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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Understanding Roku’s IPO and its growing platform revenues

In a pleasant Friday surprise, Roku dropped its S-1 document today, detailing its financial performance and corporate strategy. The filing indicates that the company intends to raise $100 million in

Equity podcast: The Uber saga, delayed IPOs and just what is an ICO?

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The (muted) impact Whole Foods may have on Amazon’s bottom line

It’s part of normal discussion in Silicon Valley to claim that Amazon makes no money, or even loses money, in the pursuit of growth. But it’s a trope Amazon bucks on a regular basis for two reas

A look back in IPO: Facebook’s trailing profit and mobile intrigue

In our series A Look Back In IPO, we’re diving back into the S-1 documents of tech’s biggest players. What were today’s giants like back when they first filed to go public? After looking into 

Equity podcast: Uber’s board mess, the Angry Birds IPO and MongoDB files to go public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's running attempt to make venture capital cool, despite the best efforts of the industry in question to fight back. Each week we try to de-obfuscate the o

Equity podcast: Benchmark sues Kalanick, and what’s next for IPOs after Snap and Blue Apron’s very bad day

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A look back in IPO: Microsoft, the software success

We’re taking a look at the IPOs of tech’s biggest players. Today, we’re taking a look at Microsoft, which went public in 1986 for $21 per share, a price that was both higher than what many expec

Equity podcast: Tesla rides high, Apple inches toward $1 trillion, and Redfin’s IPO surges

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A look back in IPO: Google, the profit machine

We’re taking a look at the IPOs of tech’s biggest players. Next up is Google, which went public in 2004. At the time, the firm frankly told investors that it was “not a conventional company,”

Equity podcast: Facebook good, everyone else bad

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Tech’s 5 biggest players now worth $3 trillion

Tech’s most valuable players today crossed the $3 trillion aggregate market cap mark according to Google Finance data. It’s a feat that marks a new threshold for tech amidst the current boom. The

Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

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Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs and the end of Jawbone

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is out on vacatio

As public markets test new highs, Dropbox said to commence IPO prep

After quite a lot of time, a business pivot, two different credit lines, buckets of capital and a refocus on cost-control, Dropbox may be finally on the path to going public.

Equity podcast: Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Apron’s lackluster IPO

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A look back in IPO: Amazon’s 1997 move

Amid tech’s current rally, Seattle is enjoying the updraft. Amazon, one of the area’s two critical tech companies, is busy setting records. Shares of Amazon, the e-commerce and cloud comp

Equity podcast: Too much damn Uber news and Jeff Bezos buys a grocery chain

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Blue Apron’s up IPO is not a surprise, as unicorns fare well in 2017

Blue Apron’s IPO moved closer to reality this week as the firm set a price range for its shares. The company is set to go public at a higher IPO price than its last private round, undercutting worry

An Equity podcast shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

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Equity podcast: Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune

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