Why investor Jalak Jobanputra is betting big on crypto

When investor and entrepreneur Jalak Jobanputra first visited a blockchain conference five years ago she got goosebumps. The experienced investor had heard of cryptocurrencies but now that they had tr

Acorns, the financial management service for everyone else, adds 3 million users

Acorns, the financial management service focused on getting low- and middle-income households to invest and save responsibly, has reached 3 million users in the United States. The company has roughly

Pandora's improving financials help it recover from a bad day

Pandora tumbled almost 9% on the stock market Wednesday. And then it bounced back over 6% after the day ended. The music streaming business, which has had a terrible past year on the stock market, su

Homebrew closed $90 million fund

Homebrew is announcing the close of its third fund. This time they've raised $90 million, an increase from $50 million in 2015 and $35 million for its debut fund in 2013. Led by Hunter Walk and Saty

Simplified investing app Stash raises $37.5 million Series D as it heads into banking

Stash, the micro-investing app that’s been a hit with first-time investors, announced today it has raised an additional $37.5 million in Series D funding in a round led by Union Square Ventures

Raise softly and deliver a big exit

In the world of venture capital, the prospect of a successful “exit” looms large in the minds of investors. A VC’s business model is less about the money that goes into a startup than it is abou

Cardlytics up 3% following IPO, raised $70 million

Atlanta-based Cardlytics made its public debut on Friday, closing the day at $13.37, just a little above the IPO price of $13. The company sold 5.4 million shares, raising $70 million. Cardlytics work

Grove raises $2.1M to find the sweet spot between old-school financial advisers and chatbots

Right now if you want financial guidance and planning help you basically have two options – shell out thousands (or more) a year for an old-school Wall Street-affiliated advisor, or test your lu

Twitter’s fourth-quarter results: The TechCrunch Review

Here at TechCrunch, we cover company earnings on a pretty regular basis. And we promise it’s for a good reason: The success and failure of these publicly-traded companies tends to give us at lea

Twitter is now worth more than Snap

Adding to what’s already a Very Weird 2018, Twitter now has a bigger market cap than Snapchat maker Snap after posting a thoroughly interesting earnings beat for its fourth quarter this morning

Twitter is suddenly making money and Wall Street likes it a whole lot

Despite flat user numbers and a nominal beat in revenue, Twitter’s fortune-reversal over the past several months is still going as the company said it actually posted a GAAP net income — sendi

Yelp is not having a good day

Yelp saw its stock take a steep dive this afternoon after it reported its fourth-quarter earnings, which on an adjusted basis fell below Wall Street's expectations on the bottom line. Yelp has had a 

Elon Musk’s pretty good week keeps rolling as Tesla slides through Q4 with same production targets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk managed to send his Tesla Roadster into space -- because why not? -- earlier this week, and it looks like his week (and Tesla's) is still looking up for now following the company'

Tesla uses auto leases to raise $546 million in asset backed securities

Tesla is using its car leases as collateral for a big $546 million loan as it turns to debt markets to raise additional cash to combat the blistering burn rate of its auto and energy business, accordi

Apple’s $1T dreams are on hold as it misses on iPhone sales in the holiday quarter

Apple’s dream of becoming a $1 trillion company will have to wait — at least for a little while. But while iPhone sales this year were about flat (down about 1% to be exact), revenue from the

Alphabet is tumbling after a fourth quarter whiff and names John Hennessy as new board chair

Google parent company Alphabet's big run over the past few months came to a screeching halt today after it came out with its fourth-quarter results, which fell beneath expectations set by Wall Street

Mobile delivers high exit multiples despite broader market slowdown

In the world of mobile apps, numbers come in two sizes: big and bigger. More than one billion people use Facebook’s mobile app every day. But what about the financial side of the mobile business; sp

PayPal beats Wall Street quarterly expectations; shares fall on eBay partnership change

PayPal beat The Street when it reported fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The global payments giant surpassed analyst expectations for both sales and profit. The company reported $3

Microsoft’s Azure revenue nearly doubled year-over-year in its second quarter

Microsoft posted a relatively good second quarter this year that continued the ongoing process of its growth into a major cloud entity, in addition to saying it would be taking a significant charge as

Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to build their own healthcare company

When you’re big enough and powerful enough, you don’t need to rely on the existing private healthcare providers out there to handle your employee medical needs. That’s what Amazon, B
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