Stay gold, ‘Plaid for X’ startups
A failed acquisition usually triggers the same series of questions: What does this mean for early-stage startups in the sector? Will a chilling effect occur and hurt valuations? Will VCs stop funding
Wish (and Airbnb, and Palantir) investor Justin Fishner-Wolfson doesn’t care about first-day pops
It’s probably no wonder that when Founders Fund was still a very young venture firm, it brought aboard as its first principal Justin Fishner-Wolfson. Having nabbed two degrees from Stanford and
Space manufacturing startup Varda, incubated at Founders Fund, emerges with $9 million in funding
From a young age, Will Bruey, the co-founder and chief executive of Varda Space Industries, was fascinated with space and running his own business. So when the former SpaceX engineer was tapped by Del
Palantir will soon help the FDA evaluate drugs, including COVID-19 treatments
Palantir’s push into federal health work continues. The data analytics company just picked up a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration contract which will span three years for a total of $44.4 mi
What to make of Stripe’s possible $100B valuation
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2020 IPO report card: Are tech’s newest public companies meeting expectations?
As the American election looms and the IPO cycle slows some, it’s a good time to review how well the public offerings we have seen thus far have performed. The Exchange explores startups, market
Digging into the next wave of tech IPOs
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Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings
World events have so far not stopped the enthusiasm for tech investing, and really, where else are those dollars going to go?
Human Capital: Coinbase and Clubhouse aside, Ethel’s Club founder wants to take us ‘Somewhere Good’
Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly digest about diversity, inclusion and the human labor that powers tech. This week, we’re looking at a number of topics because a lot went down. Coinbase C
Asana’s strong direct listing lights alternative path to public market for SaaS startups
This week’s pair of direct listings from Asana and Palantir were historic moments for each firm, but they also served as public business experiments. For Palantir, the event tested how far corpo
American stocks drop in wake of president’s COVID-19 diagnosis
American stocks are selling in the wake of President Trump, and members of his family and a key staff member, testing positive for COVID-19. The news, which came overnight, is weighing heavily on all
AOC flagged ‘material risks’ to Palantir investors in letter to SEC
In a newly released letter, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued words of warning to the SEC over Palantir’s efforts to take the company public, cautioning the regulatory body over deta
Equity Monday: Palantir might have a very eventful hump day
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big
Is your startup the next TikTok?
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In its 5th filing with the SEC, Palantir finally admits it is not a democracy
Palantir is not a democracy, and it really, really, really wants you to know that. Palantir’s governance has been under an exacting lens from regulators the past few weeks as it prepares for a publi
From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week
Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.
Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range
Whoever said you can’t make money playing video games clearly hasn’t taken a look at Unity Software’s stock price. On its first official day of trading, the company rose more than 31
As it heads for IPO, Palantir hires a chief accountant and gets approval from NYSE to trade
After 17 years, Palantir is getting closer and closer to its public debut later this month. We’ve been covering different facets of the company’s direct listing process, including concerns about i
Extra Crunch Friday roundup: Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more
A look back at Extra Crunch's top stories over the last few days.
Daily Crunch: Taboola and Outbrain call off their merger
A massive content recommendation merger falls apart, Microsoft reveals the release date and pricing for its flagship game console and Alexa enables phone calls for AT&T customers. This is your Dai