2020 was driven by mom-and-pop investors — up […]