Equity podcast: Theranos’s reckoning, BroadQualm’s stunning conclusion and Lyft’s platform ambitions

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and I were joined by Mayfield Fund’s N

Rally Road lets you buy and sell equity shares in classic cars

Want to put your money in something like a 1955 Porsche or 1985 Ferrari but don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend? Meet Rally Road. The New York-based startup lets investors buy a rea

TPG Growth and CAA’s investment firm Evolution Media buy into Africa’s music business

Private equity and media giants from the U.S. are starting to pay attention to Africa's burgeoning online media and culture scene. TPG Growth and Evolution Media have acquired a majority stake in the

Two giant European VCs want founders to give more equity to employees

European VCs are getting tired, and who can blame them. Europe’s startup industry has boomed in the last ten years, and no-one can say it isn’t a world away from what it was in previous decades. H

Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

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Equity podcast: Roku’s on a tear, and Snap had an awful week

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New Internationalist magazine turns to crowdfunding to secure independence

There can be little doubt that journalism and media is under a bit of an onslaught at the moment. The desire to deliver independent, trustworthy news runs deep, but can often be at odds with pressures

Crunch Report | DJI Opens its Wallet for Hasselblad

CES 2017 day two, Campbell Brown to help Facebook News Publishers, DJI opens its wallet for Hasselblad, and Indiegogo goes equity and goods. All this on Crunch Report.

Fitbit Crushes Expectations In Q3, But A Follow-On Equity Offering Drags Its Shares Down

Following the bell, Fitbit announced its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $409.3 million, and earnings per share using normal accounting methods of $0.19. The company’s

Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get?

It's an age-old scenario: You're building a company, you have a product idea, and you've got the framework laid out in your head, but you want some expert advice and guidance on how to take the next s

Alltel Taken Over, Goes Private, Feeling Fine, A Little Dizzy

It’s not MyFaves, but it’s close, right? Not huge news, but good enough for a Monday morning. A band of equity investors have essentially “taken over” Alltell, paying $71.50 a