Mary Ann Azevedo

Mary Ann is a Senior Reporter at TechCrunch.

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Sam Bankman-Fried launches Substack: ‘I didn’t steal funds, and I certainly didn’t stash billions away’

FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried launched his own Substack newsletter today, in a very unusual move for someone who was recently arrested and is facing eight counts of U.S. criminal charge

From cloud computing to proptech: DigitalOcean co-founders raise $29M for Welcome Homes

When Alec Hartman first decided he wanted a house after his first child was born several years ago, he was surprised by the lack of options. “I didn’t like anything I saw, and I wanted a new house

Deel enters equity management space with acquisition of Capbase

Remote payroll startup Deel has acquired fintech Capbase for an undisclosed amount in a cash and stock deal, the companies told TechCrunch exclusively. As its name suggests, San Francisco-based Capbas

Fidelity makes first acquisition in 7 years, snapping up fintech Shoobx

Investment giant Fidelity announced today that it has acquired Shoobx, a venture-backed fintech startup, for an undisclosed amount. Jason Furtado and Stephan Richter founded Boston-based Shoobx in 201

These 5 companies bootstrapped their way to big businesses while VCs came knocking

It may come as a surprise to some, but not every startup is clamoring to raise venture capital.

Does everyone want to be a landlord, or what?

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CES, NYE, SBF and FTX. Lol.

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. To start off the year, we are welcoming Rebecca Szkutak as a r

Doorstead closes on $21.5M to make sure you always have a tenant for your rental property

Doorstead, a property management startup that offers “guaranteed” rental payments to homeowners, has raised $21.5 million in a Series B round of funding. Ryan Waliany and Jennifer Bronzo started D

Here’s how you described the tech industry’s 2022 in a headline

As readers know, we have fun with headlines on this site. But clearly, so do all of you. As part of our end-of-the-year coverage, the Equity podcast team asked listeners to write a headline that repre

Why GGV Capital’s Hans Tung is OK with 2023 being ‘the year of down rounds’

Despite a turbulent year, GGV managing partner Hans Tung is optimistic that there are "many large fintechs yet to be built."

Fatal police shooting of startup founder puts Austin’s diversity issues in the spotlight

For years, Austin has made headlines as an evolving tech hub where startups, large companies and investors alike have flocked to set up a presence. But as 2022 closes, the Texas capital is in the news

Remembering the startups we lost in 2022

It’s been a year. This roundup is never a particularly fun one to write. No one wants to see startups fail, but we’re all keenly aware that most ultimately do. A commonly cited figure suggest that

The top fintech stories of 2022

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Equity’s 2023 predictions on the future of building, crypto and AI

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. To end the year, we are bringing back our predictions episod

Poolit raises millions to turn accredited investors into LPs in VC, private equity funds

Dakotah Rice spent years working in the investment banking industry at firms such as Goldman Sachs, Carlyle and Coatue. One thing that stood out to him was how only a small group of select people and

This startup just landed $8.5M led by Bessemer to help companies automate their financial operations

The problem of cash flow reconciliation is an increasingly large one, especially in light of the explosion of digital payments since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As companies that handle custom

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested in the Bahamas

Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested by The Royal Bahamas Police Force following reports that the United States filed criminal charges against the founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX,

Fintech giants face uphill battle

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2022: The good, the bad and the wake-up calls

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We are nearly at the end of the year, so your friendly, loca

TripActions secures $400M in credit facilities from Goldman Sachs, SVB

Less than two months after announcing a new $9.2 billion valuation, TripActions said today it has secured $400 million in credit facilities from Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).  Specific
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