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Zoom and CrowdStrike hang onto 2020 gains despite huge earnings expectations

Zoom and CrowdStrike hang onto 2020 gains despite huge earnings expectations Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Yesterday after the bell, Zoom and CrowdStrike reported earnings. The two technology shops, members of the SaaS cohort of public companies […]

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Zoom’s earnings to test hot tech valuations

Zoom’s earnings to test hot tech valuations Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This week will see two richly-valued SaaS business share their Q1 earnings reports: CrowdStrike and Zoom. Both are 2019 IPOs, but these relatively young public […]

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Strategies for surviving the COVID-19 Series B squeeze

Strategies for surviving the COVID-19 Series B squeeze Mikael Johnsson Contributor Share on Twitter Mikael Johnsson is a co-founder and general partner of Oxx, a venture capital firm investing in European SaaS companies at growth stage. A generation of companies now needs to forget what it has learned. The world has changed […]

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Introducing the term-sheet grader

Introducing the term-sheet grader Jamie Goldstein Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie is the founding partner of Pillar VC, a Boston-based seed-stage venture capital firm. He has spent the last 22 years investing in early-stage startups. When we launched in 2016, we took the unusual approach of saying we’d buy common stock in […]

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Saving, not spending, is the new hotness in fintech

Saving, not spending, is the new hotness in fintech Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Yesterday news broke that Robinhood is on the hunt for new capital at a roughly flat valuation, per friend of the blog Katie […]

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Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rate

Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rate Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. It’s finally 2020, the year that should bring us a direct listing from home-sharing giant Airbnb, a technology company valued at […]

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How many unicorns will exit before the market turns?

How many unicorns will exit before the market turns? Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today we’re digging into unicorns: how many will find an exit through an acquisition (selling themselves to a larger company) or an IPO […]

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Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends

Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends Hardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active early-stage hardware investors, the group today released exclusively to TechCrunch its […]

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We Company reportedly mulls slashing its valuation ahead of its initial public offering

We Company reportedly mulls slashing its valuation ahead of its initial public offering The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company formerly known as WeWork is considering slashing its valuation as it looks to woo public market investors. The company is reportedly considering a valuation of somewhere in the $20 billion range […]

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Connected bike and treadmill-maker Peloton files confidentially for IPO

Connected bike and treadmill-maker Peloton files confidentially for IPO Exercise tech darling and service provider Peloton has filed for IPO with a confidential draft submission of its S-1 statement to the SEC on Wednesday. The company announced the news in a press release, and did not disclose the terms of its initial […]

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