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Equity Monday: Tech’s stance on change, two funding rounds and fintech layoffs

Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a brief jumpstart for your week. A big thanks to the whole Equity crew for doing a stellar job last week with the show while I was on va

Brex, the credit card for startups, cuts staff amid restructuring

Brex, last valued at $2.6 billion, is restructuring its credit card for startups business and cut 62 staff members, the co-founders Pedro Franceschi and Henrique Dubugras said in a blog post. “T

Clubhouse proves that time is a flat circle

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. First, a big thanks to everyone who took part in the Equity survey,

Brex brings on $150M in new cash in case of an ‘extended recession’

Fast-growing fintech behemoth Brex is raising big money as its customer base itself — high-growth and spendy startups — is struggling. The company, which sells a credit card tailored for startups,

Give the gift of Extra Crunch membership

Starting today, TechCrunch readers can send an Extra Crunch annual membership as a gift to a friend, family member or co-worker. For a limited time we’re offering the gift at a discounted rate of $9

Extra Crunch members save money with Partner Perks and event discounts

Last fall we launched a series of new benefits for annual and two-year Extra Crunch members. Called Partner Perks, the idea with the program was to find products or services that could benefit our rea

Fintech’s uneven new reality has helped some startups, harmed others

Fintech startups were hot news before the COVID-19 era, but the pandemic hasn’t bumped the sector out of the headlines. Companies that were pitching optimistic news a few weeks ago are now cutti

Brex acquires three companies to build out its bank alternative for startups

Brex wants to help startups get the money that traditional big banks won’t lend them, and it just acquired three companies to help it do so: Neji, Compose Labs and Landria. Per Brex, 12 new people w

Doing deals through Zoom? These investors have some tips

“It’s not like I go to an event and I meet with people in my network. It’s more like, I saw a really cool post on ProductHunt and it doesn’t matter who did it, I just want to talk to the perso

Fintech CAC and the Great Credit Card Craze

Let's chat about fintech customer acquisition costs and the rise of card-focused plays inside of the category.

Define and manage growth on your own terms

Growth means different things at different companies, but correctly identifying avenues for sustainable and scalable growth is a universal priority.

The first hires are the hardest

Money is usually too tight to pay competitive salaries, there’s no recognizable brand or reputation yet and most people would prefer to work at a company their friends and family have heard of befor

Where are US fintech’s next billion-dollar startups?

As fintech investments soar to new heights, investors are looking at the bottom and top levels of the services stack to find the next billion-dollar startups. That’s the word from seasoned inves

Brex wants to replace startup bank accounts with Brex Cash

Brex announces its newest product, Brex Cash, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt.

How to become a VC, Amazon’s voice play, Peloton stock, Facebook’s new VR environment and more

EC Editorial Announcements TechCrunch Disrupt SF is this week: join us on the Extra Crunch stage TechCrunch’s biggest event of the year is happening this coming week at the brand-new Moscone North c

Extra Crunch community perk from Brex now includes airline points transfer with JetBlue

The community perks for Extra Crunch members just got better with an upgrade to our offer from Brex. Earlier this month we announced that annual Extra Crunch members can get 100,000 Brex Rewards point

Tech startups want to destigmatize sex

Sex, despite being one of the most fundamental human experiences, is still one of those businesses that some advertisers reject, banks are hesitant to financially support and some investors don’t wa

The weird things after closing a venture round, iPhone 11, AI ad errors, and Cloud Foundry

Annual Extra Crunch members get 100,000 Brex Rewards points upon credit card signup We’re excited to announce an addition to the Extra Crunch community perks. Starting today, annual Extra Crunch mem

Annual Extra Crunch members get 100,000 Brex Rewards points upon credit card signup

We’re excited to announce an addition to the Extra Crunch community perks. Starting today, annual Extra Crunch members can get 100,000 Brex Rewards points after signing up for a Brex corporate credi

‘The Operators’: Finance in startups with Duda CFO Stephanie Hsiung and Zeus Living’s Head of Finance Mark Kang

This week features two finance experts with experience from Calm, Morgan Stanley, Zeus Living, and Duda, discussing careers in finance at tech startups and how to think about hiring and managing...
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