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Gaming rules the entertainment industry, so why aren’t investors showing up?

Gaming rules the entertainment industry, so why aren’t investors showing up? As gaming’s popularity reaches epic heights, venture investors’ activity in the industry doesn’t seem to equate with the overall size of the games market. Spurred by an unreal year where traditional entertainment has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and consumers […]

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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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Everyone filed to go public Monday

Everyone filed to go public Monday Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back out of sequence, because literally every company you can name (well, almost) dropped an S-1 yesterday so we had to sit down and parse […]

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Sequoia strikes gold with Unity’s IPO filing

Sequoia strikes gold with Unity’s IPO filing A big payday is on the way for Sequoia and its partners, assuming they beat the final boss. Today after much anticipation, video game engine Unity filed its Form S-1 with the SEC as it prepares a roadshow to go public in the coming weeks. […]

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ClimateView raises $2.5 million for its toolkit to visualize climate mitigation plans

ClimateView raises .5 million for its toolkit to visualize climate mitigation plans ClimateView, a Swedish software development company working on monitoring and visualization tools for greenhouse gas emissions, said it has raised $2.5 million in its latest round of financing. While the world is gripped by the material and economic toll of […]

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Unity, now valued at $6B, raising up to $525M

Unity, now valued at B, raising up to 5M Unity’s private valuation is climbing but it’s growing unclear whether the company’s leadership is planning to take the 15-year-old gaming powerhouse public anytime soon. The company announced today that is has received signed agreements from D1 Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, […]

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Northzone’s Paul Murphy goes deep on the next era of gaming

Northzone’s Paul Murphy goes deep on the next era of gaming As the gaming market continues to boom, billions of dollars are being invested in new games and new streaming platforms vying to own a piece of the action. Most of the value is accruing to the large incumbents in a space, […]

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Former Unity Technology VP files lawsuit alleging CEO sexually harassed her

Former Unity Technology VP files lawsuit alleging CEO sexually harassed her Unity Technologies, the multibillion-dollar gaming engine, is facing a lawsuit from its former VP of global talent acquisition, Anne Evans, who accuses CEO John Riccitiello of sexual harassment. The sexual harassment allegedly took many forms — ranging from making sexist jokes […]

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Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns

Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Companies raising supergiant VC aren’t getting any younger Coastal startups don’t have a monopoly on raising big at early-stage It takes a […]

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Daily Crunch: Facebook (possibly) considered buying Unity

Daily Crunch: Facebook (possibly) considered buying Unity The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims Less […]

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