TechCrunch+ roundup: 7 VCs who are taking pitches, AI best practices, zero-based budgeting

It’s too early to determine whether SVB’s downfall heralds a new era for venture capital, but based on anecdotal evidence, off-the-record discussions and chats with co-workers, it seems like we’re back to business as usual as far as pre-revenue startup fundraising is concerned.
Not a scientific sampling, but I noticed that several investors signaled this week on Twitter that they remain interested in talking to founders who are still at the idea stage.
I shy away from sharing hot takes, but here’s one: With contagion contained, the VC community feels good about writing smallish checks fo