VC funding is drying up. Here’s a four-time founder’s guide to surviving a market downturn

Over the past few months, the startup community has been hit particularly hard by economic uncertainty. Following unprecedented losses, SoftBank signaled that they would cut headcount and exit stakes in some of their most noteworthy investments. Leading venture capital firms like Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator have issued stark warnings to founders telling them to … Read more

Why Mark Cuban rejected ‘Shark Tank’ engagement ring company Do Amore

Krish Himmatramka’s engagement ring company, Do Amore, sounds like any investor’s dream: Its diamond products are ethically sourced and thoughtfully produced, and the business makes a lot of money. The company brought in $ 11.5 million in 2021 revenue, eight years after launching in 2013. But on Friday’s episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Mark Cuban … Read more

at-home testing, from Covid to cancer, worth $2 billion dollars

The market for home tests is bigger than just Covid tests, and it is bigger than over-the-counter pregnancy tests. In fact, the new marketplace for consumer-initiated laboratory tests could be worth more than $ 2 billion by 2025, according to Quest Diagnostics. “We have seen over 100% growth in 2021 compared to 2020,” Everly Health … Read more