On a mission to be the ‘Affirm for B2B,’ Vartana secures $57M in debt, equity – TechCrunch

Buy Now, Pay Later startups have focused heavily on the consumer, and a growing group of them are now focusing on the B2B space. The premise behind this is that after all, companies need more flexible payment options as well. For example, in December Affirm spinout Resolve, which specializes in “buy now, pay later” capabilities … Read more

5 areas where VCs can play an outsized role in addressing climate change – TechCrunch

Jamil Wayne is a consultant, investor, and author focused on entrepreneurship, technology, and economic development in emerging markets. He has worked with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the United Nations, the Clean Energy Projects Group, Schmidt Futures, Ashoka, and other organizations. Abrar Choudary contributor Dr. Abrar Chowdhury is a Research Fellow in Climate … Read more

Inside Secfi’s 2021 state of stock options equity report – TechCrunch

Frederik Mijnhardt Contributor Frederik Mijnhardt is the CEO of Secfi, an equity planning platform for startup executives and employees. Last year set a new record for public exits, with more than 844 US companies going public via an initial public offering (IPO), a direct listing, or through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). That’s 105% … Read more