Alex Wilhelm

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

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  • Equity Shot: Twitter and Snap’s surprising, synchronized social success

    Equity Shot: Twitter and Snap’s surprising, synchronized social success

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today we’re doing another Equity Shot, a short topic-centered episode where we assemble the troops to dive into one particular thing. Or, in this case, two particular things. Matthew Lynley, myself, and Katie Roof gathered to pick over Snap and… Read More

  • Equity live from SaaStr: The market loses its mind, bitcoin tanks, and when will Slack go public

    Equity live from SaaStr: The market loses its mind, bitcoin tanks, and when will Slack go public

    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. Not only did venture capitalist Annie Lamont join our own Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm, we also recorded this episode live at SaaStr, a yearly SaaS-focused confab in San Francisco. (SaaStr is the brainchild of… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Dog-walking startup gets $300M, Airbnb isn’t going public and Amazon is fine

    Equity podcast: Dog-walking startup gets $300M, Airbnb isn’t going public and Amazon is fine

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by General Catalyst’s Steve Herrod, who helped us dig through the week’s biggest news. As a group, we looked at Wag’s mega-round, a $300 million infusion from SoftBank’s Vision Fund. Read More

  • Equity podcast: Netflix soars, Twitter loses a big bird, Lyft isn’t woke and more ICOs

    Equity podcast: Netflix soars, Twitter loses a big bird, Lyft isn’t woke and more ICOs

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we once again had the full crew on set: Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself. And even better, we were joined by Sarah Tavel from Benchmark, who helped us unspool a topic or three. And topics we had. This being earnings season, we had little choice… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Dropbox and Xiaomi want to go public, and how big is Telegram’s ICO?

    Equity podcast: Dropbox and Xiaomi want to go public, and how big is Telegram’s ICO?

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a corker. Our co-host Matthew Lynley is back, Katie and myself were on hand, and our guest, Shruti Gandhi from Array Ventures, was brilliant. And the news gods were kind, as there was quite a lot to get through. First, we looked into the… Read More

  • 2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years Crunch Network

    2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years

    After years of drought and parched conditions, the U.S. tech IPO market could see a number of well-known players push forward with their debuts in 2018. That sentiment is grounded in the number of companies currently rumored to have filed or started preparation for a public debut. However, the wave may not manifest. In the past few years, there has been a surprising dearth of IPO activity. Read More

  • Equity podcast: 2017’s top tech acquisitions and what’s in store for 2018

    Equity podcast: 2017’s top tech acquisitions and what’s in store for 2018

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we took a look back at the year’s M&A market, which brought some big wins and some low lights. Equity this week was Katie Roof, Alex Wilhelm, and Jamie Leigh, a partner at Cooley, who joined us to go over the year’s receipts. What to… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Spotify’s impending debut, Uber’s done deal, and Nasdaq 7,000

    Equity podcast: Spotify’s impending debut, Uber’s done deal, and Nasdaq 7,000

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This episode, the first of 2018, saw our own Katie Roof and your humble servant (Alex) joined by Atish Davda, CEO and founder of EquityZen. Matthew Lynley is off this week. (Davda’s firm put together a landing page for Equity, which we thought was… Read More

  • Equity podcast: 2017 IPO recap and who will go public in 2018?

    Equity podcast: 2017 IPO recap and who will go public in 2018?

    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, Matthew Lynley, Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Barrett Daniels, the CEO of Nextstep Advisory, an IPO shop that helps companies go public. Guess what we talked about? Yes, we went back through the biggest debuts… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Stitch Fix tumbles, stocks go crypto and VCs still love unicorns

    Equity podcast: Stitch Fix tumbles, stocks go crypto and VCs still love unicorns

    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, Matthew Lynley, Alex Wilhelm — were joined Jeff Richards, a managing partner at GGV. (GGV has raised nearly $4 billion to invest, according to Crunchbase.) This week we turned our eyes to Stitch Fix’s… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Apple’s $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality

    Equity podcast: Apple’s $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality

    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 — were joined by Eric Liaw from IVP to dig through the pre-Christmas news. Normally, happenings are slow this time of the year. But, living up to its reputation as a year-apart, 2017… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Uber’s big discount, more money for Pokémon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?

    Equity podcast: Uber’s big discount, more money for Pokémon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Heather Hartnett of Human Ventures. It has been a surprisingly newsy November, so we narrowed ourselves to just a few topics: Uber, Niantic, Meetup, and Jeff Bezos’ checking account. First up, Uber. Read More

  • Equity podcast: Stitch Fix and Sailpoint get their IPOs done

    Equity podcast: Stitch Fix and Sailpoint get their IPOs done

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we assembled the full crew — Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm — along with Stephanie Palmeri from Uncork Capital. Palmeri has invested in Poshmark, Chariot, and ClassDojo, for context. Her investment in Poshmark made her a… Read More

  • 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

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