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Rackspace Hires Dallas Transit Exec Jones to Replace Eazor as CEO

San Antonio—Rackspace said Wednesday it has hired Kevin Jones, who most recently ran Dallas-based bus and transportation contracting business MV Transportaiton, as its CEO. Jones replaces Joe Eazor, who had held the top job at Rackspace since mid-2017.Apollo Global Management, which took San Antonio-based Rackspace private in a $4.3 billion acquisition in 2016, didn’t say why the company’s board of directors chose to replace Eazor, who was hired in 2017 to replace Taylor Rhodes after he took a ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Uber, Texas, Technology, Networking, Microsoft, Internet, Ipo, Cloud Computing, Azure, Trends, Tech


Equity Shot: Pinterest zooms into the public markets (and yet another tech company files for an IPO)

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is a relaxed, Friday, Equity Shot. That means Kate and Alex were on deck to chew through the latest from the IPO front. We’ll keep doing extra episodes as long as we have to, though we’re slightly sorry if we’re becoming a bit much. That’s a joke — we’re not sorry at all. So, three things this week. First, Fastly filed an S-1 (Alex’s notes here); second, Zo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Uber, Money, Pinterest, Podcasts, Finance, Ipo, Tech, Economy, Kate, Equity, Alex, Initial Public Offering, Zoom


Listen to us talk about ‘undercorns,’ IPOs and what going public is really about

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Kate and Alex were here yesterday to dig into the Uber IPO filing; for today’s episode, we put that aside and discussed everything else that happened this week. Lucky for us, for the second half of our Thursday podcast-a-thon, the excellent Phil Libin joined us. He was the perfect guest for an IPO-heavy week. You may know Libin as a co-founder of Evernote, or part ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Texas, Pinterest, Ipo, Evernote, Tech, Software, Computing, Venture Capital, Search Engine, Kate


The future of a16z, Lyft’s sinking stock and another IPO to watch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week your humble Equity squad (Kate Clark, Alex Wilhelm) were stoked to take on as much as we could with what little time we had. We kicked off with a speed round that turned out to not be very quick and then dug into the biggest news of the week. The Not-So-Speed-Round: Affirm raised $300 million at nearly $3 billion valuation. The round marks another win fo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Podcasts, Okta, Funding, Tech, Paypal, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, Equity, Alex, Parker Conrad, Chevron, Intel Capital


10 real estate deal-killers (and how to handle them)

Real estate is wrought with deal-killers at every turn. Sometimes, no matter how proactive you are, surprise rears its ugly head and throws a wrench in the entire transaction. A savvy agent is ready with a plan B if needed. Here are 10 home-sale killers and how to deal with them.
Tags: Opinion, Mold, Radio, Agent, Funds, Equity, Select, Cara Ameer, Property Line, Septic Tanks, Unpermitted Structures


Equity transcribed: What the Lyft IPO means for IPO-ready unicorns

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm recorded an emergency episode to discuss Lyft’s IPO, which debuted Friday. The crew has been talking about the ridesharing company for a long ti...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Tech, Kate, Equity, Crunchbase, Alex Wilhelm, Equity podcast, Lyft IPO, Kate Clark


Lyft’s IPO, Casper the friendly unicorn and WeWork’s staggering losses

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full gang around, with Connie Loizos in the studio with Kate Clark and our guest Barrett Cohn from Scenic Advisement. Alex was on the line from Providence. Lucky for us, news of Lyft’s IPO pricing broke right before we hit record. That shook things up a bit, but it was far better to have it break as we were getting our notes together rather ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Lyft, Real Estate, Ipo, Venture Capital, Bank, WeWork, Equity, Alex, TechCrunch, Unicorn, Adam, Connie Loizos, Equity podcast


