University credit and talent for Techstars alumni

Today, Techstars announced something really interesting – a partnership with leading educational institutions (so far this includes The University of Colorado and Northeastern University) to offer Techstars accelerator alumni instant credit towards degree programs at those universities. Think of it as a head start on an MBA or other degree, based on the direct experience …

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Techstars Foundation Accelerates Equity

In 2015, I helped get the Techstars Foundation going. The Techstars Foundation focuses on gifts of both cash and network support for organizations that improve access to entrepreneurship for underrepresented entrepreneurs. So far, we’ve given around $1.1M in grants, and we hope that the active help from the Techstars network has been an even more …

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How are startup financings and M&A impacted by the pandemic? (through Oct 2020)

Back in April of this year I wrote “Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic?” with the goal of sharing the Techstars view of how things have been changing given the events of 2020. Here’s an update to that data through the end of October, 2020. Remember, the graphs show when the activity …

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A review of the first eleven Techstars Unicorns

Someone asked me the other day “How many unicorns has Techstars funded?” When I asked them to guess they said “2 or 3.” I told them it was closer to ten. Actually, there are currently eleven. Here’s quick review of the eleven companies valued at $1B or more that Techstars has funded to date. These …

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Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic? (Update through July, 2020)

Back in April of this year I wrote “Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic?” with the goal of sharing the Techstars view of how things have been changing over the events of the first half of 2020. Here’s an update to that data through the end of June, 2020. Remember, the graphs …

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Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic? (Update through June, 2020)

Back in April of this year I wrote “Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic?” with the goal of sharing the Techstars view of how things have been changing over the events of the first half of 2020. Here’s an update to that data through the end of June, 2020. Remember, the graphs …

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