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How many opinions does it take to hit the $100M ARR Club?

In a world of talking points and corporate jargon, opinions are refreshing — and Expensify CEO and founder David Barrett is full of them. One of his earliest lessons in life, for example, was that basically everyone is wrong about basically everything. If instilling that at a young age doesn’t force you to become an entrepreneur, I don’t know what does. Barrett’s ethos has, as reporter Anna Heim puts, led to Expensify having “its own take on almost everything” from hiring without job titles and ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Utah, Mexico, Tech, Colombia, United States, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, EC, Fintech, Nubank, Expensify, Pittsburgh, Klarna


Inside Marqeta’s fintech mega-IPO

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. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. A small programming note: The Exchange column and newsletter are off next week (6/14-6/19), returning to regular service 6/21 after I get some sleep and come up with some new ideas! — Alex The ...
Tags: TC, Europe, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Exchange, Gardner, Newsletters, OKR, Embroker, Bolding, Marqeta, Henry Pickavet, Jason Gardner, TechCrunch Exchange, Per Gardner


Daily Crunch: Toptal sues rival Andela for allegedly making ‘a perfect clone’ of its freelancer marketplace

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 11, 2021. As a small note I am off next week, so my dear friend and TechCrunch lifer Henry Pickavet will be taking over. He’s more fun and a better writer than I am, so consider him a temporary upgrade. See you in a week or so! — Alex p.s. Cheap tickets to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising are nearly gone. Flagg...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, London, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, Volkswagen, Alan, Alex, Temasek, Didi, Newsletters, Andela, Dan Preston, Ulrich Kranz


10 things in tech: Billionaire taxes, PayPal mafia, Bill Gates' potatoes

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Getty Images; KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/Getty Images; Mike Cohen/Getty Images; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. The wealthiest Americans avoided billions in taxes by borrowing money. Billionaires often finance their lifestyles by using their fortunes as collateral for loans, w...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, White House, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Paypal, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Alexis Ohanian, Jeff Bezos, Branson, McDonald, Newsletters


YouTube faces more brand-safety backlash from advertisers

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 11. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Programming note: This is the last daily edition of the newsletter. Thank you for reading! We'll be taking a break for the next few weeks, but we'll be back in inboxes in July - as a weekly newsletter from our colleague Lara O'Reilly. See you then. YouTube ad backlash.The antitrust lawyer fighting Google.Top McDonald's PR exec leaves.Tips, comm...
Tags: Google, Media, Youtube, France, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Netflix, McDonald, NFT, Newsletters, Lara, Tovar, Kate Taylor, Fred DeLuca


Daily Crunch: With $639M funding found, Klarna is Europe’s highest-valued private fintech

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 10, 2021. A short note from TechCrunch to start, namely that it’s the last few hours to get an early-bird pass to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising, coming in early July. It’s going to be pretty much amazing, so get on that, early-stage founders. — Alex Final 2 days for early-bird savings to TC Early Stage 202...
Tags: Apple, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, Texas, Microsoft, Indonesia, Softbank, Tech, Google Analytics, Alexis Ohanian, Cupertino, Serena Williams, Alex, Coinbase, Goodwater Capital


10 things in tech: Bezos tax credits, Facebook smartwatch, Mars helicopter landing

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Jeff Bezos reportedly claimed a tax credit intended for families earning less than $100,000 - but he was worth $18 billion. In 2011, Bezos received a $4,000 tax credit for his children, according to tax documents obtained by ProPublica. We explain how he was able to do that.2. Facebook's first-ever smartwatch is slated to roll out next s...
Tags: Facebook, Senate, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Pegasus, Miami, Silicon Valley, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Newsletters, Tech Insider, Frank Slootman


Daily Crunch: A crowded market for exits and acquisitions forecasts a hot AI summer

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 9, 2021. Today was TC Sessions: Mobility, a rollicking good time and one that we hoped you enjoyed. Looking ahead, we’re starting to announce some speakers for Disrupt — including Accel’s Arun Mathew. Mark your calendars, Disrupt is going to be epic this year. — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 Biden tears down Trump’s Chines...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, Tech, Cms, Ted, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bill, Biden, East Coast, Accel, Crunchbase


Carolyn Everson has left Facebook and is reportedly eyeing a CEO role

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 10. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Programming note: Tomorrow will be the last daily edition of this newsletter. We'll be back in July - and in your inboxes weekly.Carolyn Everson leaves Facebook.TV networks push for higher rates.Publishers weigh in on the death of third-party cookies.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, California, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Unilever, New York Times, Tv Advertising, Jack, Bing, Mandy Moore, Ad Tech, Procter Gamble, Jeff Green


10 things in tech: Instagram algorithm, Bill Gates' affairs, Clubhouse wedding

Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Instagram revealed how it decides what content, like posts and stories, to show you. One of the deciding factors is how often you interact with the person who posted. Here are the other three things Instagram uses to feed you content.2. Bill Gates' affairs were an open secret, a report says. Plus, someone in Melinda Gates'...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Hawaii, Aws, Ibm, Magic Leap, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Caribbean


