Semil Shah

Equity podcast: Circle raises $110M, VCs hunt liquidity and the Vision Fund’s possible twin

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah,

In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

Yesterday, Amazon and Whole Foods ruined a perfectly slow news day on a Friday in June with the announcement that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. The most obvious victim of t

Instart Logic Raises $45M Series D Round For Its Application Delivery Platform

Application delivery platform Instart Logic today announced that it has raised a $45 million Series D round. The round was led by a new investor, the late-stage fund Geodesic Capital. Other participan

The Illusion Of Social Networks

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/smoke-mirror-candle.jpg"> The world is full of illusions. Magicians use a cascade of mirrors, smoke, and misdirection to trick their audie

Higher Education’s Toughest Test

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/empty-lecture-hall.jpg"> In the <a href="http://wadhwa.com/2011/04/12/1068/">debate</a> sparked by <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/201

Iterations: The Seed Stage Dandelion Effect

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/dandelion.jpg"/> Two phrases heard often from entrepreneurs are: (1) “I’m looking for a technical co-founder” and (2) “We’re hiri

Need More Proof Quora Is "Blowing Up"? Meet The Quora Button

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/screen-shot-2011-01-03-at-2-00-28-pm1.png" />While co-founders <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/adam-d-angelo">Adam D'Angelo</a> and