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Tiger Global backs Accrue Savings’ ‘save now, pay later’ approach to consumer purchases

When the consumer opens an account and hits savings milestones for products they want to buy from their favorite brands, they can receive cash contributions from the brands.

Investors bet that Sweetgreen will make sweet amounts of green

Getting a nearly 9x revenue multiple for running a food business is wildly good. That's what, 2015 software prices for salads? How can we call it anything but a win?

Sweetgreen’s IPO pricing guidance illuminates valuation range for tech-enabled companies

Sweetgreen's IPO pricing is fascinating because it fits neatly into our budding thesis regarding the value of tech-enabled companies when they go public.

As Allbirds goes public, sustainability is the mantra of the future

Allbirds started with a humble, natural wool shoe, but it is not merely an apparel company today. It has become a materials innovation company disrupting how clothes are made.

Allbirds prices IPO above range, putting more points on the board for DTC startups

Allbirds' IPO pricing backs up our view that tech-enabled unicorns going public can hope for an upper-single-digit revenue multiple provided they can make a good case to public market investors.

Backblaze’s IPO a test for smaller tech concerns

Backblaze's IPO is a harkening back to the time when it was somewhat difficult to convince private-market investors to value your company in the nine-figures, let alone 10.

TechCrunch+ roundup: BNPL competition heats up, Bowery Farming TC-1, Silicon Valley dreams

Is Southeast Asia about to hit an inflection point for tech startups? Four hundred million people in the region already use the internet, but by year’s end, one estimate suggests that 80% of the

Allbirds flotation should help the market sort the value of tech-enabled IPOs

Allbirds gave us pricing information for its IPO this week, providing another window into the world of tech-enabled valuations.

General Catalyst, Tiger Global lead $25M investment into Blank Street’s micro specialty coffee shops

The company now operates 14 locations in a mix of 700-square-foot brick-and-mortar spaces and mobile street carts. Each location hit profitability within two months after opening.

Marc Lore-backed ‘conversational commerce’ startup Wizard raises $50M Series A from NEA

Marc Lore, who earlier this year stepped down from his role as Walmart’s head of U.S. e-commerce, is now backing a new startup in the e-commerce space called Wizard. Lore has taken on the roles

48 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

If you’re a savant in the world of SaaS, pay close attention; you have just 48 hours left to save $100 on the price of admission to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. The early-bird price expires on October 1

Beat the early-bird deadline and save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

Is it just us or has everyone’s calendar hit warp factor 9? We can’t believe there are only 34 days left before TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 kicks into high gear on October 27. If you don’t have your

Private equity giveth, and private equity taketh away

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Alex and Grace and Chris gathered to dig through

Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December

The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding. Announced this morning

Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger on the startup’s $100 million round, profitability and SPAC mania

As people spend less time out in the world and more time daydreaming about when a vaccine will arrive, lifestyle shoes are only gaining traction. One obvious beneficiary is Allbirds, the San Francisco

Peterson Ventures, a firm that quietly backed Allbirds and Bonobos, just closed a $65 million fund

Peterson Ventures, a 12-year-old, Salt Lake City, Utah-based seed-stage fund, has long operated fairly quietly, but many of its bets have become known brands in the respective worlds of consumer and e

Shoe companies Rothy’s and Steve Madden are at each other’s throats

In August, after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the venture-backed shoe startup Rothy’s, shoe giant Steven Madden filed a pre-emptive lawsuit asking a federal court to rule that its Ro

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray

The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just

Allbirds is now selling socks

Allbirds is now selling socks. The shoe brand that’s de rigueur for investors, entrepreneurs and aspirants in Silicon Valley has been bitten by the sock bug. But, because this is Allbirds (and S

Canadian startup Sweet Reason has sparkling spin on CBD beverages

Sweet Reason chief executive Hilary McCain says she launched her sparkling CBD-infused water brand because of her own obsession with cannabis beverages. That obsession, coupled with the lax regulatory
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