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For unicorns, how much does the route to going public really matter?

"I think when money's chasing money, you don't want to be the last guy holding the money. You want to be the chase."

The morality and efficacy of going public earlier

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex and Chris dug into

As Q2’s lull fades, unicorn IPOs are revving up

Let’s discuss IPOs this morning to fully understand where we stand today in the realm of unicorn liquidity.

Private equity, a SPAC and an IPO walk into a bar

Choosing which option is best from a buffet's worth of possibilities is an interesting task for startup CEOs and their boards.

Smart lock maker Latch teams with real estate firm to go public via SPAC

This week, Latch becomes the latest company to join the SPAC parade. Founded in 2014, the New York-based company came out of stealth two years later, launching a smart lock system. Though, like many c

Unpacking Chamath Palihapitiya’s SPAC deals for Latch and Sunlight Financial

Latch is an enterprise SaaS company that makes keyless-entry systems for buildings; Sunlight Financial offers point-of-sale financing for residential solar systems.

Latch, a smart lock company, looks to become a platform with the launch of LatchOS

Tech that powers physical spaces is in the midst of a growth spurt. One company in the mix, Latch, is today announcing the next phase of the company with the launch of LatchOS. Latch was founded back

UPS and Latch are expanding in-building deliveries to 10 more cities

After launching apparently successful pilot runs in San Francisco and New York, UPS announced today plans to expand its in-building delivery service to 10 additional U.S. cities. In mid-2019, the parc

Latch raises $70M for its apartment smart lock system

Latch announced this morning that it has raised $70 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Brookfield Ventures, the investment arm of Brookfield Asset Management. As part of the deal, Brook

New material design stores energy like an eagle

Auxetics are materials that store energy internally rather than bulging out. In this way they can store more energy when squeezed or struck and disperse it more regularly. Historically, however, these

UPS is testing an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York

UPS has been quietly testing a  program that lets the shipping service deliver packages inside multi-unit homes while occupants are out. The service utilizes smart locks created by Latch, a New York-

Latch touts first deliveries via NY Jet.com smart access tie-up

In July b2b smart access startup Latch announced a partnership with ecommerce platform Jet.com to install 1,000 of its smart locks on residential apartment buildings in New York. It's now announced t

Latch adds HomeKit-approved smart lock to its enterprise suite

Enterprise-grade smart lock startup Latch has added a third product to its portfolio. The 'Latch C' is notable as its first smart lock to be certified to work with Apple's HomeKit.

Jet.com is installing Latch access systems in 1,000 NYC apartment buildings for easier deliveries

Jet, the online retailer bought by Walmart last year, has struck a deal with smart access provider Latch in an effort to make deliveries easier for its customers in urban areas. Over 100,000 residents

Enterprise smart lock player Latch snags another $10M

New York based Latch has topped up its Series A with a further $10 million in external funding, bringing on a new investor RRE Ventures. Existing investors also participated.

Latch tools up with second smart access product for offices, apartment blocks

New York-based smart lock maker Latch, which targets the enterprise market, selling its locks plus a subscription digital entry management service to building owners wanting to offer value-add service

After Two Years In Stealth, Smart Lock Maker Latch Talks Funding, Features

On the surface, the smart lock space can seem pretty crowded already, with names like Lockitron and August and Kisi apparently in play for several years. But New York based Latch contends it's mostly