Fintech startup Point raises $122M in latest funding round

Fintech startup Point on Wednesday announced the completion of a $122 million funding round, $22 million of which came from Series B funding led by Prudential Financial and DAG Ventures.
Tags: Technology, Investing, Radio, Point, Andreessen Horowitz, Equity, Fintech, Alex Rampell, Prudential Financial, DAG Ventures, Series B Funding, Eoin Matthews, Eddie Lim, Funding Round, HELOCs


Equity transcribed: Uber IPO, Stash’s raise and more YC movement

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, along with guest Anu Duggal, the founder of Female Founders Fund, the team discussed Uber’s impending IPO, Q1’s IPO pace, Stash’s raise and more changes at Y Combinator ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Tech, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Equity, Female Founders Fund, Stash, Alex Wilhelm, Reuters, Zola, Connie Loizos, ANU, Equity podcast, Crunchbase News


Daily Crunch: NVIDIA is buying Mellanox for $6.9B

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. NVIDIA to buy supercomputer chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9B, beating out Intel and Microsoft The news caps off what the media had reported as a bidding war between NVIDIA, Intel and Microsoft for the chipmaker now based out of San Jose but originally founded in Israel. The deal underscores ongoing consoli...
Tags: TC, Usa, New York, Microsoft, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Getty Images, Nvidia, Manhattan, Harry Potter, San Jose, Ny, Equity, South


Master Guide to Improving Autistic Accessibility in Music

“Something’s wrong!” my mom cried. “My headphones malfunctioned! My video sounds blurry!” I put on her new, fancy headphones and watched the video. It was the singer in the plaza. It sounded crystal clear. I had been there. “What do you mean it’s blurry?” I asked. “There’s a lot of noise! It didn’t sound like that in real life!” “Um, that’s exactly what it sounded like in real life,” I retorted, frustrated with her imaginary tech issue. My mom looked hurt by my dismissal of her problem. This w...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Diversity, Autism, Columns, Equity, Audience, Inclusion, Nick Walker, NewMusicBox, Autistic Hoya, Nakeisha Campbell


Plus Ça Change: Florence B. Price in the #BlackLivesMatter Era

“While more and more blacks are being driven into homelessness,” a classical music fan fumed, “Mostly Mozart is rewarded with government, corporate, and media support.” The problem? No black composers on the program—not even Mozart’s great contemporary, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. We can easily imagine this critique as a sick Twitter burn from last summer, or last week. Calls to diversify classical music programs intensify regularly. But the sad truth is that many organizations a...
Tags: Publishing, New York, Justice, Mexico, New York City, Religion, Articles, Indianapolis, Analysis, Green, Chicago, Racism, United States, Trayvon Martin, Arkansas, Yale


Daily Crunch: Stop repeating this privacy lie

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Stop saying, ‘We take your privacy and security seriously’ Zack Whittaker says that in his years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest: “We take your privacy and security seriously.” The truth is, most companies don’t care about the privacy or security of...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Australia, China, San Francisco, Tech, Miami, Scott Morrison, Jeff Bezos, Razer, Equity, San Francisco California, Ministry of Education, Wickr, Peloton, Zack Whittaker


Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. SoftBank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro Nuro has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. The autonomous ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, Tech, Getty Images, Netflix, Automotive, Va, Health Records, Jeff Bezos, Sunday Times, Equity, Instacart, Mobile World Congress


Indexed Family Education Fund (RESP) Portfolio Update – 2019 Edition

It has been about a year since my last RESP portfolio update which is probably an appropriate time span since it’s a fairly steady portfolio that is 100% indexed.  2018 was certainly a test for equity portfolios and although stocks were pounded, these indexed RESP accounts performed a little better than I expected. The RESP portfolios for our children are set up with TD e-Series mutual funds which provide a low-cost way to index the market (some other ways to index your portfolio).  We contribu...
Tags: Marketing, US, Bonds, Equity, Index, GIC, RESP, US Equity, International Equity, Money Market Fund


New Year, New Law: No Salary Inquiries of Job Applicants (Mostly)

