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The S&P 500 will soon see a double-digit correction but investors should use it to buy not bail, Wall Street strategy chief says

Lucas Jackson/Reuters CFRA's Sam Stovall said that the recent S&P 500 pullback may be converted into a "low-level, double-digital correction." The chief investment strategist said that this will be an opportunity for investors to buy, not "bail," because the Fed is likely to keep interest rates low for the next few years. Stovall added that recent S&P 500 sell-off was not surprising, and the "extreme" difference between price returns for growth stocks versus value stocks made the market vu...
Tags: Trends, Investing, Markets, Stock Market, Costco, S&P 500, Fed, CFRA, Stovall, Market Analysis, CFRA Research, Market Correction, Sam Stovall, Value Stocks, Stock Market Forecast, Emily Graffeo


Investors don't need to rotate out of tech yet, but 'high flying' stocks aren't the best to buy, Credit Suisse strategy chief says

Bloomberg TV Jonathan Golub told Bloomberg on Friday that investors should stick with the "winning theme of growth" and don't need to rotate out of all technology stocks yet. The Credit Suisse chief equity strategist said he's not rotating out of technology because he believes there won't be a coronavirus vaccine soon.Golub said investors don't necessarily need to buy "high-flying tech stocks" for growth. Instead they should look for companies with great sales growth, great earnings per sh...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Investing, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Stocks, Morgan Stanley, Equities, Fed, Market Outlook, Peloton


The stock market's pullback is 'healthy' and gives earnings a chance to catch up to prices, Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni says

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Economist Ed Yardeni told CNBC that the stock market's recent pullback is healthy and the market needed time for earnings to catch up to prices. The president of Yardeni Research said that the economy is "doing really well" and experiencing a V-shaped recovery. He said he is looking for the market to broaden out in industrials, financials, and energy stocks as the economy recovers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Economist Ed Yardeni told CNBC We...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Markets, Economy, Gop, Economic recovery, US Treasury, Stock Market, Equities, Cnbc, Maria Sharapova, Market Analysis, Yardeni Research, Market Correction


'High valuations will become a speed limit': A Goldman Sachs portfolio strategist warns the stock market's record-setting August is setting traders up for disappointment

CNBC TV Goldman's Christian Mueller-Glissmann told CNBC that the stock market's high valuations increase vulnerability and will become a "speed limit" ahead."We feel that after this initial explosive recovery in growth, there might be a bit of disappointment for what you get in fundamentals," the managing director of portfolio strategy said. He also said that while there may be a sharp correction, economic policy will most likely protect against another bear market in the near future.Visit...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Stocks, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, Cnbc, Valuations, Market Outlook, Market Analysis, Ian Cassel, Vix, Stock Valuations, Investing Strategy, Stock Market Outlook, Stock Market Analysis, Stock Market Forecast


How to diagnose and treat machine learning models afflicted by COVID-19

Anupam Datta Contributor Share on Twitter Anupam Datta is co-founder, president and chief scientist of Truera, and also a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Justin Lawyer Contributor Share on Twitter Justin Lawyer is chief product officer of Truera and was formerly head of product on Google’s Cloud AI Platform. COVID-19 has disrupted t...
Tags: Google, Work, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Developer, Finance, Tech, Banking, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Bank, Fintech, Cryptocurrency, Predictive Analytics


Decrypted: The block clock tick-tocks on TikTok

In less than three months and notwithstanding intervention, TikTok will be effectively banned in the U.S. unless an American company steps in to save it, after the Trump administration declared by executive order this week that the Chinese-built video sharing app is a threat to national security. How much of a threat TikTok poses exactly remains to be seen. U.S. officials are convinced that the app could be compelled by Beijing to vacuum up reams of Westerners’ data for intelligence. Or is th...
Tags: Google, Android, Security, Social, TC, Apps, Privacy, China, Tech, Beijing, Motherboard, National Security Agency, Adware, Operating Systems, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Electronic Frontier Foundation


Despite booming consumer demand, VC interest in e-commerce startups falls in 2020

Walmart reported earnings this morning. Most of the numbers are immaterial to you and I, having little to nothing to do with the world of private capital and startups, but one metric did leap out: In its quarter ending July 31, Walmart’s U.S. “e-commerce sales” grew by 97% compared to the year-ago quarter, with what the company called “strong results across all channels.” The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. You can read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newsle...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Tech, Walmart, Cb Insights, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Extra Crunch


