Fundings & Exits

NetApp to acquire Spot (formerly Spotinst) to gain cloud infrastructure management tools

June 4, 2020 0

When Spotinst rebranded to Spot in March, it seemed big changes were afoot for the startup, which originally helped companies find and manage cheap infrastructure

Jeremy Conrad left his own VC firm to start a company, and investors like what he’s building

May 30, 2020 0

When this editor first met Jeremy Conrad, it was in 2014, at the 8,000-square-foot former fish factory that was home to Lemnos, a hardware-focused venture

What should startup founders know before negotiating with corporate VCs?

May 27, 2020 0

Scott Orn Contributor Scott runs operations at Kruze Consulting, a fast-growing startup CFO consulting firm. Kruze is based in San Francisco with clients in the

SoftBank’s Q1 2020 earnings presentation mixes comedy and drama

May 19, 2020 0

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re digging into SoftBank’s

What SoftBank’s Vision Fund results tell us about troubled startup sectors

May 19, 2020 0

A famous investor published notes today concerning its startup investments, detailing where they excelled and where they struggled. To understand why we care about this

Verizon wraps up BlueJeans acquisition lickety split

May 19, 2020 0

When Verizon (which owns this publication) announced it was buying video conferencing company BlueJeans for around $500 million last month, you probably thought it was

Anyfin raises $30M Series B to let consumers refinance their existing loans

May 13, 2020 0

Anyfin, the Stockholm-based startup that enables consumers to refinance their existing loans, has raised $30 million in funding. Leading the Series B round is EQT

Slice, an online ordering and marketing platform for pizzerias, raises $43M

May 12, 2020 0

Global investment firm KKR is betting on the pizza business — it just led a $43 million Series C investment in Slice. Formerly known as

SaaS stocks defy gravity amid pandemic, record job losses

May 9, 2020 0

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This week shares of SaaS

Citing revenue declines, Airbnb cuts 1,900 jobs, or around 25% of its global workforce

May 5, 2020 0

This afternoon Airbnb, a well-known private company that connects travelers with places to stay, announced that it was laying off around a quarter of its

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