All press is good press for Robinhood

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the Key Three were back with Danny Crichton, Natasha Mascarenhas, and Alex Wilhelm taking on the news while Chris Gates…

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Silicon Valley saw itself in Pete Buttigieg. Now hes out of the race.

Tech’s darling is out. On Sunday, the 38 -year-old Democratic presidential contender stepped out of the hasten, clearing a move for moderates to coalesce around another candidate on the eve of Super Tuesday’s wide-reaching controversy for delegates. Buttigieg, a previous…

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He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got … a Sustainable Business

Sahil Lavingia wrote the wrote that the difference between a startup and a small business is that startups are firms designed to grow into big companies and to do it quickly. Because most startups flunk, risk capital conglomerates are dependent…

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Court rules Mike Rothenberg must fork over more than $31 million to settle SEC allegations

Mike Rothenberg, the immediately high-flying VC bent on bringing the party to Silicon Valley, must now pay a whopping $31.4 million to settle a California federal court rulingin favor of Security and Exchange Commission allegations. TechCrunch deemed Rothenberg a’ virtual…

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Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Big varies are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and services which are promotes itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire calmly grew $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, we’ve proven — the…

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Startups Weekly: All these startups are raising big rounds

TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos published some interesting stats on seed and Series A financings the coming week, kindnes of data collected by Wing Venture Capital. In short-lived, seed is the new Series A and Series A is the new Series B….

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VCs bet on cannabis vaping, ED meds and mobile fertility clinics

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit of a reunion with Kate and Alex on as usual, with the add-on of Extra Crunch denizen…

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WTF are ISAs and can they transform education and spark a startup wave?

Soaring college tuition and are over 90 days delinquent. incentivized to be unaffordableis $90,000Income share agreements (ISAs) have been developed as a financing model that could reshape the way education programs operate by aligning interests while expanding access to those…

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Lyfts IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and whats Boy Brow?

There are an integral part edit issues in the initial publishing of this week’s Equity episode that ought to have redressed. The player below will represent the corrected escapade . Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast,…

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Pioneer Square Labs is invigorating Seattles startup ecosystem

Three miles from Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood — better known as Amazonia to regionals — sits Pioneer Square. The original centre of the city, the region has managed to hold on to its decades-old allure as other parts of…

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