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Mary Ann Azevedo


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Recent articles by Mary:

ResortPass, backed by Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow, lands $26M so you can take a daycation

ResortPass operates in 35 states in the U.S., as well as in Mexico, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. It is looking to expand geographically. → Read More

As Pipe’s founding team departs, tensions rise over allegations

Fintech Pipe denounced rumors around the reasons behind the sudden departures of the company's co-founders. → Read More

Pipe’s founding team stepping down as hunt for ‘veteran’ CEO begins

All three co-founders of alternative financing startup Pipe are retreating from their roles but remain the company's largest shareholders. → Read More

‘Stranger Things’ actor wants to spread the wealth around tbh, his vegan Nutella alternative

Noah Schnapp, who plays Will on Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, offers fans a way to invest in his company for as little as $50. → Read More

The latest in Plaid’s payments push

U.S. fintech unicorns have grown to 159 and stand at a staggering $656 billion in aggregate valuation, according to SVB data. → Read More

Plaid names former Meta exec as its new payments head

John Anderson joined fintech startup Plaid after a 10-year stint at Meta, where he once served as head of payments and commerce. → Read More

YC, Khosla-backed Atmos lands $12.5M to design custom dream homes

Atmos aims to give buyers an option to affordably design and build custom homes through its online marketplace. → Read More

SoftBank writes down nearly $100 million investment in FTX

SoftBank reveals it invested $100 million into crypto exchange FTX after the startup declared bankruptcy amid a flurry of negative headlines. → Read More

What goes up must come down

This week's edition of The Interchange looks at more layoffs in the real estate-focused fintech space and contrite CEOs. → Read More

It’s not a rug pull if it’s an accident

More chaotic, rapid-fire change at a number of massive tech companies kept us on our toes. → Read More

a16z-backed Tellus wants to give you higher yields on your savings

Digital mortgage lender Tellus App has raised $16 million in an a16z-led seed funding round to offer high-yields savings to consumers. → Read More

The fintech layoffs just keep on coming

Numerous fintech startups have conducted layoffs in the past week, impacting thousands of employees across the globe. → Read More

Most of the unicorns aren’t

Equity, TechCrunch's startups and venture focused podcast, talks about Stripe layoffs, investor ratings, and unicorn challenges. → Read More

Investor’s advice during a downturn: Don’t panic

At TechCrunch Disrupt 2022, Ramp CEO Eric Glyman, Airbase CEO Thejo Kote and Anthemis partner Ruth Foxe Blader discussed how to compete in a tough fundraising environment. → Read More

Treasury management startup Vesto wants to help other startups put their idle cash to work

Benjamin Döpfner has been building companies since he was a teenager. One of his more recent ventures was based in Berlin and at the time of its founding in 2019, Germany actually had negative interest rates – meaning that the company was paying back 50 basis points, or half a percent for each Euro that […] → Read More

Loop lassos ex-Uber talent and money to finally fix freight invoicing

Loop, which operates at the intersection of logistics and payments, is emerging from stealth with $30 million in funding. → Read More

Opendoor lays off about 550 employees, or 18% of its workforce

Opendoor is letting go of about 550 people, or 18% of the company, across all functions, its co-founder and CEO Eric Wu announced in a blog post today. The real estate technology company is one of many real estate tech companies that have had to lay off workers in 2022. Online mortgage lender has […] → Read More

Digital bank Chime is cutting costs across the board – including 12% of staff

Chime has cut 12% of staff -- or 160 people -- reduced marketing spend and is renegotiating vendor contracts. → Read More

Trio of Brown University grads think elder care needs a helping hand with data

Intus Care's mission, with its SaaS offering, is “to catalyze data-driven change” in the health care of older adults. → Read More

Brex co-founder Henrique Dubugras details decisions behind pivots, layoffs, going remote

Brex co-founder Henrique Dubugras and early investor Anu Hariharan discussed the fintech's eventful year at TechCrunch Disrupt. → Read More