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Are high churn rates depressing earnings for app developers?

Jacob Eiting Contributor Share on Twitter Jacob Eiting is CEO of RevenueCat, a platform for managing cross-platform in-app purchases, products and subscribers and analyzing in-app-purchase data. Ever since Apple opened up subscription monetization to more apps in 2016 — and enticed developers with an 85/15 split on revenue from customers that remain subscribed for more than a year — subscription monetization and retention has...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Column, Developer, Tech, Netflix, Itunes, App-store, Mobile App, Jacob Eiting


The stages of traditional fundraising

John Biggs Contributor Share on Twitter John Biggs is a former TechCrunch editor and is currently the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. He's started and run a number of startups. More posts by this contributor GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump The new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Tourbillon Nanograph is a lot of buzzwords in a beautiful package Eric Villi...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Column, Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Venture Capital, Bootstrapping, John Biggs, Eric Villines, Heuer Carrera Calibre Tourbillon Nanograph, Gizmodo He, Anker Funding


Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise?

Tom Adams Contributor Share on Twitter Tom Adams is the president of Quantic School of Business & Technology. The fall semester is off to a rocky start. When schools were forced to close in the spring, students (and parents) struggled. As the new school year begins, affluent families are building pandemic pods and inequities abound, while surveys suggest that college students want tuition discounts for online classes. To avoid...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Education, Opinion, Tech, United States, Edtech, Coursera, Zoom, University Of North Texas, Tom Adams, UNC Chapel Hill, Rosetta Stone, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Startup founders must overcome information overload

Mercedes Bent Contributor Share on Twitter Mercedes Bent is a partner at Lightspeed where she invests in consumer, edtech and fintech companies. Many of the founders I spoke to said one of their biggest early challenges was figuring out how to sift through all the advice they receive. Advice overload plagues everyone and founders have it especially bad, given that most startups have a board of advisors. Founders d...
Tags: Decision Making, Startups, TC, Column, Entrepreneurship, Advice, Tech, Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Information Overload, Lightspeed, Ryan Williams, Nextgenvest, Devin Lennon, Death Doula Devin


Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra asks 6 VCs how to raise funding when the sky is falling

Rahul Vohra Contributor Share on Twitter Rahul Vohra is the founder and CEO of email app Superhuman. When I wrote about how to run your startup in a downturn, the world was on the brink of recession. The economy contracted sharply — and the effects of the 2020 recession will persist. If you are a founder, you can help. You can build companies that connect people, create employment and spark lasting change. “Building is how ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Founder, Marc Andreessen, Superhuman, Corporate Finance, Dan Rose, Sarah Guo, Rahul Vohra, Bill Trenchard


Dear Sophie: How can I get my 2-year foreign residency requirement for my J-1 waived?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can we sponsor an H-1B university researcher for an EB-1B gree...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, California, Government, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Italy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Visa, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card, Immigration Law


How to get the most branding bang out of your B2B IPO

Rebecca Buckman Contributor Share on Twitter Rebecca Buckman is the vice president of marketing and communications at Battery Ventures in Menlo Park, CA. She previously was an editor and writer with The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. More posts by this contributor Storytelling for B2B startups: Avoiding ‘buzzword bingo’ to make your wonky enterprise company worth talking about There’s definitely a ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Business, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Marketing, Tech, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Wall Street Journal, B2b, Initial Public Offering, Battery Ventures, Menlo Park


The cryptocurrency moment

Mauro Guillen Contributor Share on Twitter Mauro Guillen is a professor of international management at the Wharton School and the author of “2030: How the Biggest Trends Today will Collide and Shape the Future of Everything,” from which this essay is adapted. There’s a growing sense of urgency when it comes to ensuring that stimulus checks and election ballots reach their recipients on a timely basis. The economic recovery and...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Column, Opinion, Finance, Government, China, Digital, Tech, Georgia, Policy, Bitcoin, Kenya, World Bank, Estonia


