TechCrunch+ Roundup: AI investor survey, calculating TAM, inside the FTX trial

Follow-on financing is harder to raise these days, which means founders must watch their spending like hawks while keeping the peace with their investors like sweet, cooing doves. Which proofs are investors looking for before they’ll commit to additional funding, what’s an acceptable burn rate, and how much runway do you need before raising more? … Read more

Bank of Japan survey shows manufacturers optimistic about economy

TOKYO — Business sentiment among big Japanese manufacturers improved in July-September for the second straight quarter, according to a central bank survey released Monday. The Bank of Japan’s “tankan” quarterly survey measured business sentiment among major manufacturers at plus 9, up from plus 5 in June. Sentiment among major non-manufacturers rose four points to plus … Read more

TechCrunch+ Roundup: Prompt engineering, web3 gaming survey, how to spend $10K on paid ads

Few VCs are experts in machine learning or building deep learning frameworks, but most of them are pretty good with unit economics. Which is why they’re laser-focused on generative AI’s tech stack. Whether it’s infrastructure, middleware, applications or something else, investors are looking for founders who can dig defensible moats and dominate. Full TechCrunch+ articles … Read more

Mannequin 3 homeowners love their Teslas however more and more not Elon Musk: survey

Bloomberg’s newest survey of hundreds of Mannequin 3 homeowners presents a conflicted view of Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk, suggesting that whereas homeowners are proud of their automobiles they’re souring on Musk himself. The survey, which requested 5,000 Mannequin 3 homeowners a sequence of questions on their automobiles and views on Tesla and Elon … Read more

TechCrunch+ roundup: AI + journey, fusion investor survey, why you will by no means get funding

Most founders gained’t understand that they’re on the fallacious observe till it’s too late. That’s as a result of failure is one thing many entrepreneurs can solely understand in hindsight: the day-to-day work of constructing a startup requires a excessive diploma of confidence — and for some, denial. Quoting the film “Grosse Pointe Clean,” maybe … Read more

92% of programmers are utilizing AI instruments, says GitHub developer survey

marian/Getty Pictures It wasn’t that way back that the concept of utilizing AI for growth was science fiction. Then, alongside got here GitHub Copilot, Microsoft’s AI pair-programming service, in the summertime of 2022.  Then, in November 2023, ChatGPT 3.5 appeared, and everybody bought enthusiastic about AI. However, you already knew that. You may not know … Read more

TechCrunch+ roundup: South Korea investor survey, 1-hour board conferences, enterprise leasing fundamentals

After gross sales software program startup TigerEye closed its Sequence A and established a board of administrators, its co-founders put them on discover: One factor we’d wish to by no means do is the three-hour, too-in-the-weeds, non-strategic board assembly. “Each board deck I’ve made and seen is greater than 80 pages lengthy,” says Tracy Younger, … Read more