Equity Monday: HungryPanda raises $70M, trade tensions and cross-border VC

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big

Tony Hsieh, iconic Las Vegas tech entrepreneur, dies aged 46

Tony Hsieh, the former head of Zappos who catapulted the shoe company into the big leagues with a sale to Amazon and then used the proceeds of his success in a huge project kickstarting regeneration o

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising t

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook

The influential Massachusetts senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been a longtime critic of the consolidation of economic power by Amazon, Google and Facebook. Now she’s making

The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer.

Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Share on X Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside co

Acorns, the financial management service for everyone else, adds 3 million users

Acorns, the financial management service focused on getting low- and middle-income households to invest and save responsibly, has reached 3 million users in the United States. The company has roughly

How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, t

Performance Evaluations In A Results-Focused Culture

Netflix’s culture deck has been a source of inspiration for many businesses since it was first published five years ago. In it, Netflix argues that companies must find a balance between flexibility

From A Rebuilt ’60s Motel In Vegas, OrderWithMe Tackles Big E-Commerce Challenges

Everyone who comes to live in Vegas has a story about how they got there. But while some of those tales may be prosaic, there are a few that stand out. OrderWithMe — a startup that started

The Future Of Work: Amazon vs. Zappos

Twenty years ago <a target="_blank" href="">Tony Hsieh</a> was part of the three-man Harvard team that won the hyper-prestigious ACM Programmming Contest. Five y

Zappos Rolls Out iOS App Update As It Ponders The Future Of The Mobile Shopping Experience

Las Vegas-based apparel retailer Zappos rolled out an update to its iOS app today that saw the company fold some neat new features into the mix. Strictly speaking though , it's no drastic overhaul --

Berlusconi Outed As Investor In Square Clone Payleven While Rocket Internet’s Zappos Clone Zalando Hits Breakeven

A double-dose of details today about the normally secretive e-commerce startups incubated by the Samwer bothers-backed <a target="_blank" href="">Rocket Internet</a>. Silv

Foundation: Tony Hsieh On Building A Great Company Culture

In this new episode of my <a target="_blank" href="">Foundation</a> video series, I talk with <a target="_blank" href="">Zappos </a>founder <a target="_blank

Kickstarter Record Breaker, USA Underwear Maker Flint And Tinder Gets $850K Seed Round From Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, Lerer And David Tisch

Hold on to your pants: the rush to fund innovative fashion companies that are building out their businesses online continues apace. <a target="_blank" href="">Flint a

Amazon-Owned Zappos Teams Up With Chicisimo For Social Fashion

Zappos has teamed up with social fashion site <a target="_blank" href="">Chicisimo</a> to launch a <a target="_blank" href="">microsite</a> for

Funded By Tony Hsieh, Ex-Zappos Managers Launch Fandeavor To Turn Everyday Sports Fans Into VIPs

Most sports fans get plenty of enjoyment out of going to see their favorite team play live, maybe even with a little tailgating before the game, and if they're lucky, watching court, field, or rink-si

Zappos Suffers Security Breach; Customer Emails And Passwords Affected

It appears that Zappos <a href="">was the victim</a> of a cyber attack today from a hacker who gained access to the company's internal network through the company'

Alfred Lin Considers Leaving Sequoia for Airbnb; Moritz Convinces Him to Stay

If you read the comments on any our recent stories about the Airbnb controversies, you'll see plenty of people saying that Airbnb needs to take a page out of the Zappos playbook. It turns out, they tr

Food Is The New Frontier In Green Tech

<img src="" class="shot2"/> <em>This is a guest post from <a href="">Ali Pa
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