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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Daily Crunch: 4 years after launch, fintech platform Esusu saddles unicorn with $130M Series B

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

Here’s how far VCs have lowered revenue expectations for seed through Series B

This is what a founder-friendly market looks like, turbocharged during a unique economic period.

In blow to unicorns, the global IPO market continues to soften

The IPO market is flatlining at an awkward moment. While private markets remain heavily risk-on, a key avenue for startup exits – and investor liquidity – is seemingly shut. What’s next for IPOs

Daily Crunch: No-code SaaS platform CaptivateIQ spears $1.25B valuation with $100M Series C

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Tesla closes 2021 on a high note by besting expectations in Q4

In basic terms, Tesla outperformed on revenue and profit estimates.

Unpacking the UBS-Wealthfront deal

The $1.4 billion price tag for the UBS-Wealthfront deal matters because it could impact exit values for not only other startups but also hundreds of millions of dollars of invested venture capital.

More tech drama, please

A Twitter thread from Bolt CEO Ryan Breslow was good fun, and useful in bringing a bit of necessary combat back to tech.

3 views: How should founders prepare for a decline in startup valuations and investor interest?

The question under consideration this week: How should founders prepare for an eventual retreat in startup valuations and investor interest?

Is today’s market sad or sane?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.

IBM shrugs off investor EPS concerns, sells growth story

Investors love a good EPS number. But for a company that is working to rebound, having a tight set of goals is hardly a sin.

Venture capitalists fell in love with Europe last year

Amid this long-lasting startup era, 2021 may go down as the peak venture capital year, especially in Europe.

Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO in hot seat, activist investor says ‘the ride for Mr. Foley is over’

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Not Dead Yet: IBM’s revenue growth accelerates in Q4

IBM reported revenue for Q3 2021 — and the news wasn’t just “good.” For a company that has seen negative or low revenue growth for almost a decade, it was great. Big Blue repor

Investor calls for Peloton to fire CEO, consider selling company

Peloton ended 2020 on top. Its own supply chain issues had presented a hurdle — but if anything, these were side effects of the company’s own stratospheric successes. It simply couldn’t keep

Will the latest selloff finally shake up how investors value startups?

Quite a number of earlier-stage deals are going to get done at prices that might not make sense in a few months.

Is the party over?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. If you own stuff, I am sorry to report that you are probably p

Get in, nerds, we’re going to the metaverse

Excerpt: Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.

Daily Crunch: IBM sells off Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners

I normally try to bring some pep to my little intros in this missive. But today I am going to avoid astruturning my own mood to simply say, hey, what's up with the stock market?

Netflix’s dismal results are more evidence that the pandemic trade is over

The pandemic trade is coming apart, and Netflix is the latest company to suffer.
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