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Past articles by Alex:

We’ll probably retire before Databricks IPOs

The Equity crew is unpacking the latest from Divvy homes, companies we wish would just go public already (we're looking at you, Databricks and Lime), the quick grocery delivery market and transparency in venture capital. → Read More

As Databricks stacks more capital, a competitive AI market heats up

Databricks announced a $500 million funding round this morning, signaling it was putting more cash to work in the growing AI market. → Read More

Bend is taking on Brex and Ramp with a green twist and a $2.5M seed round

Bend to help companies tackle their Scope 3 emissions by offering rewards in the form of carbon offsets. → Read More

Down rounds are prevailing as power shifts to VCs again

As the pendulum of power swings back towards VCs, down rounds have become more common than the venture community has seen in nearly half a decade. → Read More

The outside advantage that your investor may be interested in

Natasha interviews ClassDojo CEO Sam Chaudhary and SignalFire CEO Chris Farmer. → Read More

Here’s why Uber investors are cheering its Q1 earnings results

It's tempting to assume that the ride-hailing model is going the way of moribund businesses, but Uber's Q1 results partially dispel those concerns. → Read More

The ice-breaking IPO we’ve waited for might not come from the US after all

The American tech IPO market is in need of a champion to brave the unknown, and if ARM's offering performs well, it could encourage other companies to go public, too. → Read More

Hey look, OpenAI is even richer now

Today we are talking about OpenAI, earnings, First Republic Bank and ARM. Oh, and startups as well! → Read More

In spite of recent a downward trend, the future remains bright for cloud

It would be easy to think the best days of the public cloud are over, but the data suggests otherwise, and there's lots of room for growth. → Read More

After initially defying the global slowdown, African startups’ first quarter venture results fall

Let’s talk venture results, unique issues to the African startup scene, and look ahead to see if we can spy any good news on the horizon. → Read More

Shares of First Republic are off 40% on reports that the government may step in

FDIC likely to take First Republic into receivership. → Read More

Is First Republic just a victim of SVB’s collapse?

We're talking AI. We're talking layoffs. And we're talking coffee. → Read More

What is this, revenue growth for ants?

Growth matters, but given the macroeconomic climate, smaller numbers are apparently OK as long as there are clear factors driving future revenue and profit. → Read More

Revolut’s valuation troubles signal a stormy horizon for less-profitable neobanks

Revolut's situation seems like awful news for other neobanks. How much more room do less profitable neobanks have to fall? → Read More

It’s beyond time we started worrying about unicorn exits

Until the IPO window reopens — or until unicorns are willing to be dehorned on the way out — there is little reason to hope that exit activity will perk up. → Read More

Announcing the Builders Stage agenda at Disrupt 2023

Say goodbye to the TechCrunch+ Stage and hello to the Builders Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. Here's your first look at the agenda! → Read More

First Republic’s results are proof that the SVB meltdown was brutal for smaller banks

First Republic reported revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, but for investors, other concerns outweighed the good results. → Read More

Unpacking the Twitter blues

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week. Today we are talking about Twitter Blue, Lyft, a few startup rounds, and […] → Read More

Honey, I shrunk the revenue multiple

It's worth remembering that the difference between a software firm and a company that offers services via software is often massive and tough to overcome. → Read More

So you want to craft a killer pitch deck

Hey, friend! So, you want to craft a great pitch deck. You want to come up with something authentic but also informed by past successes. Hell, you probably want to avoid common mistakes and get a feel for what other startup founders are using to raise capital. Good news: TechCrunch+ has all of that, and […] → Read More