What advertisers are saying about HBO Max's new ad-supported tier

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of the Insider Advertising newsletter. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor, and this week in advertising and media news: ;A new challenger for the holding companies; First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. "Wonder Woman 1984" debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on December 25. Warner Bros. The streaming services are in a race for subscribers, and WarnerMedia is counting on a new lower-cost, ad-supported tier to drive ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hollywood, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Warner Bros, Snowflake, Jason Kilar, Nelson, WPP, Barbara Bates, Nordic, Streaming Tv, Omnicom


10 things in tech: Bezos in space, iPhone update, Streaming price increases

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Jeff Bezos will be flying into space with his brother on July 20. The two plan to be on the first human flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. He's not the only one with big plans for space exploration - here's how his ideas compare with Elon Musk's and Richard Branson's.2. Apple just un...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Nick Clegg, Richard Branson, Miami, Jeff Bezos, Facetime, Shopify


Daily Crunch: At Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote, everything old is new again

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Today was the kickoff of Apple’s developer conference, WWDC, meaning that the TechCrunch crew was super busy all day and that we have an ocean of news from Cupertino for you to enjoy. But the startup market was just as busy, thankfully, with some fascinating funding rounds, acquisitions and more to parse through. Today we have something for everyone! — Alex P.S. In...
Tags: Apple, TC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Ipo, Germany, India, Tech, Cupertino, Hyundai, Tiger Global, Facetime, Alex, Wwdc, Cto, Lightspeed


Lerma splits from The Richards Group

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 8. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Lerma splits from The Richards Group.The Atlantic's union.Tracer raises $9.9 million.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Pete Lerma, founder and principal of Lerma, formerly part ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Media, France, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Walmart, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Digital Media, The Atlantic, Conde Nast, Levi, Ad Tech


10 things in tech: Apple WWDC, Trump's suspension, SpaceX tardigrades

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin/WireImage/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Apple's annual WWDC is expected to reveal new features for iOS 15, MacOS 12, and WatchOS. The developer conference will be a virtual event for the second year running. Here's how to watch the event from 1 p.m. ET on June 7.2. Apple employees wrote a letter protesting Tim Cook's return-to-office order. Cook has a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Cook, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Tim Cook, Mars, Donald Trump, Robinhood, Oracle, Newsletters


Get thrifty, and your startup might just acquire a generation

Etsy, a marketplace for kitschy and creative DIY goods, acquired Depop, a hippy and thrifty marketplace for resale goods, for $1.625 billion this week. So, today we’ll discuss the tale of two marketplaces, a deal that has given us a peek into the evolving ethos of social shopping. Depop, for those that don’t know, is a London-based company that targets millennial and Gen Z shoppers. Within the past two years, Depop has grown its user base of stylists, designers, artists, vintage sellers and more...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Europe, UK, London, Etsy, Ipo, Digital, Tech, Equity, Ev Williams, Coinbase, Medium, Sprinklr, James White, Newsletters


Not every SPAC is pure garbage

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. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Happy Saturday everyone. Despite it being a short week I feel pretty run over from the sheer news volume that we’ve put up with in the last few days. So let’s pause, repine and talk about SPACs a...
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Barkbox, SoFi, Social Finance, Chamath Palihapitiya, SPAC, Ron, USDC, Newsletters, Palihapitiya, Barrons, TechCrunch Exchange, Social Capital Hedosophia Corp


Daily Crunch: Facebook extends Trump’s suspension until January 2023

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 4, 2021. What a week, yeah? That was four super-packed days. But don’t think that the pace of news is about to slow down. It’s not. Next week is Apple’s big WWDC developer event, which we previewed here. And TechCrunch’s next event focused on mobility is just around the corner. Here’s to catching up on sleep this weekend. ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Softbank, Nigeria, Linkedin, Tech, Eu, Reid Hoffman, Brian, Toyota, Donald Trump, Shopify, Zuckerberg, Eric Eldon, Trump


10 things in tech: Tech power couples, Tesla recall, Poparazzi's 'privacy nightmare'

Frederic J. Brown/Getty; Insider Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are building a $1 billion "next-generation" nuclear reactor in Wyoming. Plants such as this one are said to be safer, more eco-friendly, and less costly than traditional plants. Get the full scoop here.2. Tesla recalled nearly 8,000 vehicles over faulty seat belts. The recall covers certain Model 3 and Model Y T...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Wyoming, Tim Cook, Beverly Hills, Warren Buffett, Travis Kalanick, Evan Spiegel, Howard Stern, Jeff Bezos, Miranda Kerr, Stewart Butterfield


Daily Crunch: Canada and Australia get first look at Twitter Blue subscription service

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 3, 2021. If you are a startup founder or early employee or investor, there’s good news on the TechCrunch front today: The start of the Disrupt agenda is live! It’s going to be one hell of a show for anyone interested in startups and how they grow. See you there! — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 United goes Boom: News broke t...
Tags: TC, Australia, Boston, India, Tech, Earth, Canada, Blackstone, United, United Airlines, Idc, U S Supreme Court, Shapiro, Providence Rhode Island, Newsletters, Manish Singh


