Category: Startups

From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

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Was Snowflake’s IPO mispriced or just misunderstood?

Notes, details, and other data from an incredibly busy week Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on...

3 VCs discuss the state of SaaS investing in 2020

Yesterday during Disrupt 2020 I sat down with three investors who know the SaaS startup market very well, hoping to get my head around how hot things are today. Coming...

What makes Checkout.com different from Stripe

While Checkout.com has kept a low profile for many years, the company raised $380 million within a year and reached an impressive valuation of $5.5 billion. It wants to...

Chime adds $485M at a $14.5B valuation, claims EBITDA profitability

In the midst of IPO week we have to add another name to our future debuts list, namely Chime, which announced a huge new round of capital today. The $485 million Series...

Are high churn rates depressing earnings for app developers?

Improve your retention rates, but don’t do it for the 85/15 split Jacob Eiting is CEO of RevenueCat, a platform for managing cross-platform in-app purchases, products...

SaaS Ventures takes the investment road less traveled

Open since 2017, the firm just launched its second $20 million fund Most venture capital firms are based in hubs like Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. These...

Caroline Brochado and Sophia Bendz on the boom in Europe’s early and growth-stage startups

As part of Disrupt 2020 we wanted to look at the contrasting positions of both early and later-stage investing in Europe. Who better to unpack this subject than two...

Sophie Hill on the changing face of retail and surviving 2020

Threads is not your average startup and, really, it’s not a startup anymore. It’s over 10 years old, employs more than 150 people and successfully bridged the Series...

Ride-hailing was hit hard by COVID-19. Grab’s Russell Cohen on how the company adapted.

A contactless Grab delivery Ride-hailing services around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Grab was no exception. The company is one of the most...

Does early-stage health tech need more ‘patient’ capital?

New fund Crista Galli Ventures is led by consultant radiologist Dr. Fiona Pathiraja Steve O’Hear @sohear / 20 hours Crista Galli Ventures, a new early-stage health...

Startup founders must overcome information overload

Entrepreneurs share their tips for weighing advice and data Mercedes Bent Contributor Mercedes Bent is a partner at Lightspeed where she invests in consumer, edtech and...