January 1st is typically a time for new laws to kick in and 2019 is no exception. For employers, the biggest change is one that I discussed way back in May with amendments to Connecticut’s Pay Equity law. The new law prohibits employers from asking a job applicant his or her wage and salary history. But the prohibition does not apply in two situations: if the prospective employee voluntarily discloses his or her wage and salary history, or; to any actions taken by an employer, employment agency...
Tags: Gender, Law, Pay, History, Connecticut, Salary, Ban, Equity, Inquiries, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour, Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments, New Law, Pay Equity, Featured Content


SoftBank’s triple, Pinterest is going public, and the market meltdown

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had 75 percent of the core crew on hand to chat: Connie Loizos, Danny Crichton, and myself. Kate will be back on the show early next year, we promise. We were also joined by Menlo Ventures‘ Venky Ganesan who was a super great addition to the team. There was a lot to get through. In fact, we had to toss a few things overboard toward the end due to time....
Tags: Apple, TC, Pinterest, Softbank, US, Tech, Dropbox, Cambridge, Box, Kate, Equity, Menlo Ventures, Danny, US China, Equity podcast, Venky Ganesan


Tencent Music’s IPO looms and they are being sued by an investor

China’s biggest streaming service are finally gearing up for their long-awaited IPO this week, but one of their investors are unhappy with the media giants and taking legal action. Tencent Music Entertainment have been discussing an IPO for a majority of 2018 after Spotify so successfully placed themselves on the New York Stock Exchange. After months of delays due to uncertainty on global stocks Tencent have finally set the date for their Initial Public Offering as December 12th. Now just da...
Tags: Spotify, Music, China, Ipo, US, Investment, United States, Tencent, Streaming, Trading, Sue, New York Stock Exchange, Equity, Stock, Investor, Initial Public Offering


LunaDNA Offers Stock for Data in Bid to Build Research Database

Henrietta Lacks’ “immortal cells” contributed enormously to the progression of scientific discovery, but Lacks, a poor, black woman who died from cervical cancer in 1951 months after her cells were harvested, never personally benefited from or consented to the medical research the HeLa cell line enabled.Dawn Barry, a former executive at San Diego genome sequencing powerhouse Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) who cofounded LunaDNA last year, says her company is committed to compensating those who help it ...
Tags: Startups, Trends, San Diego, Shareholders, SEC, Biotech, Equity, Stock, Illumina, Equity Crowdfunding, Life Sciences, Sheppard Mullin, Solana Beach, ARCH Venture Partners, Henrietta Lacks, National blog main




Uber Just Asked the SEC Permission to Give Its Drivers Equity

From the day Uber started offering its ride-sharing service, it’s been fighting with drivers and governments over its lack of benefits and low wages. On Thursday, it signaled that it wants to give drivers a peace offering in the form of a piece of the company.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, SEC, Equity, Gig Economy


National Theatre Wales: Equity backs writers' criticism

The Equity union says it has seen a drop in jobs for Welsh artists on National Theatre Wales shows.
Tags: News, Equity, National Theatre Wales


The Gap Table: Women own just 9% of startup equity

Even bigger than the salary gap that sees women earn $.82 on the dollar is the equity gap. A new study from Carta and the ex-Twitter female investor group #Angels reveals that women make up 35 percent of startup equity-holding employees, yet own just 20 percent of the equity. That means they own just $0.47 for every $1 that men own. Even worse, women account for 13 percent of startup founder but just 6 percent of founder equity — or merely $0.39 on the dollar. Combined, that means only 9 percent...
Tags: Startups, TC, Finance, Funding, Angels, Tech, Venture Capital, Equity, Sand Hill Road, Jessica Verrilli, Stock Options, Don, Carta, Jana Messerschmidt, Cap Table, Sladden


