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All this startup news, and we didn’t even talk about Juul

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Daily Crunch: Raba Partnership leads $2.1M seed round for African fintech startup Thepeer

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Better.com loses three more senior executives, including SVP and VP of sales

Three more senior executives of digital mortgage lender Better.com have resigned, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Those three executives are: Jillian White, general manager of Better’s affilia

Former Better.com exec alleges company misled investors ahead of SPAC

One of Better.com’s former executives has filed a lawsuit against the online mortgage lender, alleging that the company and its CEO Vishal Garg misled investors when it attempted to go public via a

The Interchange: Things go from bad to worse at Better.com

Welcome back to The Interchange, the weekly TechCrunch series that looks at the latest — and what’s ahead — in the global fintech industry. It’s an incredible time to be a financial technology

Daily Crunch: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he’s on the hook for $750M SoftBank loan

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Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he is ‘personally liable’ for $750M SoftBank investment

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg has acknowledged to employees that he “personally guaranteed”  $750 million in post-closing convertible notes that would be provided to the online mortgage lender shoul

Daily Crunch: PayPal Ventures leads $50M Series B for Egyptian fintech Paymob

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The half-billion-dollar profit swing that led to Better.com’s myriad layoffs

An S-4 filing from Aurora Acquisition Corp., the SPAC that digital mortgage provider Better.com intended to merge with, provides stark details about the latter company’s financial performance. The f

Amazon aggregator Thrasio begins layoffs, names new CEO

The layoffs and new CEO appointment are the latest developments in a series of ups and downs for Thrasio.

If you could go to Andreessen Horowitz or YC as a startup, which would you choose?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week was a good week because we had the full team back to

Better.com’s third round of layoffs in five months believed to impact over 1K employees

Digital mortgage company Better.com has conducted its third mass layoff in less than five months, citing a declining mortgage market, according to an email to employees seen by TechCrunch. TechCrunch

Better.com said to be planning third round of layoffs

Digital mortgage company Better.com is gearing up for another round of layoffs, multiple sources with knowledge of internal happenings at the company have told TechCrunch. This time, the company is be

Fintech Roundup: How going Fast and furious can ruin your startup

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Better.com CTO transitioning to advisory role in wake of mass layoffs

Diane Yu, CTO of Better.com, is transitioning from her position as chief technology officer to an advisory role a day after the digital mortgage lender announced a voluntary separation program to cert

Startups in 2022 are indeed ‘harder, Better, Faster, stronger’

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‘We probably pissed away $200 million,’ Better.com CEO told employees in layoffs meeting

When Better.com CEO Vishal Garg laid off 900 employees, or about 9% of the company’s staff, in early December, the startup world was shocked by his callous delivery. Now a video of Garg and CFO Kevi

Daily Crunch: Citing ‘uncertain mortgage market,’ Better.com rolls out employee buyout plan

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After mass layoffs, Better.com offers severance, health insurance to employees who voluntarily resign

Less than one month after laying off 3,000 employees, digital mortgage lender Better.com is offering its corporate, product, design and engineering employees 60 days paid severance, or voluntary separ

TechCrunch+ roundup: ‘Valuation reset,’ spiking crypto losses, US insurtech meltdown

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