In conversation with European B2B seed VC La Famiglia

Earlier this month, La Famiglia, a Berlin-based VC firm that invests in seed-stage European B2B tech startups, disclosed that it raised a second fund totaling €50 million, up from its debut fund of €35 million in 2017. The firm writes first checks of up to €1.5 million in European startups that use technology to address a significant need within an industry. It’s backed 37 startups to date (including Forto, Arculus and Graphy) and seeks to position itself based on its industry network, many of w...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Berlin, Supply Chain, Tech, Adidas, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Private Equity, Logistics, Coinbase, Niklas Zennstrom, Swarovski


Robinhood raises $200M more at $11.2B valuation as its revenue scales

Robinhood announced this morning that it has raised $200 million more at a new, higher $11.2 billion valuation. The new capital came as a surprise. Astute observers of all things fintech will recall that Robinhood, a popular stock trading service, has raised capital multiple times this year, including an initial $280 million round at an $8.3 billion valuation, and a later $320 million addition that brought its valuation to $8.6 billion. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Y...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Fundraising, Robinhood, Fintech, Exchange, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Extra Crunch


PopSugar co-founder says pandemic will create ‘a huge windfall’ for digital media

It’s been less than a year since Group Nine Media acquired PopSugar — but it’s been a uniquely challenging time in digital media. Brian Sugar founded the eponymous women’s lifestyle site with his wife Lisa Sugar . Post-acquisition, he’s become president for the entirety of Group Nine (which also owns Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker) and also joined the company’s board. That job probably looks very different from what he expected last fall. The company had to lay off 7% of its staff ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Media, Advertising Tech, Tech, Digital Media, Thrillist, Online Advertising, Group Nine, Popsugar, Market Analysis, Group Nine Media, Lisa Sugar, Extra Crunch, Brian Sugar, COVID-19


Thoughts on ‘self-driving money,’ day trading and product development from Wealthfront’s Andy Rachleff

Andy Rachleff founded Wealthfront a decade ago to give investors a better and smarter way to manage their wealth, building on core academic research showing that a carefully balanced portfolio of low-fee ETFs outperformed more aggressive strategies. Since then, the company has taken in billions of dollars of invested capital under management and expanded into new banking services, including high-interest checking accounts. Rachleff and I talked on Extra Crunch Live about where Wealthfront is ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Events, Tech, Venture Capital, Robinhood, Wealthfront, Andy Rachleff, ECL, Market Analysis, Rachleff, Extra Crunch, Extra Crunch Live


Edtech exits are increasing, but by how much?

Before the coronavirus made edtech more relevant, companies in the sector were historically likely to see slow, low exits. Despite successful IPOs by 2U, Chegg and Instructure in the United States, public markets are not crowded with edtech companies. Some of the largest exits in the space include LinkedIn’s scoop of Lynda for a $1.5 billion in cash and stock and TPG’s purchase of Ellucian for $3.5 billion. But both of those deals happened in 2015. Five years later, edtech is cooler and surging ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Linkedin, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Edtech, Pearson, Lynda, TPG, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Chip Paucek, Paucek, Extra Crunch


Five success factors for behavioral health startups

Courtney Chow Contributor Share on Twitter Courtney Chow is an associate with Battery Ventures in San Francisco who focuses on early and growth-stage internet, software and services companies. Justin Da Rosa Contributor Justin Da Rosa is a vice president with Battery Ventures in San Francisco. He focuses on consumer internet, online marketplace and software investments. Telehe...
Tags: Health, Google, Startups, TC, Column, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphone, Meditation, Depression, Hypertension, United States, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Talkspace


The race to building a fully functional quantum stack

David Cowan Contributor Share on Twitter David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and one of the world’s leading investors across cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, consumer and space technology. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tomer Diari Contributor Share on Twi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Science, Developer, Finance, Tech, Mit, Api, Quantum, Bessemer Venture Partners, Emerging-technologies, Quantum Computing, Qubit, Quantum Mechanics, David Cowan


Duck Creek seeks $3B valuation for its software IPO

American software company Duck Creek has upped the stakes in its impending IPO, raising its price target from a range of $19 to $21 per share to $23 to $25 per share. The bump comes as software and cloud stocks have fallen more than 10% from recent highs, putting them in technical correction territory. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. You can read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. The good news for the Boston-based startup foc...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Finance, Ipo, Boston, Tech, SaaS, Bigcommerce, Initial Public Offering, Duck Creek, Market Analysis, The Exchange, nCino, Extra Crunch


