TechCrunch+ roundup: Why you should go APE, H-1B lottery tips, how to check references
All schadenfreude aside: learning from our own mistakes is useful, but learning from someone else's is optimal.
ARR per employee is the North Star efficiency metric you’ve been looking for
If you want your business to become more efficient, at the end of the day, your employee base is the place to start.
Only 1 in 6 unicorns are true IPO candidates today
How did we wind up with so many unicorns and so few IPO-ready private technology companies with IPO-scale valuations?
As Databricks reaches $800M ARR, a fresh look at its last private valuation
Big-data analytics unicorn Databricks is back in the news, disclosing a new revenue figure and its 2021 growth rate. TechCrunch has been tracking the company for years, curious about its growth and wh
Why these Udemy execs left to build a better Udemy
Darren Shimkus spent five years scaling Udemy, a corporate learning business, from $1 million in annual recurring revenue to $100 million. Eight months before the education company went public, though
DigitalOcean raises $100M in debt as it scales toward revenue of $300M, profitability
DigitalOcean, a cloud infrastructure provider targeting smaller business and younger companies, announced today that it has secured $100 million in new debt from a group of investors, bringing its 201