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  • Twitter, And Pretty Much Everyone Else, Had A Bad Day

    Twitter, And Pretty Much Everyone Else, Had A Bad Day

    Today was not a good day for tech stocks. Universally, tech stocks crashed today alongside everything else, erasing billions in value across the board, as part of a bad day overall for the market. There’s not a whole lot of confidence throughout the market, but tech — even bellwethers like Apple — weren’t safe today. That being said, some stocks got particularly hammered… Read More

  • With 100,000 Sellers Connected, Square’s App Marketplace Builds A Bridge

    With 100,000 Sellers Connected, Square’s App Marketplace Builds A Bridge

    Square is announcing that the App Marketplace has seen 100,000 sellers connected, a number that has doubled since January of last year. Read More

  • 2015 IPO Scorecard: How Box, Square, Fitbit And Others Stacked Up

    2015 was not a good year for IPOs. In fact, it was the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009, with more and more startups opting to remain private longer. Stock market swings stemming from an oil crisis and a delayed interest rate decision meant that some companies in the pipeline decided to postpone their IPO until 2016.  “Investors in the market were looking… Read More

  • Worst Year For Tech IPOs Since 2009

    Worst Year For Tech IPOs Since 2009

    With just 28 technology companies entering the U.S. public markets, 2015 was the worst year for IPOs since 2009, according to Dealogic. This compares to 62 last year and 48 the year before, with 131 “unicorns” opting to remain private longer. “We haven’t seen so few tech IPOs since the 2008-09 U.S. financial crisis,” notes Kathleen Smith, principal at IPO ETF… Read More

  • A Square Pop, And A Drop

    A Square Pop, And A Drop

    Square’s IPO came in hot, bouncing more than 40 percent in its first day of trading. Priced conservatively, the offering did what all IPOs must do to set a positive narrative: rise. In the ensuing days of trading, Square has slipped. Today, as TechCrunch reported, shares in Square fell for the third consecutive session. A good first day, it seems, does not a good first week make. Read More

  • Square’s New Apple Pay And Chip Card Reader Available To Pre-Order

    Square’s New Apple Pay And Chip Card Reader Available To Pre-Order

    Shortly after going public, Square announced that its new card reader is now available to pre-order on its website for $49. The new reader will ship in early 2016. Read More

  • Are IPOs The New Down Rounds?

    Are IPOs The New Down Rounds?

    It’s become a meme in tech circles, “IPOs are the new down round,” venture capitalists quip. The dreaded “down round,” when a startup raises capital beneath its prior valuation, is getting pushed back to the public markets. While most companies grow their value in the stock market, Square, Box  and Hortonworks went public at market caps that were lower than what… Read More

  • Square Investor Says IPO Hoopla Overblown

    Several years ago, the venture firm GGV Capital invested in the Series C round of payment technology company Square, whose shares soared more than 40 percent on their first day of public trading yesterday (and are trading down a few percent today, at $12.78 apiece as of this writing). It’s perhaps unsurprising then that GGV managing director Glenn Solomon thinks the company has… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week two major tech companies went public, Pandora acquired Rdio and Lyft financials leaked. The Cribs crew visited the visually stunning Minted HQ, and we discussed the rentpocalypse with the CEO of Zumper on Bullish. These are our biggest stories of the week. Read More

  • The IPO Market Fails To Die

    The IPO Market Fails To Die

    Technology IPOs, written off for the year just months ago, are back. And back in style. Both Square and Match Group posted incredibly solid first-day results yesterday. You can’t knock that. All sarcastic tweets aside, the firms priced at a point that allowed each a nice pop. That’s how you build a damn narrative. Read More

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