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Equity transcribed: Away’s $1.4B valuation and CrowdStrike’s S-1

Welcome back to another transcribed edition of Equity, the wildly popular TechCrunch podcast that digs deep into the week’s news about … equity. There were no IPOs this week so there was only one episode, but it was jam-packed with news about direct-to-consumer scooters, luggage funding and fake meat. This is where tech has taken us this week. Oh, and Slack set the date for its direct listing. Kate: So [Away] raised a 100 million, series D. This round was led by Wellington Management, so not by ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Kate, Alex, Forerunner Ventures, Alex Wilhelm, Nps, Wellington Management, Kate Clark, Though Away, Christopher Gates, Townsend Kate


Under the hood on Zoom’s IPO, with founder and CEO Eric Yuan

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark sat down with Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of video communications startup Zoom, to go behind the curtain on the company’s recent IPO process and its path to the public markets. Since hitting the trading desks just a few weeks ago, Zoom stock is up over 30%. But the Zoom’s path to becoming a Silicon Valley and Wall St...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Video, Enterprise, Finance, Ipo, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Augmented Reality


Zoom, housing affordability, Mailchimp, Yext, and Uber

Conference call with CEO Eric Yuan of newly-IPOd Zoom Since we first started Extra Crunch three months ago (my, time flies), we’ve been offering members live conference calls with our reporters. This week, we are trying something new and bringing a guest aboard. TechCrunch’s SF-based startup and venture capital reporter Kate Clark is going to talk today with Eric Yuan, who founded video conferencing startup Zoom that just went public last month, making Yuan a very happy man. Come armed with ...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Housing, Tech, Mailchimp, Yuan, Zoom, Yext, Eric Yuan, Kate Clark, Luckin Coffee, The Extra Crunch Daily, Mailchimp Yext, Arman Tabatabai Instructions, Dan Wu


Looking back at Zoom’s IPO with CEO Eric Yuan

Since the launch of its IPO in mid-April, Zoom stock has skyrocketed, up nearly 30% as of Monday’s open. However, as the company’s valuation continues to tick up, analysts and industry pundits are now diving deeper to try and unravel what the company’s future growth might look like. TechCrunch’s venture capital ax Kate Clark has been following the story with a close eye and will be sitting down for an exclusive conversation with Zoom CEO Eric Yuan on Wednesday at 10:00 am PT. Eric, Kate and E...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Media, Developer, Advertising Tech, Events, Tech, Kate, Initial Public Offering, Zoom, Eric, Conference Call, Eric Yuan, Kate Clark, Extra Crunch Conference Call


Equity Shot transcribed: Judging Uber’s less-than-grand opening day

Another day, another episode of Equity. This time it was an emergency episode, because Uber (finally) went public and a lot of financial folks were quite looking forward to how it would perform on opening day. Turns out it didn’t do so well. Kate and Alex had a lot of questions about why? Was it the company’s fault? Was it simply the macro market? Was it something else altogether? And then there was the fact that it wasn’t a great week for the stock market or U.S.-China trade relations. But don’...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Kate, Alex, Equity podcast, Kate Clark, Uber IPO


EC-exclusive interview with Tim Cook, Slacklash, and tech inclusion

An EC-exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino traveled to Florida this week to talk with Tim Cook about Apple’s developer education initiatives and also meet with high school developer Liam Rosenfeld of Lyman High School. Apple wants to attract the next set of app developers like Liam into the Xcode world, and the company is building a more ambitious strategy to do so going forward: But that conversation with Liam does bring up some questions...
Tags: Google, Uber, Microsoft, Groupon, San Francisco, Tech, Tim Cook, Ibm, Travis Kalanick, WeWork, True Ventures, Amazon Web Services, Deezer, Matthew Panzarino, Om Malik, App Developers


Equity Shot: Judging Uber’s less-than-grand opening day

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We are back, as promised. Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm re-convened today to discuss the latest from the Uber IPO. Namely that it opened down, and then kept falling. A few questions spring to mind. Why did Uber lose ground? Was it the company’s fault? Was it simply the macro market? Was it something else altogether? What we do know is that Uber’s pricing what we...
Tags: Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, China, Tech, United States, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, Carsharing, Postmates, TechCrunch, Initial Public Offering, Unicorn, Alex Wilhelm


