Serena Williams’ next act in venture capital is essential in this moment

Lights, camera, another backhand winner down the line. It’s hard to imagine that in two weeks, Serena Williams is playing what could — and most likely will be — her last tennis tournament after 23 Grand Slams and decades of dazzling on center courts. She announced her retirement in the latest issue of Vogue magazine, writing that she will be “evolving” away from the sport to focus on family and her career as a venture capitalist. Williams founded her own firm, Serena Ventures, in 2014 and raised a $111 million inaugural fund this year to invest in “founders with diverse … Continue reading Serena Williams’ next act in venture capital is essential in this moment

The phishing catch of the day is Twillio (and other TC news)

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Natasha Mascarenhas is back to talk about VC-backed aperitif company Haus being forced to sell. Then we’re joined by Carly page to talk about a recent phishing campaign that targeted Twilio and many other internet companies. And as always, we’ll catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week. Articles from the episode: Haus, a VC-backed aperitif startup, is up for sale after Series A falls through Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies Other news from the week: SoftBank cautions longer startup winter because unicorn founders are unwilling … Continue reading The phishing catch of the day is Twillio (and other TC news)