Anaheim Ducks News & Rumors: Pronman Ranking, Drew, Andersson & More

In the latest edition of Anaheim Ducks News & Rumors, I’ll look at where the Ducks prospect system was ranked by The Athletic‘s Corey Pronman, loan deals for both Hunter Drew & Axel Andersson, and Henry Thrun’s move to the USHL for the 2020-21 season. Ducks Loan Drew & Andersson The Ducks loaned defenseman Hunter Drew to HC Banska Bystrica in Slovakia on Monday. Originally drafted 178th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Drew signed an entry-level contract with the team back in March. ...
Tags: Column, Sweden, Sport, David, Harvard, San Diego, Ncaa, Slovakia, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Andersson, Auston Matthews


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Babcock, Parayko, Bracco & More

In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News and Rumors, I’ll share news that Mike Babcock lost out to Peter Laviolette for the head coaching position with the Washington Capitals. I’ll also outline some rumors from at least one hockey insider who believes that the Maple Leafs should be interested in what’s going on with the St. Louis Blues defense – and this time it isn’t about Alex Pietrangelo. Related: What Happens if the Maple Leafs’ Nick Robertson Is Really Good? In addition, I’ll take...
Tags: Column, Washington, US, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Nashville, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Alberta, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals


Replace legacy healthcare staffing with a vertical marketplace for workers

Jeff Fluhr Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Fluhr is a general partner at Craft Ventures, the founder and former CEO of StubHub and is an expert on building marketplace companies. Over the last several months, we’ve seen dramatic swings in the demand for healthcare across the country. While hospitals in some cities were overwhelmed by an influx of COVID-19 patients, others sat empty — and in many cases experienced financial d...
Tags: Health, TC, Column, Florida, New York, Texas, California, Opinion, Washington, America, Tech, Policy, Healthcare, Nursing, National Health Service, Flu


If you care about remote employees, start tracking their performance

Alex Circei Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Circei is CEO and co-founder of Waydev, a Git analytics tool that measures engineers' performance automatically. Remote work has been thrust upon us, but are business leaders ready for it? More than half of U.S. companies now plan on making working from home a permanent option. However, most of us still don’t know what an optimal business machine with remote operations looks like...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Developer, Entrepreneurship, Management, Tech, Remote Work, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Waydev, Alex Circei


Bear and bull cases for Unity’s IPO

Eric Peckham Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Peckham is the creator of the Monetizing Media newsletter and podcast. He was previously TechCrunch’s media columnist. In the first part of my outline on the company, I explained the scope of Unity’s multidimensional business, its R&D efforts and competitive positioning, and its grand vision for interactive 3D content across every industry. In the conclusion, I’ll dig into Unity’...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gaming, Column, China, Tech, Mobile Advertising, EMEA, Unity, APAC, John Riccitiello, Ad Networks, Eric Peckham, Vivox, Operate Solutions


How Unity built a gaming engine for the future

Eric Peckham Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Peckham is the creator of the Monetizing Media newsletter and podcast. He was previously TechCrunch’s media columnist. Last week, Unity Software Inc. filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, but the 16-year-old tech company is universally known within the gaming industry and largely unknown outside of it. Unity has expanded beyond gaming, pouring hundreds of millions...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Adobe, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Epic


Unity IPO aims to fuel growth across gaming and beyond

Eric Peckham Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Peckham is the creator of the Monetizing Media newsletter and podcast. He was previously TechCrunch’s media columnist. More posts by this contributor Bear and bull cases for Unity’s IPO Unity Software Inc. is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange this month, following its S-1 filing two weeks ago. The 16-year-old tech company is universally known w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Adobe, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Epic


