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Maybe we were valuing software companies the wrong way all along

Call it the return of the P/E ratio, or the revenge of profits, but the days of the revenue multiple might be behind us. At least for now.

Gorgias’ valuation rises to $710M with $30M Series C for e-commerce customer support

Gorgias' technology brings all of the channels that shoppers use to contact online stores into one feed for each company.

The ‘unicorn glut’ theory of startup misery

The 2020-2021 boom in venture capital totals was, to some degree, a unicorn bonanza.

Monday.com’s earnings are a vibe check for unicorns

Monday.com is a good example of how SaaS companies are being graded along a much steeper curve than they once were.

Owner.com serves up $10.7M so that independent restaurants can get cooking

Owner.com provides a free online ordering, delivery and marketing platform for independent restaurants that puts them on a similar playing fields with large restaurant chains.

How to raise your first VC fund

Learning to understand the mentality of an LP and building trust with investors is just the beginning.

Acquiring Wetform, Ecobot offers software and services for the $10 billion wetland environmental survey business

“Any time you’re moving dirt you have to have somebody come in and assess it, whether that’s under a state or federal jurisdiction… because of the waters that are present,” s

Software stocks set new records despite earnings, pandemic

You might have missed it, but amidst the current political-M&A-pandemic-election-disinformation news cycle we find ourselves in this week, SaaS and cloud companies reached new public market record

Operator Collective brings diversity and inclusion to enterprise investing

When Mallun Yen started Operator Collective last year, she wanted to build an investment firm for people who didn’t have a voice in Silicon Valley. That meant connecting women and people of colo

Venture firms rush to find ways to support Black founders and investors

As protests against police brutality and economic manifestations of systemic racism in the U.S. continue, venture capital firms are joining the chorus of technology industry advocates lending their su

The startup cash countdown begins

As global startup markets enter a slowdown -- more on that shortly -- we're starting to get notes on when growth-oriented firms are going to run short of cash.

Pandemic reset leads investors to focus on resilience, adaptability

Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Share on X Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane Investments, investing in cloud infrastructure and security startups. When he is not investing, he is b

Why now is the best time to start a SaaS company

With the markets in turmoil and fear running rampant through the global economy, you might not think it’s the right moment to start a company. According to at least one well-known venture capitalist

SaaStr postpones annual conference as county officials discourage large gatherings

SaaStr, the venture firm that puts on the largest conference for SaaS companies, postponed its SaaStr Annual 2020 conference today amid concerns from local and national officials around large gatherin

Lyft’s going public, Uber’s eyeing Bird, Utah’s tech scene and trade tensions

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had Connie Loizos in the studio along with Kate Clark,

Subscription management startup RevenueCat raises $1.5M

RevenueCat, a startup that helps developers manage their in-app subscriptions, has raised $1.5 million in new funding. The company was part of the most recent batch at Y Combinator, and CEO Jacob Eiti

Jason Lemkin just raised a $70 million fund; here’s how he did it

Two-time entrepreneur Jason Lemkin just closed a debut venture fund with $70 million called SaaStr Fund. It’s an impressive feat and the latest in a string of interesting opportunities that Lemk

Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valu

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