Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we sit down with a guest,
Given the hype around generative AI, it's easy to forget that IBM Watson competed on Jeopardy in 2011 — and won a $1M first-place prize.
Today, SUSE announced that it is creating a hard fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and that it will develop and maintain an RHEL-compatible distribution. SUSE says that it will invest $10 millio
The Open Infrastructure Foundation, the open-source foundation that hosts projects like the OpenStack cloud computing platform and Starling X edge computing stack, today announced that it is launching
Meet Thynk, a new company that wants to build the definitive enterprise software solution for the hospitality industry. The startup just raised a $13 million Series A round. This round was led by Sing
Tel Aviv-based Entitle, a startup that helps businesses automate how their developers gain permission to access cloud resources, today announced that it has raised a $15 million seed round led by Glil
Trunk, a startup that aims to build a toolkit that helps developers build and ship their code faster, today announced the launch of its latest product: CI Analytics. The new service helps developers u
Cloud marketplaces have consolidated as a new revenue avenue, but is it ever too early for startups to go that route?
Managing partners Ben Lerer and Eric Hippeau discuss the new funds, VC dry power and the current funding environment.
TechCrunch understands Runa Capital, which launched in 2010, has raised $55 million toward its fourth fund, aiming for a target of $250 million. The company is declinging to comment. However, after 12
With $1 billion or more worth of annualized revenue, what can we learn about Databricks' growth rate, and how well does its valuation slot into current market pricing?
15Five — an early mover in the world of building technology to help motivate teams, and to improve performance management for execs overseeing those teams — has raised $52 million in a rou
Project A Ventures launched 10 years ago in Berlin when a handful of a ex-Rocket Internet players decided they’d try their own hand at this startup stuff. Since then they’ve done pretty well, inve
How could companies like Coinbase, which reported massive growth and huge profits last year, now be in a position where they would need to slash staffing?
The consensus is that now is a good time for the type of lean growth that product-led growth (PLG) can achieve.
On the Chain Reaction podcast this week, Lux Capital’s newest investor, Grace Isford, joined us to talk about the opaque but crucial world of web3 infrastructure. At Lux, Isford invests in the
In 2010, Bastian Gotter invested up to $200,000 into IROKOtv, an African video-on-demand company Jason Njoku, his friend and co-founder, launched in Lagos, Nigeria. For the next couple of years, Gotte
Earlybird VC was one of the “OG” of the emergence of Berlin as a key global tech startup ecosystem 15 years ago. Founded in 1997, it’s gone on to back N26 and UiPath, among many others. And in t
Google and SAP have partnered around a number of different projects over the years and Google Cloud, just like its competitors, is a strategic cloud partner for RISE with SAP, the German enterprise so
Did UiPath's valuation get hit by the same shrink ray affecting other software companies, or are other factors at work?