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Really, this market isn’t good enough?

Klarna's CEO says he's 'nervous' to take the company public. But the public market for BNPL companies actually feels pretty strong at the moment.

Why Square is shelling out $29B to snag BNPL player Afterpay

With PayPal, Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm and a host of smaller BNPL providers proving that customers like fee-based installment loans for online purchases, Square had to join the fight or miss a trick

The price differential for engineers is declining

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was here this week, with Danny and Natasha and Ale

What impact will Apple’s buy now, pay later push have on startups?

The more specialized the BNPL startup, the less likely that Apple's foray into the BNPL space may prove combative; the more general the BNPL player, the more likely that Apple could snag its business.

As buy now, pay later startups keep raising capital, a dive into Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm’s earnings

The BNPL space is flush with consumer interest but not yet awash in profits as major players battle one another for global spend share with a glut of smaller startups hot on their heels.

The SPAC trash ticker is counting down

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week had the whole crew aboard to record: Grace and Chris maki

Affirm spinout Resolve raises $60M for its B2B ‘buy now, pay later’ platform

Buy now, pay later is everywhere these days, mostly focused on the consumer. Resolve — a San Francisco-based startup in the space specializing in “buy now, pay later” capabilities fo

How much product room will fintech giants leave for startups?

This morning, we'll examine the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market, mostly through the lens of PayPal's first-quarter results.

UK’s Zilch raises $80M at a $500M+ valuation for its direct-to-consumer buy now, pay later service

The buy now, pay later model, popularized by companies like Klarn and Affirm has been one of the big e-commerce winners in the last year, giving consumers who might be stretched financially another op

Let’s talk about gaslighting and fundraising

“Most of the startups I give advice to about how to raise venture capital shouldn’t be raising venture capital,” an investor recently told me. While the idea that every startup isn’t venture-b

Walnut wants to crack open flexibility for healthcare bills

Healthcare insurance, if you’re lucky to have it, only covers a subset of conditions in the United States. As a result, patients can often get burdened with horror story charges, like huge deductibl

As BNPL startups raise, a look at Klarna, Affirm and Afterpay earnings

To better understand what's going on with the companies hoping to help you finance your next mistaken purchase, let's check out earnings results from Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm.

Wisetack raises $19M as its buy-now-pay-later service for IRL services scales

This morning Wisetack, a startup that provides buy-now-pay-later services to in-person business transactions, announced that is has closed a total of $19 million across two rounds, a seed investment a

Fintechs could see $100 billion of liquidity in 2021

We believe one of the most important trends to gain traction in the last three years to be point-of-sale financing, now referred to as Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL).

Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I'd rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office.

Hot IPOs hang onto gains as investors keep betting on tech

How many recent tech IPOs are down from their opening price? We looked at 14 debuts from the last year to find out.

A theory about the current IPO market

Lots of demand, little supply, boom goes the price.

Poshmark prices IPO above range as public markets continue to YOLO startups

Poshmark priced its IPO at $42 per share last night, comfortably ahead of its $35 to $39 range that already greatly boosted the company's valuation.

Affirm doubles after starting to trade despite strong IPO pricing

Today shares of Affirm, a buy-now-pay-later unicorn, started trading above $90 per share, far above its $49 per-share IPO price, a figure that was already miles above the company’s early expectation

Wall Street hugs Affirm as it starts life as a public company

We could be looking at a 2021 IPO market that resembles last year's heated results.
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