Hear why AtoB calls itself Stripe for trucking on TechCrunch Live
Trucking is a vital industry and yet the majority of operations are operating on outdated platforms. AtoB thinks it has the solution and co-founder Harshita Arora says the company is essentially Strip
Stripe now valued at $50B following $6.5B raise
The company notes that it does not need this capital to run its business, but to help current and former employees with withholding tax obligations related to equity awards.
Chamath Palihapitiya: It could take three years for the market to ‘accurately’ reprice late-stage cos
Former Facebook exec turned VC Chamath Palihapitiya has long been a controversial figure in the investing world. Both brilliant and combative, Palihapitiya came to be known most widely by ushering in
Varo, Stripe said to be raising new funds at much lower valuations
With the market turning so dramatically in 2022, it’s no surprise that many startups are now believed to be raising down rounds. This week alone, it was reported that Varo was raising a $50 million
Scooters and social media companies are surprising IPO candidates
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Stripe expands Tap to Pay to Android, turning NFC-enabled Android devices into payment terminals
Stripe, the payments and financial services upstart, made waves in the world of mobile commerce last year when it became Apple’s first payment partner for “Tap to Pay,” the iPhone gi
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Venture funding has started flooding back in at least one area: Secondaries
The venture secondaries market has been on the same roller-coaster ride as the broader VC market over the past few years, but it looks poised to break away in 2023. Like venture capital as a whole, th
Thrive Capital believed to be leading new multibillion-dollar investment in Stripe
Thrive Capital has reportedly committed $1 billion in fresh capital to payments giant Stripe as part of a new investment in the works that would value the fintech company at between $55 billion and $6
What’s Stripe’s deal?
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Stripe eyes an exit, Dell bets on the cloud, and Shutterstock embraces generative AI
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Report: Stripe tried to raise more funding at a $55B-$60B valuation
When payments giant Stripe raised $600 million at a $95 billion valuation in 2021, it made headlines for raising capital at the highest-ever valuation for a privately held startup. Defending that valu
Stripe eyes an exit over next 12 months
Fintech startup Stripe has set a 12-month deadline for itself to go public, either through a direct listing, or pursuing a transaction on the private market, such as a fundraising event and a tender o
Stripe’s internal valuation gets cut to $63 billion
Stripe, a richly valued payments startup, has cut its internal valuation yet again, according to sources familiar with the manner. It is now valued, internally, at $63 billion. The cut, first reported
Deal-flow mavens aren’t sweating the venture slowdown
As we near the end of the year, let's catch up with a few people who kept a close eye on deal flow in 2022 and look at indicators of what might be coming in 2023.
Fintech unicorn valuations have fallen hard in 2022
While most fintech unicorns are still garnering impressive valuations, the sector's hype from last year has started to fade.
Stripe announces fiat-to-crypto onramp widget
Payment giant Stripe is going to offer a new product that makes it easier to hold cryptocurrencies without signing up to a cryptocurrency exchange. The company’s new fiat-to-crypto widget can be emb
Laid off from your tech job? Day One wants to give you $100,000 to start a company
Day One Ventures, a venture firm launched in 2018 with a pitch to combine venture capital acumen with marketing and communications support, has launched a program aimed explicitly at those impacted by
VCs decipher the recent fintech layoffs — and why they’re happening now
Fintech unicorns and decacorns are not immune to challenging economic and fundraising conditions. VCs unpack what's going on.
Most of the unicorns aren’t
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