Anna Heim

Anna Heim

Reporter, TC+

Extra Crunch Daily Reporter at TechCrunch, exploring SaaS and more. Former LATAM & Media Editor at The Next Web, startup founder and Sciences Po Paris alum.

The Latest from Anna Heim

Weedmaps for Business debuts as a SaaS suite for cannabis retailers and brands

Veteran cannabis tech company WM Technology is rebranding and expanding its SaaS offering to move upstream beyond its existing Weedmaps marketplace. Previously known as WM Business, this B2B subscript

Tracking venture capital data to pinpoint the next US startup hot spots

Taking a look at an M25 dataset ranking Midwest U.S. cities across datapoints including startup activity, venture activity and business climate.

Who you gonna call? Good question

Many Big Tech companies are notoriously hard to get a hold of when running into any sort of problem. Yet, consumer-facing startups excel at customer support with far fewer resources.

Will a weaker euro lead to greater US investment in European startups?

A strong dollar makes deals in Europe potentially cheaper for American investors and could make selling abroad more attractive to euro-denominated startups.

Stocks with friends

Several startups want to make it easier and friendlier for individuals to buy stocks. But isn't pandemic-era stock picking just a bad habit that'd better be left behind?

What do Big Tech earnings tell us about the health of consumer demand?

How are consumers doing? Today we’re taking a look inside Big Tech results to try to answer that particular question, which relates directly to startups hoping to serve the same consumer demands.

Latin America’s slowing VC market hides local strength

To really understand what’s going on with Latin American venture capital funding, we have to go deeper than the regional perspective can afford us.

Why Clocktower Technology Ventures is still bullish on Latin American fintechs

One year after Clocktower Technology Ventures (CTV) launched a fund to invest in Latin American fintechs, we discussed the fund's latest thoughts on the region with partner Ben Savage.

Cash is nice — as an option

Cashless transactions are on the rise, but cash payments are still a reality for American cannabis dispensaries and emerging countries – and they come at a cost. Are we ready for the end of cash?

Did no one tell Europe the party is over?

Did no one tell European venture capitalists and startup founders that we’re supposed to be on the cusp of a global recession?

Dutchie Pay wants to help you stop paying in cash for your cannabis

Dutchie Pay is a payment solution designed for the very specific requirements of the legal cannabis market in the U.S. but also indicative of the wider problems faced by cash-based businesses.

Empowering a new wave of health tech startups — with data

Health tech right now benefits not only from the rise of open data, but also from the democratization of data analytics and privacy-preserving synthetic data.

Yes, it’s become harder for startups to raise funding

To better understand where the venture market stands today, we’ve pulled in a dataset from DocSend, a software service that helps founders create and share their pitch decks with investors.

5 investors discuss Latin America’s symbiotic relationship with crypto

To understand how Latin American startups are preparing to weather the crypto winter, we talked to five investors who have bet on companies that are going a step further than traditional finance.

5 investors explain why Latin America is poised to weather the crypto winter

From high poverty rates to low financial inclusion, there are common threads throughout LatAm that explain why trends such as play-to-earn crypto gaming have seen widespread adoption.

Venture capital slowed in Q2 (but it’s evolving)

As expected, global venture totals fell last quarter. According to CB Insights data, some $108.5 billion was raised by startups across 7,651 deals in Q2.

From spinouts to fundraising to M&A, founders need transparent deal terms

The information on term sheet provisions may have been forgotten during the last cycle, but at least it's available, which is less the case for university spinouts and M&As.

VCs slow Latin American investments after blowout 2021

A report from the Latin America-focused Sling Hub platform indicates that June was a record-low result for the value of venture capital fundraising. What does that mean for the region moving forward?

As Deezer goes public via SPAC, is the blank-check boom really over?

Let’s chat through the results of the Deezer deal, how quickly the IPO market has changed more generally, and then drill into the European SPAC market in the wake of Deezer’s demonstrative debut.

Retail investors or guinea pigs?

From early IPOs to startup crowdfunding, are non-professional investors assuming more risk than they should?
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