Will software for CFOs create a bright spot in a battered fintech market?
The CFO stack has some investors quite excited, but the data so far describes a trend that may not be in these companies' favor.
Are CFOs OK? (Answer: Yes, but CEOs? That’s complicated)
The CFOs from OpenSea, Brex and Noom are changing teams. Here's what that says about executive turnover in the high-growth startup world.
What’s the TAM of the 1%?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Before we get into this week’s show notes, some programming
This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th
Why the ‘last click’ in e-commerce matters — and how to get it right
You may have perfected the top of the funnel, but you very well could have missed the gaps in the bottom.
The subscription pie is getting bigger: How to leverage usage-based billing
Subscriptions are not dying; they are just evolving.
Here’s what you need to get your financials in order if you want to be acquired
A solid financial structure must not be underestimated. It provides credibility and puts the target company in a stronger negotiating position.
5 takeaways from Coinbase’s disappointing Q2 results
Coinbase is having to defend its model to investors who may have bought into its stock when it was trading much higher. And per its own notes, the bad times are not about to end any time soon.
Binance.US hires former Acorns, PayPal exec Jasmine Lee as CFO
After nine months of searching, Binance.US, the American partner of the world’s largest crypto exchange, has finally found a new permanent chief financial officer (CFO). Jasmine Lee is coming on
Fintech infrastructure startup Prime Trust raises $100M to add IRAs, crypto staking
There’s been a massive proliferation of fintech services in the past few years, during which fintech companies competed to develop new products more quickly than their competitors. Nowadays, the
8 steps for building a financial model to calculate your fundraising needs
The basics of a financial model are relatively straightforward, but, much like managing personal finances, people struggle with anxiety and discipline when it comes to money.
Strong Compute raises $7.8M seed round to speed up ML training pipelines
Strong Compute, a Sydney, Australia-based startup that helps developers remove the bottlenecks in their machine learning training pipelines, today announced that it has raised a $7.8 million seed roun
The BNPL boom may be fading
The shocking decline in the value of Upstart and Affirm is only part of the story. There are myriad startups in the BNPL market, meaning that a large piece of fintech was just heavily repriced.
Apple’s services revenue hits a record $19.8B in Q2, reaches 825M paid subscriptions
Amid a record-breaking fiscal second quarter, Apple also delivered record-breaking services revenue up 17% year over year to reach $19.8 billion. The category — which includes businesses like th
Snapchat is growing faster than Facebook and Twitter
Snap released its first quarter financial results for 2022 today, affirming that it’s growing faster than its fellow U.S.-based competitors Facebook (now Meta) and Twitter. Meta reported its fir
Immigrant credit fintech Pillar raises $16.9M pre-seed led by Global Founders Capital and Backed VC
Immigrants to a new country can often be cash rich. The problem is that they have no credit history in their new country. Plus, a consumer cannot take their credit file from one country to another. Fu
BlueOcean raises $30M for its AI-based brand intelligence platform
The medium is the message more than ever these days, and brands are faced with a challenge — but also opportunity — to capture what consumers think about them and their products if they ca
All eyes are on Swvl as it starts trading on a SPAC combination
Mass transit and shared mobility provider Swvl went public today in a landmark moment for Egyptian and Middle Eastern tech ecosystems. It’s also a test for the company going public despite a market
Payrails emerges from stealth with $6.4M led by a16z to build the OS for payments
Payments — taking and paying out money — remains a fragmented and complex area for merchants, marketplaces and others that do business with multiple parties online. As it grows — fro
IBM shrugs off investor EPS concerns, sells growth story
Investors love a good EPS number. But for a company that is working to rebound, having a tight set of goals is hardly a sin.