Most startups were overvalued before 2021, and now it’s causing problems
In a normalizing market like this one, once-inflated valuations can become a big problem, particularly for founders, employees and early investors.
Tyltgo’s same-day delivery platform lets small businesses compete with Amazon
Tyltgo wants to make it easier for restaurants and small businesses to compete with same-day delivery services offered by the likes of Amazon and HelloFresh. The Canadian company, which recently raise
GrubMarket raises $60M as food delivery stays center stage
Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are en
Gousto, a UK meal-kit service, raises another $41M as business booms under lockdown
Food delivery — be it ready-made restaurant meals, groceries, or anything in between — has seen a huge surge of activity in the last few weeks as people have sheltered in place to slow dow
Why is Blue Apron’s stock skyrocketing?
Back in 2017, a formerly hot, formerly profitable company called Blue Apron went public. It didn’t go well. Today as the global stock market continues to fall, shares in the former venture darli
Daily Crunch: Blue Apron might sell itself
Blue Apron considers “strategic alternatives,” Facebook experiments with different News Feed formats and Twitter buys a startup focused on the Stories format. Here’s your Daily Crunc
Blue Apron is considering selling itself
Meal kit company Blue Apron has long been on the struggle bus — whether it’s been its lackluster debut on the public market, employee lawsuits or layoffs. So, it should come as no surpris
Tech valuations versus tech-enabled valuations: 2020 IPO edition
The value of tech-enabled companies is coming into focus as several American unicorns test the public markets. The data show that some venture-backed companies often grouped with technology companies
2019: the year podcasting broke
Like any burgeoning art form, podcasts have a complicated relationship with corporate America. The form’s appeal has long been its accessibility; for years, it’s been open to anyone with an idea,
The herd sours on unprofitable unicorns again
Profitability is tied to growth. You can have one or the other, but rarely both simultaneously.
Optimizing customer retention will be a priority in 2020
Seven emerging trends will shape the way companies delight and retain customers in 2020.
How tech companies measure ‘legal’
In a working environment obsessed with metrics dashboards, key performance indicators, and objectives and key results, the legal function presents an elusive target. Compared to sales, marketing and p
Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: Ampush
Customers have described Ampush as the “McKinsey of growth marketing,” and in many ways, it’s apt. Ampush has a relentlessly quantitative, full-funnel approach to growth marketing, and they’v
Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy
As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain, and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feas
Q&A with J Crowley, Head of Product at Airbnb Lux, on what makes a great PM
The role of Product Manager can mean very different things at various companies. Should a product manager be technical? Scientific? Opinionated? J Crowley has run product at three big-name companies.
As meal-kit melee stretches on, Sun Basket whips up $30M Series E
Sun Basket, a provider of a healthy meal kit service, has raised another $30 million in venture capital funding.
Startups Weekly: What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans
In this week's startups newsletter: Y Combinator president Sam Altman is stepping down, Marie Kondo is raising VC and Munchery has finally filed for bankruptcy.
Fitbit is partnering with Adidas and Blue Apron for an activity rewards program
Fitness should be its own reward, but sometimes you need a little extra push. Fitbit today announced that it’s been testing a new Rewards program in beta, with plans to launch a premium paid version
Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes $6M to gift card holders, vendors
Several weeks after a sudden shutdown that left vendors and customers in the lurch, Munchery has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.
Blue Apron hopes lower-cost meal kits, now on Jet in NYC, will help save its business
Blue Apron is introducing a lower-cost version of its meal kits, initially only for Jet.com shoppers in the greater New York City metro area. The new recipe kits, called “Knick Knacks,” st