The 20 best startups from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day

The 20 best startups from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day

With world events overtaking the tech world’s preferences to meet for coffees and convene at events, Y Combinator skipped its famous two-day live Demo event and went for a radical experiment: no demos at all, but instead a long list of the nearly 200 startups in its Winter 2020 batch, with links to their sites…

‘It’s part of my job as a VC to remain calm,’ says Anorak’s Greg Castle

‘It’s part of my job as a VC to remain calm,’ says Anorak’s Greg Castle

‘In the short term, it’s going to hurt’ As the venture landscape adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic and seismic shifts in public markets, early-stage VCs are reassessing which bets they’re making, along with questions they’re asking of founders who are exploring bleeding-edge technology. Anorak’s Greg Castle Anorak Ventures is a small seed-investment firm that bets…

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Are you working from home? Are you lonely? Do you miss human interaction? Did you finally get your home office setup looking good? Then join us today for our first-ever (and possibly last) TechCrunch -Equity Livestream-Hangout Extravaganza. From Team Equity we’ll have Danny Crichton, Alex Wilhelm, new addition Natasha Mascarenhas, our producer Chris Gates, TechCrunch…

Listen to the TechCrunch staff’s YC Demo Day wrap-up call here

Listen to the TechCrunch staff’s YC Demo Day wrap-up call here

It’s been a bonkers week in the world, with markets gyrating, companies fretting, investors tweeting and founders re-cutting their 2020 forecasts. But for one collection of startups, the past few days weren’t about work crises or the latest Slack share price. Instead, for Y Combinator’s Winter batch, it was Demo Day week. TechCrunch has covered…

As remote work booms, Slack stumbles

As remote work booms, Slack stumbles

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. As COVID-19 continues to change how many workers and students approach their daily labors, demand for some remote work friendly products is booming. As TechCrunch recently explored, some startups are seeing interest accelerate for their products,…

Zencastr waives hobbyist limits, since we’re all stuck at home podcasting now

Zencastr waives hobbyist limits, since we’re all stuck at home podcasting now

I know, I know, don’t start a podcast just because you’re bored. Let’s be real though, the COVID-19 situation is going to be the event that launches a million podcasts, as we’re all stuck at home with hours to prattle on about things into the void. Zencastr, one of the better tools for remote podcasters,…