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How VCs and founders see 2021 differently

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading.

How VCs invested in Asia and Europe in 2020

Falling seed volume, lots of big rounds. That's 2020 VC around the world in a nutshell.

Hot IPOs hang onto gains as investors keep betting on tech

How many recent tech IPOs are down from their opening price? We looked at 14 debuts from the last year to find out.

Fintech startups and unicorns had a stellar Q4 2020

This morning, as America itself resets, let's take a moment to understand last year just a little bit better as we get into this new one.

In 2020, VCs invested $428M into US-based startups every day

Despite a pandemic that sparked a global recession, 2020 was still a record year for venture capital investments into American startups.

No one knows what anything is worth

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading.

Rapid growth in 2020 reveals OKR software market’s untapped potential

Today, let's peek at new and historical growth numbers from Gthmhub, Perdoo, WorkBoard, Ally.io, Koan and WeekDone.

Poshmark prices IPO above range as public markets continue to YOLO startups

Poshmark priced its IPO at $42 per share last night, comfortably ahead of its $35 to $39 range that already greatly boosted the company's valuation.

Wall Street hugs Affirm as it starts life as a public company

We could be looking at a 2021 IPO market that resembles last year's heated results.

2021: A SPAC odyssey

Perhaps these companies would have merely stayed private sans SPACs. If that's true, two cheers for blank-check companies?

Affirm boosts its IPO price target, more than doubling its latest private valuation

This morning Affirm, the buy-now-pay-later financing startup, raised its IPO price range to $41 to $44 per share, up from a previous range of $33 to $38 per share. The sharp repricing is steep in perc

Bootstrapping to $80M ARR

So much for a quiet start to the year. Any hopes of 2021 giving us respite from the turbulent waters of 2020 went splat, as the first week of the New Year was busy with venture capital deals, IPO news

With 5 new unicorns in first week of 2021, are we in for a stampede this year?

What a week. Democracy is still standing and the nation is getting back to work, so let’s press forward, even if it does feel surreal to cover business news after witnessing a live-streamed coup

At $35 to $39 per share, Poshmark’s IPO could 5x its last private valuation

Loosely, then: at the low end of its valuation range, Poshmark is worth 8.6x its current run rate, and at the top-end a richer 10.9x.

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?

The aggregate fintech venture dataset shows an active sector with global demand from investors, but demand is not even.

5 questions about 2021’s startup market

As we turn the page, I have a number of questions worth raising as we muck into 2021.

Unpacking Qualtrics’ brand-new S-1 filing

The Exchange is taking a break from vacation to dig into the new Qualtrics S-1 filing. Then the column and newsletter are back on hold until January 4. This afternoon, Qualtrics, a software company th

Heading into 2021: Venture fundraising, liquidity and the everything bubble

So, onto 2021 we go. Let's see if the bulls are right again.

One final $100M ARR company and the startups we want to meet in 2021

As we head toward the exits of 2020, we have one more name to add to our roll call of private companies that have reached the $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) milestone. Well, one and a hal

Can you IPO sneakers? Also, this is the last Exchange roundup of the year

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading
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