It’s time to better identify the cost of cybersecurity risks in M&A deals

Rob Gurzeev Contributor Share on Twitter Rob Gurzeev is CEO and co-founder of CyCognito, a company focused on giving CISOs the advantage over attackers. Over the past decade, a number of high-profile cybersecurity issues have arisen during mega-M&A deals, heightening concerns among corporate executives. In 2017, Yahoo disclosed three data breaches during its negotiation to sell its internet business to Verizon [Disclosure: Ver...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Verizon, Column, Yahoo, Tech, M&a, Spirit, ASCO, Forescout, Letter of Intent, IOI, CIM, Spirit AeroSystems, CISO


Voice assistants don’t work for kids: The problem with speech recognition in the classroom

Dr. Patricia Scanlon Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Patricia Scanlon is founder and CEO of SoapBox Labs, a Dublin-based developer of safe and secure speech-recognition technology designed specifically for children. She was named one of Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018. Before the pandemic, more than 40% of new internet users were children. Estimates now suggest that children’s screen time has surged by 60% or more with ch...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Column, Education, Siri, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Speech Recognition, Dublin, Alexa, Natural Language Processing, Virtual Assistant, Siri Alexa, Chatbots, Forbes Top


Dear Sophie: What is a J-1 visa and how can we use it?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can we sponsor an H-1B university researcher for an EB-1B gree...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, Delhi, Hiring, Alcorn, Green Card, Immigration Law, Sophie Alcorn, Dear Sophie


Shift’s George Arison shares 6 tips for taking your company public via a SPAC

George Arison Contributor Share on Twitter George Arison is the co-founder and co-CEO of online used car marketplace Shift. More posts by this contributor If you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting Yes, Millennials Do Buy Cars When startup entrepreneurs think about going public, they typically think about gearing up for an initial public offering (IPO). Going public via a...
Tags: Startups, Column, Tech, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Initial Public Offering, SPAC, Corporate Finance, Manish Patel, George Arison, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Special-purpose Acquisition Company, SPAC Shift


Why established venture firms should court emerging managers

Noramay Cadena Contributor Share on Twitter Noramay Cadena is co-founder and general partner at Make in LA, an early-stage accelerator and fund created to support technology-enabled hardware companies. More posts by this contributor Confronting the ‘imposter syndrome’ Typically, institutional investors favor managers who’ve spun out of an established firm over those who’ve broken into venture from out...
Tags: TC, Column, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, La, Tech, Diversity, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Costco, Corporate Venture Capital, First Republic Bank, IRR, NAIC, Latinx


This Labor Day, spare a thought for the workers who made your doorstep delivery possible

Arjuna Costa Contributor Arjuna Costa is a partner at Omidyar Network and early stage investor in Ruma. More posts by this contributor Tech workers looking to make a difference in the world should donate their skills A few weeks ago, I bought a used paperback mystery for $3 via a small online bookseller. Intrigued that the book came with free shipping, I dug in a bit and was shocked to see that my little impulse purchase traveled throug...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Labor, California, Cdc, Opinion, Tech, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Automation, Venture Capital, Robotics, Logistics, Jack, Omidyar Network


Canucks News & Rumors: Green, Demko, Markstrom & More

When Vancouver Canucks fans look back at the 2019-20 season, other than the oddity of it all – with playoff hockey during the late summer – it will be a season to remember. However, perhaps it won’t be obvious how memorable the season will be until several years down the road. Hope is high, but fans just have to see. Related: Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors: Hughes, Pettersson & Miller The Canucks season ended with a 3-0, Game 7 loss to one of this season’s Stanley Cup favorites – the Vega...
Tags: Column, Minnesota, California, Sport, Green, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, St Louis Blues, Shea Theodore, Darryl Dyck, Jacob Markstrom, Jim Benning


Blackhawks’ Roundtable: Season Reflection, Who Stays, Who Goes?

