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Recent articles by Alex:

Rebundle raises $1.4M for plant-based hair extensions –

This morning Rebundle, a hair-focused startup based in St. Louis, announced that it has raised $1.4 million in a pre-seed round. M25, a venture firm with a geographic focus on the Midwest, led the funding event. Prior to its pre-seed round, Rebundle had raised what CEO and co-founder Ciara Imani May described as six-figures worth of […] → Read More

The race to fund crypto’s future sure is expensive –

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

Daily Crunch: One-click checkout company Bolt ushered into decacorn territory on $355M Series E –

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

NFT volume, DAOs and the curious case of LooksRare –

Let's talk about incentives and governance tokens to parse out what's up with LooksRare and the larger future of the financialization of everything. → Read More

The friends with benefits of the financial world –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, a run-down of key news headlines, startup funding rounds, and whatever else is popping in the worlds of startups and tech. Happily this week, we did not […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Banking app Current amps up its savings rate to 4.00% APY –

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

Software stocks give up even more ground –

Quick blog here to update you on some pretty important movements in the market. Today, in a nasty day for stocks generally, shares of software and cloud companies took a pounding. In numerical terms, the Nasdaq Composite lost 2.51%, per CNBC data. That’s a very bad day for a huge, critical category of publicly traded […] → Read More

Dear VCs: If you want startup prices to come down, stop paying higher prices –

That the venture capital market is incredibly exuberant at the moment is not news. Data from 2021 paints the picture of a startup fundraising game at peak velocity, with more capital, unicorns and nine-figure deals than ever. And let me tell you, some venture capitalists are tired of it. PitchBook has a post up detailing […] → Read More

Has Y Combinator’s new deal changed the early-stage investing game? –

Has Y Combinator truly changed the early-stage startup investing game, perhaps in its own favor? Or did it merely provide more time to its portfolio companies to reach their next stage of maturity? → Read More

Daily Crunch: Payments company Checkout.com reaches $40B valuation after $1B Series D –

Today we have to talk about things both serious and less serious. So we’re going to look at global venture capital results for 2021, and Wordle. → Read More

Unicorn exits augur poorly as Justworks delays IPO, citing ‘market conditions’ –

Justworks' IPO delay indicates that the enthusiasm gap between private markets and their public analog is wide. → Read More

Data show 2021 was a bonkers, record-setting year for venture capital –

With a history of venture capital activity setting records in recent years, you may not feel like last year was all too special. It was. → Read More

Would you marry your investors? –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic and dive deep. This week Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex came together to talk about the changing nature of […] → Read More

Public appoints first independent board members, details 2021 user growth –

This morning, Public, an investment app for the American market, announced the appointment of two new board members. The startup also provided some details regarding its growth in the COVID era, a period that generated strong results for a number of services that allowed users to save and invest. Public has added Jessica Neal, former […] → Read More

Despite blockchain gaming’s play-to-earn angle, I prefer to pay –

I can't get that hyped about blockchain gaming — I want to have fun, not monetize my experience. → Read More

Daily Crunch: After clinching $12.3B valuation, Brex hires Meta exec as chief product officer –

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

The SPAC boom was a failure, yeah? –

The results are proving to be pure trash so frequently once the hype has died down and real, post-debut life begins that I would hazard we've collected enough data to call the SPAC boom a failure. → Read More

Turo’s S-1 filing shows that unicorns can slingshot out of the pandemic –

The Turo income statement, once we beat back some non-cash costs muddying its bottom line, has me impressed. → Read More

Daily Crunch: Take-Two Interactive will buy FarmVille creator Zynga for $12.7B –

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

Y Combinator will now invest $500,000 in accelerator companies –

Startup accelerator Y Combinator announced this morning that it has updated its terms, providing participating companies with more total cash. The group will now invest $500,000 in batch startups. The money comes in two different forms. The first is the well-known Y Combinator equity deal, worth $125,000 for 7% of accelerated startups. The group will […] → Read More