Connie Loizos

Connie Loizos

Loizos has been reporting on Silicon Valley since the late ’90s, when she joined the original Red Herring magazine. She is currently the Silicon Valley Editor of TechCrunch. She’s also the founder of StrictlyVC, a daily e-newsletter and lecture series.

The Latest from Connie Loizos

Poshmark is pushing into the public market at a high-end valuation as the resale market sizzles

Poshmark, the nine-year-old, Redwood City Ca.-based online marketplace for second-hand clothing, beauty, and home decor products, is set to start trading as a public company on the Nasdaq tomorrow aft

Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko on their new fund, SPACs and the great tech exodus

Future Ventures — cofounded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko, a colleague of Jurvetson at his last firm, DFJ, as well as an investor previously with Airbu

Two ex-Sequoia VCs: The most ‘compelling emerging market’ may be America, outside of Silicon Valley

Roughly eight years ago, investors Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen left Silicon Valley to open a venture firm, Drive Capital, in Columbus, Ohio. It wasn’t an easy decision. Leaving California wasn&#

Venrock’s Bryan Roberts on the firm’s new $450 million fund, and where it’s shopping in 2021

Venrock, the 51-year-old firm that started as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family, has closed its ninth fund with $450 million, the same amount it raised for its last two funds. The outfit, with

Detroit’s Ludlow Ventures goes for fund four

Venture funds have been springing up everywhere in recent years. But a decade ago, it was far more difficult to build a new venture brand far away from a tech hub like Silicon Valley, New York, or Bos

VCs dispense with niceties during Capitol riots: ‘Never talk to me again’

It was hard not to feel emotional today, as the world watched for more than four hours as rioters stormed into and throughout the Capitol building in Washington to disrupt the certification of the ele

Silicon Valley Bank just made an even bigger push into wealth management

SVB Financial Group agreed today to buy Boston Private Financial Holdings in Boston for $900 million in cash and stock. It’s a big deal for SVB, which has earned a reputation over its 37-year hi

On the diversity front, 2020 may prove a tipping point

While it remains an ongoing challenge to get these numbers in sync with other industries, there were two developments specifically in 2020 that may beget more action in 2021.

3 VCs discuss space junk and what else they’re betting on right now

Space may be the final frontier, but in terms of investment, VCs are just getting started.

Wish (and Airbnb, and Palantir) investor Justin Fishner-Wolfson doesn’t care about first-day pops

It’s probably no wonder that when Founders Fund was still a very young venture firm, it brought aboard as its first principal Justin Fishner-Wolfson. Having nabbed two degrees from Stanford and

The venture firm SOSV has hired former TechCrunch COO Ned Desmond to help grow its startups

Ned Desmond, a longtime publishing executive who spent more than half a dozen years at Time Inc. before becoming the chief operating officer of both TechCrunch and Engadget for more than eight years,

AutoLeap says it will repair your lousy relationship with car shops

No one likes having to go to the automotive repair shop. There’s little transparency into what happens after a car is dropped off, invoices are often little more than a series of illegible bulle

This VC introduced Palantir’s first business hire to its earliest engineer, then his business took off

You might not know of XYZ Venture Capital, a four-year-old, San Francisco-based seed-stage venture firm, but many veterans of Palantir are surely aware of it. XYZ says it has already backed 22 startup

Lux Capital’s Deena Shakir sees space and frontier tech going mainstream right now

Deena Shakir joined Lux Capital as a partner last year after spending seven years with Google, the last of them with GV, Google’s venture unit. While Shakir seems to fit right in with the firm &

Oracle is headed to Texas now, too

Austinites, watch out; another tech company is headed into town. Just days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed during an interview that he has moved to Texas, and less than two weeks after HP Enterpris

Benchmark fills out its, yes, bench, with Miles Grimshaw

Benchmark, the storied venture firm, has brought aboard a fifth general partner: 29-year-old Miles Grimshaw, a Yale graduate who joins the outfit from Thrive Capital, where he similarly joined a team

Early DoorDash investor Saar Gur makes the case for 10x growth from here

The stunning debut of the food delivery company DoorDash on the public market this week has plenty of people puzzled. While undeniably fast-growing, the unprofitable delivery company has come under fi

Anna Palmer just became the first female general partner at Flybridge

Better late than never. So it might be said of the Boston and New York-based seed-stage firm Flybridge, which is today announcing that Anna Palmer has joined as general partner. She is the first woman

Newly funded OfficeTogether looks to help employees return to work safely

Amy Yin doesn’t foresee startups resuming a five-day-a-week in-office work schedule, even after COVID-19 has been battled back. It’s probably a safe bet. Many companies have learned this y

Wish wants to be the Amazon for the rest of us; will retail investors buy it?

Most people know Wish as a site that sells throwaway doodads from China, but in anticipation of its impending IPO, the 10-year-old San Francisco-based company has begun portraying itself as a kind of
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