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

Will alternative investments become a staple in all investors’ portfolios?

Alternative investments — alts — are not just for institutional funds: Individual investors are showing an increased interest in this asset class.

Netflix results confirm we’re not in 2021 anymore

Netflix had a pretty great third quarter. But we are more interested in how the markets reacted: with a virtual clap.

Pay as you drive, or pay how you drive?

On a surface level, usage-based insurance makes a lot of sense. But differentiating users also raises all sorts of questions on what's fair, and where usage-based insurance is heading next.

The rise of product-led growth is creating opportunities for startups

More companies are adopting product-led growth (PLG) and usage-based pricing (UBP) than ever before. And a new wave of startups is helping them succeed at it.

Is investor bullishness on embedded insurtech warranted?

Embedded insurance — selling coverage at the same time as another product or service — is on the rise. Are investors bullish on the insurtech subsector?

After a series of misfires in Q3, here’s what we expect for startups in Q4

Join us for a jolly jaunt through our list of events that we failed to predict in Q3, and what we expect to happen in Q4 2022.

8 investors weigh in on the state of insurtech in Q3 2022

Seeing significant M&A activity and repricing in the public insurtech cohort left us wondering about their private peers: Are the same trends at play and to what extent?

Despite its many troubles, the insurtech market is ‘far from dead,’ investors say

The insurtech market has had a rough time this past year, so we reached out to eight investors to find out where insurtech is headed in Q4.

Stockholm-based Ripe helps product-led B2B companies find the ripest leads in their customer base

Swedish startup Ripe raised a $2 million pre-seed to aid companies with product-led growth.

For Brazilian shareholders, Nubank’s IPO has a bitter aftertaste

Nubank's decision is now another data point that leaves us wondering how long it will be before another Latin American fintech dares to IPO.

Mighty Capital’s thesis is that the best product wins — even more so in a downturn

You can't be product-led without a great product.

Declining VC investment into LatAm startups could throttle digital growth

The decline in venture capital into Latin American startups may not prove lethal. However, it may slow the pace at which LatAm economies digitize.

5 questions for venture capital in Q3 2022

We’re gearing up for a wave of venture capital data that will start to drop in less than two weeks' time. Here’s what we want to determine when we get the final figures in.

No money for shelfware

SaaS management companies are an opportunity within an otherwise crowded market.

After the Figma-Adobe deal, which design startups are acquisition targets?

News that Adobe will buy upstart design software unicorn Figma for $20 billion was the single largest event in startup land this week, a surprise upset over the Ethereum Merge coming to fruition.

YC batch shows founders remain optimistic about fintech

Taking another look at the recent cohort of startups that went through the American accelerator Y Combinator, you wouldn’t really be able to tell that fintech had lost much of its founder favor.

Has France cracked the YC recipe?

Three of the eight French startups selected for Y Combinator's Summer 22 batch are also former residents of the Station F campus in Paris, so we chatted with its director, Roxanne Varza.

Our 10 favorite startups from YC’s S22 Demo Day: Part 2

This list is for fun, in no particular order -- just startups that stood out to TechCrunch reporters for one reason or another.

The biggest moonshots in YC’s S22 batch

Do bigger checks lead to bigger swings? Y Combinator’s latest participants are the second batch to land a $500,00 check as part of the accelerator’s recently refreshed standard deal. And while the

Where is Y Combinator startup-hunting in 2022?

YC's smaller cohort had us curious about the second-order effects of admitting fewer companies: What would a smaller batch do to the geographic makeup of the companies at the accelerator?
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