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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How quickly are startup layoffs accelerating?

Startup layoffs are back, and the damage is starting to add up.

What’s ahead for crypto startups?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record not

Corporate venture investors pulled back in Q1 but less than you imagined

Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends and more.

Here come the single-digit SaaS multiples

Day-to-day coverage can provide snapshots instead of complete images. Today, let's slow down and take stock of where we are regarding software (SaaS, effectively) valuations. 

As FTX’s CEO eyes Robinhood, will we see crypto exchanges move into equities trading?

Would Coinbase be better off with a less fundamentalist stance and more diversified revenue streams? Yes? That would be the standard business advice?

This week in TechCrunch podcasts: Chain Reaction, Found, Equity and The TechCrunch Live Podcast

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y

How close are we to understanding what’s going on?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week we recorded live, which is always good fun,

Gusto raises an extension round, following Faire as unicorns react to a changing market

Gusto, an HR technology unicorn worth nearly $10 billion, has raised an extension to its 2021-era Series E funding round. That funding event included $175 million in primary capital, a tranche of seco

3 questions concerning Instacart’s upcoming IPO

The key questions in our mind heading into Instacart's debut concern its growth, economics, and revenue mix.

VC investment into crypto startups peaked right before everything went to hell

We learned this week that crypto investors should have known better, at least a little. Let's talk about data, declines and early warning signs.

Coinbase’s difficult Q1 results complicate market for crypto startups

Last night, Coinbase's first-quarter earnings report sent its already-depressed stock plummeting, causing the former public-market darling's shares to dive below the $100 per-share mark.

Tech layoffs don’t happen to companies, they happen to people

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

Carvana to cut 2,500 staff as it struggles with overcapacity

Carvana, a used-car retailer in the United States that raised at least nine figures worth of venture capital while private before going public, announced 2,500 layoffs today.

As markets shift, Mercado Libre’s falling share price shows no company is safe

What then can we learn from Mercado Libre’s earnings report and ensuing valuation decline?

The BNPL boom may be fading

The shocking decline in the value of Upstart and Affirm is only part of the story. There are myriad startups in the BNPL market, meaning that a large piece of fintech was just heavily repriced.

The half-billion-dollar profit swing that led to Better.com’s myriad layoffs

An S-4 filing from Aurora Acquisition Corp., the SPAC that digital mortgage provider Better.com intended to merge with, provides stark details about the latter company’s financial performance. The f

The SaaS sell-off is steepening

By now you may be tired of stories detailing the bad news in the market. Too bad! More are coming. Let's talk specifically about the bad news for SaaS.

Hey look, another downturn

Paper unicorns are going to fold this year if their financial origami doesn't yield something truly surprising.

The dominoes are falling

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record not

The stock market is down, but these 4 tech companies prove there’s still good news out there

We took a look at earnings results from Cloudflare, Confluent, Amplitude and Appian to gauge how the market is treating even results that seem pretty darn solid.
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