Tag: Company

To raise a fund, this agtech outfit built a content company first (now it has $60 million to put to work) – TechCrunch

Rob LeClerc has the kind of pedigree that investors tend to like. He has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Calgary and a PhD in computational biology from Yale. In fact, at least ten years ago, what he really wanted to do with his degrees was to find and fund agriculture-related…


French aerospace company Gama raises $2M to develop a solar sail spacecraft – TechCrunch

Just as sea breezes propel sailboats across the sea on Earth, solar radiation might one day be able to propel spacecraft between the stars. Or at least that’s the hope of French start-up Gama. The aerospace company was founded in 2020 by Louis de Gouyon Matignon, Thibaud Elziere, and Andrew Nutter, whose goal is to…


After Anaplan, which SaaS company will private equity target next? – TechCrunch

Last night, private equity firm Thoma Bravo said it agreed to acquire Anaplan for $10.7 billion. The financial planning software company’s stock has declined sharply in the last six months, which likely gave the PE firm a chance to pounce. The stock market hasn’t been kind to SaaS companies in recent months, which makes us wonder…


How to Build a Successful Tech Company From the Ground Up

Approximately 90 percent of startups fail before they become profitable, often because of a few basic mistakes. Nearly half of these tech company failures result from the product not being something people actually needed. Other common causes of startup failures include running out of money or team members who weren’t well-qualified for their roles. These…