No pen required: The digital future of real estate closings

Jeanne Casey Contributor Share on Twitter Jeanne Casey is a principal on the investment team at MetaProp, where she leads new investments into compelling proptech companies and works closely with portfolio companies on strategic growth initiatives. On a Wednesday at 4 p.m. in June 2017, I was in a small, packed office in midtown Manhattan. The overcrowded conference room, with at least five more people than any fire marshal wo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Real Estate, Finance, Tech, Ceo, Manhattan, Morty, U S Census Bureau, Spruce, Patrick Burns, MetaProp, Market Analysis, Property Tech, PROPtech


Building a fintech giant is very expensive

Venture capitalists and other investors have poured capital into fintech startups around the world in recent years, including a record number of rounds worth $100 million or more in the second quarter of 2020. In Q2 2020 venture-backed fintech startups raised 28 nine-figure rounds, underscoring the scale of the bet investors are making on fintech’s long-term success. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. You can read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newslett...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Finance, Germany, Tech, Fintech, Latin America, Starling, Nubank, Challenger Bank, Monzo, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Monzo Starling


Unpacking Duck Creek Technologies’ IPO and hoped-for $2.7B valuation

Tech stocks retain their highs as the second quarter’s earnings season begins to fade into the rearview mirror, and there are still a number of companies looking to go public while the times are good. It looks like a smart move, as public investors are hungry for growth-oriented shares — which is just what tech and venture-backed companies have in spades. The companies currently looking to go public are diverse. China-based real-estate giant KE Holdings — a hybrid listings company and digital tr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, China, Boston, Tech, Tesla, Software, SaaS, Initial Public Offering, Software As A Service, Exchange, Temasek, Apax Partners, Duck Creek, Market Analysis


IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Share on Twitter Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery An optimistic view of deepfakes Even as e-grocery usage has skyrocketed ...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Internet Of Things, Science, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Supermarkets, Data Science, Venture Capital, Fda, Food Waste, Iot


Conversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever

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. Companies have long relied on web analytics data like click rates, page views and session lengths to gain customer behavior insights.This method looks at how customers react to what is presented to them, re...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Column, Sales, Tech, Customer Experience, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, SaaS, Machine Learning, User Experience, Pypestream, CX, Market Analysis


A look inside Gmail’s product development process

Google has long been known as the leader in email, but it hasn’t always been that way. In 1997, AOL was the world’s largest email provider with around ten million subscribers, but other providers were making headway. Hotmail, now part of Microsoft Outlook, launched in 1996, Yahoo Mail launched in 1997 and Gmail followed in 2004, becoming the most popular email provider in the world, with more than 1.5 billion active users as of October 2019. Despite Google’s stronghold on the email market, ot...
Tags: Google, TC, Gmail, Developer, Tech, Diversity, Aol, Ux, Usability, Microsoft Outlook, Product Design, Yahoo Mail, Gmail Google, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Jeroen Jillissen


As the world stays home, edtech’s Q2 venture totals rose sharply

My friend and colleague Natasha Mascarenhas has been reporting on the edtech beat quite a lot in 2020. So far reading her coverage, I’ve discovered that not only is edtech less dull than I anticipated, it’s actually somewhat interesting on a regular basis. This week, for example, India’s Byju bought WhiteHat Jr., another Indian edtech company, for $300 million. So what, you’re thinking, that’s just another startup deal? Yes, but it was an all-cash transaction, and White Hat Jr. was only 18 month...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Education, India, Tech, Edtech, Exchange, SVB, Silicon Valley Bank SVB, Market Analysis, Byju, The Exchange, Extra Crunch, Natasha Mascarenhas, Coronavirus


Can learning pods scale, or are they widening edtech’s digital divide?

