Joanna Glasner is a business and technology columnist covering all things venture capital. She was previously a reporter for Wired and Reuters.

South Korea Aims For Startup Gold

For the next ten days, the eyes of the world will be on the snowy slopes of Pyeongchang. Meanwhile, a couple of hours away in Seoul, a burgeoning startup scene is seeing investments multiply, generating exits, and even creating a unicorn or two.

February 15, 2018

Startup Fundraising And Exits Look Bullish For Bio And Health

After nearly a year, venture capitalists nabbed their first U.S. acquisition for over a billion dollars. And it wasn’t a tech startup. Nor was it a company on the list of known unicorns. And it had nothing to do with blockchain. No, the award for the first big exit in a really long time goes to Impact Biomedicines, a developer of cancer therapeutics.

January 17, 2018

Looking Back At Softbank’s Big Year

In an effort to pinpoint the startups spaces that are see the greatest impact from SoftBank’s largess, Crunchbase drilled into the activities of the firm’s $100 billion Vision Fund and affiliated investment vehicles. We look at total investment, stage focus, and geographic dispersion. We then take a stab at what it all means.

December 20, 2017

How Tax Changes May Impact US Startups

In an effort to envision how the pending tax bill might affect U.S. startups and their investors, Crunchbase News reached out to tech industry taxation experts. We touched on topics including the M&A climate, tax treatment of interest expenses, and whether rising costs of living in high-tax states will prompt an exodus to cheaper locales. Combined with our own analysis, here are some thoughts on the potential impacts.

December 06, 2017

Virtual Reality Gets Its Groove Back

While virtual and augmented reality uptake may be slower than boosters expected or hoped, venture investment hasn’t slackened. Funding for VR and AR startups in 2017 is roughly on par with 2016 levels, a Crunchbase News analysis finds.

November 29, 2017