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

April 20, 2019 0

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is a relaxed, Friday, Equity Shot. That

Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M

April 19, 2019 0

Five years after Dropbox acquired their startup Zulip, Waseem Daher, Jeff Arnold and Jessica McKellar have gained traction for their third business together: Pilot. Pilot

Zoom, the profitable tech unicorn, prices IPO above range

April 18, 2019 0

Zoom, a relatively under-the-radar tech unicorn, has defied expectations with its initial public offering. The video conferencing business priced its IPO above its planned range

Hulu buys back AT&T’s minority stake in streaming service now valued at $15 billion

April 16, 2019 0

Hulu has paid $1.43 billion to buy AT&T’s minority stake in the streaming video company. The companies announced Monday that the transaction valued Hulu at

Startups Weekly: Lessons from a failed founder

April 15, 2019 0

I sat down with Menlo Ventures partner Shawn Carolan this week to talk about his early investment in Uber. Menlo, if you remember, led Uber’s

Pitching your product will kill your fundraising

April 12, 2019 0

Russ Heddleston Contributor Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition

Data tells us that investors love a good story

April 12, 2019 0

And other secrets to a winning pitch deck, from DocSend Russ Heddleston 9 hours Russ Heddleston Contributor Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend.

Human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui is battling the US college financial aid system

April 8, 2019 0

Tunisian human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui couldn’t go to college. Not because she couldn’t afford it; where she comes from, college is virtually free. She

A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way

April 7, 2019 0

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Space tech rockets higher Corporate biotech venture funding rises again Insurance policies are confusing as hell, but

Startups Weekly: US companies raised $30B in Q1 2019

April 6, 2019 0

Let’s start this week’s newsletter with some data. Nationally, startups pulled in $30.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up 22 percent year-on-year, according

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