Klarna’s and Affirm’s very good week

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OpenAI’s DevDay, reinventing the REIT and good actors in crypto

Welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Today we’re talking about the week’s biggest startup and tech news.

Klarna is inching toward an IPO, and it’s not the only one

Notable among the Klarna IPO chatter is the fact that it is far from the only private company worth billions that we are watching approach the public markets.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen such positive signals in fintech

The Equity crew is seeing encouraging signs from the fintech startup market, starting with Klarna's Q3 results.

TC+ Roundup: Many Black founders are rooting for SVB

Before being known as the bank that collapsed, Silicon Valley Blank made a name for itself as a bank that helps support underrepresented founders.

Swedish fintech Klarna dodges a strike after reaching agreement with workers

Fintech giant Klarna has reached an agreement with workers that were set to strike next week, the company told TechCrunch today. Klarna employees were planning to strike next week in the fintech’s h

Klarna launches a suite of new features, including an AI-powered image-search tool

Klarna is introducing a suite of new features, including an AI-powered image-search tool called Shopping lens, the company announced on Wednesday. The company is also launching shoppable videos in Eur

Tech companies are finding their profitability groove

Tech companies are getting the hang of making money, or at least they're losing far less than they used to when money was cheap and "growth" was sexy.

Klarna’s Q2 results include profitable month as GMV continues growth streak

Revenue in the second quarter grew at an even faster pace, up 17%.

Okay startup names and why fintech is rebounding

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Mary Ann and

Klarna’s Q1 results show that the fintech unicorn’s turnaround is in full swing

Klarna managed to nab market share in a contracting market, keeping its own growth story afloat despite stiff headwinds.

Klarna’s latest update introduces a personal shopping assistant and new creator tools

Klarna, the payments and shopping platform, announced today new features and updates that aim to give users a more personalized shopping experience. This includes “Ask Klarna,” a personal shopping

TechCrunch’s startup-building podcast Found is nominated for a Webby Award

Each week listeners can tune into Found to get the real stories behind today’s startups. And while that isn’t changing any time soon, this week I’m excited to bring you something a l

Klarna plugs ChatGPT into its platform for faster product recommendations

After installing the Klarna plugin from the ChatGPT plugin store, users can ask the ChatGPT chatbot product recommendation questions, even referencing budget.

How much progress is Klarna making toward profitability?

Klarna has had a publicly difficult few quarters. Now that we have its 2022 financial data, we can look more closely at how it performed amid all the noise.

Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz invested more in fintech than any other sector in 2022

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Klarna wins over the US

The U.S. is now Swedish payment giant Klarna’s biggest market by revenue, surpassing Germany, and that has CEO and co-founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski feeling proud. In an exclusive interview with Te

Is this the end of the BNPL boom?

As inflation and interest rates climbed, consumer-focused BNPL players have struggled with increased defaults amid less discretionary spending.

Being the steady hand in market uncertainty with Sebastian Siemiatkowski from Klarna

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. In this week’s episode Darrell and Becca are joined by Sebastian Siemiatkowski, the co-founder and CEO of Klarna. Sebastian t

Protect me from what I want

Buy now, pay later is an alluring option for consumers. But with rising debt and inflation, perhaps the focus should be on companies that help protect borrowers from digging themselves into a hole.
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