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What to make of Stripe’s possible $100B valuation

What to make of Stripe’s possible 0B valuation This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of The Exchange. Today we will be brief. But not silent, as […]

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2020 IPO report card: Are tech’s newest public companies meeting expectations?

2020 IPO report card: Are tech’s newest public companies meeting expectations? As the American election looms and the IPO cycle slows some, it’s a good time to review how well the public offerings we have seen thus far have performed. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on […]

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Digging into the next wave of tech IPOs

Digging into the next wave of tech IPOs After taking five consecutive business days off from my work laptop — and to shout at my personal laptop while losing games on Dominion online — I am back. I missed you. And while The Exchange’s regular columns were off this week (Friday aside, […]

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Asana’s strong direct listing lights alternative path to public market for SaaS startups

Asana’s strong direct listing lights alternative path to public market for SaaS startups This week’s pair of direct listings from Asana and Palantir were historic moments for each firm, but they also served as public business experiments. For Palantir, the event tested how far corporate governance could be twisted while leaving an […]

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AOC flagged ‘material risks’ to Palantir investors in letter to SEC

AOC flagged ‘material risks’ to Palantir investors in letter to SEC In a newly released letter, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued words of warning to the SEC over Palantir’s efforts to take the company public, cautioning the regulatory body over details the progressive congresswoman says were “omitted” in the company’s disclosures. […]

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In its 5th filing with the SEC, Palantir finally admits it is not a democracy

In its 5th filing with the SEC, Palantir finally admits it is not a democracy Palantir is not a democracy, and it really, really, really wants you to know that. Palantir’s governance has been under an exacting lens from regulators the past few weeks as it prepares for a public direct listing […]

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Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range

Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range Whoever said you can’t make money playing video games clearly hasn’t taken a look at Unity Software’s stock price. On its first official day of trading, the company rose more than 31%, opening at $75 per share before closing […]

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As it heads for IPO, Palantir hires a chief accountant and gets approval from NYSE to trade

As it heads for IPO, Palantir hires a chief accountant and gets approval from NYSE to trade After 17 years, Palantir is getting closer and closer to its public debut later this month. We’ve been covering different facets of the company’s direct listing process including concerns about its governance and how insiders […]

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Extra Crunch Friday roundup: Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more

Extra Crunch Friday roundup: Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more I live in San Francisco, but I work an East Coast schedule to get a jump on the news day. So I’d already been at my desk for a couple of hours on Wednesday morning when I […]

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Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders?

Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders? A few days ago I wrote down a few notes making a bullish case for Palantir, searching to find good news amidst the company’s huge historical deficits. Heading into the next phase of Palantir’s march to the public markets, I was […]

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