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IPOs are the beginning, not the end – TechCrunch

IPOs are the beginning, not the end – TechCrunch

Earlier this month at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, we sat down with Box’s Aaron Levie and PagerDuty’s Jennifer Tejada to discuss their respective companies’ paths to an IPO, the general IPO landscape and the pros and cons of going public. With a lot of recent IPOs faltering and increased pressure on startup valuations, now is […]

Kenyan telco Safaricom’s Alpha incubator faces uncertain future – TechCrunch

Kenyan telco Safaricom’s Alpha incubator faces uncertain future – TechCrunch

Safaricom’s Nairobi-based Alpha innovation incubator may have an uncertain future, according to sources. With two high-level departures, and the passing of Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore, there are questions on how or if Alpha will continue to operate. The space was established in 2017 to spur new product development for Safaricom, which is Kenya’s largest mobile […]

Greylock GP Sarah Guo is as bullish on SaaS as ever – TechCrunch

Greylock GP Sarah Guo is as bullish on SaaS as ever – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s money and what sense their investment choices make (or don’t). This week was honestly a treat. We had Kate Clark in the studio along with Alex Wilhelm and a special guest, Sarah Guo from Greylock Partners, a venture firm […]

TC Top Picks @ Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

TC Top Picks @ Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

This is it, startup founders. Today, October 18, is the last day and your final opportunity to be chosen as a TC Top Pick, to score a free Startup Alley Exhibitor Package and to shine a bright spotlight on your company at Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December. You have only a few hours left to beat […]

Airbnb’s WeWork problem – TechCrunch

Airbnb’s WeWork problem – TechCrunch

Airbnb may be another overvalued “unicorn,” but it’s no WeWork. The Information this morning reported new Airbnb financials — indicating a massive increase in operating losses — that immediately call Airbnb’s future into question. Precisely, Airbnb lost $306 million on operations on $839 million in revenue, namely as a result of marketing spend, in the […]

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