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Alex Wilhelm

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  • The Next Web

Recent articles by Alex:

Insurtech startups are leveraging rapid growth to raise big money –

The investment landscape for insurtech startups is off to a hot start in Q2 2021. → Read More

Druva raises $147M at a valuation north of $2B as the cloud rush continues –

Druva, a software company that sells cloud data backup services, announced today that it has closed a $147 million round of capital. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a group that manages Quebec’s pension fund, led the round, which also saw participation from Neuberger Berman. Prior investors including Atreides Management and Viking Global […] → Read More

UiPath raises IPO range, still targets lower valuation than final private round –

Robotic process automation unicorn UiPath is set to go public this week, concentrating our focus on its value. → Read More

European VC soars in Q1 –

A stunning first quarter in venture capital funding was not restricted to the United States; Europe also had one hell of a start to the year. → Read More

Equity Monday: Clubhouse, UiPath, and the crypto flash crash –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You […] → Read More

Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it? –

If you accept that VMware is in play, the prospective price tag means that the number of firms that could afford such a purchase are few and far between. → Read More

Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds –

This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years. → Read More

Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit –

At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particular company. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception, we took the chance to dig into our reporting in front of […] → Read More

Squarespace files for a direct listing on the NYSE –

Today Squarespace, a well-known software-and-hosting provider for SMB websites, released its S-1 filing. The company is pursuing a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE. It will trade under the ticker symbol “SQSP.” The company’s financial results paint the picture of a rapidly-growing company that has a history of profitability. Squarespace also […] → Read More

The IPO market is sending us mixed messages –

If you only stayed up to date with the Coinbase direct listing this week, you’re forgiven. It was, after all, one heck of a flotation. But underneath the cryptocurrency exchange’s public debut, other IPO news that matters did happen this week. And the news adds up to a somewhat muddled picture of the current IPO […] → Read More

What we all missed in UiPath’s latest IPO filing –

Robotic process automation platform UiPath filed its first S-1/A this week, setting an initial price range for its shares. The numbers were impressive, if slightly disappointing because what UiPath indicated in terms of its potential IPO value was a lower valuation than it earned during its final private fundraising. It’s hard to say that a company […] → Read More

Do you need a SPAC therapist? –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. It was yet another busy week, but that just means we had a great time putting the show together and recording it. Honestly we have a […] → Read More

Should Dell have pursued a more aggressive debt-reduction move with VMware? –

The spin-out generates a large slug of cash Dell can use for debt relief, but could it have squeezed more money out of the deal? → Read More

Coinbase’s direct listing alters the landscape for fintech and crypto startups –

Will Coinbase's direct listing suggest that there's less risk and more opportunities for VCs looking to back crypto and fintech startups? → Read More

Coinbase opens at $381 per share, valuing the crypto exchange at nearly $100B –

Today shares of Coinbase began to trade after the company executed a direct listing. From a reference price of $250, Coinbase shares opened at $381 today, a change of around 52% percent. At its open Coinbase was valued at $99.6 billion on a fully-diluted basis. As of the time of writing Coinbase has appreciated further […] → Read More

Inside the US’ epic first-quarter venture capital results –

We're diving into the data with help from Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital, Jenny Lefcourt of Freestyle Capital, Iris Choi of Floodgate and Laela Sturdy of CapitalG. → Read More

Why expensive workout gear is actually cheap –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex wanted to dig into the Tonal EC-1, a huge document spread across a number of posts. Our goals were pretty simple: To better understand Tonal’s journey, and also to get into the […] → Read More

Why expensive workout gear is actually cheap –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex wanted to dig into the Tonal EC-1, a huge document spread across a number of posts. Our goals were pretty simple: To better understand Tonal’s journey, and also to get into the […] → Read More

Coinbase sets direct listing reference price at $250/share, valuing the company at as much as $65B –

Coinbase, the American cryptocurrency trading giant, has set a reference price for its direct listing at $250 per share. According to the company’s most recent SEC filing, it has a fully-diluted share count of 261.3 million, giving the company a valuation of $65.3 billion. Using a simple share count of 196,760,122 provided in its most […] → Read More

5 questions about Grab’s epic SPAC investor deck –

Grab is going public via a SPAC, so let's talk through key points from the investor deck — we'll discuss growth, segment profitability, aggregate costs and COVID-19. → Read More