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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This startup summer could be blistering

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

Spend management startup Ramp confirms $115M raise at a $1.6B valuation

This morning, Ramp, which provides corporate cards and spend management software, announced that it has closed $115 million across two investments, the latter of which valued the company at $1.6 billi

Building and leading an early-stage sales team with Zoom CRO Ryan Azus

Zoom Chief Revenue Officer Ryan Azus gives tips on when founders should step aside from leading their startup's sales org, how to build a working sales culture, hiring diversely and more.

Saying hello to TechCrunch’s newest podcast: Found

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, the Equity team sat down not with exte

Plaid raises $425M Series D from Altimeter as it charts a post-Visa future

Plaid, a unicorn that helps connect consumers’ bank accounts to financial applications, has raised a $425 million Series D, it announced this morning. TechCrunch understands that the new capital

Coinbase’s monster Q1 in context

In the first quarter of 2021, American consumer cryptocurrency trading giant Coinbase grew sharply, generating strong profits at the same time. For Coinbase, the disclosure of its preliminary Q1 2021

Will Topps’ SPAC-led debut expand the bustling NFT market?

Twitter is abuzz with the news that Topps, a company perhaps best known for making collectible trading cards, is going public via a SPAC. The reverse merger with its chosen blank-check company values

Digging into the Alkami Technology IPO

Let's learn about Alkami and its software, dig into its backers and final private valuation, pick apart its numbers, and then check out its impending IPO valuation.

Equity Monday: Edtech consolidation, and Amazon continues to make you like it less

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

You might have just missed the best time to sell your startup

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. W

Private equity, a SPAC and an IPO walk into a bar

Choosing which option is best from a buffet's worth of possibilities is an interesting task for startup CEOs and their boards.

Clubhouse will create billions in value and capture none of it

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th

Coinbase to direct list on April 14th, provide financial update on April 6th

Today Coinbase, an American cryptocurrency trading platform and software company, said that it will begin to trade via a direct listing on April 14th. In a separate release the company also said that

Compass CEO hails IPO as a fundraising event amid ‘challenging’ market

While several tech companies are opting to delay their IPOs in the face of less-than-enthusiastic market demand for their shares, real estate tech company Compass forged ahead and went public today.

Kaltura puts debut on hold. Is the tech IPO window closing?

The Exchange doubts many folks expected the IPO climate to get so chilly without warning. But we could be in for a quarter's pause.

Next Insurance raises $250M, doubling its valuation to $4B in under a year

Next Insurance recently announced that it has raised a $250 million round, valuing the SMB-focused insurance provider at $4 billion. The company last raised another $250 million in September 2020, at

As Compass downsizes its IPO, signs of weakness appear for high-growth companies

Taken together, the various market signs could point to a modest to moderate cooling in the IPO market. For a host of companies looking to debut via a SPAC, that could prove to be bad news.

Datapeople announces $8M in raised capital as it works to make recruiting more equitable

This morning Datapeople, a startup that sells software designed to make recruiting more equitable, announced that it has raised $8 million across two funding events, including a $5 million round in mi

What to make of Deliveroo’s rough IPO debut

Deliveroops. After a lackluster IPO pricing run, shares of Deliveroo are lower today, marking a disappointing debut for the hot delivery company. A good question to ask at this juncture is why Deliver

Coursera prices IPO at top end of its range in boon to edtech valuations

Coursera, an edtech unicorn, will begin its life today as a public company after pricing its IPO at $33 per share yesterday evening. Using a simple share count, the company’s valuation comes to
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