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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3 views: Predicting 2023’s key startup themes

A good way to be wrong is to predict the future. A good way to be incredibly and embarrassingly wrong is to predict the future in a medium that is public and everlasting.

Investors sound the alarm about possible private equity tech deals

Coupa's investors worry that its current value doesn’t reflect a possible lucrative future. Are they right?

Thoughts on the demise of Circle’s SPAC deal

Declining USDC in circulation means that the asset base from which Circle generates much of its revenue is also falling. That's a harder growth story to pitch.

Is this what good news feels like?

Equity is getting into the holiday spirit. And by that we mean thinking far too much about the geopolitical-technological landscape.

Box reaches $1B run rate in spite of a quarter dogged by currency challenges

Box launched in 2005 out of a dorm room. This week, after 17 years in business, the SaaS company reached a $1 billion run rate.

ChatGPT isn’t putting me out of a job yet, but it’s very good fun

I had to see if I was in near-term employment trouble, so I ran a little test with the ChatGPT model. Here are the results.

Are we bullfighting in Spain? Because that’s a red flag

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. For the last time in 2022, the whole Friday gang got together

How Up.Labs threads the needle between corporate venture capital and accelerators

Up.Labs thinks its pitch to founding teams is attractive: It has a known problem, a customer waiting and capital to help get things going.

Crypto exchange Kraken cuts 1,100 jobs

Crypto exchange Kraken today announced it’s letting go of 1,100 staffers. The announcement came from a company blog post and follows similar news from DoorDash that it was also cutting staff. N

Series A rounds are looking a little crunchy in the United States

For seed-stage founders, the steep fundraising road now has two guard towers placed at the A and C stages.

As tech companies seek to limit losses, a reminder of how far some have to go

If Bilibili and Twilio are enduring headaches as investors molt from growth-oriented to more profit-focused beasts, how much harder will it be for startups?

Say hello to the TechCrunch+ Cyber Monday sale!

To celebrate Cyber Monday, TechCrunch+ is having a sale! Until December 3, take 25% off a subscription to secure access to all our work. 

A scale story: TechCrunch’s parent company links up with Taboola

Taboola expects to get bigger, more profitable and more self-sustaining than before thanks to Yahoo.

Has the FTX mess iced venture interest in crypto?

Many folks building or investing in blockchain-based assets and protocols have kept their chins up amid a series of crises. But what do the numbers tell us?

3 views: How wrong were our 2022 startup predictions?

How did our core startup theses for 2022 age in practice? Let's talk about acquisitions, usage-based pricing and open source.

How startups can lower their chance of a down round in a downturn

Forge data provides a fascinating lens into how fast things changed and offers advice to startups when it comes to taking lumps in the fundraising market.

Are tech valuations artificially low, or are we simply returning to reality?

How conservative are today's valuations when compared to the norms of recent years?

Series C is the new venture-startup bottleneck

New data from Carta indicates that Series C is the current, and real, bottleneck in Venture Land, which means that this is the new crunch point for startups looking to raise their next tranche of cash

Good morning, assets are selling off

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

Quantifying the global e-commerce slowdown

What do recent e-commerce earnings results tell us about the post-pandemic e-commerce reality?
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