Lucia, a six-year old, hides from Zoom calls and has rejected every edtech tool from Seesaw to Khan Academy. She will spend all of first grade in quarantine. Her mother, Claire Díaz-Ortiz, says her daughter fits squarely into the “distance learning death zone.” The idea is that younger children are too young to do distance learning solo, even with tools meant to make it easier. Here’s one kindergartner’s remote fall class schedule: Just got this schedule for my kindergartner’s “distance le...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Education, Tech, Venture Capital, Edtech, Zoom, Bay Area, Lucia, PRISMA, Claire Diaz Ortiz, Market Analysis, Owl Ventures, Diaz Ortiz, Aubrey Hirsch


Robinhood’s Q2 soars

Robinhood’s huge, two-part Series F round came partially in Q2 and partially in Q3. The app-based trading platform announced the first $280 million  in early May, valuing the company at around $8.3 billion, up from a prior price tag of around $7.6 billion. Then in July, Robinhood tacked on $320 million more at the same price, raising its valuation to around $8.6 billion. While it has long been known that savings and investing apps and services are seeing a boom in 2020, precisely what caused ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Finance, Tech, Robinhood, Exchange, Charles Schwab, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Extra Crunch


Eight trends accelerating the age of commercial-ready quantum computing

Ethan Batraski Contributor Share on Twitter Ethan Batraski is a partner at Venrock, where he invests across sectors with a particular focus on hard engineering problems such as developer infrastructure, advanced computing and space. Every major technology breakthrough of our era has gone through a similar cycle in pursuit of turning fiction to reality. It starts in the stages of scientific discovery, a pursuit of principle a...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Column, Science, Developer, Tech, Cryptography, Moore\'s Law, Venrock, Quantum Computing, Richard Feynman, Honeywell, CISO, Market Analysis, Yuri Manin


Go public now while software valuations make no sense

Software valuations are bonkers, which means it’s a great time to go public. Asana, Monday.com, Wrike and every other gosh darn software company that is putting it off, pay attention. Heck, even service-y Palantir could excel in this market. Let me explain. Over the past few weeks, TechCrunch has tracked the filing, first pricing, rejiggered pricing range, and, today, the first day of trading for BigCommerce, a Texas-based e-commerce company. You can think of it as a comp with Shopify to a degre...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Texas, Ipo, Tech, Bigcommerce, Shopify, Initial Public Offering, Web Applications, Wrike, Market Analysis, nCino, Extra Crunch


As e-commerce accelerates, fintech startups raised record $100M rounds in Q2

Reading headlines here and there, one might assume that venture capital interest in fintech startups is setting records every quarter. After all: didn’t Robinhood raise $280 million and $320 million more this year? Stripe raised $600 million just a few minutes ago, and wasn’t it Monzo that raised £60 million a few weeks back? Oh, and Hippo raised $150 million the other day. And what about that huge Plaid exit earlier in the year and Chime’s jillion dollars that came right before 2019 ended? T...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Finance, Digital, Venture Capital, Square, Robinhood, Fintech, Shopify, Cb Insights, Hippo, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Extra Crunch


Software stocks set new records despite earnings, pandemic

You might have missed it, but amidst the current political-M&A-pandemic-election-disinformation news cycle we find ourselves in this week, SaaS and cloud companies reached new public market records. Yesterday, the Bessemer-Nasdaq cloud index closed at 2,035.54, a new record finish for the basket of software companies. And, today, the index broached the 2,040 mark before ceding some ground. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. You can read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get T...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Tech, SaaS, Redpoint, Jason Lemkin, Bessemer, Market Analysis, SaaStr, The Exchange, Extra Crunch, Bessemer Nasdaq, Mary D Onofrio, Jamin Ball


SaaS securitization will disrupt VC’s biggest returns this coming decade

SaaS investing has been on fire the past decade and the returns have been gushing in, with IPOs like Datadog, and acquisitions like Qualtrics (which is now being spun back out) creating billions of wealth and VC returns. Dozens more SaaS startups are on deck to head toward their exits in the same way, and many VC funds — particularly those with deep portfolios in the SaaS space — are going to perform well. Yet, the gargantuan returns we are seeing today for SaaS portfolios are unlikely to r...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Tech, Fundraising, SaaS, Venture Capital, Shopify, Slack, Datadog, Qualtrics, Alex Danco, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch


Is the 2020 SPAC boom an echo of the 2017 ICO craze?

I wanted to write an essay about Microsoft and TikTok today, because I was effectively a full-time reporter covering the software giant when it hired Satya Nadella in 2014. But, everyone else has already done that and, frankly, there’s a more pressing financial topic for us to parse. Let’s take a minute to take stock of SPAC (special purpose acquisition companies) which have risen sharply to fresh prominence in recent months. Also known as blank-check companies, SPACS are firms that are sent pub...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Finance, Satya Nadella, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Payments, Electric, SPAC, Nikola, NIO, Market Analysis, Porch.com



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