Tech companies are finding their profitability groove

Tech companies are getting the hang of making money, or at least they're losing far less than they used to when money was cheap and "growth" was sexy.

Amplitude’s CEO feels his company would be ‘in a world of hurt’ if it hadn’t gone public in 2021

'There would be all this pressure to go public, but then there wouldn't be an appetite for it. And so [it would] be harder to get out.'

The software market, AI moats, and when to go public with Amplitude CEO Spenser Skates

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Yeah, tech growth is slowing down

Airbnb, Twilio and Amplitude's earnings together indicate that tech growth is slowing not just for Big Tech, it's across the board.

Where should sales sit in product-led companies?

The adoption of product-led growth is changing how B2B companies conduct their business and leading some of them to reorganize their teams.

The rise of product-led sales, or why product-led growth requires a sales makeover

When the customer relationship starts with the product rather than ending with it, what does it mean for sales teams?

Amplitude’s earnings show what you need to report to survive in today’s market

When we see public market investors react warmly to smaller-cap tech companies' results, we get a vibe for how unicorns might be valued if they go public.

How 3 tech companies are navigating a complicated macro environment

We talked to the CEOs of Appian, Amplitude and BigCommerce about how to best navigate the present market conditions in terms of investment and caution.

The stock market is down, but these 4 tech companies prove there’s still good news out there

We took a look at earnings results from Cloudflare, Confluent, Amplitude and Appian to gauge how the market is treating even results that seem pretty darn solid.

Are we about to see a unicorn selloff?

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Selling to developers is no longer a sure path to insane valuation multiples

Product-led growth is a big deal these days as startups are trying to find ways to grow without spending all their capital on advertising and sales staffing. But it's no panacea.

When to pivot your product, and a tale of two earnings calls

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For startups, the message is clear: Grow fast or die

For startups, the lesson here is that no matter how well you did in 2021, investor sentiment appears more tied to what you are projecting for this year than anything.

Warby Parker makes it clear that direct listings are unicorn-friendly

Warby Parker not only listed, but did so at a price point that was above its final private-market valuation, and its shares appreciated rapidly during its first day of trading.

What Amplitude’s direct listing says about IPO pops (and how startups can avoid them)

If you care about the value of private companies and how they are priced, this is for you. If you do not, please read anything else; you are going to be bored out of your socks.

Can direct listings really fix the IPO pricing problem?

Even if you are tired of IPOs, the direct listings from Amplitude and Warby Parker warrant your attention.

Equity Monday: Instagram pauses youth product as Amplitude, Warby Parker prep public offerings

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 pri

What Amplitude’s choice to direct list says about its products, growth and value

The recent round followed by a quick direct listing means that we'll be able to mock Sequoia if Amplitude winds up worth more than $4.15 billion when it floats.

Amplitude acquires Iteratively

Amplitude, the well-funded product intelligence startup that helps businesses use their data to predict which features will drive the best business outcomes for them, today announced that it has acqui

Amplitude raises another $30M for its product-focused analytics tools

Amplitude has raised $30 million to fund what CEO Spenser Skates said is a mission of “helping product people build better products.” That’s not quite how Amplitude pitched itself in
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