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As the term ‘unicorn’ goes broke from overuse, what’s actually rare?

Alex Wilhelm Contributor Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor Equity transcribed: How to avoid an IPO How to avoid an IPO On Wednesday a few unicorns were born. You’ve already forgotten their names if you learned them at all (Tip: It was Marqeta and Ivalua.) Don’t worry, I’m not cross with you. It’s merely that ther...
Tags: Column, Startups, TC, Unicorns


Which public US universities graduate the most funded founders?

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Big revenues, huge valuations and major losses: charting the era of the unicorn IPO Some reassuring data for those worried unicorns are wrecking the Bay Area A lot of students attend public universities to lessen the financial burden of higher education. At last tally, tuition and fees at American public colleges and universities averaged around $6,800 a year, per the federal govern...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Education, California, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Economy, United States, Private Equity, Michigan, West Coast, Illinois, East Coast, University Of California, Federal Government


How to see another company’s growth tactics and try them yourself

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How do you hire a great growth marketer? How do startups actually get their content marketing to work? Every company’s online acquisition strategy is out in the open. I...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Column, Media, Advertising Tech, Marketing, Strategy, Seo, Tech, Hack, Adsense, Photo Sharing, Growth


CFIUS Cometh: What this Obscure Agency Does and Why It Matters to Your Fund or Startup

Evan J. Zimmerman Contributor Evan J. Zimmerman is an entrepreneur, investor, and writer. He is the Chairman of Jovono and Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative technology council. He is a partner and director in Mighty Mug/Mighty Products, Inc, and chairman of Brush Up Club, an innovative oral health company. On January 12, 2016, Grindr announced it had sold a 60% controlling stake in the company to Beijing Kunlun Tech, a Chinese gaming firm, valu...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Column, Asia, Congress, Washington, Finance, Government, Senate, China, Softbank, Defense, Tech, Hack, Policy


Automakers have a choice: Become data companies or become irrelevant

Jeff Peters Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Peters, PhD is a principal at Autotech Ventures, investing in transportation startups. He has published academic and media articles on transportation, optimization, autonomous driving and AI. More posts by this contributor Will self-driving cars kill parking? The AI in your non-autonomous car While Bezos amassed billions, Apple took over our culture,...
Tags: Automotive, Column, Aurora, Automation, Big Data, Car Dealership, Commuting, Ford, General-Motors, Intel, Lyft, Mobileye, Samsung, Self-driving Cars, Technology, Toyota


NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More

In today’s News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 million. This deal came after Nelson had himself a career-season with the Islanders and the team shocked many by taking a huge step forward following former captain John Tavares’ depa...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Minnesota, Sport, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Craig, Nelson, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Ontario


Getting a seat at the VC table

Monique Villa Contributor Share on Twitter Monique Villa is an investor at Mucker Capital, a seed and “pre-seed” stage fund investing in companies powering a software-enabled world. She is also the Founder of Nashville-based ModernCapital, a community of startup founders and ecosystem partners committed to company building in the Southeast (#BuildInSE). We are witnessing the greatest paradigm shift in power since the advent of ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Business, Entrepreneurship, Angels, Articles, Economy, United States, Tennessee, Venture Capital, Nashville, World Bank, Ellen Pao, Ivy League, Fast Company, Kpcb


10 Immigration Tips for Love-Struck Tech Workers

Xiao Wang & Anjana Prasad Contributor Anjana Prasad is senior advisor of immigration law and Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. Even techies might agree that server rooms aren’t the most romantic places to fall in love — but it happens. And with foreign-born workers making up n...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Marriage, Relationships, Government, Immigration, America, Tech, Policy, Personal, Silicon Valley, Romantic, H-1b Visa, H-1B, Xiao Wang


What will save crypto?

Sulaiman al-Fahim Contributor Sulaiman al-Fahim is an international businessman based in Dubai with focuses on property management/real estate, cryptocurrency, and philanthropy. His company, Sulaiman Al-Fahim Holdings, is a global operator that facilitates transactions to develop properties in various areas of the world. He is also an advisor and partner at ADAB Solutions, a group dedicated to bringing the newest movement in financial tech to the Muslim world. ...
Tags: TC, Column, Asia, Money, Saudi Arabia, Finance, US, Tech, Qatar, Economy, Bitcoin, United States, New York Times, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai


The Grind Line: Red Wings’ Offseason Wish List

What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics The offseason is never lacking in roster moves throughout the NHL. The Red Wings have already made a handful, including re-signing defenseman Dylan McIlrath, signing promi...
Tags: Column, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Ericsson, Grand Rapids, Steve Yzerman, Justin Abdelkader, Red Wings, Milan Lucic, Jonathan Ericsson, Trevor Daley, Darren McCarty


As Amex scoops up Resy, a look at its history of acquisitions

Alex Wilhelm Contributor Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor Equity transcribed: Away’s $1.4B valuation and CrowdStrike’s S-1 Unpacking Away’s $1.4B valuation, the startup studio model and CrowdStrike’s S-1 Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter ...
Tags: TC, Column, Tech, M&a, American Express, Amex, Resy