Tesla’s drama, China-based companies are listing in the U.S., and SurveyMonkey is (finally) going public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we were a man down, with the excellent Alex Wilhelm of Crunchbase News on a vacation that someone seems to have sanctioned, though it was not us, as we don’t believe in vacations. (Wilhelm, get back here.) We did, happily, have the very knowledgeable Kirsten Korosec of TechCrunch join us on the line; we were also joined by this week’s personable in-studio...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Uber, Elon Musk, China, Ipo, San Francisco, Tesla, Scooters, Shanghai, Fidelity, Toyota, New York Stock Exchange, Equity, Musk


Tesla’s drama, China-based companies are listing in the US and SurveyMonkey is (finally) going public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we were a man down, with the excellent Alex Wilhelm of Crunchbase News on a vacation that someone seems to have sanctioned, though it was not us, as we don’t believe in vacations. (Wilhelm, get back here.) We did, happily, have the very knowledgeable Kirsten Korosec of TechCrunch join us on the line; we were also joined by this week’s personable in-studio...
Tags: Apple, TC, Uber, Elon Musk, Podcasts, China, Ipo, US, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Scooters, Shanghai, Fidelity, Toyota, New York Stock Exchange


After Launching Women’s Mentor Network, Lisa Suennen Sets Sail from GE

Lisa Suennen, a high-profile life-sciences investor, is leaving a top post at GE Ventures after two years. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Suennen is widely known for her investment work as well as her writing—her blog is called “Venture Valkyrie“—and podcasting about people, companies, and industry trends, notably the gender equity gap among life-science executives and investors.In 2016 she launched CSweetener, a mentoring network for women in the health and life-science business. The ide...
Tags: Startups, Ge, Women, Marketing, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Diversity, Investment, Vc, Venture Capital, Network, Biotech, Equity, Investor, Gender Gap


Come watch the Equity podcast record live at Disrupt SF 2018

Disrupt SF is right around the corner, which means startupland is prepping to congregate once again in the city for another epic run of investors, startups and celebrities. This year, Disrupt is heading to Moscone West, so the event will be bigger and better than ever. And I have some good news for you. Initialized Capital’s Garry Tan will join Connie Loizos and Alex Wilhelm live on the Showcase Stage at 3 pm on Thursday, September 6, to dig through the latest, greatest and worst from the world ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Podcasts, Finance, Events, Tech, Equity, Alex, Garry Tan, Disrupt, Alex Wilhelm, Moscone West, Connie Loizos, Equity podcast, Disrupt Sf, Disrupt Sf 2018


Warner Music just sold all their Spotify stock to give to artists

Can big record labels still have a conscience and do good? Warner Music Group may have just proved that with a big move for artists and labels. Warner Music Group have just sold all of their holdings in Spotify stock for a significant $504 million. The big news however is that Warner are passing these funds off to artists and labels in a significant move which gives something back from the monumental success of music streaming. Over $100 million of the money from their Spotify shares will be...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Shares, Revenue, Artists, Streaming, Warner Music, Stocks, Warner, Equity, Apple Music, Labels, Artist / Label News, Industry News, Cooper


One Equity acquires OMNI Environmental Solutions

One Equity Partners has acquired Gibson U.S. Environmental Services, from Gibson Energy Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. BlackArch Partners was financial adviser to Gibson Energy on the deal. The acquired company will be known as OMNI Environmental Solutions. Based in Carencro, Louisiana, OMNI is a provider of oilfield waste management and environmental solutions to exploration and production operators and oilfield services companies. PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C (PRWEB) JULY 17, 2018 Bla...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Trends, Frankfurt, Jp Morgan, North America, Equity, Rockies, Omni, Edmonton Alberta, Company, The Company, Toronto Stock Exchange, New York Chicago, Charlotte North Carolina, PE Deals


Millions of People Still Need Air Conditioning, Which Could Create a Huge Climate Problem

The risks of extreme heat don’t impact us all equally. Around the world, more than one billion people are especially threatened by a lack of cooling technology—especially as climate change causes temperatures to rise even further.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Equity, Extreme Heat, Crank That Ac