Why Om Malik thinks ‘the VC subsidized life is over’

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 Equity staff on hand to dig through the week’s news, helmed by Kate Clark and Connie Loizos with Alex Wilhelm in the studio too. Plus, Om Malik, a former scribbler and current venture capitalist, joined us to riff on the latest. Before we dig into what we covered, a small note from the team: As this episode is going out before Uber will tr...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Lyft, Tech, Unilever, Venture Capital, Harry, Dollar Shave Club, Alex Wilhelm, Malik, Carta, Connie Loizos, Kate Clark


Startups Weekly: Will the Seattle tech scene ever reach its full potential?

Greetings from Seattle, the land of Amazon, Microsoft, two of the world’s richest men and some startups. I’m always surprised the Seattle startup ecosystem hasn’t grown to compete with the likes of Silicon Valley — or at least Boston and New York City — since the dot-com boom. Today, it’s the strongest it’s has been due to the successes of companies like the newly minted unicorn Outreach, trucking business Convoy and, of course, the dog walking startup Rover. But the city still lags behind, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Utah, Japan, Microsoft, Finance, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Tech, Economy, Venture Capital


Equity Shot transcribed: Slack’s S-1 and Uber’s IPO terms

We’re deep in IPO news, and last week was no different. When this happens, Equity’s Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm fire up their mics and wax financial about the news we can’t possibly fit into the regular episode of the popular TechCrunch podcast. Last week the duo discussed Uber’s IPO pricing and Slack’s S-1. On Uber: Kate: And before we jump into Uber’s Q1 financials, what do you think of Uber is most recent private valuation of 72 billion. Do you think that’s a wildly inflated valuation o...
Tags: TC, Uber, Tech, Kate, Alex, Slack, Alex Wilhelm, Equity podcast, Kate Clark


Mary Meeker’s new fund, two IPOs from China, and what’s next for Uber and Slack?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm dug into the latest, namely big news on the fund front from folks you know, two China-based companies going public on domestic exchanges, and what’s next in the long-running sagas of getting Uber and Slack public. First up Kate talked us through the latest at Kleiner Perkins and Mary Meeker’s new growth fund, called Bond ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, China, Tech, United States, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, States, Kate, Twitch, Alex, Carsharing


Equity Shot: A deep dive into the Uber S-1

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s time for another Equity Shot, a quick-take episode centered around a breaking news event. This time, as you already guessed, Kate Clark and I sat down to dig into the Uber S-1. It’s a huge, complex document, but we did our best to summarize what’s inside. First, we talked through yearly results, looking back a half-decade into Uber’s revenue growth. In t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, Ipo, Softbank, Chief executive officer, Tech, Economy, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, Travis Kalanick, Carsharing


Scaling a nonprofit, startup style

It’s been a year since All Raise emerged with the support of dozens of venture capital’s most powerful women. The 34 founding members had a lofty goal: Double the capital going to female founders in five years and double the representation of female VCs in 10 years. After a few experiments, some trial and error and the first-of-its-kind Women Who Venture Summit, All Raise cemented its reputation as a force for change in Silicon Valley. In the last 12 months, the organization has connected high-p...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity, United States, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Melinda Gates, Intersectionality, Aileen Lee, Jess Lee, Lee, Wu, Ted Ted, Bluebox Security


Equity transcribed: Funding news round-up, a16z’s future, an upcoming IPO and more Lyft

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. Here we put the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, into Extra Crunch members’ eyes instead of their ears. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm get rapid-fire on funding news from around the way. And because they both talk so fast, they got a lot in. In case you hadn’t heard, Andreessen ...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Kate, Max Levchin, Alex, Affirm, Alex Wilhelm, Jumia, Clearbanc, Equity podcast, Kate Clark, Kate Good, Alex Wilhelm Alex Wilhelm


Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook for the business going forward. After skyrocketing nearly 10% on its first day hitting the public markets, Lyft stock has faded back down towards its IPO price as some investors grow more concerned over the company’s path to profitability (or lack ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Wall Street, New York City, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Getty Images, Chicago, Austin


Startups Weekly: US companies raised $30B in Q1 2019

Let’s start this week’s newsletter with some data. Nationally, startups pulled in $30.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up 22 percent year-on-year, according to Crunchbase’s latest deal round-up. A closer look at the numbers shows a big drop in angel funding and a slight decrease in mega-rounds, or financings larger than $100 million. The number of mega-rounds fell to 57 deals in Q1 and deal value was down too. With that said, mega-rounds still accounted for $16.4 billion, making Q1 2019 t...
Tags: Lyft, Elvie, US, Tech, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Parker Conrad, Megan Rose Dickey, Nyse, Alex Wilhelm, Forbes, Jane, Greg Kumparak, Pokemon Go


The future of scooters and media (but not scooter media!)

We have two great deep dives on the future of scooters and the future of media. Thanks to the many of you who joined our live conference call today with Kate Clark and Kirsten Korosec, where we talked all things Lyft today. If you weren’t able to join us, we will be publishing the transcript in the next few days, and we are going to try to embed the audio as well (we’ve heard your requests and working out a solution as we speak). The Future of Scooters   Our long-time transportation and scoot...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, NFL, San Francisco, Scooters, Man United, Northzone, Megan Rose Dickey, Maguire, Pär Jörgen Pärson, Kate Clark, Kirsten Korosec, Eric Peckham, The Extra Crunch Daily


Compliance, ethics, and live calls

Reminder: Live conference call today at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT We have TechCrunch writers Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark talking all things tech today — be sure to check your inboxes for dial-in details a bit later today, and come armed with questions! A roundtable conversation on tech ethics Our resident humanist and ethicist Greg Epstein published a roundtable conversation with three notable scholars of ethics, debating what exactly is tech ethics and what do the debates around it mean. Hilary...
Tags: Travel, Ethics, Kate Clark, Kirsten Korosec, The Extra Crunch Daily, Greg Epstein, Hilary Cohen Kathy Pham, Jessica Baron


Talk Lyft’s stock market debut with TechCrunch writers

After much anticipation, Lyft stock hit the public markets last week, with a nearly 10% pop on its first day of trading. However, concerns over the company’s lofty valuation, deep losses and uncertain path to profitability have caused the . TechCrunch’s resident transportation expert Kirsten Korosec and venture capital ax Kate Clark have been on the case, closely following the market’s reaction and the evolving theses around Lyft’s business… Today at 11:00 am PT, Kirsten and Kate will ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Finance, Ipo, Funding, Events, Automotive, Venture Capital, Rideshare, Kate, Exit, Ride-sharing, Kirsten


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


Equity transcribed: Y Combinator, Airbnb and HotelTonight

We’re starting 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, the team discussed Y Combinator moving to San Francisco, Airbnb acquiring HotelTonight and an infusion of cash into the ride-hailing industry. But maybe you don’t like podcasts. Or maybe you don’t subscribe to Equity yet (why not?). Below is the transcription of this week’s episode so you can read what you’ve been missin...
Tags: Travel, TC, Oregon, San Francisco, Munchery, Silicon Valley, Kate, Seattle, Alex, Nea, New Enterprise Associates, Alex Wilhelm, Bay, SUNNYVALE, San Francisco Airbnb, Charles Hudson


Changes at YC, $1.5B more for ride hailing, and Airbnb buys HotelTonight

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back to basics this week with Kate Clark at the helm, Alex Wilhelm in the sidecar, and a stack of venture capital news and happenings to get through. And to make everyone feel included, we kicked off the episode with a roll-call of new VC funds. Then, of course, we dug into the recent news out of Y Combinator . The famed accelerator is shopping around for a...
Tags: Apple, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, South America, Airbnb, Alex, Alex Wilhelm, Don, Vision Fund, Kate Clark, Airbnb IPO, SoftBank Innovation Fund, Bay Next, Chime Kate


Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes $6M to gift card holders, vendors

Several weeks after a sudden shutdown left customers and vendors in the lurch, meal-kit service Munchery has filed for bankruptcy. In the Chapter 11 filing, Munchery chief executive officer James Beriker cites increased competition, over-funding, aggressive expansion efforts and Blue Apron’s failed IPO as reasons for its demise. Munchery owes $3 million in unfulfilled customer gift cards and another $3 million to its vendors, suppliers and various counterparties, the filing reveals. The compa...
Tags: Food, Startups, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Munchery, Venture Capital, Blue Apron, Silicon Valley, Menlo Ventures, Cota Capital, Online Food Ordering, E.ventures, Estrada, Sherpa Capital, Kate Clark


Come to TechCrunch’s SXSW panels and party

Meet TechCrunch’s writers at our annual Crunch By Crunch Fest party in Austin, Texas. RSVP here to join us on Sunday March 10th from 1pm to 4pm at the Swan Dive at 615 Red River St @ E.7th st, just 3 blocks from the convention center. Hang out with TechCrunchers and fellow readers, enjoy free drinks, and check out a live performance by electro-RnB musician Elderbrook. With over 200 million Spotify plays and a sound familiar to fans of Hot Chip and Passion Pit, Elderbrook will make this the we...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Events, Tech, Austin, Hot Chip, TechCrunch, Sxsw, Austin Texas, Josh Constine, Elderbrook, Knotel, Hawke Media, Kate Clark, Swan Dive


Startups Weekly: Lyft’s S-1, cash for fertility startups and litigious VCs

Startups reporters everywhere rejoiced Friday morning when the first unicorn S-1 of 2019 emerged from under lock and key for us all to unpack, analyze and enjoy. The TechCrunch office, at least Megan Rose Dickey’s and my corner, was buzzing with excitement, and Crunchbase News editor-in-chief, (my Equity co-host), apparently had to make himself a cup of Earl Grey tea to calm down post-S-1 deep dive. I’ve already said a lot about the filing on Equity’s latest episode, available here, and in my st...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Uber, China, Softbank, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, General Motors, Beijing, Venture Capital, Fidelity, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Rakuten


Daily Crunch: Tesla is closing retail stores

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. Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy Tesla is moving all its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the closure of stores and some layoffs as the automaker looks for ways to reduce costs in order to bring a cheaper Model 3 to market. CEO E...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Daily Telegraph, Tivo, Samsung Galaxy, Kate Clark, Daily Crunch, Peter O'Higgins


Four rounds for women-led startups, and a huge Series A for Motif

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. February is now behind us, but we gathered the troops to send it off in style: Connie Loizos was here, Kate Clark was in, I was around, and NEA’s Jonathan Golden joined us, as well. It was good to have a full contingent on hand, as there was a lot to get through: ThirdLove raises $55 million: Direct-to-consumer undergarment company ThirdLove raised a huge round th...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Instagram, Nea, Motif, Jonathan, Connie Loizos, ThirdLove, Equity podcast, Dipsea, Kate Clark, Rockets of Awesome, Jonathan Golden


Spotify

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and I sat down to get through the biggest news in the venture and startup world. This is our regular episode of the week after a shot focused on the Slack IPO, and an interview concerning Facebook. So, back to our roots. And as has been the case for months and months now, there was a lot to get through. Podcasting took center stage this week, ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Spotify, La, Tech, Reddit, Kate, Lime, Himalaya, Kate Clark


Electric scooter startup Grin merges with Brazil-based Yellow

Consolidation in the micromobility space has arrived — in Brazil, at least. A few months after Y Combinator-backed Grin merged its electric scooter business with Brazil-based Ride, it’s now merging with Yellow, the bike-share startup based in Latin America Brazil that has also expressed its ambitions to get into electric scooters. If Yellow sounds familiar to you, it may be because, in September, the company raised $63 million in a funding round led by GGV Capital. That was the largest Series...
Tags: Transportation, Y Combinator, Tech, Brazil, Latin America, Yellow, Sergio Romo, Grin, Latin America Brazil, Kate Clark