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Alex Wilhelm

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • The Next Web

Recent articles by Alex:

Formalwear-focused Queenly makes first acquisition after posting rapid early-2022 growth –

Queenly, a startup building a garment marketplace aimed at dressing women for formal events, announced this morning that it has purchased Mi Padrino, a company built to serve the quinceañera market. The two companies’ overlap is obvious: Quinceañeras, events where girls celebrate their 15th birthday with a large event and ornate garb, is an event […] → Read More

Today’s startup layoffs have nothing on the 2020 correction –

The point at which layoffs started to rise as a percentage of all changes to startup employment was loosely the same moment that everyone decided that paying 100x ARR was probably too much. → Read More

Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood –

Why would a crypto exchange be even interested in buying Robinhood? Let's talk about it. → Read More

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What’s a fintech even worth these days? –

Fintech was the hottest thing around last year, a fact that may now turn into a venture capital and startup headache. → Read More

Leverage, red flags, and a changing venture landscape –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest, boldest and baddest technology news. This week we are not recording on a Tuesday as it’s a regular week. Though we would add that Equity will […] → Read More

The new unicorn litmus test –

Zendesk agreed to sell itself to an investor collective for $10.2 billion. An 11-figure sale of any company is notable, but in the case of Zendesk, it's not for the reasons you might initially expect. → Read More

Zendesk’s final selling price is a warning shot for unicorns –

Zendesk selling for a mid-single-digit multiple with positive free cash flow, 30% revenue growth and a recent re-acceleration of top-line expansion should be downright terrifying for unicorns. → Read More

All this startup news, and we didn’t even talk about Juul –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Natasha and Alex were on the mics, kicking back and riffing through the biggest technology stories of the week. Our dear Mary Ann was off this week, but will be back in short order. What did we […] → Read More

3 views on why startup math may soon get a lot more creative –

The terms are relative, and it’s the job of a journalist to get as close to the truth as possible (and push back when fluff is used as a replacement for truth). → Read More

Are crypto trading fees heading to zero? –

The market is still working out what to charge to buy and sell digital assets today. The trend, however, is clear. → Read More

Selling to startups is not the same as selling to SMBs –

Brex's recent decision to exit part of the SMB market was big news. In this context, we want to talk about just what an SMB is and how not all small accounts are the same. → Read More

Fintech’s fever can’t make up its mind –

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, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: After a multi-year fundraising boom, what is the current […] → Read More

The fintech funding market is not dead –

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest, boldest and baddest technology news. This is our Monday show, coming to you this week on a Tuesday as, hey, yesterday was a holiday for many […] → Read More

Klarna’s potential valuation cut to $15B appears sufficiently steep –

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Klarna, a European buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) provider, is considering raising capital at a valuation of around $15 billion. The new figure is both a dramatic decline from Klarna’s mid-2021 valuation of more than $45 billion, and the $30 billion figure it was reported to be targeting earlier this year. […] → Read More

Brex leaving adrift some SMB customers roils corporate spend market –

Given how competitive the corporate spend world has proved, Brex has kicked off an interesting strategic conversation in the well-funded fintech startup niche. Let’s talk about it. → Read More

Could this ‘quiet company’ kick open the IPO window? –

TextNow went to market with a product that customers wanted, focused on its unit economics, and did not grow ahead of its ability to generate gross profit. Shocking, right? → Read More

This feels like a SoftBank deal from 4 years ago –

Equity is TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. → Read More

This isn’t the company I expected to try and open the IPO window –

When dying of thirst, one doesn't check the label on the water bottle found lying on the ground. You just drink it. So let's twist the cap and have a look at Starbox Group Holdings. → Read More

Why software valuations could drop more if things don’t change soon –

If you feel cloud and software stocks should not trade for less than their historical average, then you have cause to cheer. But is that a valid perspective? → Read More