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Sam Altman’s bet against Slack

Sam Altman’s bet against Slack Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate and Alex broke the discussion into two main themes. The first dealt with early-stage companies, and the second, as you can imagine, later-stage affairs. Don’t worry, we […]

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This is the gig worker ballot initiative Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are backing

This is the gig worker ballot initiative Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are backing A group of Lyft, Uber and DoorDash drivers are announcing a statewide ballot measure for the November 2020 ballot this morning in Sacramento. Called the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act — funded by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash — […]

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DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City

DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City DoorDash is opening its first shared commissary kitchen in Redwood City, Calif., bringing new delivery and pickup options to customers in Peninsula towns including Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. This is part of a broader trend of companies like Deliveroo opening shared kitchens […]

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Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1

Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1 In a wide-ranging conversation at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco last week, Postmates co-founder and chief executive officer Bastian Lehmann made light of the company’s lack of IPO documents. The San Francisco-based on-demand delivery business was expected to publicly file its IPO prospectus in September […]

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Why San Francisco is still the gold mine for tech startups

Why San Francisco is still the gold mine for tech startups Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s copious dollars and lacking sense. This week was special! Kate and Alex at Disrupt where they recorded live in front of an audience. Equity has […]

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Cracking the code on podcast advertising for customer acquisition

Cracking the code on podcast advertising for customer acquisition Krystina Rubino & Lindsay Piper Shaw Contributor Krystina Rubino is a marketing executive who leads the offline growth marketing practice at Right Side Up. Lindsay Piper Shaw is an advertising strategist and growth marketer currently consulting on podcast and offline advertising at Right […]

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Despite tipping policy changes, DoorDash says back pay is not ‘at issue here’

Despite tipping policy changes, DoorDash says back pay is not ‘at issue here’ When DoorDash announced changes in its tipping model last month, it was certainly a step in the right direction. Some workers, however, have said it’s not enough. In addition to wanting fair wages, they want back pay. In light […]

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DoorDash reveals details of its new tipping model

DoorDash reveals details of its new tipping model DoorDash announced last month that it would be changing its controversial tipping model. Today it’s revealing the basics of how the new system will work. Under the past model, Dashers (DoorDash drivers and other delivery people) were guaranteed a minimum payment per delivery, with […]

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DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs DoorDash has been on an acquisition tear of late with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this comes after DoorDash acquired Caviar in a deal worth $410 million. Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is working on technology […]

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The 11 best startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1

The 11 best startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1 Y Combinator, the genesis for many of the companies that have shaped Silicon Valley including Airbnb, PagerDuty and Stripe, has minted another 200 some graduates. Half of those companies made their pitch to investors today during Day 1 of Y Combinator’s […]

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