Benchmark'S Peter Fenton: "10 To 20 Years Of Innovation Just Got Pulled Forward"

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TikTok's Chinese rival Kuaishou becomes a popular online bazaar: Rita Liao


In China, short video apps aren’t just for mindless time killing. These services are becoming online bazaars where users can examine products, see how they are grown and made, and ask sellers questions during live sessions. Kuaishou, the main rival of TikTok’…

Benchmark's Peter Fenton: "10 to 20 years of innovation just got pulled forward": Connie Loizos


Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, venture capitalist Peter Fenton joined us to talk about a variety of issues. Among them, we discussed how he’s putting his stamp on Benchmark now that, 15 years after joining the storied firm, he’s its most senior member. …

Meet the five startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt 2020: Anthony Ha


TechCrunch hosted an unusual Startup Battlefield this week — the founders, judges, audience and moderator (me) were all in different locations, doing our best to interact over WebEx. But the 20 startups still demonstrated their products and explained their vi…

Schools are closing their doors, but OpenDoor isn’t: Alex Wilhelm


Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and myself hosted a live taping at Disrupt for a digital receptio…

Daily Crunch: Twitter tightens security ahead of election: Anthony Ha


Twitter takes preemptive steps to avoid election-related hacks, we check out the new Apple Watches and Facebook launches new business tools. This is your Daily Crunch for September 17, 2020. The big story: Twitter tightens security ahead of election Twitter s…

Boston Robotics delivers plan for logistics robots as early as next year: Devin Coldewey


Boston Dynamics is just months away from announcing their approach to logistics, the first real vertical it aims to enter, after proving their ability to build robots at scale with the quadrupedal Spot. The company’s new CEO, Robert Playter, sees the company …

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer say that their accelerator can help diversify Hollywood: Anthony Ha


Impact Creative Systems (formerly Imagine Impact) is bringing a startup accelerator-style approach to finding fresh creative talent, and it announced this morning that, with funding from venture capital firm Benchmark, it’s spinning out from Imagine Entertain…

Cloudflare's Michelle Zatlyn on getting funding for crazy ideas: Frederic Lardinois


It’s not easy getting funding for any startup, but when Cloudflare launched at one of our early events ten years ago, most investors sure thought its idea was a bit out there. Today, Cloudflare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn joined us at our virtual Disrupt event…

Fabletics eyes what's next for its activewear empire: Lucas Matney


Like plenty of other modern direct-to-consumer companies, influencer marketing has been an essential part of Fabletics’ journey. Actress Kate Hudson co-founded the company and co-CEO Adam Golderberg believes that its network of spokespeople has been key to th…

Here are the 19 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator Demo Day XXV today: Greg Kumparak


When Alchemist Accelerator shifted its Demo Day to virtual earlier this year, Alchemist director and founder Ravi Belani told me it was a move he expected the team to stick with for some time. Nearly half a year later it’s time for another Demo Day — and sure…


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