Alex Wilhelm

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast.

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Divining the real value of my favorite fintech sub-niche 

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading.

Daily Crunch: Apple, Google bow to Russian pressure

Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Friday, September 17th! What a week, ya’ll. It is now just days before Disrupt, which means the TechCrunch hive is buzzing. I’ll leave it by noting that Reid

Inside GitLab’s IPO filing

While the technology and business world worked towards the weekend, DevOps firm GitLab filed to go public. So we need to pause, digest the company's S-1 filing, and come to some early conclusions.

A knock against bootstrapping

Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex were all aboard this week under the guidance of Chris and Grace, which meant we had the full team. And speaking of teams, Mary Ann is joining the Friday show on a

The value of software revenue may have finally stopped rising

Startups are raising record sums around the world, thanks to several contributing factors. But the free ride could be ending.

Daily Crunch: Lucid Air puts Tesla in rearview mirror by earning 520-mile EPA range rating

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

What could stop the startup boom?

Similar to how certain macroeconomic conditions have provided a long-term boost, a reversal of those conditions could do the opposite.

Daily Crunch: SpaceX set to launch 4 civilians into orbit for 3-day mission

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Forge’s SPAC deal is a bet on unicorn illiquidity

The total addressable market that Forge serves is growing by the day, with more and more unicorns being born and a steady drumbeat of unicorn IPOs doing little to clear the decks.

Airbase adds spend support for international subsidiaries

Airbase, a corporate spend management startup, announced this morning that it now supports subsidiaries in different countries for U.S.-based businesses. As more companies lean into remote work, and a

Why bringing you emergency toothpaste could be big business

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic.

Daily Crunch: Here’s what happened at Apple’s virtual 2021 fall event

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Apple sheds value during iPhone event

The TechCrunch crew is hard at work writing up the latest from Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch event. They have good notes on the megacorp’s hardware updates. But what are the markets

Atlanta’s sundry startups join in global VC funding boom

With around $3 billion invested in the first half of 2021, already around a 50% gain on 2020’s full-year figures, it’s clear Atlanta is seeing an unprecedented wave of venture investment.

Here’s what your BNPL startup could be worth

What would you pay for $1 of BNPL GMV?

The Equity crew riffs on the Intuit-Mailchimp news

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We are back! From this morning, I suppose. But the news cycle doesn&

Daily Crunch: Apple urges users to update all devices after hacktivists reveal zero-day flaw

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Intuit confirms $12B deal to buy Mailchimp

This afternoon Intuit confirmed persistent rumors that it was in the process of buying Mailchimp, detailing a $12 billion transaction that will bring the well-known email infra company to its corporat

What to make of Freshworks’ first IPO price range

It appears that Freshworks is pretty reasonably priced in its current range.

Toast looks toward $18B valuation in upcoming IPO

If you were considering buying into Toast's IPO in hopes of having a say in its future, don't. You won't.
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