This is fintech’s ‘Noah’s Ark Year’
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What’s the TAM of the 1%?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Before we get into this week’s show notes, some programming
TechCrunch+ roundup: Jack leaves Twitter, Black Friday data, Nubank lowers IPO pricing
Perhaps it should be pro forma for corporate boards in search of a new CEO to start by talking to the company’s longtime engineers, product managers and marketing leads.
How Pilot convinced Index Ventures to think long-term about margins
Whether you agree or not, it's hard to ignore the fact that the multipliers in Silicon Valley and the growth of software businesses have changed the way we think about a startup's timeline.
Pilot’s Jessica McKellar and Index’s Mark Goldberg will outline how to become a unicorn on TechCrunch Live
Pilot, a unicorn fintech company looking to bring bookkeeping into the 21st century, has raised more than $160 million in funding from investors that include Stripe, Sequoia, Index and more. On an upc
Employee leave startup Cocoon launches after raising $20M in new funding
The platform is available in across all 50 states and is designed for any type of employee leave, like parental, medical, caregiver or bereavement.
Privacy.com rebrands to Lithic, raises $43M for virtual payment cards
When Privacy.com was founded in 2014, the company’s focus was to let anyone generate virtual and disposable payment card numbers for free. The goal was to allow those users to keep users’ actual c
Persona lands $50M for identity verification after seeing 10x YoY revenue growth
The identity verification space has been heating up for a while and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated demand with more people transacting online. Persona, a startup focused on creating a pers