Kate Clark

Kate Clark

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Kate Clark is a reporter at TechCrunch covering venture capital. She’s interested in diversity & inclusion, e-commerce, transportation and more.

She previously wrote about VC for PitchBook News.

A Seattle native, she graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 after completing a double major in Journalism and International Studies.

Reach Kate via e-mail at kate.clark@techcrunch.com

The Latest from Kate Clark

Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update

In this week's newsletter: Details on Pinterest, Lyft, Uber and Zoom's upcoming IPOs, plus Glossier and Rent The Runway's big rounds.

Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public

In the latest Equity Shot, Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm take a closer look at Pinterest and Zoom's IPO filings.

Pinterest drops its IPO filing

The visual search engine will go public on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "PINS."

Zoom, a profitable unicorn, files to go public

Zoom posted $330 million in revenue in the year ending January 31, 2019, a remarkable 2x increase year-over-year

Lyft’s IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and what’s Boy Brow?

This week on Equity: Glossier and Rent The Runway enter the unicorn club and YC debuts 200 startups.

To fund Y Combinator’s top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day

Meet the startups that raised venture capital, or got acquired, before Demo Day.

Gig workers need health & benefits — Catch is their safety net

One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates and the gig economy. Catch sells health insurance, retirement savings plans and ta

Robotics process automation startup UiPath raising $400M at more than $7B valuation

The company, which is more than doubling its valuation, is expected to do $450 million in ARR in 2019, TechCrunch has confirmed.

Erectile pharmacy app Ro launches telehealth service for women

Called Rory, the new line will target menopausal women with treatments for hot flashes, insomnia and more.

All 88 companies from Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the

Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round

The direct-to-consumer beauty brand has secured new investment from Sequoia Capital at a valuation of $1.2 billion.

Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters fr

Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry

Brew helps creators get paid to podcast with a subscription-based app complete with original shows.

Lyft’s imminent IPO could value the company at $23B

Ride-hailing firm Lyft will reportedly make its Nasdaq debut as early as next week.

Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

In this week's newsletter: The college admissions scandal engulfs TPG, Accel raises $2.5B for three funds and investing app Stash brings in $65M.

YourChoice Therapeutics is developing unisex, non-hormonal birth control

The latest Y Combinator-backed startup is targeting the $36 billion contraceptive market.

HotelTonight, Slack stakeholder Accel stays on top with $2.5B fund

Sources confirm Accel has nabbed $2.5 billion -- its largest pool of capital yet -- for three new funds.

Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

The SoftBank Vision Fund is in talks to invest directly in Uber's autonomous vehicle business, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Meet the 19 startups in AngelPad’s 12th batch

Including a meal kit for authentic gourmet ramen, a millennial-focused platform for buying affordable fine-art and a benefits platform for gig workers.

Truepill, the ‘AWS for pharmacies,’ gets $10M from Initialized Capital

Meet the B2B business powering today's D2C healthcare brands.
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