The Chicago Blackhawks have officially embraced the offseason, and we here at The Hockey Writers are forced to do the same. The 2019-20 season was quite the rollercoaster ride. But it culminated in a playoff run, albeit a short one. While the last teams standing fight it out in their respective playoff bubbles, most of the league is looking towards the future. As of now, the current plan is to start the 2020-21 season on Dec. 1, with the 2020 Draft on Oct. 9-10 and the free agency period immedia...
Tags: Column, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, West, Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Kane, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs


Brands that hyper-personalize will win the next decade

Evan Kohn Contributor Share on Twitter A digital marketing and customer experience leader, Evan Kohn is chief business officer at Pypestream, where he created PypePro, an AI onboarding methodology used by Fortune 500 firms. When people reach out to customer service, they’re seeking more than a solution to their immediate problem. They want empathy and understanding. What they’re often met with is a queue. Nothing frustrates pe...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Marketing, Tech, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Pypestream, Customer Support, IVR, Brand Management, Vonage, Evan Kohn


Local governments that embrace digital services during challenging times can make real change happen

Bob Ainsbury Contributor Share on Twitter Bob Ainsbury is the Chief Product Officer at Granicus. It has been a hard year. We wake up every morning to new developments in the tragedies of the moment spanning a pandemic, the greatest unexpected loss of life since 9/11, national civil unrest, natural disasters and a looming economic collapse. In the face of these developments, a completely understandable message from government a...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Column, Opinion, Government, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Bob Ainsbury


Prospects News & Rumors: Blackhawks, Greig, McClennon & Guhle

The Chicago Blackhawks have had an eventful few days as three players will remain in Europe. Two will return to North America when training camps open, but one will stay overseas for the duration of the season. Also, two players expected to be drafted this fall will begin their season in Sweden instead of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Three Blackhawks Prospects Head to Europe This was a busy week for Blackhawks prospects and the roster of their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate,...
Tags: Column, Europe, Sweden, Sport, Switzerland, Finland, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, King, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Brendan


3 ways COVID-19 has affected the property investment market

Jan Večerka Contributor Share on Twitter Jan Večerka is the CEO and founder of BrikkApp, a Europe-based company that connects investors with property investment platforms from all across the world helping them to make the right choice. Two in five people would never invest their money — but those who would are most likely to invest in properties. This is the conclusion of a by Hargreaves Lansdown, and it shows that unless yo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Europe, Real Estate, Articles, Tech, House, Hargreaves Lansdown, Property Management, PROPtech, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Jan Večerka, BrikkApp


Blackhawks News & Rumors: Olczyk, Soderlund, Murray & More

In the Chicago Blackhawks’ world, things seem to have gone back to normal. The team is riding off the playoff buzz and all that entails. The Blackhawks have finished their exit interviews, which means now the fun starts. The roster and the rumors that go along with it are starting to get red hot. Here’s the latest from Chicago. Olczyk Stays Put It was reported earlier this week that NBC and Blackhawks’ analyst Eddie Olczyk was interviewing for the general manager (GM) position for the F...
Tags: Column, Florida, Sweden, Nbc, Sport, Chicago, Gm, Finland, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh, Murray, Florida Panthers


Dear Sophie: Can we sponsor an H-1B university researcher for an EB-1B green card?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Latest immigration and H-1B updates Dear Sophie: How can...
Tags: Startups, Column, California, Government, China, India, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Green Cards, Trump, Sophie, Pleasanton, Alcorn


To build responsibly, tech needs to do more than just hire chief ethics officers

Sarah Drinkwater Contributor Share on Twitter Sarah Drinkwater works to fuel the responsible tech movement through her role as director at Omidyar Network. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen new teams in tech companies emerge that focus on responsible innovation, digital well-being, AI ethics or humane use. Whatever their titles, these individuals are given the task of “leading” ethics at their companies. Whether they’ve ...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Opinion, Tech, Values, Diversity, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Salesforce, Philanthropy, Business Ethics, Omidyar Network, Sarah Drinkwater, Alix Dunn, Ethics Of Technology, Computer Says Maybe