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Hardware IPOs continue to struggle

Hardware IPOs continue to struggle Now that the final technology IPOs of 2019 have touched down, it’s a good time to start looking back at what happened during the year. We’re hunting for trends as the clock winds down. Here’s one that’s obvious: Hardware startups are still struggling. It’s cliché to note […]

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Peleton’s stock sinks 7% as the ad saga continues to weigh on the company

Peleton’s stock sinks 7% as the ad saga continues to weigh on the company Shares of popular home exercise company Peloton are off 7% in regular trading today as the company continues to reel in the wake of an advertisement it released that went viral for the wrong reasons. The ad is […]

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Optimizing customer retention will be a priority in 2020

Optimizing customer retention will be a priority in 2020 Guy Marion Contributor Share on Twitter Guy Marion is CEO/co-founder of Brightback, the first automated customer retention software for subscription businesses. More posts by this contributor 6 steps to reduce churn for high-volume subscription companies We’ve seen our fair share of shocking headlines […]

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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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How to become a VC, Amazon’s voice play, Peloton stock, Facebook’s new VR environment and more

How to become a VC, Amazon’s voice play, Peloton stock, Facebook’s new VR environment and more EC Editorial Announcements TechCrunch Disrupt SF is this week: join us on the Extra Crunch stage TechCrunch’s biggest event of the year is happening this coming week at the brand-new Moscone North convention center in SF. […]

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‘We are seeing volume and interest in Peloton explode,’ says company president on listing day

‘We are seeing volume and interest in Peloton explode,’ says company president on listing day This morning, Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON), the tech-enabled stationary bicycle and fitness content streaming company, raised $1.2 billion in its NASDAQ initial public offering. Despite dropping more than 10% in its first day of trading — ultimately closing […]

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How Peloton made sweat addictive enough to IPO

How Peloton made sweat addictive enough to IPO It makes lazy people like me work out. That’s the genius of the Peloton bicycle. All you have to do is velcro on the shoes and you’re trapped. You’ve eliminated choice and you will exercise. Through a succession of savvy product design choice I’ll break […]

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Startups Weekly: Part & Parcel plans plus-sized fashion empire

Startups Weekly: Part & Parcel plans plus-sized fashion empire Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Stripe’s grand plans. Before that, I […]

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Daily Crunch: Peloton finances revealed

Daily Crunch: Peloton finances revealed 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. Peloton files publicly for IPO Peloton previously filed a confidential S-1, but now […]

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A16Z interview, 5G, Peloton, handling Big Tech issues, and offering better benefits

A16Z interview, 5G, Peloton, handling Big Tech issues, and offering better benefits Unraveling the “Secrets of Sand Hill Road” and the VC thought process, with Andreessen Horowitz’s Scott Kupor Our Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos hosted an Extra Crunch live conference call with Andreessen Horowitz GP Scott Kupor, who manages all ops […]

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