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Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

Fast-growing fintech Pipe has raised another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, just weeks after raising $50 million in growth funding, according to sources familiar with the deal. Although t

Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high-profile investors — and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar art auctions or digital trading cards sales, there&#

Early investors in Dispo to donate any potential profits from the photo-sharing app

After Spark Capital announced it would “sever all ties” with Dispo following allegations around co-creator and famous YouTuber David Dobrik, two of the app’s earliest investors have

Why are we still dating LinkedIn in 2021?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th

Chief community officer is the new CMO

Community isn’t a single Slack group or event or newsletter. It’s an aggregation of all of these touch points, and includes both customers, eventual customers and one-time users. Despite this nebu

Human Capital: The biggest labor stories of 2020

Hellllooooo, 2021! Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly newsletter that details the latest in the realms of labor, diversity and inclusion. Not a ton happened this week so I figured I’d use the t

Reddit appoints second Black board member this year

Reddit has appointed to its board of directors Paula Price, who has served on the board of six public companies, including Accenture and Deutsche Bank. Price’s appointment makes her one of two B

No-code is the new blockchain

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha was on vacation, so Danny and y

Rally raises $17M to expand a platform that lets you invest in (but not buy) collectibles

When people ponder the investment opportunity around collectibles, they probably think about things like wine auctions, sales of very expensive old cars or baseball cards, or maybe a pocket watch that

Equity Monday: Palantir might have a very eventful hump day

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big

Daily Crunch: Reviewing the new Apple Watch

We’ve got an in-depth review of the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple gives Facebook a temporary break on App Store fees and Alexis Ohanian is raising a new fund. This is your Daily Crunch for Septemb

Alexis Ohanian files for a new $150M fund, with a nod to his Olympian family

According to an SEC filing, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and early-stage VC firm Initialized Capital, is raising a new fund, named 776, with a target of $150 million. The filing comes thre

Meet the final round judges who will decide the winner of this year’s Disrupt Battlefield Competition

It’s never easy, deciding which of the 20 companies that make it into the Disrupt Battlefield Competition will be anointed its winner. There’s just so much at stake each year, and at Disru

At Disrupt, YC’s Anu Hariharan, Initialized’s Garry Tan, and GGV’s Hans Tung will tell you how to raise money in a dumpster fire

As this pandemically perverse year draws to a close, there’s one thing that’s certain. Everything has changed — at least a little bit. The U.S. is still grappling with a virus that i

VCs, celebrities and athletes are writing a new LA story to bring women’s soccer to the city

When Upfront Ventures partner Kara Nortman first met Natalie Portman a few years ago to talk about ways their nonprofit organizations All Raise and Time’s Up could collaborate, she never realize

Nuggs rebrands as Simulate with new cash, a new CTO and an expanded line of faux-meat foods

Nuggs, the alternative-meat company founded by serial entrepreneur Ben Pasternak (who previously co-founded the social media app Monkey), has raised $4.1 million and gotten itself a new name and a new

Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital, the investment firm he co-founded in 2011 with Garry Tan, as first reported by Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The move comes weeks

Sentropy emerges from stealth with an AI platform to tackle online abuse, backed by $13M from Initialized and more

Online abuse in its many forms on social media is in the spotlight these days as it has never been before: Not only can strong and hateful words be directly harmful to individuals, but their use fans

Daily Crunch: Uber might lose out on acquiring Grubhub

Uber stocks tumble after reports that it will lose out on acquiring Grubhub, Reddit appoints a new board member and Republican senators question the legal protections of large social media platforms.

Reddit names YC’s Michael Seibel to board, following co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s exit

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