The Latest from Eric Eldon
Extra Crunch is now hiring for reporter, editor and project manager positions
Extra Crunch is about to turn two years old and we now have a lot of demanding subscribers. Readers say they want more articles — in even more depth — about the latest trends in early-stage startu
Letterhead wants to be the Shopify of email newsletters
You’re probably investing in an email newsletter these days, whether you’re an international brand, a nonprofit or a local news publisher. Maybe email is even your focus now, because you got burne
Investors double down on tech stocks in massive DoorDash, Airbnb, C3.ai IPOs
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It’s holiday season for tech unicorns
Did you follow all of the unicorn news from the last couple of weeks? No? Here’s a list of headlines to catch you up....
Affirm, Airbnb, C3.ai, Roblox, Wish file for tech IPO finale of 2020
For some of the most awaited Silicon Valley tech companies of the decade, this week looked good enough to file for IPOs
DoorDash IPO bets that the pandemic has accelerated change
DoorDash has become the go-to delivery choice for millions of people cooped up during the pandemic this year. Will they stay as life returns to normal after the vaccine? What will be "normal," anyway?
The gig economy, cannabis and car data are tech-election winners in 2020
As the US settles in for some new form of national gridlock, state and local propositions are busy defining how technology businesses will be allowed to work (legally) in the US.
The 2020s promise better tech solutions to humanity’s biggest problems
Let's think beyond Monday, for a minute, to the trends playing out in technology this coming decade. While humanity's problems have never been greater, our tools have never been better.
Was Quibi the good kind of startup failure?
Startup failure is easy to hold up as a type of martyrdom for progress, especially if the founders are starting out scrappy in the first place and trying to save the world. What about Quibi?
Solve the ‘dead equity’ problem with a longer founder vesting schedule
The four-year vesting schedule that the typical startup uses today is a problem waiting to happen. Here's how you can fix it forever.
Public investors stay in love with tech, as Root and Affirm file to IPO
Why there are so many tech IPOs right now.
Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings
World events have so far not stopped the enthusiasm for tech investing, and really, where else are those dollars going to go?
Is your startup the next TikTok?
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From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week
Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.
With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan want to keep founding alongside the right teams
Justin Kan and Robin Chan have each been angel investing for more than a decade. They’re starting a new fund together now, though, to stay involved as cofounders of more startups. Goat Capital is a
Snowflake, Unity, JFrog move towards IPOs despite public market turmoil
Warren Buffet is eager to invest in a money-burning SaaS unicorn that is about to IPO.
How to think about growth strategically in 2020
You have more ways than ever to find the right users for your startup — if you know what you’re doing. Today, you can pick from a selection of self-serve ad tools across large consumer platf
9 proptech investors talk co-living, home offices and other pandemic trends
The real estate industry — like so many other sectors — was forced to adapt this year. Now, investors are ready to pour capital into the startups they believe are best-positioned in this new era,
The future of retail and office space is up in the air, and proptech investors are optimistic
The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home.
How to craft the right pitch deck for your company at Disrupt 2020
Your startup is special and different, and you need to explain that to distracted investors in just a few short slides. The pandemic has added to your challenge, because more investors have been looki