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Reimagine inside sales to ramp up B2B customer acquisition

User-first products are driving rapid company growth in an era where individuals discover, adopt, and share software they like, but what if your company doesn’t fit that profile?

The SaaS gold rush will become the ‘Hunger Games’

SaaS has been the motherlode of enterprise software investing for two decades now. Venture investors, entrepreneurs, and Wall Street have all learned to pile on, leading to a shared consensus that clo

A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls

A team of security researchers found they could tap into Webex and Zoom video meetings because many weren’t protected with a code. Researchers at Cequence, a startup focused on protecting applic

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?

According to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, 80% of the product’s users rely on it, at least partially, for work. It makes sense, then, that the company is refocusing to try and cement its spot in the

Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server

Apple has released a silent update for Mac users removing a vulnerable component in Zoom, the popular video conferencing app, which allowed websites to automatically add a user to a video call without

Zoom patches Mac client after flaw allowed websites to turn on webcams without permission

Video conferencing giant Zoom has published a patch for its Mac client removing a rogue web server from users’ computers that allowed any website to join a video call without permission. News of

Atlan raises $2.5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data

Even as much of the world is digitizing its governance, in small towns and villages of India, data about its citizens is still being largely logged on long and thick notebooks. Have they received the

Slack and Zoom are flying high; they’re also being chased already by upstarts

Two of the highest-flying now-public enterprise companies of the year — Slack and Zoom — are different in many ways, besides the fact that one is focused on workplace messaging while the o

How to negotiate term sheets with strategic investors

Three years ago, I met with a founder who had raised a massive seed round at a valuation that was at least five times the market rate. I asked what firm made the investment...

Startups Weekly: The Peloton IPO (bull vs. bear)

In this week's newsletter: Bird gets acquisitive, Stripe puts on its VC hat and Thumbtack looks for new cash.

Zoom outperforms in first-ever earnings report

Zoom shares are gaining ground following report of major revenue growth.

Social Capital reincarnated

Social Capital tried to disrupt VC and fell apart. Tribe Capital is picking up the pieces.

How we scaled our startup by being remote first

Startups are often associated with the benefits and toys provided in their offices. But what if the future of startups was less about physical office space and more about remote-first work...

Immigrant founders, smartphone growth, SEO tactics, SoftBank’s financials, and AR tech

How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups Our European correspondent Natasha Lomas spent the past few weeks investigating what’s been happening to immigrant founders and tech talent in the

Under the hood on Zoom’s IPO, with founder and CEO Eric Yuan

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark sat down with Eric Yuan,

Zoom, housing affordability, Mailchimp, Yext, and Uber

Conference call with CEO Eric Yuan of newly-IPOd Zoom Since we first started Extra Crunch three months ago (my, time flies), we’ve been offering members live conference calls with our reporters. Thi

Looking back at Zoom’s IPO with CEO Eric Yuan

Since the launch of its IPO in mid-April, Zoom stock has skyrocketed, up nearly 30% as of Monday’s open. However, as the company’s valuation continues to tick up, analysts and industry pun

Slack aims to be the most important software company in the world, says CEO

Slack discloses latest earnings, plans NYSE direct listing for June 20.

Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO

Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company

Equity Shot: Pinterest zooms into the public markets (and yet another tech company files for an IPO)

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
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