Alex Wilhelm

Alex Wilhelm is Crunchbase’s Editor in Chief. He previously worked for The Next Web, TechCrunch, and Mattermark.

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  • The US-based tech company that just went public in London Crunch Network

    The US-based tech company that just went public in London

    Boku, a U.S.-based carrier billing company, listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market recently, selling £45 million in stock. Only about one-third of those shares were from the company, however, with the rest sourced from extant shareholders. Let’s peek into the Boku offering to see what happened and what we might learn from it. Read More

  • Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

    Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, the crew — Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by David Pakman, a partner at Venrock, who helped us dig through the news. And news there was. We first dug into the big Musical.ly deal, working to understand why the company was… Read More

  • Unpacking Lyft’s projected financials Crunch Network

    Unpacking Lyft’s projected financials

    Last Friday, Bloomberg reported a sheaf of Lyft’s financials that paint a reasonably-sharp picture of the ridesharing company’s past and expected business performance. The short version, as you certainly expected, is that Lyft is growing quickly and loses money. The company, as you certainly expected, also expects to keep expanding its revenue while slowing its losses… Read More

  • Equity Shot: The Uber-SoftBank deal explained

    Equity Shot: The Uber-SoftBank deal explained

    Hello and welcome to another Equity Shot, a quick-hit episode of our venture-capital themed podcast. (Equity, released every Friday, focuses on the money behind the headlines.) This week Katie Roof and I — Alex Wilhelm — sank our teeth into the story that roiled the tech community’s weekend and continued to cause waves today. Yes, the Uber-SoftBank story. Read More

  • Equity podcast: Roku’s on a tear, and Snap had an awful week

    Equity podcast: Roku’s on a tear, and Snap had an awful week

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm dug into the recent earnings run and talked through what’s coming next in the IPO pipeline. We were joined by Heidi Mayon from Gunderson Dettmer, the perfect company this week to help us… Read More

  • Big tech goes five for five Crunch Network

    Big tech goes five for five

    As October came to a close, three of the five largest American tech companies beat earnings expectations. The quarterly results of Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet were impressive, with each firm bringing in both more revenue and profit than analysts had expected. And, as we explored at the time, the companies managed to come up with their wins in unique fashion. And so it goes this time… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Apple and Tesla report earnings, and IPOs are back

    Equity podcast: Apple and Tesla report earnings, and IPOs are back

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat due to the huge news cycle we followed. So, Katie Roof and I — Alex Wilhelm — brought David Golden into the studio to help us carve through it all. Golden is a managing partner at Revolution Ventures, an investing shop… Read More

  • How big tech just keeps getting bigger Crunch Network

    How big tech just keeps getting bigger

    After the bell on Thursday, a trio of major tech companies released their earnings reports en masse. And the results were strong, with each firm beating both revenue and profit expectations set by Wall Street. Read More

  • Equity podcast: Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter earnings madness

    Equity podcast: Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter earnings madness

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm — took it back to our roots with a show with just us hosts. Which worked out great as we had a lot to unpack. Tech! It never stops. This time ’round we had an earnings… Read More

  • Equity podcast: IPO spree continues, and Magic Leap wants $1 billion

    Equity podcast: IPO spree continues, and Magic Leap wants $1 billion

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew on deck: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm. All that and we were joined by Jeff Grabow, the U.S. venture capital leader at EY. Grabow was a treat to have on, as he has a wealth of knowledge of… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Uber’s board gets bigger, ForeScout’s security IPO, and venture investment trends

    Equity podcast: Uber’s board gets bigger, ForeScout’s security IPO, and venture investment trends

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the crew —Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Saar Gur, a general partner at CRV. This week we had no choice but to dive into Uber’s most recent headlines and happenings. We did not get into every possible… Read More

  • The United States’ share of global early-stage capital slips again

    The United States’ share of global early-stage capital slips again

    Tech hubs tend to generate material wealth for their workers and the countries that house them. Historically, Silicon Valley has served as the de facto hub for tech. But that is under assault from markets both domestic and abroad. So, how is the United States faring in terms of its share of global early-stage funding? Read More

  • Equity podcast: Google goes shopping, and IPO madness

    Equity podcast: Google goes shopping, and IPO madness

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today’s episode was especially fun, coming during what we might call “IPO Week” for obvious reasons. Happily, the whole crew was around the table to chew over the latest: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm. We… Read More

  • A look back in IPO: Apple, the early PC purveyor Crunch Network

    A look back in IPO: Apple, the early PC purveyor

    To wrap up our series of looks into the IPOs of tech’s Big 5, we turn to Apple. Being the first of five to go public, what can we learn from Cupertino’s debut? Heading back in time as we are, we lack readily accessible S-1 documents that the younger entrants to the group have posted. So what was Apple’s story as it raced to the public markets? Read More

  • Equity podcast: SoFi loses its CEO, big rounds for unicorns, and will this VC buy the iPhone X?

    Equity podcast: SoFi loses its CEO, big rounds for unicorns, and will this VC buy the iPhone X?

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital themed podcast that we are bringing live to Disrupt SF next Wednesday. All the cool kids will be there to chat numbers and heckle. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Accel’s Jake Flomenberg to dig through the biggest news of the week. And news there was. We… Read More

  • As global startup exits grow, Europe sees its profile rise Crunch Network

    As global startup exits grow, Europe sees its profile rise

    Looking at the number of exits produced and the total dollar volume those liquidity events commanded, the European startup scene has shown growth over the past year. That fact comes from the Startups M&A 2017 Report — made in partnership with Crunchbase and Mind the Bridge. So how much has changed since the last report? Read More

  • Equity podcast: Roku is going public, 23andMe raises $200M and Juicero is dead

    Equity podcast: Roku is going public, 23andMe raises $200M and Juicero is dead

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast. This week Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself — Alex! — sat down with Micah Rosenbloom, an investor with Founder Collective to sit down and chew over the week’s news. We managed to not talk about Uber this episode, which was a welcome respite from the last few months during which we… Read More

  • Equity podcast: The Uber saga, delayed IPOs and just what is an ICO?

    Equity podcast: The Uber saga, delayed IPOs and just what is an ICO?

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, a social experiment regarding how many acronyms an audience can endure before passing out. Each week we dive into the world of venture capital, looking to understand exactly what’s going on behind the money. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex! — were joined by Samuel Angus, a partner on the corporate team of Fenwick and… Read More

  • The (muted) impact Whole Foods may have on Amazon’s bottom line Crunch Network

    The (muted) impact Whole Foods may have on Amazon’s bottom line

    It’s part of normal discussion in Silicon Valley to claim that Amazon makes no money, or even loses money, in the pursuit of growth. But it’s a trope Amazon bucks on a regular basis for two reasons: It doesn’t have to lose money on large chunks of its business in the name of growth anymore. It has recently (in terms of the life of its business) added a new operating unit… Read More

  • A look back in IPO: Facebook’s trailing profit and mobile intrigue Crunch Network

    A look back in IPO: Facebook’s trailing profit and mobile intrigue

    In our series A Look Back In IPO, we’re diving back into the S-1 documents of tech’s biggest players. What were today’s giants like back when they first filed to go public? After looking into Amazon, Microsoft and Google, we’re peeking at Facebook.  Read More

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