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Viewing Cazoo’s proposed SPAC debut through Carvana’s windshield

Can the market hold up the optimism that many SPAC-led debuts are implying in their pricing? I do not know. But there are a lot of wagers being made in the market today that are giving me pause.

Well that was a crazy week

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WeWork lines up for a second run at the public markets

At this point, if you aren't going public via a direct listing, traditional IPO or SPAC, are you even a growthy business?

Will fading YOLO sentiment impact Robinhood, Coinbase and other trading platforms?

What would happen to Robinhood and its cohorts if the apparent cooling in consumer trading demand continues? Let's talk about it.

A look at 4 IPO updates and 2 late-stage funding rounds

Covering YC Demo Day yesterday was good fun, but I missed a few items while watching several hundred startup pitches. A few years ago, these stories might have been the biggest news of the week. But w

Discord’s reported $10B exit; Compass and Intermedia Cloud Communications set IPO price ranges

There's a lot of news this morning, so let's discuss all the big dollars before YC demo day kicks off.

ironSource is going public via a SPAC and its numbers are pretty good

Let's rewind back through TechCrunch's ironSource coverage during its life as a private company and then examine its financial results.

AI fintech products are operating at scale and investor interest is maturing

Per a new dataset I spent this morning chewing on, VCs are firing cannons of capital into the AI startup world while exits reach new records.

What eToro’s investor presentation and $10B valuation tells us about Robinhood

Trading platforms are being valued more like high-margin video games than software stocks.

Olo prices IPO sharply above its target, valuing company as high as $4.6B

We're checking in on the price investors paid for a block of Olo shares before it began trading and will look into the latest numbers in Coinbase's new S-1/A filing

The global inequity in venture financing is staggering

I am surprised that more VCs aren't investing in Africa. It smells like investing arbitrage. The pandemic has ripped the Band-Aid off investing via Zoom, making Africa is precisely as close to your in

Should there be some law against raising three times in one year?

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Why I’m hitting pause on ARR-focused coverage

One last time, let's discuss some big startups that are scaling quickly: Appspace, Synack and Druva. We'll proceed in alphabetical order.

Bessemer’s 2021 cloud report provides context for soaring software startup valuations

Valuations are up because software company growth will persist longer than most analysts and investors expected, making the present value of software companies' future cash flows larger, even if they

There have never been more $100M+ fintech rounds than right now

"Today, there is a greater number of mature fintech companies, so this could be slowing down the pace at which seed- or angel-stage fintech companies are forming or receiving funding."

Global-e files to go public as e-commerce startups enjoy a renaissance

While Global-e is not a U.S.-based company, its recent growth underscores that the e-commerce boom we've seen domestically is hardly unique.

Olo’s IPO could value the company north of $3B as Toast waits in the wings

Targeting $16 to $18 per share, Olo could raise as much as $372.6 million in its public offering.

Investors still love software more than life

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Understanding how investors value growth in 2021

We’re not digging into another IPO filing today. You can read all about AppLovin’s filing here, or ThredUp’s document here. This morning, instead, we’re talking about an old fa

Unraveling ThredUp’s IPO filing: Slow growth, but a shifting business model

What investors will be willing to pay for ThredUp is going to be very interesting. A bit like Oscar Health, it's a hard company to price.
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