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When a startup’s founders are pretty much its board

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Are we bullfighting in Spain? Because that’s a red flag

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. For the last time in 2022, the whole Friday gang got together

As Pipe’s founding team departs, tensions rise over allegations

On November 22, alternative financing startup Pipe announced that its three co-founders were stepping down from their executive roles and that a search for a new, “veteran” CEO had commenced. In a

What’s next on crypto’s chopping block?

It’s me! Hi! (I’m not the problem, just the podcast’s host, here to bring you the latest and greatest in startup and tech news this fine Monday morning). Welcome back to Equity, the

Pipe’s founding team stepping down as hunt for ‘veteran’ CEO begins

The three co-founders of alternative financing startup Pipe are stepping down from their roles as executives of the company in one of the most dramatic management shake-ups seen in the fintech startup

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cannabis investor survey, product ops, recurring revenue financing

The cannabis industry is doing well in the United States: Over 75% of the population lives in a state where access is permitted, and the legal market is expected to generate $33 billion this year.

Fintech TAM explained by dating apps

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Pipe expands into media and entertainment financing with its acquisition of Purely Capital

When Pipe was founded in 2019, its vision was to provide SaaS companies a funding alternative outside of equity or venture debt. Specifically, the Miami-based fintech’s mission was to give SaaS comp

Hero MotoCorp, Engine No. 1 join Gogoro’s PIPE, bringing it up to $285M

Gogoro, the Taiwanese company best known for its electric smartscooters and swappable battery infrastructure, has just added current strategic partner Hero MotoCorp, activist and impact investment fir

TechCrunch+ roundup: Palihapitiya on SPACs, inside Rivian’s IPO, BaaS pros talk shop

I have worked in startups for more than half of my life, and for most of that time, I was the only Black person in the room. As a result, the lack of representation in tech isn’t abstract to me. Bes

Alternative financing startup Pipe snaps up Stripe and HubSpot execs, expands to UK

Pipe, a two-year-old startup that aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue,” announced today it has snagged former Stripe EIC Sid Orlando and HubSpot’s ex-Chief Strategy Officer Brad Coffey to serve o

Fika Ventures nearly triples its assets under management: ‘It’s definitely a crazy time’

Fika Ventures is a five-year-old, LA-based seed-stage fund that has been funding mostly business-to-business startups, as well as fintech companies and a sprinkling of healthcare IT startups — a

Uber’s first head of data science just raised a new venture fund to back nascent AI startups

Kevin Novak joined Uber as its seventh engineer in 2011, and by 2014, he was the company’s head of data science. He talks proudly of that time, but like all good things, it ran its course and by

Uncapped, which provides upfront revenue to digital companies, raises $80M in funding

Buzzy U.S. startup Pipe — which claims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue” — has just raised $250 million at a $2 billion valuation. The secret for the hype? It gives SaaS companies a way to get th

More funding flows into Pipe, as buzzy fintech raises $250M at a $2B valuation

At the end of March, TechCrunch reported that buzzy startup Pipe — which aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue” — had raised $150 million in a round of funding that values the fin

Two investors weigh in: Is your SPAC just a PIPE dream?

SPACs have been around for decades, but they took the 2020 IPO market by storm. For some context: 2020 had more than 248 SPACs — more than the sum of the SPACs in the previous decade.

Clubhouse will create billions in value and capture none of it

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th

Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

Fast-growing fintech Pipe has raised another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, just weeks after raising $50 million in growth funding, according to sources familiar with the deal. Although t

This Pipe-ing hot startup just raised $50M to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue’

A little over one year ago, Pipe raised a $6 million seed round led by Craft Ventures to help it pursue its mission of giving SaaS companies a funding alternative outside of equity or venture debt. Th

Why Google Capital deal could augur the reemergence of so-called PIPEs

Last Wednesday, Google Capital ventured into the world of investing in publicly traded companies, announcing it has backed Care.com, a platform that connects people with caregivers which went public
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