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We’re all just a Hop, Skip and a Drive away from a better Hustle

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Inside the human cost of Better.com’s brutal layoffs

Digital mortgage lender Better.com continues to lay off staff, and seemingly in as callous a way as possible. Indeed, whereas most companies try to avoid repeated layoffs, the outfit — which gai

We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better

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Burn baby burn. Real estate-focused fintech startups feel the heat

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Better.com planning fourth layoff in less than 9 months

Digital mortgage lender Better.com is conducting its fourth round of layoffs since December 1, 2021, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. The latest cuts reportedly affect all departments. Better.com is

A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

We don’t need to tell you about the layoffs that are defining the tech landscape right now, concentrated particularly in late-stage companies that are struggling to raise extension rounds and grow i

Daily Crunch: US government is tracking our phones more than we thought, new docs show

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Better.com is still trying to proceed with its SPAC deal

Digital mortgage lender Better.com, which began making plans to go public via a SPAC in May 2021, has confirmed that it intends to move forward with its planned public debut, despite lackluster perfor

Fintech startups lead the layoff wave

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Daily Crunch: China criticizes India for ‘frequent investigations’ of local Chinese firms

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Embattled digital mortgage lender Better.com reveals string of new senior exec hires in ‘rebirth’ attempt

Online mortgage lender Better.com is on a mission to reinvent its image. The embattled startup announced today several new hires of senior executives, including a new chief growth officer and a new he

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

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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
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