Alex Wilhelm, TechCrunch

Alex Wilhelm

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • The Next Web

Recent articles by Alex:

Worry not: Down rounds are still rare by historical standards

According to data from Cooley, down rounds, while up from near extinction last year, remain depressed compared to recent history. → Read More

Ego-ish and how tech’s main characters are all a bit different

SBF and Elizabeth Holmes give us a snapshot into how ego impacts the tech landscape. On Equity this week, we unpack! → Read More

FTX and Alameda’s massive investments will take a long time to unwind from crypto industry

FTX and Alameda Research had their hands in a bunch of different startups. The depth of its roster of investments wasn’t very transparent until now. → Read More

Circle and Footprint’s aborted debuts are the final nail in the SPAC coffin

Inside the twin SPAC cancellations making news this week, there is an interesting fact: Circle and Footprint both tried to amend their pricing, but it was not enough to get their deals done. → Read More

Cacheflow doubles valuation while raising $10M, proving that the venture market is far from dead

Cacheflow, a startup building tools for the software sales closing process, announced this morning that it closed $10 million in new capital. → Read More

3 views: Predicting 2023’s key startup themes

A good way to be wrong is to predict the future. A good way to be incredibly and embarrassingly wrong is to predict the future in a medium that is public and everlasting. → Read More

Investors sound the alarm about possible private equity tech deals

Coupa's investors worry that its current value doesn’t reflect a possible lucrative future. Are they right? → Read More

Thoughts on the demise of Circle’s SPAC deal

Declining USDC in circulation means that the base from which Circle generates much of its revenue is also falling. That's a harder growth story to pitch. → Read More

Is this what good news feels like?

Equity is getting into the holiday spirit. And by that, we mean thinking far too much about the geopolitical-technological landscape. → Read More

Box reaches $1B run rate in spite of a quarter dogged by currency challenges

Box launched in 2005 out of a dorm room. This week, after 17 years in business, the SaaS company reached a $1 billion run rate. → Read More

ChatGPT isn’t putting me out of a job yet, but it’s very good fun

I had to see if I was in near-term employment trouble, so I ran a little test with the ChatGPT model. Here are the results. → Read More

Are we bullfighting in Spain? Because that’s a red flag

For the last time in 2022, the whole Friday gang got together to chat through the latest and greatest in the world of technology and startup news. → Read More

How Up.Labs threads the needle between corporate venture capital and accelerators

Up.Labs thinks its pitch to founding teams is attractive: It has a known problem, a customer waiting, and capital to help get things going. → Read More

Crypto exchange Kraken cuts 1,100 jobs

Crypto exchange Kraken today announced it’s letting go of 1,100 staffers. The announcement came from a company blog post and follows similar news from DoorDash that it was also cutting staff. News that Kraken is cutting staff — and therefore costs — is not a surprise, given a generally gloomy macroeconomic climate and even worse climes […] → Read More

Series A rounds are looking a little crunchy in the United States

For seed-stage founders, the steep fundraising road now has two guard towers placed at the A and C stages. → Read More

As tech companies seek to limit losses, a reminder of how far some have to go

If Bilibili and Twilio are enduring headaches as investors molt from growth-oriented to more profit-focused beasts, how much harder will it be for startups? → Read More

Say hello to the TechCrunch+ Cyber Monday sale!

To celebrate Cyber Monday, TechCrunch+ is having a sale! Until December 3, take 25% off a subscription to secure access to all our work. → Read More

A scale story: TechCrunch’s parent company links up with Taboola

Taboola expects to get bigger, more profitable, and more self-sustaining than before thanks to Yahoo. → Read More

Has the FTX mess iced venture interest in crypto?

Many folks building or investing in blockchain-based assets and protocols have kept their chins up amid a series of crises. But what do the numbers tell us? → Read More

3 views: How wrong were our 2022 startup predictions?

How did our core startup theses for 2022 age in practice? Let's talk about acquisitions, usage-based pricing, and open source. → Read More