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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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Insta360’s tiny new GO stabilized camera could be game-changer for social video

Insta360’s tiny new GO stabilized camera could be game-changer for social video Insta360 has quickly established itself as the leader in 360-degree video capture, at least for the consumer market, and its new GO stabilized camera builds on that legacy and extends some of the tech it’s built into the category of […]

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Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for .05B Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60 percent of this will be in cash and 40 percent in Splunk common stock. The companies expect the […]

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Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure

Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup “studio” in metropolitan Washington, D.C. More posts by this contributor Cyber breaches […]

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Uber is finally trading above its IPO price

Uber is finally trading above its IPO price Uber (NYSE: UBER) closed up 5% Wednesday at $45 per share, trading for the first time since its May 10 debut at its initial public offering price. The boost comes one day after the quiet period for the dozens of investment banks that underwrote […]

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Launching from YC, Eclipse Foods casts a long shadow over the $336 billion dairy industry

Launching from YC, Eclipse Foods casts a long shadow over the 6 billion dairy industry Eclipse Foods may be the company that finally takes milk out of the dairy business. Ever since the acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by the French dairy giant Danone for over $10 billion investors have been thirsting for […]

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Playing the global game, Sequoia can cut checks for up to $1 billion

Playing the global game, Sequoia can cut checks for up to billion As the shadow of SoftBank (and its $100 billion fund) looms large over the investment landscape, Sequoia Capital is pushing the upper limits of the checks it’s willing to write to global growth-stage companies up to $1 billion. With a […]

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PayPal and Singapore’s Temasek invest $125M in Indian payment startup Pine Labs

PayPal and Singapore’s Temasek invest 5M in Indian payment startup Pine Labs Fresh from agreeing its largest acquisition to date with a deal to buy European payment firm iZettle for $2.2 billion, PayPal is on the investment hunt once again after it backed India’s Pine Labs with a $125 million round. The […]

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Baidu’s streaming video service iQiyi falls 13.6% in Nasdaq debut

Baidu’s streaming video service iQiyi falls 13.6% in Nasdaq debut The streaming video service iQiyi, a business owned by China’s online search giant Baidu, dropped 13.6% in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq — closing at $15.55, or down $2.45 from its opening price of $18. The company still managed […]

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Nvidia stuns by driving a car in real life through virtual reality

Nvidia stuns by driving a car in real life through virtual reality Today at Nvidia’s GTC conference the company unveiled a wild technology demo and it’s straight out of Black Panther. Simply put, a driver using virtual reality was remotely controlling a car in real life. “He’s not with us,” Jensen Huang, […]

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