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Recent articles by Alex:

The pandemic effect is slowing –

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment. → Read More

5 lessons from Duolingo’s bellwether edtech IPO of the year –

Duolingo landed onto the public markets this week, rallying excitement and attention for the edtech sector and its founder cohort. The language learning business’ stock price soared when it began to trade, even after the unicorn raised its IPO price range, and priced above the raised interval. Duolingo’s IPO proves that public market investors can […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: European privacy regulators fine Amazon $887M over targeted advertising practices –

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. → Read More

Deliveroo could leave Spanish market ahead of on-demand labor reclassification –

Deliveroo said it is considering leaving the Spanish market, citing limited market share and a long road of investment with 'highly uncertain long-term potential returns' on the horizon. → Read More

Robinhood’s CFO says it was ready to go public –

Robinhood says it went public because it was ready. And our read of the markets is that it's an appealing time for high-growth tech companies with a history of losses to do so. Yet it's underwater. → Read More

Growth is not enough –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We were a smaller team this week, with Natasha and Alex together with Grace and Chris to sort through a week that brought together both this quarter’s earnings cycle, and the Q3 IPO rush. So, it was just a little busy! Before […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says streaming release of ‘Black Widow’ breaches contract –

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. → Read More

Robinhood’s stock drops 8% in its first day’s trading –

Once the U.S. consumer investing and trading app began to allow investors to trade its shares, they went down sharply, off more than 10% in the first hours of its life as a floating stock. → Read More

Why Latin American venture capital is breaking records this year –

The union of talent and money is what startup markets need to thrive. But there are other reasons why LatAm startups are often in the news: strong digital penetration and quick e-commerce growth. → Read More

Student labor marketplace Pangea closes $2M seed round –

The startup runs a marketplace that links college-age talent to companies in need of their services. Social media and web developer work are popular on the Pangea platform. → Read More

Daily Crunch: $150M Series D vaults search-as-a-service provider Algolia to $2.25B valuation –

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. → Read More

Shopify’s Q2 results beat estimates as e-commerce shines –

Like Microsoft and Apple in the wake of their after-hours earnings reports, Shopify shares are having a muted reaction to the better-than-expected results. → Read More

Duolingo’s IPO pricing is great news for edtech startups –

Duolingo, a consumer edtech company, is now more valuable per revenue-dollar than the median public enterprise SaaS business. → Read More

China’s regulatory crackdown is good news for startups aligned with CCP goals –

Things are changing in China, and the regulatory landscape of tech work in the country won't be the same from here on out. → Read More

The mmhmm story and how it plans to spend its $100M –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For our Wednesday show this week, Natasha and Alex Chris had prior Equity guest Phil Libin back for a chat. Libin was first on our show a while back to chat about his startup studio. But since then, he’s been […] → Read More

Contentful raises $175M at a $3B valuation from Tiger for its content delivery service –

TechCrunch caught up with Contentful's CEO, Steve Sloan (previously of Twilio and Bessemer), and its comms connect, Brian Spittler (previously of Podium), to dig more into its products. → Read More

Daily Crunch: No-code startup Bubble pops with $100 million Series A round –

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. → Read More

Alphabet crushes Q2 earnings estimates as Google Cloud cuts losses, grows 54% –

Today after the bell amidst a deluge of major technology company earnings reports, Alphabet reported its own second-quarter performance. → Read More

Microsoft bests earnings estimates as Azure posts 51% growth; shares fall –

Microsoft shares fell after the news, perhaps due to its results missing so-called whisper numbers; that it has traded at or near all-time highs recently puts the 3% after-hours drop into context. → Read More

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS –

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses joins the data panel at TC Sessions: SaaS. See you there! As the clock ticks down on TechCrunch’s upcoming SaaS-focused event, we’re excited to announce that Monte Carlo co-founder and CEO Barr Moses will join us. Specifically, the startup exec will be joining our data-focused panel. What does Monte Carlo do? […] → Read More