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Ride-hailing’s profitability promise is in its final countdown

Last month was Uber's best in history in terms of gross sales on its platform. That's good, but not as good as you might think.

This startup summer could be blistering

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Will Topps’ SPAC-led debut expand the bustling NFT market?

Twitter is abuzz with the news that Topps, a company perhaps best known for making collectible trading cards, is going public via a SPAC. The reverse merger with its chosen blank-check company values

Digging into the Alkami Technology IPO

Let's learn about Alkami and its software, dig into its backers and final private valuation, pick apart its numbers, and then check out its impending IPO valuation.

You might have just missed the best time to sell your startup

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Private equity, a SPAC and an IPO walk into a bar

Choosing which option is best from a buffet's worth of possibilities is an interesting task for startup CEOs and their boards.

Kaltura puts debut on hold. Is the tech IPO window closing?

The Exchange doubts many folks expected the IPO climate to get so chilly without warning. But we could be in for a quarter's pause.

What to make of Deliveroo’s rough IPO debut

Deliveroops. After a lackluster IPO pricing run, shares of Deliveroo are lower today, marking a disappointing debut for the hot delivery company. A good question to ask at this juncture is why Deliver

Is Substack really worth $650M?

Substack didn't invent the paid newsletter, but the startup's early success with the model is enticing previous backers to more than double down on the media startup.

Viewing Cazoo’s proposed SPAC debut through Carvana’s windshield

Can the market hold up the optimism that many SPAC-led debuts are implying in their pricing? I do not know. But there are a lot of wagers being made in the market today that are giving me pause.

Well that was a crazy week

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WeWork lines up for a second run at the public markets

At this point, if you aren't going public via a direct listing, traditional IPO or SPAC, are you even a growthy business?

Will fading YOLO sentiment impact Robinhood, Coinbase and other trading platforms?

What would happen to Robinhood and its cohorts if the apparent cooling in consumer trading demand continues? Let's talk about it.

A look at 4 IPO updates and 2 late-stage funding rounds

Covering YC Demo Day yesterday was good fun, but I missed a few items while watching several hundred startup pitches. A few years ago, these stories might have been the biggest news of the week. But w

Discord’s reported $10B exit; Compass and Intermedia Cloud Communications set IPO price ranges

There's a lot of news this morning, so let's discuss all the big dollars before YC demo day kicks off.

ironSource is going public via a SPAC and its numbers are pretty good

Let's rewind back through TechCrunch's ironSource coverage during its life as a private company and then examine its financial results.

AI fintech products are operating at scale and investor interest is maturing

Per a new dataset I spent this morning chewing on, VCs are firing cannons of capital into the AI startup world while exits reach new records.

What eToro’s investor presentation and $10B valuation tells us about Robinhood

Trading platforms are being valued more like high-margin video games than software stocks.

Olo prices IPO sharply above its target, valuing company as high as $4.6B

We're checking in on the price investors paid for a block of Olo shares before it began trading and will look into the latest numbers in Coinbase's new S-1/A filing

The global inequity in venture financing is staggering

I am surprised that more VCs aren't investing in Africa. It smells like investing arbitrage. The pandemic has ripped the Band-Aid off investing via Zoom, making Africa is precisely as close to your in
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