EIT Health InnoStars Awards, a programme that is open for micro and small enterprises, startups and spin-offs is launching the InnoStars Awards Startup Demo Day, where you can meet with Europe’s 15 most promising healthcare startups that have created outstanding products and solutions. Out of the 15 selected teams, the ultimate finalists will be announced…
Disrupt was just days ago, but the TechCrunch crew is continuing our regular series of public chats with leading founders and venture capitalists under the Extra Crunch Live banner.
Today, we’re excited to host Andrew Braccia and Sonali De Rycker from Accel. The pair of investors will join us for a live Q&A at 2 p.m. EDT time today (11 a.m. PDT, 8 p.m. CET). Links and details are down below.
As discussed last week when we announced the session, there’s a lot to get to. Braccia led Slack’s Series A, which means we’ll need to discuss remote work, the direct listing debate and modern SaaS stuff. And with De Rycker we’ll dig into what she’s seeing in Europe and how the two startup markets compare in today’s evolving markets.
(If you are just catching up to Extra Crunch Live, we’ve been hosting live discussions since the early COVID-19 days here in the United States with folks like Mark Cuban, Plaid founder Zach Perret and Sequoia’s Roelof Botha taking part.)
I’ve also been thinking about India (Accel raised a fifth India fund in 2019), which will be worth talking about a little bit even if neither of our guests primarily focuses on the country. And if we have time, it would even be good to get their feelings and reactions to the TikTok mess.
But, before we get into the more exotic areas of conversation we’ll power through the nuts-and-bolts stuff that founders want to know: How active Accel is today, what size checks it is currently writing, its sector focuses and the like. Given that we have a full hour if we want it, we’ll be able to cover a lot of ground.
Be sure to bring your own questions, and I’ll do my best to get to them as we chat.
It should prove to be a good, and, I hope, useful conversation that I am looking forward to hosting. Login details follow for Extra Crunch folks, and you can snag a cheap trial here if you need access.
(If you want to pre-submit a question, you can tweet it at me, but after the actual livestream kicks off I will no longer be checking Twitter. Get them in now, in other words.)
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In the midst of Disrupt 2020, we’re busy keeping tabs on all the panels, chats, demos and battling startups, but we’re also prepping for what comes next. Next Tuesday, the Extra Crunch Live series of Q&As with founders and investors resumes, this time with guests Andrew Braccia and Sonali De Rycker from Accel.
If you are just catching up to Extra Crunch Live, we’ve been hosting live discussions since the early COVID-19 days here in the United States with folks like Mark Cuban, Plaid founder Zach Perret and Sequoia’s Roelof Botha taking part.
The Accel chat is going to be interesting for a few reasons, one of which is that Braccia is the opposite of loud — TechCrunch has noted his general reticence to public comment in prior reporting. But Braccia was early money into Slack, which means he’ll have good perspective into the direct listing market, the IPO market writ large, SaaS and the remote-work boom. We’ll make sure to get the latest.
De Rycker is a bit more active in the public sphere and has lead deals into companies like Sennder (which recently did a deal with Uber), Shift Technology and Avito, which sold to Naspers for north of $ 1 billion last year. As you can tell from that string of deals, De Rycker will be able to give us a working dig into what’s up in the European startup scene.
And as De Rycker worked as an investment banker before VC, we’ll see what she has to say regarding today’s M&A and IPO climes.
All in all, it’s going to be a good time that I am looking forward to hosting. Login details follow for Extra Crunch folks, and you can snag a cheap trial here if you need access.
Until then, enjoy Disrupt and we’ll see you on Tuesday. Don’t forget to bring your best questions, and we might get to one of them!
We all need to build. Some build physically, others virtually. Innovation never stops, and this year Oslo Innovation Week is bringing it to you, wherever you are. That’s right – this year, they are going digital! You’re invited to Oslo Innovation Week 2020 You could be a founder building a growth company, or an investor…
After reviewing the possibility of working with nearly 900 startups, conducting 30 pilots and running post-pilot collaborations with 12 companies, the OTP Group is opening its fourth Startup Partner Program. Applications can be submitted by later-stage startups and scaleups from any location until 23 October 2020, and the successful cooperation will be supported by bank managers,…
The 2020 class of Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator is graduating with an official demo day on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), and you can watch all the teams present their startups live via the stream above. This year’s class includes 10 companies building innovative new solutions to challenges either directly or indirectly related to commercial space.
Techstars Starburst is a program with a lot of heavyweight backing from both private industry and public agencies, including from NASA’s JPL, the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, Israel Aerospace Industries North America and The Aerospace Corporation. The program, led by managing director Matt Kozlov, is usually based locally in LA, where much of the space industry has significant presence, but this year the demo day is going online due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Few, if any, programs out there can claim such a broad representation of big-name partners from across commercial, military and general civil space in terms of stakeholders, which is the main reason it manages to attract a range of interesting startups. This is the second class of graduating startups from the Starburst Space Accelerator; last year’s batch included some exceptional standouts like in-orbit refueling company Orbit Fab (also a TechCrunch Battlefield participant), imaging microsatellite company Pixxel and satellite propulsion company Morpheus.
As for this year’s class, you can check out a full list of all 10 participating companies below. The demo day presentations begin tomorrow, September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. PDT, so you can check back in here then to watch live as they provide more details about what it is they do.
A synthetic data API that allows AI teams to generate their own custom datasets up to 99% faster — no tedious collection, curation or labelling required.
A virtual reality content management system that makes it super easy for curriculum designers to create and deploy immersive learning experiences.
The most efficient gas storage systems in the universe.
Lux is developing next generation System-on-Foil electronics.
Developer of next-generation pattern-based AI/ML systems.
Engineering collaboration software for teams building challenging deep tech projects.
Providing satellite radar-based intelligence for decision makers.
Developing stratospheric microballoons to capture the freshest, high-res earth observation data.
Real-time remote robotic controls.
Proactive air insights.
The discussion is part of our Extra Crunch Live series that has been live for the last several months. It’s been a good run, with guests like Charles Hudson, Sydney Sykes and Mark Cuban. We’ve also had entrepreneurs swing by, including one of the founders of Plaid.
But it’s about time we added Lawson to the mix as he’s in a slightly different spot than most guests to date, namely, he’s the CEO of multibillion dollar public company. Mostly at TechCrunch we talk to the founders and financiers of the private companies that might go public someday.
As we wrote last week, we plan to talk to Lawson about a number of things, including the rising popularity of API-focused startups in recent quarters and how it feels to see companies calling themselves the “Twilio for X.” But since we announced the chat, the world has changed a bit, so we have a few new things we want to throw at the CEO.
Such as, how can he tell when it’s the right time to go public, and what are the best ways to balance growth and deficits when public markets value revenue so highly? Yesterday a host of tech companies filed to go public, so we’ll get Lawson’s take on their decision to pull the trigger today, during a pandemic, recession and election year.
We’ll also riff on taking a big company remote and find out what he thinks about heading back to the office. We’re also taking audience questions, so get prepped for the afternoon. Details follow for Extra Crunch members. If you haven’t done so yet, sign up today so you can join the conversation.
Zoom and YouTube links after the jump, along with calendar notes so you won’t forget. Chat soon!
Overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic could be just one of many positive results of Israel and the United Arab Emirates establishing full diplomatic relations on August 13, 2020.
The historic pact is expected to trigger numerous joint projects in health, economics, agriculture, water technology, telecommunications, security, culture, tourism and other fields.
Read more here.
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