Big revenues, huge valuations and major losses: charting the era of the unicorn IPO

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Some reassuring data for those worried unicorns are wrecking the Bay Area From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up We can make charts galore about the tech IPO market. Yet none of them diminish the profound sense that we are in uncharted territory. Never before have so many companies with such high revenues gone public at such lofty valu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Column, Money, Finance, Ipo, Tech, Economy, Initial Public Offering, Valuation, Unicorn, Bay Area From, Joanna Glasner


How startups can use Amazon’s SEO best practices to dominate new shopping verticals

Eli Schwartz Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Schwartz is the former Director of Growth at SurveyMonkey where he led the SEO strategy. Eli has been a columnist on the Huffington Post, the Y Combinator blog, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal and numerous other publications. Amazon dominates the top ranking positions of Google for tens of thousands of ecommerce queries, but there are plenty of products in newer shoppin...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Advertising Tech, Google Search, Seo, Tech, Image Search, Search Engine, Target, Huffington Post, Growth


The case for corporates to fill the seed vacuum

Kyle Fugere Contributor Kyle Fugere is head of Ventures at dunnhumby Ventures. More posts by this contributor The Importance Of Design Thinking For Big Data Startups Over the past five years, there has been a clear drop in seed investing. Between 2010 and 2014 there was an influx of “micro” VCs, perfectly equipped to deploy seed capital. Since then, we have seen a gradual decline. One key reason is that the Micro VCs were successful. Tur...
Tags: TC, Column, Tech, Venture Capital, Seed Funding, Kyle Fugere


NHL News & Notes: Krueger, Heponiemi & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as their new head coach, the Florida Panthers have signed Aleksi Hopniemi to a three-year entry-level contract and the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Kasper Bjorkqvist to an entry-level contract. Sabres Hire Krueger as Coach The Sabres would make arguably the biggest move they’ll make all offseason when they hired Krueger as their head coach on Wednesday. Krueger previously served as the head coach of the Edmonton Oile...
Tags: Column, Europe, News, Sport, Switzerland, Finland, Ncaa, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Providence, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Everett, Sabres


Reality Check: The marvel of computer vision technology in today’s camera-based AR systems

Alex Chuang Contributor Alex Chuang is the Managing Partner of Shape Immersive, a boutique studio that helps enterprise and brands transform their businesses by incorporating VR/AR solutions into their strategies. More posts by this contributor The fall of the unicorns brings a new dawn for water bears Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here British science fiction writer, Sir Arther C. Clark, once said, “Any sufficiently a...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Column, Developer, Tech, Nasa, Gif, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Phones, Digital Media, Animation, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Gps


Preparing for a future of drone-filled skies

Ed Cluss Contributor Ed Cluss is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. The last few months have seen an escalating series of incidents in which the harmful elements of drones have loomed large in the public eye. In April, rumors of a coup in Saudi Arabia flared after a recreational drone was shot down when flying into an unauthorized zone in the capital. August saw a drone attack on the president of Venezuela. In late December, 10,000 flights carrying 140,000 pas...
Tags: Google, Column, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Drones, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Gatwick, Dubai, Venezuela, Goldman Sachs, Pbs, Dublin, Faa, Gatwick Airport, Federal Aviation Authority FAA


Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts by this contributor Market map: the 200+ innovative startups transforming affordable housing Innovations in inclusive housing This week on Extra Crunch, I am exploring innovations in inclusive housing, looking at how...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Column, Accelerator, Real Estate, Enterprise, Crowdfunding, Kaiser Permanente, Finance, Government, Funding, Linkedin, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Policy


Innovations in inclusive housing

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts by this contributor Innovations in inclusive housing How to save the third wave of technology from itself Housing is big money. The industry has trillions under management and hundreds of billions under development. ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Transportation, Apps, Column, Accelerator, Real Estate, Enterprise, Crowdfunding, Housing, Finance, Government, Softbank, Funding, Linkedin


NHL News & Notes: Kesler, Pilut, Koekkoek & More

In today’s News & Notes, Ryan Kesler has undergone successful hip surgery, Lawrence Pilut has undergone successful shoulder surgery, Slater Koekkoek has signed a contract extension and the Los Angeles Kings have signed Nikolai Prokhorkin. Kesler Undergoes Hip Surgery The Anaheim Ducks announced Monday that Kesler has undergone successful hip surgery after playing while significantly injured. This injury will likely keep Kesler out for the entirety of the 2019-20 season, though there is s...
Tags: Column, News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Getty Images, Kings, Rochester, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks


