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Most tech companies aren’t WeWork

Most tech companies aren’t WeWork Shin Kim Contributor Share on Twitter Shin Kim is working on a new SaaS startup and is also chief of staff to entrepreneur Elad Gil . Previously, Shin was at Oak Hill Capital and J.P. Morgan and earned a Master’s in EECS (data science) from UC Berkeley. […]

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Goldman Sachs’s CEO just called WeWork’s pulled IPO — which Goldman was underwriting — proof that the market works

Goldman Sachs’s CEO just called WeWork’s pulled IPO — which Goldman was underwriting — proof that the market works It’s hard to put a positive spin on terrible situation, but that didn’t stop Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon earlier today. Asked during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos about […]

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Three takeaways from the 2019 venture capital market

Three takeaways from the 2019 venture capital market Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re digging into the Q4 venture capital market — specifically unpacking three pieces of data that stood out as we read the Crunchbase News Q4 […]

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Don’t be a selfless startup

Don’t be a selfless startup One of the enduring truths of big companies is that they aren’t innovative. They are “innovative” in the marketing sense, but fail to ever execute on new ideas, particularly when those ideas cannibalize existing products and revenues. So it often takes a real competitor to force these […]

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Tradeshift raises $240M and appears to put its expected IPO on hold — for now

Tradeshift raises 0M and appears to put its expected IPO on hold — for now Tradeshift — the startup which set out to disrupt the traditional arena of supply chain payments and marketplaces when it first appeared in 2008 – has today announced a new funding round of $240 million in equity […]

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R.I.P. Goofy Times

R.I.P. Goofy Times A strange new sensation has settled across the tech industry, one so foreign, so alien, it’s almost hard to recognize. A sense that some great expectations are being radically revised downwards; that someone has turned down a previously unquenchable money spigot; that unit economics can matter even when you’re […]

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Layoffs at Lime and Getaround herald rise of profit-hungry unicorns

Layoffs at Lime and Getaround herald rise of profit-hungry unicorns Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Positive adjusted EBITDA, or something close to it. That’s the message from scooter […]

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Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell

Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell 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 the startups we lost in 2019. Before that, I noted […]

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China Roundup: GitHub’s China ambitions and WeWork rival’s big hopes

China Roundup: GitHub’s China ambitions and WeWork rival’s big hopes Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we are looking at how WeWork’s largest rival in China […]

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The $100M ARR club

The 0M ARR club Hello and welcome to a lightweight series I’m writing while I recapture my footing at TechCrunch. It’s lovely to be back, and I’m excited to chat about what’s going on with private companies, public markets and the space between the two. I wonder what the average revenue (trailing, […]

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