Adam Neumann’s bid for WeWork’s scraps

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Adam Neumann is trying to buy back WeWork

Adam Neumann, who co-founded flexible workspace provider WeWork in 2010 and notoriously stepped down nine years later, is attempting to buy the company out of bankruptcy, according to multiple reports

WeWork’s bankruptcy is proof that its core business never actually worked

Did WeWork's business ever make sense? To answer that question, we'll go over its S-1 filings, its SPAC deal and early earnings reports.

WeWork, once valued at $47B, files for bankruptcy

Flexible office-space firm WeWork has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing over $18.6 billion of debt in a remarkable collapse for the once high-flying startup co-founded by Adam Neuman

Don’t be surprised if WeWork files for bankruptcy

Given the company's performance in the past few quarters, what did you think was going to happen? 

WeWork reportedly on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, stock plummets

WeWork is on the verge of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New Jersey, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal. If WeWork does indeed file, it shouldn’t come as a shock to close

We’re sending a cake to the next fintech startup that goes public

Equity is a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. On our Friday show we talk about the week’s biggest startup and tech news.

WeWork fires back at competitor Codi with cease and desist following ‘WeWont’ campaign

WeWork has sent a cease and desist letter to rival Codi in response to the startup’s recent marketing campaign it dubs “WeWont,” TechCrunch has exclusively learned. In the letter dated Octob

WeWork’s going concern warning is a reminder that VC and low-margin business don’t mix

It can be a good idea to raise venture capital to scale a business with highly valuable revenue, provided you can generate operating leverage later.

WeWork goes from $47B valuation to ‘substantial doubts’ about its future

WeWork is struggling to survive in a post-pandemic world. In announcing its earnings today, the flexible space provider said that “substantial doubt exists about the company’s ability to continue

The market has changed, but super-voting shares are here to stay, says Mr. IPO

Yesterday, the ride-sharing company Lyft said its two co-founders, John Zimmer and Logan Green, are stepping down from managing the company’s day-to-day operations, though they are retaining their b

Ex-WeWork director raises millions for Den’s tiny home plans

If it wasn’t for WeWork’s failed IPO, Mike Romanowicz probably wouldn’t be building a proptech business right now. The entrepreneur left his position as director of product management and strate

WeWork China’s former tech head introduces on-demand work pods for mental health

At a time when China’s zero-COVID policy continues to interrupt offline work and face-to-face interactions, Dominic Penaloza, the former head of innovation and technology at WeWork China, is int

TechCrunch+ roundup: Shame-free down rounds, checkout flow tune-up, SaaS tsunami

Seriously: If you're not working to calibrate every system you have, you're just leaving money on the table.

3 views: Thoughts on Flow

Neumann and Andreessen are trying to privatize the neighborhood. Here’s why we think that’s not such a great idea.

Crypto, where the fallen seek a fresh start

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about privacy in crypto and how it’s sometimes at odds with regulation. This week, we’re covering a larger-than-life founder who is per

Adam Neumann, Kimberly Bryant and the importance of nuance

The return was a white man who misled investors and employees. The ousted was a Black woman who founded a nonprofit to diversify the coding world. If that’s where the analysis stops, it’s a disser

The anti-Adam Neumann

According to earlier reports this week, Adam Neumann, the famed, controversial co-founder of WeWork, is in the process of creating a vast network of residential real estate properties that — we&

Will your company cut your benefits or your co-workers first?

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week, Natasha was joined by TC+ reporter Rebecca Szku

This new $100M fund plans to focus on startups accelerating the science around longevity

Longevity-focused startups have been proliferating in recent years as we become more focused on our health. However, it’s not just about apps to get you in the gym. Longevity startups can range from
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