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As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own

As Alphabet crests the T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as […]

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Are OYO’s deep cuts a reality check for unicorns?

Are OYO’s deep cuts a reality check for unicorns? Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. After a short pause, we’re back on the topic of unicorn layoffs. While it’s cheery that a number of companies are chugging ahead […]

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Cloudinary passes $60M ARR without VC money

Cloudinary passes M ARR without VC money Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re continuing our exploration of companies that have reached material scale, usually viewed through the lens of annual recurring revenue (ARR). We’ve looked at […]

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Lucky coffee, unicorn stumbles, and Sam Altman’s YC wager

Lucky coffee, unicorn stumbles, and Sam Altman’s YC wager Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm and Danny Crichton on hand to dig into the news, with Chris Gates on the dials and more […]

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How some founders are raising capital outside of the VC world

How some founders are raising capital outside of the VC world Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, we’re exploring fundraising from outside the venture world. Founders looking to raise capital to power their growing companies have more […]

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One Medical’s IPO will test the value of tech-enabled startups

One Medical’s IPO will test the value of tech-enabled startups Hello and welcome back to our regular moning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re digging into the One Medial S-1 IPO filing. The company, popular in Silicon Valley and known for an investment from […]

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Public investors loved SaaS stocks in 2019, and startups should be thankful

Public investors loved SaaS stocks in 2019, and startups should be thankful Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, something short. Continuing our loose collection of look backs of the past year, it’s worth remembering two related facts. […]

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Leapfin raises $4.5M to help companies track revenue while keeping its own profitability in view

Leapfin raises .5M to help companies track revenue while keeping its own profitability in view Leapfin, a startup selling corporate finance tooling, announced a $4.5 million round this morning. The funding event was led by Bowrey Capital, and included dollars from a number of former technology executives. Before its newly announced investment, […]

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Extra Crunch members get 25% off Otter.ai voice meeting notes

Extra Crunch members get 25% off Otter.ai voice meeting notes Extra Crunch community perks have a new offer from voice meeting notes service, Otter.ai. Starting today, annual and two-year Extra Crunch members can receive 25% off an annual plan for Otter Premium or Otter for Teams. Otter.ai is an AI-powered assistant that […]

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Three SaaS companies we think will make it to $1B in revenue

Three SaaS companies we think will make it to B in revenue What’s the most successful pure SaaS company of all time? The answer is Salesforce, and it’s no contest — the company closed the year on an $18 billion run rate, placing it in a category no other company born in […]

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