Mark Penn's MDC-Stagwell merger faces more opposition

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 4. I'm deputy editor Lucia Moses, filling in for Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:MDC-Stagwell merger opposition. MoviePass settlement.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @lmoses. Getty Images MDC Partners' proposed merger with Stagwell is facing growing investo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Howard Stern, Moviepass, WSJ, Nordic, Trump, Lucia Moses, MDC, Newsletters, MDC Partners, Mark Penn


10 things in tech: Google's diversity head, Amazon Prime Day, Spotify astrology

Courtesy of Comparably Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Google reassigned its head of diversity after a conservative news outlet uncovered an antisemitic blog post he wrote. Kamau Bobb wrote in a 2007 post that Jews had an "insatiable appetite for war." More on the fallout here.2. It's official: Amazon Prime Day 2021 will run from June 21-22. Planning for and shopping during the event can be overwhelming,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Elon Musk, Etsy, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bmw, Ashton Kutcher, Newsletters, Tech Insider, Kamau Bobb


Google toughens its stance on ad tracking

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 3. I'm deputy editor Lucia Moses, filling in for Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Google toughens up on ad tracking.Revcontent acquired.Edelman leadership shakeup.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @lmoses. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Goo...
Tags: Google, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Edelman, Cnbc, Digital Advertising, Nordic, Taboola, Outbrain, Dentons, Lucia Moses, Newsletters, New US, Sard Verbinnen Co


10 things in tech: Elon's tweets, Venmo update, Cybertruck facial recognition

Elon Musk REUTERS/Mike Blake Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. The SEC has rapped Tesla, saying CEO Elon Musk's tweets violated its rules. A court settlement requires Musk's tweets to go through Tesla's lawyers. More on the SEC's irritation here.2. Mark Zuckerberg was spotted surfing while wearing a bracelet that claims to fend off sharks. The $84 device - also seen on Barack Obama - is designed...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Texas, La, Barack Obama, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Tokyo, SEC, Las Vegas, Nevada


Handicapping Hollywood's new power players

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter. I'm Lucia Moses, and this week in advertising and media news:Hollywood's next power players;Adtech's next deal?Ad agencies' return to normal.First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. David Zaslav, chief executive officer of Discovery Communications. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hollywood's new power players The planned Discovery-WarnerMedia merger now has a name ("Warner Bros. Discovery")...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Ge, New York City, Samsung, Newsletter, Trends, Discovery, Netflix, Warner Bros, Jason Kilar, Ad Tech, WPP, Adtech, Lucia Moses


10 things in tech: Uber fare rises, Instagram algorithm change, Zoom's wild year

The Lyft stock price rose after its Q4 earnings Mario Tama/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Fares for Uber and Lyft are rising as the two ride-hailing apps struggle to find enough drivers. Uber prices were up as much as 40% year on year in April. More on the price rises here.2. Instagram tweaked its algorithm after being accused of censoring pro-Palestinian content. The company confirmed it would ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, Microsoft, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Jennifer Lopez, Salesforce, Ashton Kutcher, SPAC, Newsletters, Mulesoft, Mario Tama Getty, Tech Insider, Wefox


Current and former Oracle employees say there's a 'culture of fear' at its flagship cloud unit

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:Oracle insiders say there's a "culture of fear" at its flagship cloud unit. The inside story of the man accused of murdering and decapitating his boss in NYC.Bank of America has lost dozens of salespeople from its mortgage unit."Reallocation friction" may explain why a full economic recover...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Business, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, New York City, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Bank Of America, Intel, Marine, Larry Ellison, Ryanair


So, you want to democratize venture capital

A venture capitalist once told me candidly that whenever you see the phrase “democratization” in tech marketing material, think of it as a red flag. Democracy, generally speaking, often comes with an ironic caveat: It disproportionately benefits white and male participants. Now, you know me well enough to know that I wouldn’t start off your Saturday with this dreary of an introduction normally, but I think that that reality is why a new tool, championed by tech entrepreneurs Lolita and Josh Taub...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Nigeria, Africa, Linkedin, Tech, Earth, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Black, Brian Chesky, Jordan Crook, Chris Urmson, Aurora, Danny


Crypto sure requires a lot of fiat

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. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Hello from Friday, I presume that you are currently enjoying the long weekend. In celebration for this week’s Exchange letter we’ll try something new by being brief.  If you are tired of hearin...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Tech, Nba, Coinbase, NFT, Newsletters, Eric Newcomer, TechCrunch Exchange


Daily Crunch: Tesla switches on camera-based driver monitoring for Autopilot users

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome to the Daily Crunch for May 28, the last edition before a long weekend here in the United States. But impending holiday or not, there’s plenty to catch up on, not the least of which today is Elon Watch in our top-three rundown. Let’s get into it! — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 All about Elon: The only thing more certain than more venture rounds and SPAC new...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Eu, European Union, United States, Healthcare, Las Vegas, Tiger Global, SPAC, Devin, Singh, Newsletters, Manish Singh



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