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Recent articles by Lucinda:

What GGV Capital’s Hans Tung is investing in during the pandemic

And how this venture capitalist who has gone through multiple recessions think startups will weather coronavirus. → Read More

Term Sheet in times of coronavirus

I’m Lucinda Shen, the writer taking over Term Sheet from Polina. → Read More

Why this neobank founded by a former PayPal CEO is targeting the nuclear family

One Finance, a San Francisco-based banking startup whose target market includes the nuclear family, raised $17 million in Series A funding and launched in private beta Tuesday. → Read More

'Complete mayhem': Mortgage refi applications soar 224% as rates hit an all-time low

Ron Kramer, a branch manager for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. in Vancouver, Wash. says his company processed an average of $750 million loans a week last year. Last week alone they did $3 billion. → Read More

Down $52,000 in a day: Furious Robinhood customers want payback following the app’s two day outage

Robinhood's systems experienced "stress"—as did customers. → Read More

Credit Karma was acquired rather than pursuing an IPO—and more companies may follow suit in 2020

As the road to an IPO has become dicier, more companies may "have to take a good deal," notes one analyst. → Read More

Are magic mushrooms Silicon Valley’s next big bet?

Some venture capitalists are funding research into the psychedelic, after early research has shown promising effects on the likes of OCD, PTSD, depression, and more. → Read More

As coronavirus spreads, even furniture sellers in the U.S. are starting to feel the fallout

“Ultimately, if this continues for an extended period of time, it may accomplish much more quickly what the tariffs intended to do, and force retailers into moving their sourcing to other countries, even the United States,” predicts one analyst. → Read More

BlackRock donates $589 million to bolster financial inclusion

The asset-management giant is donating a windfall from a mortgage-financing investment. → Read More

Casper: Direct-to-consumer brands like the mattress company and others are sowing doubts for investors

Though its CEO hopes to build the "Nike of sleep," investors have grown wary of the business models of companies such as Casper. → Read More

Why 2020 is shaping up to be a strong year for IPOs

Market watchers say there's still a strong pipeline of unicorns hoping to test the public markets this year. → Read More

This SoftBank-Backed Startup Sought to Disrupt the Car Market. Instead, It Became a Poster Child for Disruption Gone Awry

Interviews with 29 current and former employees paint a picture of what happens inside a company when you combine a charismatic founder, a mandate for hypergrowth, and a notoriously deep-pocketed backer. → Read More

How Near Unicorn Zilingo Plans to Avoid Becoming a "Standard Unicorn Asshole"

The founder of near-unicorn Zilingo is careful not to harp on how much it has raised in funding and its valuation. → Read More

The World’s Most Valuable Company

After multiple delays, Saudia Arabia is finally making it happen. → Read More

Fintech Growing Pains

A flurry of fascinating financial technology companies sprouted following the 2008 crisis → Read More

The Amazon Scare

Amazon is everywhere. → Read More

Russia’s FaceApp Is a “Counterintelligence Threat”

Lawmakers are increasingly wary of seemingly innocuous, foreign-made consumer apps. → Read More

Here's Why There's a Sudden Flurry of Chinese Company IPOs Amid U.S.-China Trade War

Even as WeWork fails and the Chinese-U.S. trade war leads to threats of delisting Chinese firms from U.S. bourses, they are still seeking a place in the Nasdaq and NYSE. → Read More

Virgin Galactic CEO: Here's Why We Sidestepped a Traditional IPO

Virgin Galactic took a little-used route to the public markets, merging with a so-called "blank check" company. → Read More

'Promiscuous' Grubhub Customers Just Helped Lower The Company's Value by $1.2 Billion in Minutes

"The easy wins in the market are disappearing a little more quickly than we thought," company leaders said after disappointing earnings. → Read More