Bruins’ 2019 Trade Deadline Additions Proving to Be Worth the Risk

When the NHL Trade Deadline rolls around each year, the same questions consistently float around. Which teams are buyers? Who are the sellers? Which teams are in the hunt and will have to decide on their own internal rental options? The biggest question, though, comes down to whether or not a trade will actually turn a team from a competitor into a legitimate contender. This is a fair question as time and time again, teams have mortgaged their future for an addition with no guarantee they...
Tags: Column, Usa, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Kelly, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chris Kelly, Columbus Blue Jackets, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci


The Grind Line: Red Wings’ 2019 Draft Strategies

What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson, Raymond Harrison, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics. During his introductory press conference, Steve Yzerman cautioned that the rebuild still requires patience. However, fans can’t be faulted for a li...
Tags: Column, Germany, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, North America, Detroit, Steve Yzerman, Tony, Raymond, Red Wings, CHL, NHL Central Scouting, THOMSON, Petr Mrazek, Trevor Daley


As a founder, I mistook my work for self-worth

Dale Stephens Contributor Share on Twitter Dale Stephens was one of the first Thiel Fellows and ran an education company for six years. These days he works an executive coach, helping entrepreneurs and executives grow as fast as their companies. These days, most days are good days. My clients are founder and executives, I set my own schedule, and I live in a city I love. As an executive coach and advisor, I work with founders a...
Tags: Health, Startups, Column, Tech, Mental Health, UnCollege


Three ‘new rules’ worth considering for the internet

Daniel M. Gerstein Contributor Daniel M. Gerstein works at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and is an adjunct professor at American University. He was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security from 2011-2014. Gerstein’s latest book, “The Story of Technology: How We Got Here and What the Future Holds,” will be published in August 2019. In a recent commentary, ...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Internet Of Things, Microsoft, Opinion, Tech, Regulations, Internet Security, Iot, Department Of Homeland Security, Boeing, Zuckerberg, American University, Rand Corporation, Twitter Google


NHL News & Notes: Dermott, Zito and Seattle & More

In today’s News & Notes, Travis Dermott is set to undergo shoulder surgery, the new Seattle franchise is scheduled to interview Bill Zito for their general manager position and Dylan McIlrath has signed an extension in Detroit. Related: NHL News & Notes: McAvoy, Canadiens Sign Leskinen & More Dermott Out 6 Months The Toronto Maple Leafs will have to start the 2019-20 season without Dermott as the 22-year-old is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery on Friday. This surgery will keep th...
Tags: Column, News, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Espn, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Detroit, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Team USA, Columbus Blue Jackets


McAvoy’s Suspension Warranted, but Painful in Playoffs

The Boston Bruins caught a break. When Charlie McAvoy hit Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson in the head in Game 6 of their second-round matchup and only received a two-minute penalty, the Bruins got lucky. When McAvoy was suspended for one game of the Eastern Conference Finals, the punishment fit the crime given that it was his first offense and that the playoffs typically dictate a different supplemental punishment scale. Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins, Dec. 2, 2017 (Amy Irvi...
Tags: Column, Usa, Boston, Sport, Hockey, Miller, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Clifton, Columbus Blue Jackets, Moore, Zdeno Chara, David Backes, Carlo


With new Fit technology, Nike calls itself a tech company

Rae Witte Contributor Share on Twitter Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts by this contributor Why women are indefinitely sharing their locations In 1927, Charles Brannock, the son of a local shoe company...
Tags: Apple, TC, Wearables, Column, Europe, New York, Tech, Nike, Augmented Reality, Footwear, Martin, Moore, Pasadena Calif, Air Jordan, Michael Martin, Brannock Device


A beautiful duopoly

Matt Oguz Contributor Matt Oguz is founding partner at venture/science, a San Francisco-based quantitative investment firm. More posts by this contributor Enrico Fermi and the future of venture capital When capital prefers venture over public markets One hundred and fifty years before John Nash received his Nobel prize, a train left Versailles for Paris. On board were two brothers returning home from visiting friends. Always a plea...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Column, San Francisco, Tech, Economics, Paris, Versailles, Joseph, Nash, Bertrand, John Nash, Enrico Fermi, Matt Oguz Contributor Matt Oguz, Joseph Bertrand


Bubble-driven boom in M&As hides steep costs long-term

Sridhar Vembu Contributor Sridhar Vembu is the co-founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation. Sridhar initially founded AdventNet in 1996 and became its CEO in 2000. Prior to AdventNet, Sridhar worked as a wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm, Inc. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Driven by ultra-easy central bank policy, global merger and acq...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, Whatsapp, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Kevin Systrom, Wall Street Journal, Mike Krieger


NHL News & Notes: McAvoy, Canadiens Sign Leskinen & More

In today’s News & Notes, Charlie McAvoy is set to have a hearing following an illegal check to the head, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Otto Leskinen and the Calgary Flames have signed Carl-Johan Lerby. Related: NHL News & Notes: Babcock, Holland, Therrien & More McAvoy to Have Hearing With Department of Player Safety The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has summoned McAvoy for a hearing following an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Josh Anderson. McAvo...
Tags: Column, News, Russia, Sport, Finland, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Anderson, Flames, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets