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Recent articles by Kate:

Startups Weekly: The scooter cash desert –

In this week's newsletter: Slack's direct listing, Juul's conundrum and Facebook's new cryptocurrency. → Read More

The VCs behind Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. → Read More

Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot –

Navigator, the new project from the creators of Mailbox, launches with $12M → Read More

Slack’s value rockets as stock closes up 48.5% in public debut –

It was a historic day for Slack (NYSE: WORK). The workplace communication software juggernaut debuted on the New York Stock Exchange up 48% at $38.50 per share after reports emerged Wednesday night that the business had agreed to a reference price of $26 per share. Slack, founded in 2009 as Tiny Speck, closed up 48.5% […] → Read More

Probably Genetic helps families identify genetic conditions early with AI and DNA tests –

Probably Genetic hopes to provide families of children on the autism spectrum with more complete diagnoses. → Read More

Fresh off a $2.65B valuation, Plaid co-founder William Hockey is leaving –

"This conclusion was neither a rash nor a recent decision," Hockey explains. → Read More

CapitalG co-founder introduces $175M early-stage venture fund –

Scott Tierney launches Valo Ventures, a new fund focused on social, economic and environmental megatrends. → Read More

Equity transcribed: Silicon Valley’s founder fetish infantilizes public companies –

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity. This was a big week of news that the Equity duo had to cover. Kate was at the Code Conference, Fortnite maker, Epic Games bought Houseparty, and a bit more on the Bird-Scoot deal. Then came talk of the CrowdStrike IPO, which gave way to a […] → Read More

Startups Weekly: #CodeCon, the ‘techlash’ and ill-prepared CEOs –

In this week's newsletter: Epic Games throws a houseparty, CrowdStrike soars and a VR startup raises fresh funds. → Read More

VCs are failing diverse founders; Elizabeth Warren wants to step in –

The presidential candidate outlines plans to provide capital to 100,000 new minority-owned businesses. → Read More

Silicon Valley’s founder fetish infantilizes public companies –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a lot of fun. We had Kate and Alex in the studio with Chris running the show and reminding half the recording team about English words (immersive, as a spoiler). This week had a lot […] → Read More

Lightspeed Venture Partners doubles its growth practice –

Lightspeed Venture Partners will invest in more late-stage businesses with the support of three new partners. → Read More

Newly public CrowdStrike wants to become the Salesforce of cybersecurity –

Like many good ideas, CrowdStrike, a seller of subscription-based software that protects companies from breaches, began as a few notes scribbled on a napkin in a hotel lobby. The idea was to leverage new technology to create an endpoint protection platform powered by artificial intelligence that would blow incumbent solutions out of the water. McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec, long-time… → Read More

BetterUp raises $103M to fast-track employee learning and development –

Lightspeed Venture Partners has led BetterUp's Series C financing. → Read More

Here’s Mary Meeker’s 2019 internet trends report –

Mary Meeker presents tech's favorite slide deck. → Read More

ZeroDown is constructing a new path to home ownership –

Part real estate fund, part tech startup, ZeroDown wants to make it easier to buy a home in the Bay Area. → Read More

Brex valued at $2.6B with new cash from Kleiner Perkins –

Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras details the fintech startup's latest round. → Read More

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki addresses hate speech controversy –

YouTube is standing by its decision not to remove Steven Crowder from its platform. → Read More

Equity transcribed: What happens to late-stage VC if the Vision Fund goes away? –

Welcome back to the transcribed edition of the wildly popular TechCrunch podcast, Equity. This week Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm convened in the new studio to discuss the biggest venture capital news of the week. There was a lot of news to get to so they started with some quick hits about Thumbtack, Bird, Scoot, […] → Read More

Startups Weekly: The Peloton IPO (bull vs. bear) –

In this week's newsletter: Bird gets acquisitive, Stripe puts on its VC hat and Thumbtack looks for new cash. → Read More