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Deal Dive: It’s time for VCs to break up with fast fashion

VCs have long supported fast-fashion companies but the controversies and lawsuits they draw makes them riskier investments.

Counting down to the Reddit IPO (again)

Let's make one thing clear: Reddit going public in the first quarter is not going to throw the IPO window wide open for other private tech companies.

I’m sorry but you owe me 27% because I said so

This is a concept of user ownership that really rubs me the wrong way.

Siri needs to get a lot smarter, and quickly

Siri seems to be lagging the competition in the voice assistant department by a country mile.

Deal Dive: Thank god a startup is solving the bed bug problem

Spotta's devices can identify bugs before they become infestations, both indoors and outdoors.

The Adobe-Figma breakup isn’t a signal of what’s to come for startup M&A

Most startup exits look nothing like the Adobe-Figma deal, which means this breakup won't impact most future startup acquisitions.

The regulation is coming from inside the house!

Google's losing the antitrust lawsuit concerning the Play Store brought by Epic Games is going to have far-reaching implications for the mobile app economy.

Coinbase and Robinhood’s break belies good news for a host of fintech startups

A number of fintech startups similar to Coinbase and Robinhood could benefit from the renewed optimism around the two companies.

Spotify’s layoffs make sense when you consider its margins and market

Spotify is simply tinkering with its economics so that it is more attractive to investors. That means it needs to pay fewer salaries.

The 2024 IPO cohort is coming into focus as Shein, Reddit prep to go public

If Shein and Reddit can do better than our miniscule tech IPO class of 2023, they could leave the sort of accelerative impact that tech startups so desperately need right now.

Does X’s new valuation make sense?

Snap and X are quite different, but they also share much. Let's compare what we know about their finances to find out if X's new valuation is fair.

Deal Dive: Bagels with a schmear of venture capital

Popup Bagels raised $8 million in venture capital this week. But why would a bagel store chain want such expensive capital?

Medium expects to be profitable in 2024 as it climbs toward 1M subscribers

Media is a tough game, and wringing value out of words on the Internet is a never-ending battle. We spoke with Medium's CEO Tony Stubblebine about how Medium got itself back on the right path.

Deal Dive: The future of social media is vertical

While many startups are looking to be the next Twitter, those targeting specific communities may find a better outcome.

Don’t sweat the valuation headlines, ByteDance is doing great

Does TikTok owner ByteDance's valuation cut mean that it is a struggling business? Not in the slightest.

So what happened to Blue Apron?

How Blue Apron got to where it is today an interesting story, and one that we should trace from the company's IPO through to today. 

The generative AI boom could make the OS cool again

New AI tech could upend the status quo, and I think that Microsoft adding AI at the OS level could be a big step in that direction.

Instacart’s IPO storms out the gate, showing that unicorns can, in fact, go public and survive

For startups dying of thirst in this desert devoid of capital, Instacart could not have offered up a more satisfying glass of cool water.

Can the tech IPO market keep up its positive momentum?

If investor sentiment does turn out to be that good, these IPOs could prove a boon for late-stage startups everywhere.

The future of batteries needs more than venture capital

French battery maker Verkor secured more than €2 billion (around $2.1 billion) to build its Dunkirk gigafactory, which is set to be operational by 2025.
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