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Pegging Libra just to the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says

Pegging Libra just to the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says What if Libra wasn’t backed by a basket of international currencies, but only the dollar? Regulatory pushback to the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra has caused major partners including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and eBay to pull out of the Libra Association. But one […]

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Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski to speak at Disrupt Berlin shortly after raising $460 million

Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski to speak at Disrupt Berlin shortly after raising 0 million Klarna is quietly becoming a fintech giant. Following its latest founding round, the company is now valued at $5.5 billion. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski will join us at TechCrunch […]

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Africa e-tailer Jumia’s shares fall 4% day after IPO lockup expiration

Africa e-tailer Jumia’s shares fall 4% day after IPO lockup expiration Shares of Africa focused e-commerce company Jumia dropped 4% the day after the lockup period expired for its April IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The lockup provision prevents major shareholders — namely those who purchased equity pre-public listing — […]

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Why venture capital firms need culture experts

Why venture capital firms need culture experts When Susan Fowler’s 2017 blog post shined a light on Uber’s raucous culture, outlining rampant harassment and sexism, a debate erupted. What role do the deep-pocketed investors behind the company, those who allowed it to scale to monstrous proportions, have in developing and nurturing its […]

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Report: WeWork expected to cut 500 tech roles

Report: WeWork expected to cut 500 tech roles The WeWork saga continues this week with new reports the company may slash as many as 500 tech roles. The co-working business, whose eccentric co-founder and chief executive officer Adam Neumann stepped down two weeks ago, is expected to let go of 350 employees […]

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Dig into the key issues in venture today with investor and Techstars co-founder Brad Feld

Dig into the key issues in venture today with investor and Techstars co-founder Brad Feld Few can hold a candle to Brad Feld’s list of accolades in the startup, tech and venture world. As a multi-time founder of both startups and venture firms alike, Feld is widely known for having co-founded the […]

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Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest

Robinhood revives checking with new debit card & 2% interest This time it actually has insurance. Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is launching Cash Management, a new feature that earns users 2.05% APY interest on uninvested money in their account with the ability to spend it through a special Mastercard debit card. […]

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Next Insurance raises $250M from Munich Re, becomes a unicorn

Next Insurance raises 0M from Munich Re, becomes a unicorn Next Insurance, a three-year-old U.S.-based firm that sells insurance products to small businesses, has become the latest unicorn in the nation after bagging $250 million in a new financing round, the startup said today. Germany-based Munich Re, one of the world’s largest […]

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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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StrattyX lets you buy and sell shares using automated rules

StrattyX lets you buy and sell shares using automated rules StrattyX is a trading interface that lets you set up sophisticated “if-this-then-that” rules and execute orders on the stock market. The startup is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. There are plenty of brokers that let you buy and […]

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