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Startups have to pay back all that equity compensation someday

All that stock that is paid out in worker comp to preserve cash is really just an IOU to investors that the shares will get bought back eventually.

Will a weaker euro lead to greater US investment in European startups?

A strong dollar makes deals in Europe potentially cheaper for American investors and could make selling abroad more attractive to euro-denominated startups.

How to run growth marketing during a recession

How does one build, scale and navigate the headwinds of a recession, especially as consumer behavior changes dramatically?

Daily Crunch: Amazon wades deeper into healthcare with its $3.9B purchase of One Medical

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Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia steps back from leadership role

Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia today announced he’s stepping down from his position at the company he helped launch more than a decade ago. In a letter to employees also published to Airbnb’

Big Tech companies in the spotlight as South Africa investigates dominance abuse

Big Tech companies are facing increased scrutiny in South Africa for dominance abuse and anti-competitive behavior, just months after the country’s competition regulator, the Competition Commission

US-based Here lets you make fractional vacation rental investments starting at $100

Airbnb got its start as a place for homeowners casually to rent out rooms and more from their own private residences to make a bit of extra income, but it quickly evolved into something a little more

Experts from Front, Mural and WorkBoard discuss how to manage a distributed workforce at Disrupt

What does the future of work look like in a (quasi) post-pandemic world? That’s a question all companies — from startups to major corporations — are asking as they consider how to distribute and

Mystery rocket makes moonfall

Hello and welcome back to Week in Review, where we recap the biggest stories from the week. If you want this in your inbox every Saturday, sign up here. Greg Kumparak is still on vacation, but not to

This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Daily Crunch: The party’s over — Airbnb bans all disruptive gatherings in perpetuity

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Airbnb permanently bans parties on all listings

After “indefinitely” banning unauthorized parties at properties booked through Airbnb in 2020, the company has permanently banned them. The firm said that the temporary ban was effective i

Proptech still has fundamental problems for entrepreneurs to solve

Proptech has made our lives easier with innovations like smart homes, AirBnB, and the ability to shop for and secure a mortgage from our phones. But major gaps, and opportunities, remain.

Dublin-based corporate gifting platform &Open raises $26M Series A led by Molten Ventures

Last year we covered how “&Open” (yes, “ampersand open,” pronounced “And Open”) had raised a raised $7.2 million seed to make it easier for brands to send gifts to customers to boost l

Validio, a data quality platform based out of Sweden, emerges from stealth with $15M

Data quality has been shaping up as a salient and increasingly critical part of the world of data science: Enterprises are sitting on growing troves of information, but it’s only useful if we ca

Able.ai exits stealth with $20M to help big lenders speed up making high-value loans

Large banks are stepping up their game when it comes to new services and the technology that underpins them, and in many cases they are borrowing straight from the tech world’s playbook: Instead

Seeking product-market fit in a down market? Hire freelancers to manage your burn rate

In today’s uncertain market, using freelancers is a way for companies to find or deepen product-market fit without betting the farm.

If you must conduct layoffs, don’t be a jerk

Since our last column, another smattering of tech startups has laid off employees. We get it. Layoffs happen. But as we conduct yet another week of analysis into a depressing time in tech, we’re thi

Caught COVID-19 abroad? Good luck, you might get stuck

The idea of being stranded on a Caribbean island might not sound like the worst thing in the world after two years of a pandemic, but speaking from experience, it’s not as fun as it sounds. I ca

Five to Nine raises $4.25M seed round to help improve the efficiency of DEI initiatives

Founded by two Black women, Five to Nine helps companies manage their employee resource groups.
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